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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, March 19, 2014

"Well, you signed up for it..."

...the NUMBER FRIGGIN ONE comment that I absolutely hate!
Scenario: I'm walking through the office and a coworker says "so, how ya' feeling?" I say "good, just a little tired."
Here it comes.............. "Well you signed up for it"
What. The. Fuck. is that supposed to mean?? Like, just because I volunteered to carry a child for someone means that I'm supposed to be sunshine & unicorns all the damn time?
I *might* be okay with this comment if I'd only heard it once, but it seems to be a common thread among complete idiots.
Lemme tell you something, people, just because I "signed up for this" does not exclude me from feeling the normal pains and emotions that come with ALL pregnancies! I'm growing a friggin HUMAN inside my body for Pete's sake! Do you think that's always going to be comfortable?!

I would say that it's my pregnancy hormones that are making me this angry, but truth be told, I'd likely say these things regardless. Sometimes people are just idiots. Plain and simple.

Moral of the story: Please don't make that statement in my presence. You may receive a slap to the back of the head.

End rant.

Back to Unicorns & Rainbows:

55(+/-) days left today!!! I'm hoping for the (-) side of things, maybe more like 50 days left? My IF says 48 days, I'll take it! ☺

I'm not ready for the pregnancy to be over per say, I'm just ready to feel "normal" again. I get pretty tired these days and it's harder to sleep. I've also been having quite a bit of lower back pain. My IPs are so sweet, they gave me a gift card to get a massage, so hopefully after I get a massage this weekend the back pain will be minimized.

Week 32 baby fetus size pineapple
Fetus Size
Baby is about the size of a pineapple during week 32.

LENGTH: 17.04 in
WEIGHT: 3.81 lb

Everything else is going great; nothing much to report, which is good ☺

We have an appointment on Friday morning that should be pretty quick and easy.  We're hoping that the OB can give us an idea of Ms. B's size and position at this appointment. I should probably go pre-register at the hospital after that appointment as well. Might as well get that out of the way so they're not asking me a bajillion questions when I'm actually in labor!

I'll keep ya posted, TTYL!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

30 weeks

69 days left!!

My Dr appt on Friday was quick and easy (which we like). My belly is measuring right on track, BP is good and I've gained a total of 20 lbs so far. The Dr seems pleased with the way everything is going, so that's great! Dr. Brown was so sweet at our appointment, he told us how excited he was to be a part of this journey and how much he looks forward to seeing us at our appointments. It's really nice to have a Dr that feels this way and is genuinely happy for M&P.

As for how I'm feeling...not to bad. Still having lots of lower back pain, but that's to be expected when you're carrying around an extra 20 lbs! The back pain has seemed to intensify lately though, so I've been using a heating pad, taking warm baths and using lots of pillows while I'm sleeping. I slept in our recliner last night with about 4 pillows, that helped, but it sucks trying to change positions!

Our next appointment is March 21st; I'll be 32 weeks. I think I'll start having more frequent OB visits after that one.
Oh! And my IPs talked about getting a 4-D ultrasound done, so hopefully we will get that scheduled soon. I've never had one, so this will be a 1st for all of us! ☺

Until next time, TTYL!