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Friday, April 24, 2009

In Need of Prenatal Massage!

Oh my goodness today is 17 weeks! It is so amazing that in just one week's time T & S will know if they are having boys, girls, or one of each!! I am soooooo excited and cannot wait! I have already started knitting!

With my birthday just days away (May 9, so I guess 15 days to be exact) my friends have been asking what I want and what we are doing. Here is what I DO NOT want:

Any ugly maternity clothes, even well intentioned.
Desperate Housewives Season 4 (although 1-3 are totally welcome)
Anything with the words "tasty" or "juicy" on it.

and what I will NOT be doing:

going to a strip club (when have I EVER wanted that?)
going to a bar and counting shots (hello 21 was 6 years ago)
staying home

I am really hoping that somehow I get a prenatal massage as I do not think my body has ached this badly ever! Though it is COMPLETELY worth it! Hey hunny bunny, see what I want ;)

Monday, April 20, 2009

16 Weeks and Counting!

I am just over 16 weeks, and still feeling pretty good. My abdomen is still growing and getting harder. I don't feel movement just yet, but sometimes I do feel a tightening feeling in there, like they may be getting cramped and are trying to stretch.

I am getting excited for the appointment. More excited to find out what the babies are so I can start knitting and knitting!

Monday, April 13, 2009

New Appointment

I just got a phone call from the doctor this morning and was told that from now on, I get an ultrasound every 4 weeks. Our next scheduled U/S was for May 11 and that is too far, so now I have been scheduled for one on May 1 as well as an appointment. The u/s tech said last time that to be able to tell the sex of the babies we would need to be past May 5th,(hence the May 11 appt.) however as of May 1 we will be 18 weeks, so we are hoping that we will be able to see the sex then!!

I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Week 14 and we have PROFILES!!

Today I had another appointment and ultrasound with my doctor. Here's a recount of the day.

As most of you know, last week I peed my pants and was really nervous about the appointment today because of the mandated "40 ounces" of liquid that I needed to have in my bladder. I drank over 23 ounces of water overnight. (That it a usual occurance now because if I don't, I wake up feeling absolutely hungover) Then this morning I filled my 23 ounce bottle with water and headed to take DD to my sisters. On the way there I drank about 3/4 bottle of the water and really really needed to go to the bathroom, but of course, I couldn't. Then I stopped and bought a 12 ounce coffee and drank about half of that.

The doc's office is about an hour and 20 minutes away so I again, refilled my 23 ounce of water and continued to drink on the whole way there, fighting the urge to pull over on the side of the highway and go.

I got to the doctors office 20 minutes early, took a seat, tightly crossed my legs, and started reading a mag waiting for IM. When IM got there she brought IF, and IGM (Intended Grandma!!) and we were called back to the U/S room. Well, by this point, I had to go sooo bad that it too every ounce of concentration to hold it. I couldn't even talk!

15 minutes after my appointment was scheduled, they calld me into the room. I told the tech that I had weak bladder control, explained what happened last week and she said "Let me see if you are over full". Within seconds of looking at my tummy with the u/s tool, she said "Oh yes, you're over full, you can go to the bathroom" Whew!

Then she took all her measurements and we talked about what kind of surrogate I am, that they are not at all my eggs and I am just the womb. She then told me that she has had surrogacies turn bad, and adoptions go wrong and almost been called into court by families so she wanted more history before allowing IM in the room every time. Understandable.

IM came in with IF and we watched baby A kick the poo out of my stomach (of course I felt nothing) and baby B just chill and relax. Then IGM came in and watched too. What a great day.


Weight is the same- still no gain or loss.
Baby A's heartbeat was 147
Baby B's heartbeat was 150

No cravings, in fact right now I kind of hate food.
Water drinking- over 64 ounces a day and counting!