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6 months! 

Six months ago, almost to the minute now (my appt was at 3:30) I was sitting on my couch like a beached whale. Dreading getting up and getting dressed because it took so much effort. I was using my belly as a table for my pasta. I even took pics that day!! 

I had no idea those would be my last belly pics! 

Our appt with hot doc was at 3:30. We were anticipating a c section the following day so this was supposed to be a quick follow up! 

That didn’t happen!  

My blood pressure had gone up and I had a headache (signs of preeclampsia) so hot doc decided to deliver that day!  

They wheeled me over to the hospital and Tierney was born at 6:40 and Ashlynn was born at 6:41!  What a crazy day! 

Here are the little nuggets today! 

They are sitting up by themselves and they love baby food!  Tierney (left) is more reserved and shy. Ashlynn loves to smile and will talk to anyone!  She’s a busy body!  They are both so unique. I love them so much!  

I even got to see them today – my sister needed help for a bit so I helped her with the girls. 

Ashlynn and I
Tierney and I

Happy six months girls!  Aunt Lisa loves you! 

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Senator meeting

We met with the legislative aide (Kate) to Senator McDonnell. They are extremely interested in drafting a bill and taking it to legislation in January. Missi and I will have to go to Lincoln to testify. The ACLU will be joining the fight. Kate seemed hopeful…but we have to get through to the old white men on the floor. Lol. 
We probably won’t hear much for a month or so… Kate is going to do some research and talk to the ACLU to jointly start drafting the bill. 
What we are asking for is to add a gestational carrier piece to the current surrogacy law. That would add a pre birth order which would avoid the whole relinquishment of parental rights and adoption. The mother would then go on the birth certificate at birth (not the carrier). 
If we can’t amend the current statute then we will have to draft a new one. We are waiting to hear on that. But the new one would ask for the same thing. 
Kate plans to “drop the bill” the first day of legislation (first week in Jan). She said it’s a short session so everything is done within 60 days. So come January… it’s kinda balls to the wall. 
Until then… we just correspond with her as needed. 
Pretty crazy they didn’t even HESITATE to pick this up! Here we go!!!!!  
Stay tuned….