Thursday, April 28, 2011

30 weeks today!!

Nothing to report except 9 weeks from today I will be delivering a sweet baby boy for my IPs...if he doesn't come early.  I was having severe back pain last night and go to the dr. tomorrow, so hopefully all is well and I can continue on this journey for 9 weeks!  We (me and my IPs) have it all planned out and don't have much of a backup plan, so he NEEDS to stay in until July 1 (LOL).  Here's to bakin this baby for 9 more weeks!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dr. Appt....all good

Today we had a dr. appointment, one for glucose and iron and the other we got a sono to see if my placenta had moved up where it needs to be.  Mr. C was kicking all over the place and is perfect in every way.  He weighs 2 lbs. and 12 oz. right now!!!! My placenta moved up where it should be so no concerns there which is awesome.  It may have been a little worriesome had the placenta not moved up, but now we can move on from there.  I will wait and hear back on my glucose and iron test within the next couple of days, however, they did dip my urine and didn't see any trace of the drink so they said that means my body has a high tolerance of that and that is always good here's hoping to no diabetes and that my iron is good.  Other than that, I'm feeling great, except not sleeping.  UGH.  Totally how I was with my other pregnancy.  Wake up and can't sleep.  I was cleaning at 11 last night...LOL  And if any of you know me, you know that's not like me at all!!!  But can't sleep, might as well be productive.  Today I feel like a train wreck and wish I could go crawl in bed.   As of today, we have 2 mnths and 10 days - can't believe it.  And now I start every 2 week appointments and then will start weekly appointments in June.  Time is flying!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

What a Year It's Been

Just doing this post...mostly for myself and reminder, but I met my IPs a year ago on April 10.  What a year it has been and in 2.5 mnths, I will be handing them their sweet baby boy!!!!!  I can't believe how fast the last year has gone and seriously can't believe how fast this pregnancy has gone.  July 1 is just around the corner and will be here and gone before we know it.  I have my glucose test a week from today and other than that, it's the normal feeling good pregnancy.  I really wish everyone had as good and easy pregnancies as I do.  I just can't imagine being sick and all that junk during pregnancy...for that I'm truly BLESSED!!!  Anyways, hope all my readers are doing great and thanks for stopping in.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I have a real issue when people ask me "how much are you getting paid?"  or "are you getting paid?" or say something like..."man, you will be set now, huh?!!"  First of all, you don't ask any person with a normal job if they are getting paid or how much they are you?  At least I don't.  Secondly, yes there is compensation for this "job" but if you add it up and divide it by 24/7 for approximately 12 months because you usally start the meds about 2 months before you get pregnant and then in case no has figured it out, not sure why they call it 9 mnths because you are technically pregnant 10 months, throw in there all the things you put on hold, all of the "inconveniences" you may or may not put your family thru, i.e. children, husband, or whoever else that helps out, all the possible risks that come with pregnancy, and then the aftermath of the "unknown", then I'm pretty sure it equals out to about $1-2 a day....who would "work" for that...pretty sure no one!!! 

On another note, I don't think it's all the "public's" fault either because on some agency websites where you sign up to be a surrogate or intended parent or do the research, they make it sound like we get all this money.  They have testimonies on there about what the surrogate did with her money or how much it helped out the surrogate's family which I don't really agree with either.  A lot of people think surrogates are low class, money hungry girls just trying to make an "easy" dollar.  However, I'm here to tell you I DEFINITELY  don't fit into that class and all other surrogate blogs I follow don't either.  We are all working mothers who enjoy being pregnant and who want to help another couple become a family.    We must be a little crazy in some way too because who would want to "give up" their own child.  Well we aren't crazy and we don't give up "our"'s all about Love and helping out.  That's what I'm doing it for.  I'm doing for the passion I have for kids, for all the love I have to give, to help out in a way many people will never understand and to be able to give the gift of life.   So yes, we get compensated, but please don't be that person that asks how much or make snide comments on how much we must be making.  Go do some research, find out for yourself if you want to know.  There are plenty of helpful sites out there.  Ok, that's my rant for the day....thanks for reading!!! LOL