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Monday, January 31, 2011

Heads are down..until they're not again:)

SO today, I had my 30 week check up with Dr. A (love him by the way)...and things look great.  I am measuring 35 weeks right now so it's definitely getting close. The heartbeats are great, there is lots of fluid and no cervical dilation, no stretch marks...As for now this pregnancy is perfection.
I talked to my doc about how far he wanted me to go (realistically) and he said 36 weeks would be awesome.  He said 35 is the norm but after 36 most babies go to the well nursery.  That will be right at my schools spring break and would be a great time to deliver.  I am having such mixed feelings about this coming to an end....I can't wait for the backaches and hellish heartburn to end but these little beans make me laugh and I love feeling them move around.  All of that pales in comparison, though, to the way I know I will feel when "Mom" and "Dad" hold their babies in their arms for the first time:)  It feels like just yesterday I was signing the contracts and waiting for my meds and now this journey is almost over.  I have no regrets whatsoever.  I am so happy for the lessons in love and life this journey has taught me.  E & S, hang in there because this wild ride you have been on is about to get alot crazier...Here is to you having the loves of your life in your arms in no time---


Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Ok...Well, I am happy to say that these sweet peas have let up a little in the last day but wow have they been giving me a run for my money:)  I am crossing my fingers I just had a bug or something but I was plagued with constant heartburn and vomiting for the past week...All is well now with the exception of sleep.  Fortunately I have that to look forward to since I won't be waking up in the night to feed these precious ones:)))  I had a great Christmas/New Years.  We took our kids to an indoor water park in Dallas and I at 25 1/2 weeks sported a two piece.  Let me tell you I have never felt so important as literally ALL eyes were on me!  I have been getting such wonderful feedback from friends, family and strangers lately.  Almost everyone I talk to is very supportive of me and this surrogacy.  I do see the end in sight and have already begun to consider carrying again...shots, hormones...really???  Oh but creating life..That is the most beautiful and rewarding experience of all. 
These little ones are kicking and moving like crazy.  I feel huge but I know it could be much much worse.  They are both head down so my doctor says he's is almost certain of a vaginal delivery!  I could not be more thrilled.  This entire journey has gone so smoothly (with the exception of the kidney stones) I am so very thankful for all that I am learning.  To watch life from embies under a microscope become a baby boy and girl just weeks from arrival...I am truly blessed!!