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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...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

34 weeks!!

Day 50 of bedrest...or maybe I should say day 49 since I did get a "1 day pass" from my Dr so that I could attend my IP's baby shower. Boy, was that appreciated! I had so much fun!! It was one of the most unique baby shower's I've ever been to; it was tailgate themed and was on a boat! More like a party than a lame "wrap toilet paper around the preggo person" shower, lol. I enjoyed getting out of the house, but I most enjoyed getting to meet my IP's friends; everyone was sooo nice and you could tell that they were all genuinely happy for M&M. I can't even tell you how many tears of happiness were shed, lol. (Especially when my IM got to feel Baby L kick for the 1st time!) I could talk about it for days, but I think you catch my drift. It was fun. ☺
Here's a group shot of us all inside the boat:
(P.S. Thanks mom for being my chauffeur! ☺)

On another note, my Dr appointment on Monday went very well! Cervix measured 3.8, no funneling, baby is still head down and weighing about 4lbs 7oz. And the Dr informed me that it was my last cervical check, yay!! I kinda griped about him putting me on bedrest when all of my appointments have been okay, but he said "better safe than sorry", so I guess I can't argue with him on that. He still wants me to stay on bedrest, but now I can at least see the light at the end of the tunnel since he said he'll take me off @ 36 weeks. So the countdown begins! ☺ The funny thing is that I'm not even sure what I'll do when I do get off of bedrest cuz it's not like I'm going back to work for 3 weeks, just to be off for another 6. I'll probably still lay around the house, but hey, it's the principle of the thing!

Here's the scoop on the baby this week:
Baby's now the size of a honeydew!

He can recognize and react to simple songs. In fact, he will recognize frequently sung tunes after birth and probably find them soothing. (Yay! Maybe Baby L will recognize the songs that he hears Mommy & Daddy sing on the Lullabelly!) Less cute news: He now urinates about one pint per day. Get the diapers ready! 

Here's my 34 week belly pic! *Only 5 more of these to go!* My IPs just left for their well deserved "babymoon" this morning, so Baby L has no choice but to stay put!
Talk to you all next week!



Andrea said...

That's so wonderful that you were able to attend the baby shower. LOVE the location and theme...very cool. Only 2 more weeks and you'll be off bed rest, yaaay!!!

TXSurromom said...

Awwww, how awesome!!! I'm so glad you were able to get out for the day and that bedrest is coming to a close. You've done so well!! :D

Mark said...

Great group shot!
Everyone looks so happy. I can't believe it was held on a boat. Well actually, I can't believe that you got on a rocking boat in your condition. I would have totally hurled.
Okay, so when do we get a belly shot, a la, Demi Moore? C'mon, you know you want to.

Babydreams2011 said...

OMG, I LOVE your blog facelift!! Very cool.. That shower sounds like so much fun!! Everyone really does look so happy, that is so special.. Girrl, the countdown is definitely on, woohooo!!

Kelli said...

Looks like the shower was a ton of fun! Almost there!

Jeff and Kevin said...

You look fantastic and are taking the bed rest in such good spirits. I'm so happy you are seeing the light!

Jesse said...

Love your belly shots!! And that group photo is too cute!! So neat that you could attend!

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

awesome post and awesome new pretty blog!!! Love it all. So happy you got to go to the shower and an't wait to see you again!!! Let the countdown begin!