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Mandy Storer
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The Cubs Have Arrived: Our Birth Story
First of all, I want to say thank you to the HUNDREDS of you who have reached out to me over the last couple of days. I feel so humbled to receive so many well wishes, good thoughts, and notes. I feel so loved. Thank you for being part of this story. Next u...
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Well, There Goes That Plan
I'm horrible at remembering birthdays. Like, most men do better at remembering anniversaries of their grandparents than I do at remembering birthdays of close friends and family. Luckily for me, I have a cheat. Of the birthdays I NEED to remember... they go...
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Maybe the Hardest Thing I've Ever Done
I've been living with gestational diabetes for a week now. Though, living isn't what I'd call this. Guys, this is so real. I cry every single day and I feel like a failure. It looks like I won't be able to be diet controlled. Medical intervention bars me fr...
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If You Look Hard Enough for Anything, You're Bound to Find It
I try to tow a fine line with this blog. I am guilty of wanting the world to see surrogacy through the same rose colored glasses that I do. The ones that show how wonderful this process can be. I love to share happy and exciting moments here. I am guilty of...
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The Twins Diet & Why I'm Failing at It
26 weeks A while back I posted on the special twins diet that the specialists asked me to keep. It really excited me because, mainly, they gave me free range to eat way, way more than I normally would. Which is awesome, because I like to eat. Like, I really...
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I'm Going to Pretend I didn't Just Read That
My morning routine is pretty habitual. Wake up, pee, check my phone for overnight Emails and social media updates. One of the places I check is a lovely Facebook group specifically for women carrying multiples. This morning I was jolted awake by a post and ...
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Where Has Mandy Been?
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve taken the time to write. If we’re being honest, there are about a million things I
should be doing right now other than blogging. But, therein lies the subject matter for this blog. The twins difference; 2 nd trimester. Hel...
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Counting DOWN, & Some Sad News
At some point in every pregnancy women begin to count down instead of up. Instead of, "Oh, I'm 13 weeks..." you'll begin to hear things like, "Halfway there!" or, "Only 10 weeks to go!!!!!" Typically this begins sometime after the 20th week of pregnancy. Bu...
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Surrogacy Means Sacrifice
It's not something most surrogates will talk about openly. For the most part, the majority of surrogates that I know feel as though there is enough negativity surrounding surrogacy without any potential help from us. So, the sacrifices that we make, we tend...
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The Olympic Promise; The Art of Solid Parenting
I like to time childbirth with the Olympic games. The cubs will be born just 5 months after these Rio games.  Eleanor was born just 9 months prior to the Sochi games.  Emrys was born 6 months prior to the London games.  And Adelia?  Adelia was born smack da...
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