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I'm a wife, mom, and gestational surrogate. I've been blessed to be able to have 2 beautiful daughters of my own and 2 cute little surro babes for IPs. With the support of my WONDERFUL family and friends, I'm doing it again!! Follow me on my journey...

Friday, May 27, 2011

16 weeks!

Baby's now the size of an avocado!

Watch what you say...tiny bones forming in baby's ears mean he can now pick up your voice. A few more minuscule changes: Eyebrows, lashes, and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming. -

So cool, right!?
Wanna know something else cool? We got to find out the gender of the baby this week!

All snuggled in!

I don't think my IP's thought we'd be able to tell the gender this soon, heck I didn't know either, but sure enough when the tech asked if they wanted to know the gender and she scanned over my tummy...there it was! Lol. Clear as day. It's a boy!! You couldn't have pried the huge smile off of my IF's face! It was priceless!
I'm so happy for the both of them! They'll be welcoming their little boy into the world this November...seems far away, but I know time will fly by.

Here's what the little avocado is looking like from the outside:

And just for comparison sake, I made another "tummy collage" for weeks 12-16...

Whatcha think? I don't think there's much change yet...perhaps I'm delusional, lol.

Oh and guess what else I'm super happy about?! I am officially off of all meds!!! WOOHOO!!! Geez, while I'm seeing all these other surros finish with meds @ 12wks, I was beginning to wonder if something was wrong with me! I'll just chalk it up to an overly cautious RE, better to be safe, right? ☺

That's all for today! TTYL!



Mark said...

Congratulations on your advocado! I didn't know advocados had genders. Who knew? m.

Surrogate, Single Parent and Dating... said...

I LOVE the collage...keep doing it, so cute. You look awesome. We need to get together one more time before this baby boy comes. So glad you are off the meds!

Babydreams2011 said...

YAY!! For some reason I haven't been getting updates :( so I am having to backtrack, so glad to see this, you look amazing!!! Yay for little boys!