Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Sooo We have known that one of these 2 girls will be names Elizabeth but the other name had not yet been decided upon for a WHILE, and honestly if it were not for the PBO ( pre-birth order) I doubt they would be in agreement either. But anyway they have now decided on baby B's name!

A is Elizabeth

B is Charlotte

I LOVE their names!! But better yet I love being able to call them by their names.
Elizabeth is more active than her sister, usually she will get moving first and then Charlotte wakes up. It is alway funny how twins interact with each other in the womb. There is usually one way more active than the other

Simply speechless

So I was talking with my guys this past week and M kept asking me if I got a specific email and i told him no, he told me a few times to check again and make sure to check the trash and spam folders. SO I did and it was still a no, he sounded a little panicky but I did not think about it. Well The very next morning I woke up to one of the nicest most thoughtful things anyone had every done for me. It was a GC for me to get a new laptop!!!!!!!!! What? Are you serious?

The guys felt bad that I have been stuck in bed for most of the day and they knew my laptop had broke in January and have yet to find a replacement. They know it takes me a while to do research and make sure things are a right choice. I cried like a baby, who does that? I mean yes there are people that receive gifts like that but I am not one of them, never have been till now. I have never received anything so nice in my life, it still makes me tear up thinking about their huge act of generosity.

So I am now on the hunt for a good laptop. I have a few in mind but have not chosen yet! It has been fun but daunting at the same time. How did I ever get so lucky to be blessed with these 2 wonderful men, I will never know.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bumpy road

Well I have not been able to escape this pregnancy with no issues. I guess having 4 other pregnancies with zero to very minimal issues my luck has sort of run it's course. So last week on Tuesday I went to my OB appointment as a request of the guys for a reassurance that things were OK before I flew out for C's birthday. My appointment started out great, I had been feeling fine no real issues just feeling more pregnant and tired. Dr. B started out with my regular growth scan and things were fine, baby A ( E) was breech and weighted 1.89 lbs and was doing great, B ( C) was transverse and weighed 1.80 lbs and these weights are GREAT for singletons never mind twins. So I was very relieved, especially since I have been either maintaining my weight or losing a few lbs. I can’t seen to get about 198. I started a little overweight at 188. My OB does not seem concerned at all so I know I’m fine, it is just one of those things I think about with twins.
So after that u/s we moved on to my cervix which I expected to be just fine, WELL it was not as soon as I could see my cervix on the screen I said “ OH NO!” it was noticeably shorter than it was last time. It measured 1.81 at it’s shortest and it has been between 3.5 and 4.0 which is normal. As soon as he was done Dr. B told me that he did not want me flying out anywhere he wanted to be able to get to me if God forbid something went wrong plus he asked me “ What if something DID go wrong all the way across the country? Would you be OK with being away from your family for 10+ weeks?” Of course not. So of course I did not go, I had to call the guys with the not so good news. They did not freak out which was good but they knew I was concerned, they could hear it in my voice. I told them that I had to go back that Friday to have my cervix checked and to have an FFN test ( Fetal Fibronectin) done. This test is a lot to explain so I will just add a link
On to Friday, after worrying about what was going to happen and if my cervix would hold up, I had rested a lot of the next few days. So Friday’s cervix check was good, not great but good it was the same which I will take over it getting shorter. I had the test and had to go home and wait for the results. After calling the guys with the decent news Dr. B called me and told me it came back positive, he did not expect it to but it did all the same. He told me to come back Tuesday for a repeat cervix check. So here we are Tuesday and things are fine. My cervix measured a bit longer!! I was very happy about that, not so happy about the weekly appointments from now on but it is what it is. I am supposed to be calling an agency to get some help around the house with the girls so that is on my agenda for tomorrow. I am hoping that things continue to be the same or better with my cervix, I cannot even think about what would have to happen with my family if I am forced to go on hospital bed rest.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy Birthday! March 17th

So yesterday was my Surro daughters 1st birthday!, I cannot believe it has been a year already. I sit here feeling her sisters move and wiggle and think that a yr. ago I was in the hospital in labor, concentrating through every contraction, focusing on getting her here to see her anxiously awaiting daddies. It was such a nerve wracking day because we ( her daddies and I ) had decided to do a section instead of a natural birth and as I was getting checked in and hooked up to the monitors I could feel contractions, I looked over her her fathers and said well guys what if we decided to go natural anyway? They both looked at me and said huh? I told them I was contracting and maybe she had decided that today would be the day on her own and we should give her a chance to be born her way. So as great as they are they agreed to allow me to labor and we were off to the races and at 8:09 pm she came into this world! St. Patty's day no less! I wish I could have been there to celebrate with her and sing happy birthday to her for the first time, but it was not in the cards, I will write about that later. She is a joy and a wonderful baby ad has been since she was born. She makes her daddies smile at every turn and it warms my heart that I am a part of that joy in a tiny way. Days like today make me so proud and happy to be a surrogate!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Getting there

So I am 24 weeks pregnant and today I am feeling it, I guess. I went to be last night around the same time I usually do but still woke up like I had on had a few hrs. of sleep. I am SOOO tired, I mean fall asleep while driving, or eating or just about anything tired. I have a huge mound of laundry that needs to be done and I cannot get myself to take the load out of the dryer so I can continue. I am surprised that I am updating today given I'm so tired but I figure maybe if I stay busy I can stay awake.

So things are going great, no real complaints or issues. It is finally March and a year ago I was getting ready to give birth. I cannot believe that my surro daughter is almost 1 yr. It is crazy to see pictures and remember that she is here because I helped. It warms my heart to hear my guys gush about her and all her wonderfulness. I love to show my hubby and kids her pictures. I am supposed to be going out to see her on her b-day and spend some time with my guys. I will be 26 weeks by then, they ( my guys) are always so shocked to see how big I am. They just keep remembering how big I was with C and they KNOW that there are 2 in there..LOL I am looking forward to seeing them all again!

So I found out that I have to talk the the anesthesiologist about wanting to be knocked out for the delivery. But I have confirmed that the guys won't be able to be in there if I do decided to be knocked out. They have already said they are OK with that, but we shall see the closer we get if they really are alright with not being in the delivery room. C's delivery was so special and just awesome I am thinking they will be a little let down to not see these 2 the second they are born, but I may be wrong. I hope I am wrong because I don't want them to feel left out or not part of this process after all they are the only reason we are going through this journey.