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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...

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Halfway there!

I'm so behind, blame it on the holidays! :) Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and will have a safe New Year. Ms. B (this is what we'll call baby girl for blog's sake) and I will be toasting the new year with some sparkling grape juice. :)
Anywho, we are more than halfway through the pregnancy!! It seems to be going by so fast now, she'll be here before we know it!
I'll catch you up on my belly pics:
19 wks

20 wks

21 weeks:

Last week I started feeling some movement from Ms. B :) She's not too active right now but I can definitely tell when she's awake!
According to the web she's already about 10.5 inches long and almost 1lb. We'll probably be able to get her actual stats at next week's appointment when we do the anatomy scan. 

I'll update after next week's appointment...promise! 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Boy or Girl?

 We had our regular OB check up on Friday....also the gender reveal day! The Dr had us in suspense for a little while and then he started typing on the screen....G...I...R...L!!!!!! ☺
I had a feeling it was going to be a girl...I'm 2 for 2 now! ;) My IPs were beyond excited! I think my IF must have repeated "it's a girl" about 100 times, lol. It was a great appointment.
Afterward, my IPs had a present for the girls, Kevin & me. IM made some yummy homemade Indian food and the girls got some cute crafts to make and baking items. They've used almost all of the craft stuff already!

The appointment was such a highlight after a pretty rough couple of weeks for my IPs. I won't get into the details, but if you could just keep them in your prayers, it would be very much appreciated. Thanks!! ♥

Our next appointment is on January 6th; we will be having the big anatomy scan, which I love. It's an extra long ultrasound (about 30 minutes) that measures each part of the baby to make sure she's growing on track. I like being able to see how she's doing in there ☺ We might also be doing the hospital tour at that time, yay!! Time is flying!

Until next time, TTYL!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

17 weeks!

Totally forgot to post last week...Ok, I was being lazy last week and didn't post because I had the whole week off of work and where do you think I create most of my posts?? Don't judge.

So here's my 16 week bump pic for your viewing pleasure:

So now we'll fast forward to week 17, yay! There's nothing terribly exciting going on this week, just growing a tiny human. ☺
I finally started feeling normal (as normal as can be for a pregnant woman) and can actually eat AND keep it down, milestone! I still have occasional heartburn/acid reflux, but it's not too bothersome. Seems now that I'm able to eat, that 'Baby D' has decided he/she would like to place an order every 3 hours! You'd think I hadn't eaten all day once that 3 hour mark hits from the last "feeding"...I will seriously go into hunter mode to find something to eat. Gonna have to get some healthy snacks at my desk. Ain't nobody got time for lookin' like a beached-whale this early on.

About Baby:
Week 17 baby fetus size apple
Fetus Size
Baby is about the size of an apple during week 17.

LENGTH: 5.25 in
WEIGHT: 5.04 oz
Baby's definitely growing and we can't wait until next Friday's appointment!! I still haven't felt any kicks or movement, hopefully soon. Well, I've felt little "flutters", but I don't know what to make of those. Could just be my nachos digesting. Just sayin'.

Until next time, peeps! TTYL!