Anyway, today we have Kristen from It Started with a Bump - the bumpy road of a surrogate. I've known Kristen for some time now and it's wonderful to read her responses. I hope you enjoy!!
First, tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you?
I’m Kristen and I’m 23 years old. I currently work full-time and going back to school for my degree. I’m also the future gestational surrogate for my cousin and my blog is of my journey.
Tell us about your spouse.
L, my husband, is also 23. We have been together almost five years, married almost three. He is active duty in the US Air Force and we will be going through our first real deployment sometime this year.
Tell us about your family (kids, pets, sisters, brothers, whoever)
We have one son, who turns two on July 20th and a furbaby who turns five August 6th.
Where are you from?
I am from Mooresville, NC; Race City USA. It is where many race teams are located and where most of the NASCAR drivers call home.
Where do you live now? Do you like it there?
We are currently stationed at Shaw AFB in Sumter, SC. We were relocated here from RAF Mildenhall in England due to my FIL having terminal cancer. We enjoy being in Sumter not only because we’re close to home, but because we love being in the south.
What about your home away from home – your blog? Tell us a bit about your blogging journey so far.
I’ve always enjoyed writing but never had a goal, mission or view that was different than many other military blogs. When I decided to go through this journey I knew what I wanted to document every moment, every emotion and every challenge. I just started documenting in Mid February but things will start taking off more now that we are having more and more appointments.
Have you been through a deployment? Do you have any advice for those who are or will be?
We have never been through a true deployment. He is guaranteed for a deployment anytime in the next 6-9 months that will last 4-7 months long. Sadly it will be during my surrogacy journey however I am thankful he was home during our son’s birth.
How do you like being a military spouse?
I really enjoy the opportunities I have received as a military spouse. There are downsides at times however the good times make it worthwhile.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In five years I am hoping to be a momma of two, being a stay at home mom, completed or close to completing my bachelor’s degree in Business Management and hopefully Robert William Foundation will be nationally known.
What’s your favorite food?
Chick-fil-a! Oh it’s so yummy and I could eat it any day of the week!
Tell us a fun fact!
Yes, this is very odd! HOWEVER, I cannot smell skunks! I remember it plain as day and I was maybe 4 or 5. We were driving to take my older sister (ten years older) to a racetrack to see her boyfriend. They started complaining and whining because the car in front of us hit a skunk and we ran over it! They didn’t understand why I wasn’t fussing as well. When he asked I said, “Oh, I have a runny nose.” Later we found out that one in every couple million just cannot smell them! It’s a freak of nature thing, which I guess makes me a freak!
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