Lilypie Maternity tickers

Lilypie Maternity tickers

Friday, December 24, 2010

34 weeks


Guess what? I went in for another u/s on monday (dec. 20) and baby A turned to head down position!! Yay, I couldn't be happier. Now lets just hope for a vaginal!
Baby A = 5.3
Baby B = 5.7

We had a false alarm on wed. I started having contractions around 6:45 am, and by 11:00 am they were still around. I tried everything to get them to stop from walking around the house, laying down, taking a shower, drinking water, eating. When they weren't stopping, I decided to go in to the hospital to get checked.
The Dr. checked me and I was 2 cm, 50% effaced, with irregular contractions. She checked me again 2 hrs later, I was 3 cm. I would be admitted if in another 2 hrs I dilated any more. 2 hrs later she checked me for the 3rd time and I was still a 3 with irregular contractions, so they sent me home. I was glad I was sent home because I just didnt feel like it was "the" day.

My belly keeps expanding and expanding, with that I am having the worst case of the "itches." It hurts so bad to have my belly brush up against something or even wearing a shirt over my belly. I am keeping my belly well hydrated, I just wish there was a special cream out there that would help! any suggestions?

We are all ready for Christmas around here, I just need to go to the grocery store in a little bit to get a few things for tomorrow. I hope I dont get mauled over! My boys are so excited about Santa coming tonight! I think that is the best part about Christmas, seeing your children so excited about Santa. Its an amazing feeling! I cant wait for my IPs to have the same feeling with their two little boys in the years to come!

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!!



Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pics...new and old

Baby A and Baby B

Baby B (so sweet)
Baby B feet
30 weeks
32 weeks
32 weeks





33.5 weeks! Update!

Hi!!! So, I haven't been very good lately at my updates, I think its because I just finished with the end of the semester, and was very BUSY with school! Now I am done, and I have a few weeks off before I start my last semester and then I GRADUATE! Im so excited! So many big things happening soon, graduating, and delivering surro-babies! AWESOME!

I am doing pretty good, just getting really tired lately. I have the most energy in the morning and early afternoon, then around dinner time I just want to crash. Its been hard lately because I have been needing to go Christmas shopping, and I just get so tired walking around the store. I would just buy everyone gift cards, I just don't like them very much. I also have been feeling very guilty lately because I haven't been able to be the mommy I usually am to my kids. My husband is wonderful and helps with everything! He cooks dinner, cleans up the kitchen, bathes the boys, pjs, brushes teeth, and even does story time. He also has been keeping up with the laundry! I told you, he is just AMAZING!

I had an u/s appointment on monday (dec. 13) and the babies are looking great! But there is good/bad news...ill start with the good news. So far I've made it to 33 weeks with twins, and they are growing just as twins are supposed to grow. Baby A is 4 lbs (about a week under, but the Dr. said that is just fine) and then Baby B is 5.3 lbs (about a week over, so he is a little chunk already!) Now for the bad news...Baby A is STILL breech, and Baby B is transverse. I really need Baby A to move head down before the big day, or I will have a C-section!!!! I am VERY nervous about a C-section because my first two pregnancies were really easy vaginal births. I guess Im very nervous about a C-section because I am just so unfamiliar with them, and don't know much about the procedure. I like to be in control during birth, and with a C-section that just is NOT the case! I am starting to get more comfortable with the idea, just would still rather have a vaginal.

I actually have my hospital bag almost packed, just a few more items that I need to put in. I did not pack my hospital bag with my boys until I was in labor! Im just trying to prepare myself for this birth a little more than I did with my own, probably because it will be different than my own babies. My IPs are collecting Cord Blood, so I have the two boxes the company sent to bring to the hospital. The boxes are some what big, they will not fit in my bag, so I have them right by it.

I am also having anxiety about my IPs making the birth, I hope they can get here before the boys are born. I will just have to call them as soon as I know I am in "real" labor. I do have a very good instinct in what is real or false labor. If I make it to 37 weeks (my dr. wont let me go past 37) then I guess we will either schedule an induction or c-section. My doctor said that on average, twins come at 35 (keep ur fingers crossed). If we have something scheduled then my IPs are sure to make it! If Baby A turns head down and I go into labor on my own and am able to have them vaginally, its possible it will be very fast. I had my second son in less than 3 hrs with no time for drugs. I almost had him in the car because I was only at the hospital for 30 min!

So now its just the waiting game!! I am a planner, so this is killing me! But so exciting at the same time. Sometimes, the unknown can be the best :) I have a dr. apt today (going every week now) so if anything has changed I will do an update later today!

Please pray that Baby A turns to head down postition!!!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

28 weeks!!!

Here is my 28 week belly pic!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

short and sweet

Braxton Hicks - I don't like you very much lately! That's all...

Monday, October 11, 2010

24 weeks!

WOW! We are 24 weeks today! I cant believe it...are we really this far along already?

My hubby took some pics of me last night and comparing them to the 22 week pics, I would say that I have definitely grown...or should I say, the babies have grown! I didn't get much bigger than this with my singleton pregnancies, so it will be interesting to see how big I get with twins.

I've been having trouble sleeping the last two nights, I find that I wake up with the side that I was sleeping on to be going numb. I then switch to the other side, and then wake up a little bit later with that side going numb. I don't understand it, I will have to ask the Dr. next week. I hope there is something I can do to prevent/help it, because it is causing me to get very poor sleep.

Yesterday we (more me) had this great idea to take the boys to Sea World to go through the Scary Forest and go trick-or-treating "under the sea." Well, I say it was a great idea (being sarcastic) because with a little bit of walking, I was already hot and light-headed! I know my boys would have been so sad to leave the park so early, so my sweet hubby pushed me around in a wheel-chair the rest of the time! What would I do without him? Im glad we got to have a good time, its important to me to still be able to take our kids out and do things we would normally do. I want this to have as little effect on them as possible through-out this whole surrogacy process.

Heres to 24 weeks down...keep your fingers crossed for 12 more to go!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

when I wake up...

Some mornings when I wake up, I still cant believe that I am pregnant with TWINS! Its very surreal to me!

I haven't posted in a long time, I just have been so busy with school! Also not much has been going on, Im in that "boring" stage of pregnancy...you know where everything is going great! And by going great I didnt mention: back ache, pressure (down there), being sooo tired, starting to waddle like a duck, clothes are getting tighter, stretch marks getting bigger, babies starting to kick my ribs :) and im sure there are others I am forgetting...but really I am enjoying this experience.
I do have my good and my bad days. I am just glad that my hubby loves me unconditionally, because boy can I be mean and emotional! The good thing is that I have more good days than bad days. I have noticed that I am a lot more emotional this pregnancy than I was with my other two. Maybe cuz its twins? I cry at the drop of a hat, and when it starts, its really hard to stop. I just have to remember that I will be okay, and I am getting through this. I am by no means, having a hard time, it just has its challenging days.
I have two appointments coming up: u/s on the 18th and an ob apt on the 21st. I will update with pics on the 18th! I cant wait to see them, hopefully they will show their faces this time! They are always so shy! Baby A was head down and Baby B was transverse, so I hope that Baby A stays head down and maybe Baby B will follow.

P.S. 110 days to go! exciting! (actually probably more like 80-89 days left-remember twins come around 36-37 wks on average)

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I have decided to become a surrogate mother to be able to give the gift of life!