Saturday, March 21, 2015

30 week update

     I have not updated in awhile. I have been sick on and off, mostly off but when it is on, it is tough. I for sure have a belly now. So the is this one a boy comments have been happening a lot when I am out with my two daughters. 

     I have come up with a good response though, "Yes, but he isn't mine".  The responses from hearing about surrogacy have mostly been good but also a lot of shock. Most people only know of surrogacy from the crazy news stories or lifetime movies. I should tell you if you actually want to know about surrogacy those are not the places to learn about it. 

     Yes the reason there is so much green in that picture is it was a St.Patricks day picture. I have a belly that has finally "popped" as some people will say. I went from getting comments about how tiny I was and there was no way I was due in may to "you are due any day right?" comments. what is it about people commenting on a pregnant woman's size. It seems like I am always too big or too small in someone's opinion. Baby is growing perfectly so that is all what matters! 

How far along? 30 weeks
Total weight gain/loss? Still 10lbs down. But that is a pretty good gain from my lowest point
Maternity clothes? Yes. and starting to get sick of them.
Stretch marks? Yes. I have one little tiny one, I didn't think I would be able to get more my stomach is like a crazy road map BUT I ended up with one off to the side of all the others. 
Sleep? Not the best. It’s hard to get comfortable but my snoogle is helping . Also having to wake up and pee 3-4 times a night is no fun. And the heartburn this baby is going to have so much hair.
Best moment this week? Just watching my girls play, We have had some great weather so we have been trying to spend more time outside. 
Miss Anything? Sitting on the floor (I would never be able to get back up), margaritas (I am not a big drinker at all but I have had this craving for months obviously wont have one though).Movement? Yes. I swear he is doing flips in there. Food cravings? I have been wanting my dads potato soup, and fruit. Anything making you queasy or sick? What doesn't/Have you started to show yet? Safe to say yes.Gender? Boy!Labor Signs? Nope, (TMI) I did loose my mucous plug, but it can "grow" back so not really a sign of labor. Belly Button in or out? inWedding rings on or off? On and still too big.Happy or Moody most of the time? Moody, I cry over everything! Looking forward to? It is spring break so I get to spend lots of time with both my girls this week! 

Friday, January 23, 2015

22 week update

     I am still slowly getting better! This week I was even able to go out to lunch with a friend, it satisfied a craving I have been having for over a month! Cheesecake Factory ranch why do you taste so good? 
     My belly has very much popped I am in maternity pants (or yoga pants and leggings) 100% of the time. I can still wear some of my pre pregnancy shirts but I am being careful to make sure I don't strech them out. Also 90% of the time I just wear a maternity shirt. I am however having a hard time finding maternity tank tops I like so if you have any suggestions let me know! 
     Little belly buddy is so active he moves around constantly and is he is not happy with how I am sitting or laying he makes sure to let me know! He has been passing every single kick count with flying colors! We haven't even got to 30 minutes while waiting for kicks! 

      You see that^^^ my belly is finally growing and growing! My husband told me the other day wow you actually look pregnant. I am excited to finally have a noticeable belly! On the other hand I did have my first stranger touching the belly experience. Don't get in my bubble without asking. Chances all I won't tell you not to touch, just give me the chance to decide if you are creepy or not lol! 
      The parents are in the middle of doing all their paper work so they can bring this little boy home with them! So much legal aspects when it comes to surrogacy. They are also starting to set the coming for the birth plans! It is a little crazy to think that this little one is over half way done cooking. We are also almost at viability! 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

21 weeks and counting...

     So now I am in my 21st week of pregnancy and that means the start of my 6th month. Time is just flying by. 
     This little one is growing and kicking every single day! He seems to be having a dance party everytime I try to go to bed. 
     I am still having bad days, in fact I spent most of yesterday in bed and got 100% of nothing done. But most days I am ok. Still dealing with nausea but it slowly getting better. 
     I am tired all the time. Feeling a bit left out of the 2nd trimester boost of energy. I have been taking advantage of Emma still taking naps and have been joining in on nap time. 
     I had to go out and get new maternity clothes all of the pants I bought in the beginning are swimming on me now. But it feels amazing to have pants that fit again. Plus I don't have to do the hair tie trick anymore so that is a plus. 
     No new stretch marks but to be honest I don't think there is room for any new ones lol.   
     I do have a little bit of a belly now. At 21 (almost 22) weeks I am still in the is she pregnant or is she fat stage. I have to admit I am so looking forward to having the big belly! Not so much strangers touching my belly though. 
      Have you ever had strangers touch your belly? I had a lady try to lift up my shirt in the middle of the store once.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Half way done!

     Here is the 20 week update! The last week has been pretty exciting finding out that belly buddy is a boy! So I finally get to carry a boy! With this being my last pregnancy it was kinda interesting to see how different carrying a boy is.

     We are officially 20 weeks pregnant! Time has gone so slow but flown by so fast. I can hardly believe that in just 20 or so weeks S&J will be welcoming their baby boy into this world. 
     Finally I am have a little bit of a belly! I may or may not be helping my belly look a little bigger by taking this picture after dinner... 

Friday, January 2, 2015

It's a....

     This baby is a feisty one! Belly Buddy didn't want to show us what we needed to see so I got to flip every sort of way, and belly buddy even flipped us off before we got all the pictures we needed.

     After an hour of flipping this side to that side we got all the angles we needed AND we found out.... 

     Yep S&J are going to have a baby boy! 

     Congrats S&J I can not wait until you get to meet your little boy!!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

19 week update!

     So 19 weeks so far as been full of ups and downs, I still have really bad days but I am starting to have more good days then bad ones. 
     Yep little belly buddy is growing right along! I swear the fruit comparisons shock me every week, the little mango sized baby inside me love to move! I feel him/her moving inside me every single day. 

     I have to admit that feeling belly buddy move is a lot different than when I was pregnant with my own. When my girls were in my belly, I would get excited over every little kick. With belly buddy it is just a reassurance this little one is doing ok. 
     Yep I still only have a tiny little bump, and in the right outfit you can't even tell. I just can not wait for the bump to finally make its appearance! The big belly is one of my favorite things about pregnancy! 

     Tomorrow is the big 20 week ultrasound! (At 19w3d), it will be nice to get reassurance that belly buddy is growing how he/she should. And the parents are very excited to find out if their little one is a boy or girl! 

     What do you think belly buddy is going to be? A girl? A boy? 
     I would share what I think belly buddy is but to be honest I keep having dreams it is a fish... Yeah I know odd right? 

Monday, December 22, 2014

18 weeks!

     So we are at 18 weeks! That is the beginning of the 5th month! Oh how time has flown! 
     Belly buddy is now the size of a sweet potato! It is just crazy to me how fast this little one is growing! 

     I am also already feeling movements! When I drink cold apple juice the little one just goes crazy kicking away! 

     I am still sick but slowly getting better! I the medications are working again for the most part and I haven't had to go in and get fluids in almost a week! I am still not feeling back to normal but it is just amazing to slowly be getting back to normal! 

     I still only have a tiny belly but belly buddy is starting to show that he/she is in there! 

     Next week I have the "big" ultrasound! S&J are so excited to find out if they will be having a little girl or boy! I still have no idea I have no feeling either way. As I have told many friends and family I keep dreaming belly buddy is a fish... 

      I went from maternity pants to regular jeans (med bloat was mean) to know my jeans are getting tight in the stomach but I am just swimming in my maternity jeans. 

      I have started making sure to use LOTS and lots of lotion in my tummy but wanted to know what lotion www best for you? I want something thicker than what I am using right now.