Just want to give a congrats to my surro friend Kelly who recently birthed her second set of twins - WOW! Way to go.
On another note...since my attitude has improved lately, I've decided to start enjoying this pregnancy as much as possible because I feel confident that it will be my last surrogacy journey. I'm feeling the babies move more often now and that is fun. I'm feeling pretty good and hoping it stays that way! These beautiful fall days we're having help a lot :)
I'm still trying to sort out all of the negative feelings I was having, but I think I've gotten to the core of it which has made it easier to move above and beyond to more positive feelings.
Wow, have I been getting tired lately. By late afternoon I have been feeling pretty exhausted this past week. I've decided to do a booth at the Holiday fair at my son's school so I've been crafting like crazy as I only have a month from today to get a ton of items made. So much is going on at both kids' schools like fundraisers, parent-teacher conferences and days off that I'm starting to forget the small things like sending my son's snack to school every day. So not only am I physically exhausted from all the running around, cleaning and making things, but I'm also mentally exhausted by trying to remember everything!
I'm 21 weeks tomorrow and I'm telling you it won't be long before I start counting down the days until these babies are born. I'm still in disbelief at how much bigger this belly is going to get. I've been having more and more difficulty eating because I just feel like I can't fit anything in there. Today I told my husband before lunch that I was really hungry, but I was full. My belly is just getting so big and uncomfortable that I feel full a lot of the time. At least I'm still sleeping well for the most part so I can't complain too much. I just wish I had more time to sleep!
We had the U/S this morning and it went perfectly. We waited in the waiting room for about 4 minutes before the doctor personally came and brought us back to the room. U/S took maybe 25 min. at most. Babies are measuring perfectly for their gestation and they are still one boy and one girl. Then the doc took us on a personal hospital tour...we will be delivering in the OR for sure. He said even if we have a c-section, everyone will be allowed back - wow! Did I ever say I love this doc?!?! We all went over to a mall for some shopping and lunch and now IF's are on their way home. We all had a great time. Next appointment is at 24 weeks when I will have my GTT and then I will start going every 2 weeks after that! Exciting times :) (Can you tell I'm having a good day today?)
Friday is my next appointment and we have scheduled the anatomy scan. Pretty sure they are boy and girl so it won't be too exciting. Getting a bit anxious as it will be the first appointment I will have attended with my IF's...I just don't know what to expect. I'm sure it will be fine, but I can't wait until Saturday, when it's all over. For some reason I've been so irritated today I just feel like I could cry :( I really hope this feeling will eventually go away - I can't stand it anymore!