Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Safe Zone!

So once you get to 12 week's, you are in the safe Zone. The chance of a miscarriage is far less at this point, although I have learned with twins anything is possible. I know the girls mom is happy we made it this far. It's never even been a possibility for her in the past to get this far, so it truly is a miracle. I feel blessed to help her.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Time Away

Wow it's been far to long since I posted last. A lot has changed in my belly since September, so what I am going to do is a few separate post of pictures and get caught up.

I am really going to try not to let so much time get in between from here on. I think part of it is life gets busy with my family. School started for my 14 & 3 year olds, I also teach weekly and I try to focus a lot of time on that. My mom has stage 4 cancer, so spending quality time with her is important. Also, my oldest son is a Marine and is currently deployed. All these things with be pregnant mean I get emotional! Plus somewhere in the mix of all of this I make sure to spend time with my man. He is my rock. He is the foundation that is secure and stable with all that is going on. He has told me that my strength impress him. I am strong enough to allow my self to have feelings with the thought of losing my mom, and yet admires that what I focus on is the here and now and making it the best I can. I still have my moments where my mom drives me crazy and we don't see eye to eye, I am human lol. But for the most part I try to have daily gratitude.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Graduated

I had my last ultrasound with my RE the week of September 19th. Everything was looking great! The girls are measuring perfectly and it was time to give my hugs and say good bye to all the meds and shots! Hooray!! My tush is so happy.
The crazy part is I was sop nervous to do them, but after the first week, it really wasn't that bad. I'm one of the lucky ones though. I didn't get any bad side effects. No lumps or rashes and even today things are well. Here is a picture of the girls along with a belly bump. 11 weeks 2 days.

Friday, September 5, 2014

9 week's 3 days

Ultrasound today and the girls are doing amazing! Both have strong heartbeats, getting bigger and baby B wasn't hiding as much! I sent the picture to my IM, but it was 11pm her time.  I know I will hear from her soon. I know she is getting excited and feeling this is real, because she shared with me that they told a few close friends and family. How exciting!!! I'm thrilled for her. I feel so blessed to help her out.  Here is the picture of the girls.

8 week's

8/27~ 8 week ultrasound and the girls are looking great. Baby B is always hard to find and tucked back in there. They are measuring further along but that is normal.  Sometimes babies measure further at one ultrasound and then right on for the next. Next u/s in 10 days.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

First Ultrasound!!

I was so excited and nervous for my first u/s. I had a feeling I was carrying twins but worried about it being triplets. When I got there I was asked by the women who does the blood work what I thought I was carrying. The doctor asked me as well what I thought. I told her based on my hcg levels, I think twins. And I feel more stretching this time. But I don't feel pregnant. I feel normal. No morning sickness (although I never do) no cravings really...  Except being thirsty! I want to drink water all the time! 
Anyhow I was excited to see what the u/s would show. She found the baby right away! You could even see a good heartbeat. She did a little more looking and found baby 2! TWINS!! Baby 2 had a good heart beat as well. So excited to see them both! I have another u/s  this coming week and I look forward to seeing how much they have grown! I'm so excited for twins! We called my IM to let her know but she was traveling so we got her voice mail. The doctor let her know the good news and I texted her a picture with congrats! She said she is excited and nervous. Double the fun and double the responsibility. She is going to make an amazing mother! So happy for her!

Amazing!

I was so nervous to meet my IPs. I was really excited to meet my IM in person, but still very nervous. When I got to the house they were staying at, my heart was racing and I had butterflies in my belly. When she open the door she had the biggest smile on her face! She reached out and have me a huge hug!  She was lovely. Her wonderful personality and excitement came shining through. I met the IF as well and he is a very nice gentleman. We went to lunch at a nice restaurant close by. They shared with me what they have been through and how they came to surrogacy.  My IM had been through a lot. Several miscarriages and even loss both her fallopian tubes. She has tried IVF but can't stay pregnant. Her husband is amazingly supportive. He knew in her heart her life would not be complete without having children of her own. He has two older boys from his first marriage but he knows they can not fill the spot in her heart, even though she loves them a great deal. They are very talkative and have a good relationship with each other and it was nice to see them together. My IM also told me all she has been through with the surrogacy too. She almost gave up. They had to choose an egg donor and the first one they selected was turned down by the clinic. This was due to not being able to know the donors family history. Her father was adopted and they had no records of his past genetics. So they had to search for another which is not a small feet when you think about what you are looking for! Someone who looks like you, and has characteristics that you would want in your own children.  She finally found a donor and then they were matched up with a surrogate. It wasn't me. They actually had another surrogate and were in the process of starting meds when the surrogate had to back out for some reason. If course my IM was crushed! They meet a couple other surros but they weren't connecting with them. They had actually called the agency and said they were going to stop and not move forward. They were emotional exhausted. My agency told them about me and asked that they give me a look and talk to me first. Luckily for both of us my IM liked what she saw and we had a good conversation on the phone. So here we are! But it's crazy to think that they almost didn't have there dream realized. I am so glad that I got to meet them in person and especially my IM! She is more lovely in person then on the phone.
At the end of our meeting my IM gave me a good luck charm to wear. I keep it on at all times.