On your gestational journey, there are lots of firsts – your baby’s first ultrasound, your first time hearing your baby’s heartbeat and your first Mother’s Day. While many women choose to wait until their bundle of joy has arrived to celebrate Mother’s Day, there is nothing wrong with wanting to celebrate yourself as well as the life growing inside your gestational carrier.
If you find yourself needing some emotional support during your first Mother’s Day, reach out to us at Adoption Choices of Oklahoma. We are here with you every step of the way. If you are wondering how you can celebrate Mother’s Day during your gestational journey, check out some of these unique ideas.
Celebrate over a Meal
If you have a good relationship/friendship with your gestational carrier, get together for a meal. Celebrate this journey because, without each other, this wouldn’t be happening. Just having a chance to relax and share fun conversation during this busy time can bring you closer.
The journey to motherhood has its ups and downs. Whether you are a first-time mom or you are already parenting other children, with your baby’s due date approaching, you are running out of time to take care of yourself. So be sure to pamper yourself pre-delivery. Get a massage or have your hair done. Take a nap. Or, grab a good book and cozy up on the couch. Enjoy these little treats while you can. Once the baby comes, it may be challenging to remember when you had your last shower.
Write a Letter
Mother’s Day is a great time to focus on the reality that you will soon be a mother. That you’ll be holding and raising a precious miracle. You will no doubt feel a flood of emotions, and that’s completely natural. Sometimes the best way to get these emotions out is through writing. Write a letter to your little one about what you’re feeling. Tell him or her your concerns, hopes and dreams. Be as detailed as you want. It’ll give you a way to look back on your first Mother’s Day during the gestational journey, and show you how it’ll compare to ones in the coming years.
Mother’s Day during Your Gestational Journey
If you are struggling with emotions during your surrogacy journey, Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is always available to offer guidance and support to you and your gestational carrier. Just remember this: no matter how you are celebrating Mother’s Day during your gestational journey, to the world, you are a mother; but to your family, you are the world. There is no greater gift than being a mother.
As a mother, you will begin to realize that Mother’s Day is really every day. That you have the chance to see all of the blessings you have in every breath your child takes.
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is a private adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma and leader in the adoption community. We have been assisting birth parents, children, and adoptive families in Oklahoma for over 19 years. Our staff members are committed to providing an ethical, empowering, and personalized adoption experience to all involved in the adoption process. If you are currently in the process of adopting a baby and have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us. You may visit our website here or call 405-794-7500 (Oklahoma City) or 918-982-6220 (Tulsa).
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Adoption Choices, Inc. is partnering with Crowdrise, a fundraising website for nonprofits, to help our adoptive parents and birth parents with much needed financial assistance. We understand that expenses keep clients from fulfilling their dreams. Both with birth parents making a plan for adoption, and with adoptive parents growing their family. It is our mission to provide financial assistance through grants and scholarships, awarded annually in November, in honor of National Adoption Month. Funds assist adoptive parents with matching and placements, adoption finalization and helping birth mothers improve their lives through higher education — and much more.
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About the Author
Ashley Johnson is an Editorial Intern from Pendroy, Montana. She writes a weekly lifestyle blog which includes adoption and surrogacy. Before starting at Adoption Choices, Inc., Ashley worked for six years as a legal clerk for a judge in Montana. She has decided to go back to college to finish her degree in Communications in hopes of pursuing her passion for writing. Ashley is excited to share her experience with adoption as well as being able to bring a rural outlook on adoption and surrogacy.
In her spare time, Ashley enjoys working on her family ranch with her husband and two children, coaching high school basketball and settling in.
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