Wednesday, December 29, 2010

32 Week Belly

32 Weeks (Tomorrow)

Had my appt. today and there's not much to report. Baby A is transverse - so he moved a little! His head is pointing toward my right hipbone. I found out that my doctor will not schedule a c-section unless I'm around 39 weeks. That makes me happy...knowing that I can go into labor on my own and we'll see how I will deliver from there. Babies are just under 4.5 lbs each - making this the most baby weight I've carried to date. Starting next week I will go in for a weekly non-stress test. I can't believe I'm on the down slope of this pregnancy!

I can feel and see a little swelling starting up and I think I've found one new stretch mark on the underside of my belly (kinda hard to see down there). I'm feeling pretty uncomfortable most days although not all the time. I may have said this before, but although I know I will once again miss being pregnant, I am really starting to look forward to having my body back to myself. I'm starting to daydream daily about the things I will be able and want to do again. I will try to post a pic later...I am still amazed at how big my belly keeps getting!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Still Breech

So baby A is still breech. Both babies are still in the exact position they were two weeks ago. This makes it the last four appointments (I think). So, it just doesn't look like baby A wants to turn around. I know it can still happen, but.... To be honest with you, I'm just as scared of a vaginal delivery as I am of a c-section so whatever happens, happens. I just need to do some research on c-section scars.

On a side note, a girl in my months SMO group gave birth to her surrogate twins last Saturday putting them at 28w5d - that's scary. Fortunately, both babies and surrogate are doing well now.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

30 Weeks

I am so full...of babies (he he). I actually felt pretty good today - no lack of energy and no pains! I have my appt. tomorrow so I will have to update if there any significant changes or anything new to report. I feel like I'm full term now. It feels funny to sit down and have my belly sit on my legs!

I can't believe Christmas is so close! Once the holidays are over, it won't be long before this surrogacy journey will be over. I'm still unsure as to what the future holds for me after this birth. My family and I are going to Mexico in May so I will be prepping for that. I'd like to get into shape and climb at least two fourteeners this summer. I don't feel like this is my last pregnancy, but I'm not sure. I guess only time will tell and I won't be making any decisions until my hormones are leveled out. Here's my 30 week pic! I think my first bare belly...

Oh yeah, many of my favorite maternity clothes aren't fitting as well as they used to!

Friday, December 3, 2010

28 Weeks

Not much new to update except that baby A is still transverse...making that the third appointment in a row. Tonight I had a feeling in my lower abdomen (not really a contraction) that reminded me of going into labor and when that happens my body tenses up and I start shaking. I just get so terrified of that intense pain. Fortunately my labors are fast, but I'm not one of those lucky women who seem to just breeze through labor. I usually say some things I probably shouldn't and tend to panic in the end so I question myself every time as to why I did this to myself again. The only reason I'm saying this is because I don't think I can do this birth with nothing to help me...meaning some form of drug. I'm aware that if I have to have a c-section the decision will be made for me so I'm not putting too much thought into it, but nevertheless, I am nervous!