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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.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Week 22 - Snug as Bugs

We are 22 weeks now and all is well.  I couldn't be happier with how things are going so far and I hope I don't jinx myself but, this pregnancy hasn't been much different than a singleton pregnancy - yet.  We had another routine appointment with the OB today.  We'd been looking forward to this appointment since K was bringing along two of her friends and my fellow surro-sister and best friend Daisy was joining us too - we'd planned a girls afternoon following the visit.

All looked great at the appointment.  Both boys were head down and they were active and kicking (each other) throughout the ultrasound.  Their heart rates are slowing down as the grow which is normal.  Today Baby A was in the high 140's and Baby B around 135.  My cervical length was at 4.5-5+ cm which is SUPER news and BP, urine and weight were all ok as well.  In addition to the u/s we saw the doctor and for fun I had her do a fundal height measurement.  In a singleton pregnancy you typically measure a centimeter for the number of week pregnant you are.  We are now 22 weeks 3 days and I measured 28 cm ... that's 6wks ahead!  No wonder I feel I've grown!!

Afterwards the five of us enjoyed a wonderful lunch and chatted for awhile.  It was a perfect day for sitting out on the patio at MashUp and the food was AWESOME as always.  K and her friends were so very generous and gave me a Gift Card, some maternity apparel and ORANGES!!  IM also got me a maternity support which I've never used before but, knowing how she researches everything I'm guessing if she bought it, she read up on the reviews and it was highly recommended.  ;)  I'll have to try it out for myself, especially if I end up with a twin belly like my Blogger friend, a fellow surro, over at True Life: I'm a Stork!  No offense Samantha but your belly scares the **** out of me!!! One of the highlights of the afternoon was that K got to feel one of her baby boys kick!  There is always tons of movement going on now so I'm glad she was able to experience it for herself. :)We parted ways with hugs and well wishes, always such a pleasure to see you E & N and thanks so much for everything!

My IPs and I have a busy schedule the next few weeks, lots of appointments and a couple of fun get-togethers coming up too.  Although the crazy number of doctor visits gets a bit overwhelming, I love all the time I get to spend with K&S, their friends and family.

Here is the latest belly pick - 22wks 


Jen said...

I am the same way, 24 week surro with twins and so far seems pretty close to my singleton pregnancies. Glad everything is going great!

Carly said...

You look great! Love to hear the good news!
Have a Suneday!

Tiffany said...

That sounds like so much fun!

I love your outfit. What a cute picture! :)

Jeni said...

You look AWESOME! Great report!

Nikki said...

You look adorable! I like to hear the good news.