Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

Friday, June 25, 2010

I can see her moving!

I thought I was going crazy when I looked down this afternoon and saw my belly moving. I've never seen a baby move this early. After I had ice cream after dinner, she was really moving a lot, so I took this video. She is so strong!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ultrasound Update

We had our ultrasound yesterday! This is the belly:

And this is the baby:

Small baby for such a big belly, if you ask me. Oh well. Anyway, the ultrasound was great. The baby was moving all over the place, kicking and squirming around. Heart rate was 156bpm. This was the best shot of the face that we were able to get since she had her face pressed up against the placenta in the 4D images. And yes, I said she! My doctor told K&J not to paint the nursery pink just yet, but there definitely was not a penis anywhere to be found! We will have a longer, more detailed ultrasound sometime in the next few weeks, so we will know for sure then.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I didn't realize that it's been 2 weeks since I last updated. Sorry! I'm sitting here eating the peanut butter & jelly sandwich that I couldn't stop thinking about, so I thought I should update since I'm still up.

I've been feeling pretty good. I still have 'morning' sickness every day, a few times a day. It's annoying and I'm hoping it goes away soon. Thank goodness for Zofran! I've also got some killer heartburn, thanks mostly to the fact that this baby seems to mainly want mexican food. I can't pass a Taco Bell without stopping for nachos & a couple packets of fire sauce. I'm not a big fan of anything hot, but this baby definitely is. I still can't eat hamburgers or steak, though. I haven't been able to eat very much chocolate, either. I was craving chocolate cake the other night so I made one, took a few bites and haven't touched it since. Thankfully I have 2 boys here who didn't let it go to waste!

We have an appointment tomorrow with our OB, and another ultrasound. We're hoping to be able to see if this baby is a boy or a girl, too! (My money's on girl) We're meeting early for lunch with my friend and doula, LaDonna. Then after the appointment, hopefully some shopping! I need some more maternity clothes, for sure. Now that I'm in them full time, I'm realized that I don't have very many options.

Well, I'm done with my sandwich so I'm gonna try to go to bed now. I was in bed earlier, half asleep, when my eyes popped open and I was practically drooling thinking about a PB&J sandwich. Oh, the joys of pregnancy!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Feeling Movement

I can feel the baby moving! Yesterday I was sitting here in my chair and it felt like someone was pressing on my belly, but from the inside. My first thought was "what the heck is that?" but then I immediately realized that it was the baby stretching out. It felt so neat! I felt it a few more times, then again at dinner when I was eating salsa (I've been craving salsa for a couple of weeks) and some more before bed, and I can feel it right now. He/she is pretty strong, too!

Other than that, things are pretty boring right now. But boring is good, we like boring! I listen to the heartbeat almost every day with the doppler, and it's always in the high 160's and 170's. We have another ultrasound on the 22nd, and we'll hopefully be able to see the gender.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

12 Weeks!

Oh. My. Gosh. I can't believe we made it to 12 weeks! It feels so great, I feel like I can finally relax and just enjoy the ride. I have been fairly optimistic about this pregnancy so far, but now I can really relax.

Up to this point, K & J have only told family and close friends about the surrogacy, but now that we're 12 weeks and everything is looking perfect, they're telling everyone when they get back from vacation. I am so excited!! I remember telling everyone about my own pregnancies, and how neat that was, so I'm really excited for them to be telling everyone and having everyone know they're expecting another baby.

I have been feeling really good lately. My morning sickness comes and goes, but it seems to have decreased over the last couple days. I've been exhausted, but that's because I was on vacation over the weekend. I thought vacations were supposed to be relaxing? Ugh. I need a vacation to recover from that vacation! But more than anything, I have been really happy. Like nothing can bring me down. I walk around with a big smile on my face all the time, and sometimes for no reason I will just giggle like some kind of maniac. I'm just so happy!