Baby watch has officially begun!!!! After several days of contractions, surro babe’s daddies (and big sister) rushed to get here in case their not-so-little guy decides to come earlier than expected. We’re so happy they’re here! And we’re so excited to be a part of helping this family grow.
36 weeks and baby is measuring 8 lbs 14 ounces!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m dilated to 3 and 75% effaced! R will be here on Monday. E will be here a week later with their daughter. I’ll definitely be taking it easy until Monday and I had a chat with surro babe, telling him he has to stay put at least until his Daddy gets here, and preferably until both daddies and his big sister are here. 😉
Coincidentally, Monday is Labor Day. Lol!
Lately I’ve been feeling exactly how I felt right before my own babies were born. Looks like it’s nearly time to deliver this not-so-little guy back into his daddies’ arms. We’re so excited!
35 weeks already! Surro babe is still measuring big and my amniotic fluid is measuring on the high side. No wonder I’m so huge and squished!
Surro babe has decided that during my weekly fetal non stress test is the perfect time to take a good nap. This results in lots of poking and pushing on my belly trying to get him to wake up, followed by the nurse bringing me a kool-aid juice box and chocolates. The sugar always gets him to wake and he then quickly passes the test.
Here we are doing the stress test (standard practice with my OB when baby is measuring big). The bands measure contractions as well as the baby’s heart rate. Then I have to press the little clicker any time I feel him move. To pass the test they want to see his heart accelerate in relation to his movements.
Everything looks great – and we’re still thinking baby will be here 1-2 weeks early. So exciting!
I heard about surrogacy when I was a teenager – ever since then I always knew it was something I would do when my own family was complete. Being a mom was so important to me – if I wouldn’t have been able to have children, I would have been devastated and I would have hoped someone would have been willing to help me.
I got my happily ever after and now I’m helping another family get theirs.
Did I set out wanting to carry for two dads? Yes!!!! When researching surrogacy, I came across many articles and blog posts from men who didn’t want to come out for fear that it would mean that they couldn’t be fathers. It breaks my heart to think that anyone feels like they can’t be who they truly are. I pictured if it was one of my sons, or nephews, or students – I never want them to think that they can’t be true to themselves. I want them to know that they can have the world and that who they choose to love has no bearing on that.
I LOVE that my kids are seeing that families come in all shapes and sizes. And I love that they know that I support gay families.
Equality is something that is incredibly important to me. I may not be able to change the world and make things fair and right for everyone, but I can give the world to this family, and change their life. I feel so lucky and honored to be able to do so.