Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A sneak peak at I & L's baby girl

I did a 3D ultrasound at 25 weeks 1 day so they could get a glimpse at their sweet girl.  It's so nice because the place I went to offered for them to watch it all live too.

It was so incredible to watch her and know they got to see her too!  She is cute a cutie and was so shy with her hands and feet by her face almost the entire time.
She is breech now so I'm praying she will flip for us.
I am so blessed through this journey. Most people think it's just the parent's.  But they couldn't be more wrong.

Growing a baby belly for I & L

Here is a snap shot of the baby bump.......
11 weeks 5 days

                           13 weeks                                                                                             15 weeks 6 days

                                         19 weeks 1day                                                                21 weeks 3days

                                                25 weeks
                         22 weeks 5days                                                         

How many babies.......

I had two eggs transfered into my uterus so the next part of the journey was...  Ok so is it 1 or 2?  Well at 6 weeks 6 days we got an answer.....

Just ONE, healthy heartbeating away......
I prayed to God for months before this to please let at least one baby stick!
He aswered that prayer.

It was a tough journey though in the beginning.  I bled often and sometimes a lot from 6-7 weeks until almost 12 weeks.  Thankfully I learned it's very common in IVF.

Here are a few pictures of the growing peanut.

8 Weeks

12 Weeks

16 weeks 1 day, and we learned it's a little

And we wait......... And then....

So the hardest part of surrogacy for me began... The waiting.....and waiting.... Did it work? 

I started testing way too early I think.  I fried my nerves more by testing at 5 days past the transfer.  But on day 6 I saw a faint line, day 7 one that made me go ok... This is real and a day later a good one worded test "PREGNANT"
I think I cried.......

Then the best part of the journey.... Texting my Ip's telling them to call me...  And the call came.  I said something along the lines of  "I have something to tell you.... Your going to be parent's".  And the tears on the other end of the phone...Well they made me cry.  And then more so than ever did my life change in this journey.  It solitified that this journey was right where I was suppose to be.  God planned this for me.. For I & L

Transfer day June 21st 2012

I have been horrible about updating this blog and I feel terrible because it's something with so much meaning and I wanted to have this as a keepsake.  So I guess I will be posting several posts up till where we are now.

June 20th 2012~  Nan and I finally got a flight out of Denver to Texas but that was no easy task at all.  We spent from 1130 or so at the airport unil 9pm when we finalyl got a flight out.  We missed our first flight and it was stressful but really in the end it was comical and we laughed so hard spending a day  in our home town.  And I think we became so slap happy people thought we were nuts!  And honestly I wouldn't blame them.

We got to our hotel a little after midnight and fell fast asleep.

The next morning my nerves were a mess!! I was excited but so fearful of the possibilty of the baby(s) not sticking.  We read from the bible that morning and I gave it to God, it was out of my control.

We met with Kristina from the agency for breakfast and then she took us to the clinic.

Where I met my Ip's for the first time.  Talk about even more of a rush of emotions............

Then went back into the room filled with several peopleand nurses.  And we sat just watching on the screen as they inserted two little eggs, and it was an experience I am not sure there are words for.

And the journey began, back to the hotel where we ate lunch and I passed out laying on poor Nan while we watched a movie.

Our flight home was just as exciting as the one to Texas..... Got up before dawn got to the airport and they had a security breech.  Which made us and a few dozen people miss their flights.  So we got to hang at Texas airport for another long day...

But in the end we got home and rested...