Sunday, May 18, 2008

Who has a pair of 10 week old Fetus' swimming in her womb? This girl!

Here's the latest pic of the cutest damn fetus' in the world. They're about 10 weeks and growing. It is amazing the changes in just 2 weeks. During the ultrasound they were moving all around, arms and legs moving about. They were "tag teaming", when one would be moving the other would rest and then they'd switch. Very fun to watch.

Now that we're 10 weeks along and all was great with the ultrasound, I have been released to my OB. I'm lucky that Dr. Knight, who delivered my last two children, is covered by my special surrogacy insurance. I'm excited to be under his care again because he's an amazing doctor. Our first appointment with him will be at the end of the month. We'll be able to do another ultrasound so he can see firsthand what he's dealing with and the Intended Parents will be able to meet him as well.

Oh, and I was able to stop all my medications Saturday. Now instead of pumping myself full of hormones, I only have to take the prenatal vitamins. YEAH!!!

Lastly, an update on questions. I was talking with someone and they asked me, since there are 2, do I get to keep 1 of them? I swear, some people . . . too funny (and by funny I mean ridiculous).

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

8 weeks and counting!

We're 8 weeks along and a few things were (or at least thought they were) seen at the last ultrasound. The Sonographer said that both the embryos looked good (they'll be fetus' next week) and she still thought they were identical. It looked as if both had their own amniotic sac, which is great news. We also got a pretty cool 3D picture of them (above). When you look at it, Baby A is standing on its head and Baby B is up on the left wall . . . you can make out a little of a facial profile- but they're pretty much "kidney beans" at this point.

We have definitely entered "morning sickness" time . . . I never really had it too bad with my own three, but these two "peanuts" are bringing it. I start to feel nauseous if I go a little while without eating something. My "morning sickness" turns into "nighttime sickness" when around 9:00 PM I start to feel queasy. Also, I'm going to bed a lot earlier than usual. I've been so exhausted this time around. Not sure if it's because I'm carrying 2 or because I'm raising 3 this time around . . . but man, oh, man I'm tired 80% of the day. I usually put my kids down at eight o'clock and then work (around house, internet, etc.) until midnight or so. Now, I put them down and hit the hay myself! Needless to say, the house looks terrible and I haven't done anything to my website in weeks. But I know soon enough I'll be out of this phase . . . . and into another!