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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.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Two for Two!!

Last weeks lil nondescript squiggles with barely visible yolk sacs/fetal poles are now two adorable lil blobs with HEARTBEATS!!!! Both babies are measuring right on target (6w5d)and had perfect fetal cardiac activity. Baby A 130 bpm and Baby B 135 bpm. Baby A is in the straight up and down position in his/her gestational sac and Baby B is laying down and cozy in his/hers.

The u/s tech pointed out a subchorionic bleed at the top of my uterus and said not be alarmed if I experience some spotting/bleeding and that it's very normal in IVF pregnancies but, as of now I haven't had any. Otherwise all is looking great and we'll wait from instructions from the RE as to whether he would like another u/s before releasing me to the OB.

My symptoms are still pretty mild. I have some waves of queasiness throughout the day but nothing overwhelming. I'm experiencing the other usual stuff too like sore breasts that have grown a cup size (!!!) and increased CM. I got hit with a head cold this week - YUCK! I've been healthy all winter long and now that I CAN'T take anything I get sick. My husband [Jason] says it's because my body is putting in overtime baking these two babies and it left my immune system vulnerable. Only other thing of mention is that I get in what I call "food moods". I'll have an appetite for one thing and one thing only ... guess it's the same as cravings but not for anything strange. The other day I wanted cream soup, it didn't matter what kind I just REALLY wanted a creamy soup. LOL One of my other favorites when pregnant is fruit so I'm pretty excited that this will be a summer pregnancy with lots of produce choices. :)

Keep growing lil beans!!!


Jennifer said...

LOVE it!!! The most beautiful sound in the world :) Grow babies grow!!!

Jeni said...

Yay for twins!

Congratulations to all!

Chantelle said...

Great news!! Excited to follow along :)

Carly said...

So so happy for you and your IP's! What super news! Prayers to healthy growing twins!
Have a Suneday!

Andrea said...

Awe grow twinsies grow!!!