Me as a Gestational Carrier!!

** A moment in my Tummy, forever in my heart**

Thank you for visiting my blog! I'm not the best writer so bare with me as I try to tell about my experience :) I am a mom of 4 ranging from ages 13-3. About 12 years ago I decided that one day I would help a family bring a child into this world. In 2011 I met my first Intended family and delivered a baby boy on Aprils fools Day 2012. I now am matched with my second family and I look forward to what this journey brings to us.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

5 days to late... Sorry!

I have been really bad at updating or doing anything for that matter lately! This sleepiness is getting the best of me.  We had our Ultrasound on Monday. It was a great day the Intended mommy and daddy, and my mommy came. We got there and of course because I was nervous the clinic was running a little late. But I forgave instantly when we saw a perfect heartbeat of  ONE  cute baby. 

I was a little shocked, I think I thought it would be twins. I kinda got a little sad until I felt relieved the thought that bed rest or premature labor was most likely not going to happen now. I am very happy for  my family. I think this baby is going to be so loved and I am so excited for their blessings they will recieve because of this Cute little peanut. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

The belly

I really haven't known what to think about this belly.  I really woke up and it was there one day and its getting bigger. I am only 7 weeks pregnant on tuesday. I am not very fond of it.  Non of my clothes fit, it's embarrassing to tell people, ya Im only 6 weeks after they notice on their own there is a belly on me.  I've been looking at a few maternity clothes or bigger clothes but bigger clothes won't fit long and maternity clothes, I haven't even seen a heartbeat I don't want to move to fast.  I am also am a volunteer photographer for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. We take pictures of Infant or child loss. The other day I could not find a photographer for two Angels.  So I tried on everything I had to hide it so I could go. I don't own a lot of bigger clothes I like tighter less clothing especially in summer.   It was the one day in my life I wanted people to think I was fat not pregnant.  I can't take pictures for these moms that just lost their  baby while I am flaunting my pregnant belly. Its just not fair to them and the pain they are going through.   As I tried to hide it I walked into the hospital and a nurse I knew said "Jen are you?" as she looked at my belly. She had no idea I was doing Surrogacy. So I think I'll be taking a brake from my Angels :( Which I am so sad about!!!

8/21/11 6 weeks 6 days

Here is a picture to compare, This picture was taken 10 days before the transfer.

Today is my first Ultrasound hopefully we see great heartbeat(s). I am really excited! I might start really liking the belly after.

Friday, August 19, 2011

6 Weeks

This post is a tad late, I am 6 weeks and 3 days now. I wrote this the other day but I wanted to post a belly pic with it but I am not feeling so photogenic this week. I will get one up soon because I'm looking preggo. I have been nauseous and so sleepy. Wow I fall asleep looking at the computer. Today has been a little rough I woke up with a little old blood. I have never bleed in any of my pregnancies so it a little nerve racking.  Its since gone away but I have had kind of a crampy feeling. So hopefully all is well and we will see heartbeats on Monday.

*This week's major developments: 

*The nose, mouth, and ears are beginning to take shape.

*Baby's eyes and nostrils are starting to form. 

*The ears are marked by small depressions on the sides of the head, and his arms and legs by protruding buds. 

*His heart is beating about 100 to 160 times a minute

 *Blood is beginning to course through his body. 

*The intestines are developing, and the bud of tissue that will give rise to his lungs has appeared. 

*The pituitary gland is forming, as are the rest of his brain, muscles, and bones. 

*K and J's baby is a quarter of an inch long, about the size of a lentil.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Beta is in :)


Here is a list of other Surro's #s on a 12 day past a 5 day transfer.  So who knows It could 1,2, 3, or 4  :) 

SINGLETON: 46, 58, 72, 89, 97, 104, 113.6, 126, 161, 212, 223, 226, 252, 298, 300, 325, 340, 342, 351, 376, 416, 423, 430, 503, 505, 526, 566, 580, 634, 699, 709, 857
TWINS: 389, 408, 428, 451, 518.6, 653, 688, 688, 741, 746, 774, 766, 824, 969, 971, 1021, 1045, 1108, 1149, 1155, 1250, 1507, 1554, 1663, 1709, 1685, 2065, 2408, 2783, 3833
TRIPS: 333, 473, 746, 801, 1017, 1129, 2085, 3028
QUADS: 215

Whats your guess??? Humor me and Guess on the right side :) 

Our Ultrasound is August 22nd!

What will it be?

Here I am at 6 Am wondering why I am awake.  I should be sleeping but my Beta is today and for some reason I am really nervous. You would think after 30 positive test, Nausea, a 15 week belly and a missed period would mean I am pregnant. right? For some reason Im scared of a low number and Im scared of a high number.  I am afraid of it working out but also afraid of a litter. This is all so nerve-racking.  I will let you know when I hear!!!