I just want to start off by saying how much I LOVE this site! I had my son in June of 2003, and a little over 18 mo. later had my daughter. I had to have an emergancy c-section with my son, because his heart rate dropped. They were going to put me under, but my epidural was so strong they performed the c-section with out putting me under. We chose to have a scheduled c-section with our daughter, because it was easier to know when (to have arrangements for our son). I also did not want any surprise either. After my daughter was born I looked into becomming a gestational surrogate. My kids meant so much to me I wanted to help another couple. I gave birth to twins (a boy and girl) at 34 weeks 4 days via c-section. Now I’m trying to get back into shape, and have about 12 pounds to lose, after gaining 55 pounds. Seems I always gain that :o) The picture is of me nine weeks post partum after the twins.