Friday, October 24, 2008

24 Weeks!

I hit 24 weeks today. The baby is moving constantly which puts me at ease. My back has been spasming for the past week. Thank God I have a Dr. appt. next Thurs. because life has been extremely hard the past week as I have been in so much pain. We scheduled a 3D/4D U/S for Nov. 15 so we are all looking forward to that. I can't believe that I am already starting to worry about the birth. With my back hurting so much, I compared it to having contractions in my back - that's exactly what it feels like. And so I am starting to get nervous. Part of me wants to have an epidural and part of me doesn't - I'm so torn. I'm truly contemplating IV drugs or something along those lines. Of course it all depends on if I go into labor naturally or (heaven forbid) I have to be induced. If I do go on my own I thank God I only live 3 minutes from the hospital. I don't know what we will do if it is the middle of the night though because I really don't want to take the kids with me again.

On a lighter note, there is a SMO get together planned for Nov. 16 so I am really looking forward to that. I think it will be great to meet some other surrogates that live in Colorado!

Until next week...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Halfway - At last

I have to say that I just haven't been much into blogging lately. I was never good at keeping a diary and just the same not good at keeping up to date on my blog.

Things with the surrogacy have quieted quite a bit. Last Thursday I had my 20 week U/S and the Dr. said everything looks great. I hope that my IF's are at ease knowing this after everything we have gone through. The baby is moving like crazy which is good. I've already gained 14 lbs. which I hope will slow down a bit over the next few months. I figure I'm halfway there and gained half of what I need to gain sooooo...hopefully I'm right on track (I'm pretty sure this is how it was with my daughter as well). My IF's are thinking they want me to meet with a new Dr. just to see how he is and still keep our options open. I'm okay with it, I am nervous about how far away it is though. With my daughter I was only in labor from first contraction to delivery for 2 hours and 44 minutes and had I stayed home any longer I probably would have had her at home. Thank God that the hopspital was only 5 minutes away. This new hospital is about 30-40 minutes away depending on traffic. I really don't want to be induced unless medically necessary.

I know my IF's want to do a 3D or 4D U/S so we may be doing that soon. They are also planning a trip out to take my husband and I downtown to stay in a hotel and have dinner. That will be really nice - a night away from the kids. It's been a long time.

This has been a super busy month so far and I don't see it lettin up in the near future. If anything happens I will post.

Lastly, here's a pic of my 20 week belly.