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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bouncing Babies

We had an ultra sound and saw the babies bouncing all around.  I feel them now...not always but they are there moving and it is fascinating.  I am very tired but beginning to regain some energy.  Not much to update other than that.  They have feet and hands and look like babies now not peanuts or aliens.  I am gaining everyday and I'm wondering just how big these babies are going to be.  In just 2 months maybe less we will be able to see what sex they are.  I know my ip's are excited.  As for me, I feel okay.  It is getting harder for me to run and play with my kids but it is just temporary.  They know mommy is growing a family for two special people.  They are very understanding when I have to sit down in the middle of soccer or lay in their beds instead of play in their rooms...I am thankful for this experience and tell myself that no matter if my days are amazing or tough, I chose this for great reasons..I want to do this and I will regain my non hormonal, emotional self soon after delivery.  I am just wanting to enjoy every step and be honest with myself when things are a little bit tough...here is to making it to the 2nd trimester!!!  That is a big hurdle and I am so thankful we made it:)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Me and my gang:)

It's been a LONG time...

Sorry to those of you who faithfully read my blog...especially you E &S.  I have been so very under the weather with these kidney stones.  I landed back in the hospital with a serious infection (due to these things) and was there for the better part of a week.  I am feeling okay for now.  I am trying to stay positive and healthy for "Luke" and "Leia" so here is hoping for a better week ahead.  I saw my OB for the first time this week and he and his Nurse Practitioner are both wonderful.  They have alot of questions about surrogacy but they are eager to treat me and these babies and seem to be as excited as I am. It is starting to become aparant to many that there are indeed TWO babies on board this ship:)  I am not growing as rapidly as I anticipated simply because I have been sick but after every meal...THERE. THEY. ARE!!!  Sticking out for the world to see.  I am in need of a t-shirt already that says "I am not the Mommy, just the Stork" or "These are not my husbands babies...don't worry they're not mine either"...or something clever.  Let me know suggestions because I am getting the "Oh, honey two more???  You're gonna have your hands full"  I know I am not so I would just like a shirt that will do the explaining for me:)

I am 11 weeks on monday which means only one more week of shots and hormones that make me feel bonkers and then it's just pregnancy as usual.  I could be wrong but I think I am starting to feel a slight hint of movement...could just be that my uterus is 2 times as big as it ever was with my kiddies but still, there is definately something going on.  In a few weeks I will be feeling them all the time.  E & S, I think of you every time...I wish so badly you were here to feel my belly and talk to your babies.  We'll have to figure out a way to do that once they can actually hear!
For now it is school and homework and kids and their homework and baths and books and bedtime and on and on...I so love my life.  I am blessed that this torrid and painful time in my life has been touched with love and hope for two precious lives...
Thanks for reading, xoxo

Monday, September 6, 2010

Oh...It was Kidney Stones!!!

Holy cow, I am growing weary of the unexpected...It turns out that all of the cramping and light bleeding weeks ago was not from the babies after all...well not directly:)  I have had Kidney stones for the last 3 1/2 weeks that have caused major discomfort that I mistakenly associated to the uterus.  This past wednesday, during class, I felt extremely faint and sick.  I left class and headed to the E.R. I told them I had kidney pain and was miserable and they believed me.  They did a urine test and found alot of red blood cells and they followed up with an ultra-sound of the kidney and bladder...They saw two stones in the kidney and believed there was a large stone in the ureter.  The docs were unsure as to how to proceed because I am so newly pregnant.  They put me on fluids overnight and decided to do surgery after a while.  The procedure revealed a large stone that had to be laser blasted and removed from the tube.  All I can say is ouch!!!  OUch, ouch, ouch!  A stent was placed and I am on pain meds to help aleviate the bladder apsms and pain in the Kidney. 

The babies were monitored throughout and so far they are unscathed by the whole thing.  I have another ultra sound tomorrow, if I can make it.  Stones may be small but thyey are mighty!  I feel worse now than after delivery.  I am crossing my fingers that the stent will be removed and the other stones will pass...I'll let you all know what I find out tomorrow...These sweeties are now 9 weeks.  Times is flying and in no time they'll be flying...on a plane...Home:)