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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...

Monday, January 18, 2016

Let it Snow!

We had our 1st ultrasound on the 12th and I'm happy to announce that there's one healthy little baby growing! ♥ ☺ The IPs and I lovingly call the little embie "Snow". (It was snowing when I got knocked up, lol) Little Snow is measuring right on track and the heart rate was 120, well within the "acceptable range".
Isn't (s)he the cutest? :)
Sadly, the parents weren't able to come to the appointment due to work commitments, but I recorded the whole thing and sent it to them, literally, 3 minutes after I left the Dr's office. Don't you just love technology? My IM was so pleased to be able to "virtually" be there and I'm glad I could at least give my IPs that much. I know it must be even harder on them since they are so far away :(
Good news though...they will be able to come for our 2nd u/s on the 25th, yay!!!! It's gonna be a good day! That's also my youngest daughter's 10th b-day ☺

As for me, if you know my history, then you know that I get pretty damn sick during the 1st trimester and it usually starts at exactly 6 weeks along. This time, for whatever reason, I haven't been *as* sick. I've been nauseous all day, everyday, but (unlike past pregnancies) I haven't had to puke 20 times a day. In the interest of full disclosure, I did puke for the 1st time this morning (7w3d), but only once, so yay?? Small victories.

Anywho, hopefully the ickiness goes away or at least allows me to function throughout the day.

I'll update after our u/s next week!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Happiest of New Years!

Beta(s) have been done and confirmed that my IPs will officially become "mommy & daddy" in September! :)

1st beta @ 10dp5dt - 237
2nd beta @ 12dp5dt - 631

Our 1st ultrasound will be on January 12th. 🙂


One small issue (it can't all just be sunshine & rainbows can it?):

My thyroid level came back "slightly elevated"...there we go with that terminology again 😒. CCRM wanted it below 2.5 and it was 3.1, so now I have to take a daily thyroid medication. Joy. 
The good thing is that the medication is safe during pregnancy and there aren't any real side effects and hopefullly I won't need them after the baby is born. I need to get my ass in gear. this what happens after you turn 30?? 1st my vitamin D, then my liver enzymes, now my damn thyroid...shit. 

Anywho, everything else is going well and I don't have any "morning" aka all day sickness, as of yet. I'll enjoy it while I can. 


- Krystal