Thursday, October 20, 2011

29 weeks read right. 29 weeks! Amazing!!!
Not much new to report! Still feeling good. Have only gained 10lbs so far so Im happy!!! Midwife wasnt concerned at all with my blood work so thats good too! My blood pressure has been fine, but a little high for ME personally (Ive never had an issue with bp so its weird that its higher then normal for me). Now Im harsh paranoid about it and take my bp all the time. Its still within normal range, just high for me is all. Im sure my paranoia doesnt help lol

Have gone to 2 hypnotherapy sessions and listening to a hypnosis cd on nail biting for the past week and Im pleased to say, I am 9 days free of nail biting!!! This is amazing for me since I have been biting for at least the last 26 years!!! Its a terrible habit and I hate it so Im very happy that I have been sticking with it!! I have white tips!!! Crazy!!! And as I type, I can feel my nails!!! lol

Anyhow, like I said, not much to report. I do have a pic for this week, but its on my phone and my cord is no where near me to upload it lol My laptop is totally screwed and Im using hubbys computer anyway until I get a new one in a couple weeks time. Ill try and post a 30 week pic!!! 30 weeks!!!!I cant believe I just said that!!!

Oh and on one last note...congrats to all the other surros that just had babies, are nearing the end of pregnancy and to all the IP's that either just became parents, are about to become parents or just found out they will be parents!!! So excited for all of you!!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

28 weeks tomorrow

I can't believe that tomorrow we will be 28 weeks!!! How crazy is that!!! Its amazing how this time last year, A and D and I were about to connect with each other for the first time. Its just happened so quick. A year ago, I had no idea that I was going to be on this amazing journey and with such a great couple to boot. I think this really has been the perfect surrogacy situation, for me anyway. I don't think that I could have asked for a better situation really. 

So I went for the gestational diabetes test and I passed...but just barely! It said normal range was under 7.9....I came in at 7.6!!! Wow...could I get any closer? I had some other off numbers too. My white blood count was just slightly elevated (by about 3 points) and where it was off was in the neurophils. I looked it up to see what that could mean (don't get me wrong...I am not worried about it. Ill talk to the midwife on Tuesday about it, but I'm not worried since its so slightly elevated) and it could mean stress, that Im coming down with something...or eclampsia. I'm not worried about it being eclampsia since my blood pressure has been normal and there hasn't been any protein in my urine so I'm going to contribute it to stress. With Guiding stuff taking a lot of my time, and lack of work (= money not coming in as it once did) I would say stress would be a good bet. 

So...Tuesday we have our midwife appointment but before that, Ill be participating in a hypnotherapy session. Kinda cool. I will be going to three over the next few weeks and my mom says its extremely relaxing so I'm looking forward to it. 

Anyhow, here is a 27 week picture...for anyone who is still reading this! lol Not many comments as of late so I don't know who's actually reading up on here! Ill take another pic this week...not that I've grown much more! Hope you like my new layout!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

27 weeks and a wonderful day!

Today was such a great day! Well, it started off super shitty (literally!) My dog got into garbage and proceeded to shit all over my carpet outside my bedroom door. It stank so bad and at 6:40am I had to clean up diarrhea at an ungodly hour. Ugh. got better thank goodness.

I parked my car at my parents place, and took the Skytrain downtown and went to the Tacofino truck. OMG....Tacofino is insanely good. A food truck in Tofino, that opened up in Vancouver as well. They actually have two trucks and it just so happens that the burrito truck is 2 blocks from where D catches the bus home from work. So, I met up with D after he was done work and we bused back to A and D's place where we hung out until A came home from work. Then we made our way to the ultrasound clinic to see baby Bunnyhop on a 3D ultrasound!!! It was such a great experience!!!

Bunnyhop was head down with her legs folded up in front of her face. After trying to get a good face shot, the tech got me to lay on that side for 5 minutes, to bug her a bit into getting into a different worked. She turned around and moved head up and stretched out a bit so we could see her cute little face!!! Throughout the ultrasound, she sucked on her feet and legs, as well as her umbilical cord and licked the placenta lol We even saw her open an eye as she yawned!!! That is apparently a rare sight according to the tech. She was very very active...the tech held the wand in place and the image kept moving cause baby was moving all over. She moved back head down for a bit and moved into a vogue like position which was so cute. She has cute fat lips, and we could see her eyebrows, eyelashes and she has super long fingers.  It was a wonderful experience which makes me wish I had had that with my own kids.

After the ultrasound, we went for dinner at this awesome place called the Afghan Horsemen. It was insanely good. A friend of mine had posted something about it on Facebook a few weeks ago and I thought it sounded pretty cool and it turns out they have been around since the 70's and have won tonnes of awards for their food! So...we went and enjoyed a really tasty meal. It was so delicious and even A and D said it was a good call and they were going to go there again for sure. I even came home with some leftovers for lunch tomorrow!!

After dinner, we went back to their place and transferred the pics from the ultrasound to a USB so I could take them home! They are going to burn the DVD for me too which Im super stoked to show the kids cause its pretty darn cool!!!
For are some pics of the ultrasound!!!


Yawning and her eye is open!!!

Really good profile shot...with her foot next to her head!

VOGUE! lol