Thursday, December 30, 2010

December 27th!

So December 27th was a truly GREAT DAY!! My first couple I matched with back in September 2008 ( did not get to work with them) had a JOYOUS day. Their surro K delivered 2 healthy babies! A boy named David Leonardo and a girl Abigail Rose. After the heart breaking loss of their first son in March 2009, they are parents to 2 healthy BEAUTIFUL children. I found out the morning they were born ( a GREAT HONOR ) but have had to keep my big mouth shut till the parents did their announcement. I cried tears of joy for the past 3 days. I have been so blessed to get to know M. We were instant friends when we matched and have kept in close contact the past 2 yrs. She was a HUGE support for me during my pregnancy last year when I was feeling lonely. She always puts others first and is such a wonderful person. I am just so elated for her and her hubby. they deserve this happiness so much, David & Abigail are such lucky children to not only have them as parents but to be blessed to have ALL the family they have. That family is a GREAT one.


Love you both and now I get to love all 4 of you!

Almost a new year!

So 2010 was a great year for myself and my family. I am sort of sad to see it go, but all good things must come to an end.

So a New year is on the horizon. I am praying and hoping it is a good year. This year will be full of twists and turns I am sure, being pregnant with twins usually means a curvy road of sorts. So I have my OB appointment with my Dr. on the 4th and I cannot wait! I get to see the twinks ( that is what the guys call them so I will too.LOL) again and I am sure we will be able to tell the sexes. I LOVE knowing before the guys. I am really HOPING that there is at least one boy in there. Considering this may just be my last pregnancy and given I have never carried a boy it would be so cool. Why do I care? I am not sure really, maybe it is to prove to myself that my miscarriage about 7 yrs. ago was not because my body cannot carry boys but because there was something wrong and that was mother natures choice. I know it does not make sense to many but these are the thoughts that I have always had and it would be great to be able to put them to rest.

I have been still having tummy troubles, not sure of the cause but they are still there and some days are better than others. I have to get another twin pregnancy book, I sold all of mine a few yrs. ago never thinking I would need them again.LOL I went to the grocery store today to buy some protein powder, I got Boost High Protein it actually tastes great! So that is a plus. I HATE to drink milk and this stuff makes the horrid taste of it. I have to consume at least 112 grams of fiber starting at 20 weeks so I figure it is best to get a jump on it now, vs. later. I need to get better at planning my meals so that is what I am going to be doing this week. I am always sooo picky with eating so I need to make sure they are not only meals my family will like but me as well and that is going to be a BIG challenge.

Oh can't forget, when I go see my OB I am going to be talking to him about her neurotic MFM I saw, and will have to see again on the 14th of January for the 16 week scan. She scared the crap out of my IF's and I talked to them about how I felt. I told them that her job surrounds negative things ALL DAY and she is just SUPER cautious because that is her job, but normal twin pregnancies do not require MORE scans, or appointments. I LOVE them because they said that they agree and what ever Dr. B thinks is the plan is what they will go with! Now I have no problem seeing a MFM if there is ( God forbid) something wrong. But to just go as a precaution is just over kill and never mind time consuming.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Been a while, I guess.

So I guess it has been a while since I last updated. I have just not been a a updating mood I guess. Everything is going great. I am 12.5 weeks pregnant with twins! They are doing great, I am doing really well too. Besides feeling tired all the time I don't feel pregnant yet. Yesterday we had the nuchal scan and it went great. They both have a VERY low risk and we are just waiting on the blood work. The Guys flew out for the appointment and we were all very relieved to see both of them happy and healthy. A was very calm and did not move a whole lot, while B was all over the place. It was a good appointment. The only negative thing I can say is the MFM (maternal fetal medicine) Dr. was crazy. She "recommended" to the guys for me to see her once a month and then every 2 weeks starting at 20 weeks. Umm yeah that is NOT going to happen. If my OB recommends me to then I will, but I think MFM's are simply overzealous. She is just WAY to overly cautious. I am NOT going to 2 different dr's 3 times per month, that is just simply over kill. Never mind that she has no real reason for recommending that I do, besides that my twins were born at 34.6 weeks. They were a spontaneous labor birth. I never was dilated, and my cervix was long and closed 2 days before I went into labor. No matter how many times I see her a month she cannot prevent a spontaneous labor, period. Ugh dr's annoy the shit out of me sometimes, the way they handle pregnancy, labor/birth is just stupid. OK enough of my rant. They are doing great and so am I.

Christmas is right around the corner and I am so ready for it to be here and done already. So much prep goes into on stinking day it is just gross. I swear if I did not have children I would just boycott the whole holiday. Too much effort and money for a holiday that is just for the retailers to make more money off of the consumer. Oh well got to make the economy go round I guess.