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Friday, August 27, 2010

I survived!!!

Finally, I got a picture of me on here! I dont like the pic much (kinda blurry) but I just wanna show you my belly anyway!

baby A (top)
baby B (bottom)


Well, I survived the amnio today!!! I had my hubby go with me to the apt. to hold my hand and to comfort me! (he is the best hubby ever! very supportive of me)

So here is how it went:
We were called back and sat down on the couch in the amnio room. Dr. Huff sat next to us and went over everything in detail. He made the mistake by asking me how I was feeling, and thats when the tears started flowing! I was just beyond nervous!!! and he knew it! Dr. Huff was really sweet and had a way of calming me (hes been doing amnios for 40 yrs). I then laid down on the table and he did an u/s to look at the babies position. Then he evasively cleaned my belly with betadine. While my belly was drying, he got everything ready, x2! This is when I just laid there and got really nervous (just do it already!). He was finally ready, and came over to start. He did baby B first, up by my belly button, and he did a local first (which doesn't make since to do a local because he said it doesn't help once the needle is inserted). Then the needle went in...it really wasnt that bad, except that is was the most bizarre feeling in the world. Just imagine what your uterus would feel like to get poked from the inside! Then he withdrew the fluid (a little more than a tablespoon), after he injected a blue dye (so when he did the second baby if he pulled out blue, he was in the wrong sac). Then on to baby A, because of course its twins! The second poke was down a bit further and that one was a lot more uncomfortable, the Dr. said that is because the father down the more membranes we have. I did cramp when he pulled the needles out, but not much. Then I was done, IT WAS OVER!!! and I lived through it! The fluid was nice and clear, and Dr. Huff said I did great!!! It was definitely the hardest thing Ive had to do so far being a surrogate.

We got the FISH test done, which is a faster wait time for results to come back. FISH results come back in about 2-3 days, where as an amnio takes 1-2 weeks. FISH only tests for 3 major abnormalities though, so you still want to wait for the amnio. But the reason people do FISH is to find out early if the baby has downs. So, since the amnio was done on friday, Dr. Huff said maybe monday afternoon, but probably tuesday morning. Its now the waiting game, the part that is the hardest!

On the way home I had my hubby take me through the drive-thru and get a cheeseburger and fries at 10:30 am, hey I deserved it! Then I got home, ate, and have been resting ever since. Every once in awhile I will have a little cramp where the needles were inserted, but it goes away quick. I have just been really tired all day, probably just from the anxiety from it all. I will rest all day tomorrow as well, and then on sunday just take it easy. But monday I should be fine to go back to normal activity.

There were five main risks in getting an amnio done (in order):
1. spotting
2. leaking fluid
3. baby being poked by the needle
4. Infection where needle was inserted into skin
5. miscarriage (1/200)

So, that was my day, sorry the story was so long, I just didn't want to leave anything out! After the amnio was all done with, Dr. Huff printed some pics of the boys for fun. Also he told me since there was blue dye injected into one of the sacs, sometimes people pee green (blue and yellow make green), Ive been looking every time I go to the bathroom, but no green yet! haha



Wednesday, August 25, 2010

old pics from 12wk u/s

So, here are some pictures from our 12 week u/s. They are kinda blurry sorry! I dont have the new ones from last friday on my computer yet, I will do that soon!






17.2 wks...My back is killing me today!!!

My back has been killing me this morning since I got outta bed! I dont know what to do, tylenol does NOT work! Maybe I can try my heating pad. But I live in Texas, and who needs MORE heat?

I had an u/s last friday, and it went really well. The babies are growing so fast.
Baby A: 148 hb and 7 oz.
Baby B: 148 hb and 6 oz.
I had the u/s from the request of the IPs and really to prepare me for my amnio this friday. I met the doctor that will be doing the amnio (he was very sweet), and I was in the room where it will take place. I have been having much anxiety about it, so I guess the visit was to calm my nerves? No, it did not work! I am still soooo nervous! Two reasons: 1. Being stuck twice by a long needle (ive heard it hurts) and 2. finding out the results, and what that will entail for this pregnancy. I am glad we are doing the FISH test, because you get results in 2-3 days, rather than 1-2 weeks (that would be a killer). So, its happening this friday, and I am NERVOUS!!! I will try and post friday afternoon after I get home, I have to rest for 2 days after. The risks are: spotting, cramping, and miscarriage.

Other than me being really nervous about the amnio, everything else is going great! I finally started to feel a lot better last week! I can actually get out of the house and can EAT now! But the bad thing is a got my appetite back, plus a little more! I need to be careful, because ice cream has been my new BFF! (carmel kettle crunch, Blue Bell) The good thing is at my apt last week I only gained 3 lbs, and that was for a month. W00-hoo! I just know that will catch up with me soon, I usually gain in the 3rd trimester.

So, now for the big news...we found out the sex of the babies (we actually found out at our 12 week u/s, but I wanted to wait until the next one just to be 100% sure!)
The babies are...BOYS!!! My IPs are so excited about them being boys, and so am I (I am partial to boys, since I have 2).

I know in my last post I said I would post a picture of myself and I havnet done that yet! I will try and get one up soon, believe or not, I am really not that big. It takes me awhile to show when Im preggo. I thought I would show faster since its twins, but I guess not. Maybe that is why my back is killing me! I also have u/s pics from friday that I will get up in the next few days. I need to try and be better at this blogging thing, mainly because I want to remember every step of my surrogacy.

On a side note: My son started Kinder this week!!! It was very emotional for me, but we both got through it :) He had two great days so far, he is just really tired and needs an early bed time! And for me, I start school today! I am excited because with me not working or going to school I have been a bit bored! So school should take my mind off this pregnancy so much!

Thats it for today, I will be back on Friday!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

update



Im sorry this post is a long time waited. There is no real reason, I have just been slacking. My apt 2 weeks ago went great. I met the ob/gyn for the first time, she is awesome. What I love the most is she said she is all for doing a vaginal birth for the twins delivery (if it is possible). That just made my day because I really dont want to have a c-section. Of course I will have one if medically necessary, but I plan to be in that 20% of women who deliver twins vaginally (cant you believe its that low?)

The beginning of last week I actually started to feel better, and I thought, yeah I finally have my body back. But to my surprise the nauseous came back, along with a couple other symptoms. I was having really bad heartburn/indigestion, so the doctor gave me a prescription for Pepsid. It took a few days to start really working, but I do feel much better. Lets just say its not 100% better, but I dont wake up in the middle of the night feeling like my throat is on FIRE!!! The other symptom Im having is lower abdominal pain when I am sleeping. I wake up and my abdomen muscles feel like they are being ripped apart. I know this could only mean that my uterus is GROWING and making room for TWINS!!! So for now, other than being tired, those are my only complaints. (i know, i know, i feel like a complainer)

Last week my family and I joined a gym right down the street. Its great because they have a pool, something my neighborhood is lacking. My boys love it, and ask to go everyday. My husband has been wanting to get back into working out, so he is happy. Although I cant do a full work-out, I planned on taking Yoga, walking on the treadmill, and swimming. I found out that they do swimming classes, so I thought I would give it a try. Ive read online that swimming is the best workout you can do while preggo (especially with twins). I do have to admit that I was a little hesitant about doing the class since they all seem so nerdy (haha). To my surprise I loved the class and all the ladies were so sweet. I plan on attending next week as well.

My next doc visit is in 2 weeks! They were having me go every week to check on the babies, and then they booted my outta there and told me not to come back for a month! Oh, and I promise to get a picture of the belly up this weekend, I just dont look very pretty right now!

Here are some pics from the u/s 2 weeks ago:


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