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Caledonia, Northern Illinois, United States
I am a Thirty-Something mother of four beautiful girls. My love for them, and the joy I've experienced during this crazy ride called motherhood, has inspired me to help make the dream of a family become a reality for couples through gestational surrogacy. I've proudly helped A&T, as their lives were forever changed when they welcomed a son in April 2010 and K&S were blessed as parents in Sept 2012 when we welcomed their twin boys. I completed my final surrogacy journey Nov 2015 when I helped a wonderful local couple J&W and Big Brother add their family with the birth of twin boys. I am so very fortunate to have wonderful relationships with each one of my surro-families and continue to share in their lives.

Monday, September 28, 2009

9 Weeks

I/we weigh one gram! I'm getting bone and swimming soon.

Another week done, this puts us at 9 weeks now. All is still going well, I can't believe how good I feel for carrying twins. I was preparing myself for the worst during this first trimester and so far have been pleasantly surprised.

The hardest part has been dealing with my OBs office. All I can say is UGH!!! With some thought and input from IM we've decided to change providers. I've been with my OB for over 10 years so it is a hard move to make but the care I've received on my last several visits has been less than stellar.

Our next appointment with the new OB will be a week from Friday (10/9). We get an u/s too, glad to have the opportunity to get another peek at these two. Unfortunately my IPs can't make it out for this one but hoping the next visit we can make it work for everyone.

Monday, September 21, 2009

8 Weeks

Today marks 8 weeks and so far so good. I've actually been feeling pretty decent this past week. The fatigue isn't as bad and the queasiness has been minimal. There has been just enough to remind me that I'm preggo but nothing awful, so praying these babies are still growing as they should. Oh how I wish we could get a peek at them every week just to know for sure! My belly hasn't grown much yet. I know they are still just teeny tiny (about the size of a small grape now) but I thought with twins I'd be feeling a bit more "bloated" than I am. Maybe I won't be as big as I thought I might be in the first trimester after all. I have my maternity clothes on standby just in case though.

My first appointment with the OB is Wednesday. It should be a rather boring visit, just meeting with one of the nurses to review my chart, history, some lab work, etc. My IPs aren't coming out for this one but are hoping to make as many as possible.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

We have heartbeats !!

At 6w3d babies are looking great. Baby A measured 6w1d with a heartbeat of 124 and Baby B measured 6w3d, right on track, with a heartbeat of 111. The RE assured us that all was fine and even released me to my OB with instructions to continue meds till week 10. So now my appointments will be out here in the Rockford area, woohoo!!! My IPs are interested in making as many appointments as possible so they'll be heading out this way now. Looking forward to them finally meeting all the girls and visiting our home too.

In other news, I started my aqua aerobics class last night, it was nice and I'm sure I'll enjoy it a lot come December or so when I start to feel huge.

As of now I have most of the typical symptoms, fatigue, queasiness, sore boobs and bloating. I was honest with IM when she asked how I was feeling and she apologized for making me feel so icky. I told her it was my pleasure.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ultrasound says .....

Baby A & Baby B are right on track. That's right it is TWINS for A&T!!! We saw two gestational sacs each with a yolk sac one measuring 5w3d the other at 5w0d. We'll have another u/s next week and hope to see a couple lil beating hearts at that visit. Keep sending positive thoughts our way that these two continue to grow and develop.