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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.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Week 16

We had a great appointment earlier this week.  Both babies were active and moving all about with heart rates of 150 (A) and 156 (B).  My youngest, five year old Isabelle, joined us and seeing the babies on u/s was a neat experience for her - being the "baby" of the family she'd never been to one before.   At this visit we also did the first of several cervical length checks - the OB wants to ensure that it stays long and closed and keeps babies where they need to be.  The ideal measurement is 3-4cm range and we are looking very good with a cervical length of 5.08cm.  Yay!  Everything else looks good too, BP was fine, urine ok.  I was doing great with very little weight gain but it's creeping up on me now ...

I had to take an early glucose tolerance screen, our OB does it twice with multiples patients.  They called me with the results and all was well.  I wasn't nervous about this one but the next one I have reservations about seeing as I failed the one hour in my last two pregnancies and had take the 3 hour - which thankfully I passed both times.  I'm praying I can avoid a repeat of that this time around, we shall see.

These lil ones are making their presence known.  My belly is filing out and K&S were excited to see the nice round bump that's emerging.  I started feeling ever so slight movements a couple of weeks back but now they are undeniable and all throughout the day.  I'm feeling great - no complaints. I'm enjoying it while I can because I know eventually I will have to slow down and I won't be so comfortable.  I've already planned out the majority of our summer with the mindset if we don't get it in by mid July, it's probably not happening!!

Baby A and Baby B say hello!!


Jessica Doe said...

Congratulations on the good appointment this week! Best of luck to you as the babies continue to snuggle in!

Carly said...

Thanks for sharing the great news!

Have a Suneday!
Carly @