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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Initial Reactions...

Most people I have told that I am a surrogate has had really positive reations...many have been surprised at why I would do this and some have lots of questions.

This week I got the first "funny" reaction. My youngest child Sebastian has told his teachers at pre-school about Mommy having a baby...that spurred a conversation last week with me telling them that yes I am pregnant but that I am a surrogate.

Well Tuesday afternoon I came to pick Sebastian up from pre-school and another teacher stopped me in the entry way to his room. She could barely keep her eyes of my belly! I just had to laugh...first there is really no belly to look at just yet (...but boy my pants are getting tight :-) )and second she wanted to ask questions which is fine ..but she had a real hard time looking at my face when talking to me....now if only my eyes had been placed right above my belly button...lol

I am sure I am in store for many more reactions like this come....

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

One pink little bean is growing...

Today was finally ultrasound day...I have been waiting for this day! I have been feeling good and experiencing my regular early pregnancy signs ... but the thought of "what if" was there.
Well today we met with Dr. H - my mom came along and M (IF) was there too...and the ultra sound looked great. The embryo is growing...one little pink bean is hanging out in there - YEAH!!! We transferred two and one stuck - just perfect. The heartbeat was 125 beats per minute which is right on target. Dr. H said that everything looked good and measured right on track. What a relief to hear - and how wonderful to hear the heartbeat...to me it sounds like a little horse just running along.
M (IF) was very happy - this is just so exciting for M&M - I love the fact that I am helping them create their family. M (IM) called a bit later in the afternoon ... I picked up the phone with a "Hi Mama"....she better get used to hearing that.
Dr. H also said for me to go ahead and schedule an appointment with my regular OB for after our next ultrasound which will be on April 8th....woohoo almost down to being a regular pregnancy...my medications have been reduced but I will still have to do injections for another 5 weeks or so..but soon that will end too.
Great day - great news....

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

6 weeks today...

Today I am six weeks along... I am getting a bit nervous about our ultrasound scheduled for Monday.

I am learning that surrogacy is a lot of "hurry up and wait"!!! Waiting to match with the right couple; waiting to do preliminary testing; waiting to sign contracts; waiting for the transfer; waiting in the two-week-wait; waiting for the beta results....wow is the waiting over yet!!! Nope...the positive betas were great and very reassuring...but now we are back to waiting...waiting for the ultrasound!!

I feel good and not very different than any other day. I am more tired ... but other than that I am great. I am praying that our ultrasound will show great results on Monday. It will be a very special day.. M (IF) will be with me for the ultrasound and so will my mom. My mom is flying in for a 2 week visit on Friday and we are all very excited!