Monday, June 27, 2011

20wk appt

Unfortunately we had quite the LONG wait at the Dr's appt today but it was nothing but good news from there! And best of all IM's mom got to see her grandbabies for the 1st time!!

  Baby A: HR 144, measuring 19w5d, weighs 13oz -Was sucking on his hand during most of the u/s

  Baby B: HR 156, measuring 20w1d, weighs 14oz -Not too active today but continues to be a camera hog & kick his brother in the head. He was chillin' with one hand on top of his head

 We are 19w3d today so the boys continue to measure ahead : ) Both are still definitely boys! Anatomy (heart, liver, kidneys, etc) all look perfect. We go back at 24wks end of July. We'll have another growth scan, diabetes test (BLAH) & start having fetal fibronectin tests to watch for any signs of impending labor so we can limit my activities/bedrest or whatever's needed if it's postive.

B/P: 122/72
Weight gain since last month: 5lbs
Total weight gain so far: 9lbs

Sunday, June 26, 2011

20 week u/s tomorrow :)

Man, I've been such a slacker lately! I haven't posted anything to the blog... I believe it is due to the fact that I am in major nesting mode right now. We have started on the nursery and I seem to have lost myself in there lately :)

As Stacey said in her last post we all got together for lunch today! The only one missing was Stacey's oldest but hopefully she will get to come with us to our 24 week sono. My mom and brother are completely in love with Stacey and couldn't believe their eyes when they saw her beautiful pregnant belly with our little ones in there! We had a wonderful lunch spent chowing on some fabulous mexican food and visiting with each other. K, Stacey and Collin's youngest, and I have quite a little friendship going on! She spent most of the meal eating off my plate and the rest of the time sitting in my lap like a little love bug :)

Mom and Bry are looking forward to attending the sono with us tomorrow... They will finally be able to see our little boys in action! Bryan still can't believe he is going to be an uncle, it's hilarious to see a 21 year old boy become so excited and enthralled with his soon to be nephews :)

Here are a few pictures of the nursery so far and I will post some sono pics from tomorrow as soon as I can... May not be until this weekend though since I will be undergoing sinus surgery Wednesday morning :/

Keep in mind the nursery is a work in progress ;) Hubby did a great job on the shelf for the boys room and we have had such a great time working together on everything from painting the room to assembling the cribs and the dresser :)
Thanks again to everyone for all of the prayers so far and for following our journey! I love being able to share this with all of you :)

19wk belly

  Slacking a bit's the 19wk belly pic. It's definitely growing fast now that I'm not sick anymore! We got to meet IM's mom & brother today for lunch & they get to go to our 20wk appt tomorrow too : )

Saturday, June 18, 2011

18 weeks!

 We were 18 weeks yesterday & I'm feeling the boys move around much more now..especially while trying to sleep! I can't wait until Mommy & Daddy get to feel them too! Best of all, the all day sickness is pretty much gone..YAY!!! It's probably safe to say we're half way through this pregnancy. It's hard to believe how fast it's going! Our 20wk appt is just over a week away : )


Friday, June 3, 2011

Maternal blood screening results & telling my son..

 The nurse called today to let us know the 2nd part of the maternal blood screening results were in and that everything came back with clear margins:

1:10,000 for Downs
1:200 or <.5% for Spina Bifida

 I also finally told my son today about the babies. He will be 6 in September so I waited until I felt it was safe to tell him. My oldest has known since we matched and the youngest, well she's too young to know any better. Although she has been rubbing my belly lately. Anyway we are a foster home for a local boxer rescue and we have always told our son that we take care of them until they are adopted and find their forever homes. That's about the closest I could think of he could relate to surrogacy. I explained Carrie having CF and that her lungs couldn't handle pregnancy so that we were carrying her babies for her until they were read to come out and go home with her. At 1st he was like WAIT..2 more babies in our family?? And I explained more how no they were Carrie's babies and will go home with her and their Daddy. I think there was a sigh of relief there from him..LOL And after I finished my spiel his response was "so that's kinda weird"..
 Not quite what I was expecting but he seems content with the explanation he got : ) My oldest was only 3-4 during the last journey but I guess with the whole girls maturing faster then boys thing she just caught onto the whole process very easily.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Queen of My Castle

Looks like I'm going to be outnumbered in our house... We are gonna be the proud parents to TWO bouncing baby BOYS come the end of October!! I have to admit I was a little shocked when the u/s tech looked at baby B and said "Definitely another BOY, wouldn't you agree Dr. Tabor?!" My husband was beaming, as I'm sure any man would after finding out he was going to have two sons. We had absolutely no preference on whether we wanted boys, girls or one of each but I do believe that I was meant to raise little boys. Playing in the dirt, hunting and fishing are what I was raised doing and I can't wait to share that with our boys.

On Tuesday we headed out and went to pick up Stacey for our big 'gender reveal' appointment... I was so excited to see Stacey and spend a little time together. She also brought her photo album of her first surrogacy journey along with her for me to look at, which was amazing. I can't wait until she starts taking belly pictures of this journey so everyone can see her progress as our little boys grow! Once we were called back and they started the ultrasound, Craig and I were once again mesmerized by the sight of our little guys happy and VERY active. The u/s tech had no problems getting the boys to 'reveal' themselves for us. The only thing she had trouble with was getting Baby B to hold still long enough for measurements... Once his brother stopped kicking him in the head :-/it was smooth sailing. Man, already fighting in the womb! Both boys are measuring perfectly at 5 oz and everything is looking great.

Craig and I are going to spend our weekend shopping for furniture, bedding and a paint color for the nursery :) So excited to get things started in there!

Here are a few pics from the u/s... Craig and I are going to pull some still photos from the DVD of the u/s that we have and I will post them when I get a chance :)

Baby A-- Definitely a BOY!
Baby B-- Also definitely a BOY!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Am I psychic or what??

  Go back and read my entry from 12/20/ crazy is that?? So now I have to stick with the dream and these 2 be bigger then L&W were!! I had another dream 2 nights ago that my water broke and we were just a couple days over 36wks. I called Carrie and we just started talking, then I was like "oh yeah my water broke...". I kept thinking we better hurry and get to the hospital before contractions start..PLEASE!! That was all that I remember but thought it was funny : )