Friday, October 30, 2009

185 days?????

This is Allison

Wow, everytime I visit the blog, my immediate attention focuses on the baby ticker. So now we're down to 185 days to go. Really??? Wow. Seems unreal. In one sense, it seems like May will take forever to get here when I think of holding my little one in my arms. But on the other hand, when I think of all of the things we need to in, baby room, buying things, going to parenting classes (yes, we need to do this), making decisions about childcare or not, just getting prepared in seems like we don't really have that much time. Kind of a scary thought. But, people have been doing this for quite a while, so I'm not the first, don't want to make it seem like I'm the only one. LOL. I almost feel like the real progress will start when we find out the gender. Then we can focus on names, theme (if i even have one) and start buying certain items. We should be able to find out the gender the week before Christmas. So, it will be a nice birthday and Christmas present. So very exciting.

I was just thinking the other day how a baby is going to change our lives. I know things will never be the same. But in a good way. A wonderful way. I'm so looking forward to it. Then I started thinking.....I wonder how our Thanksgiving will be next year. How will our Christmas be next year? It's going to be great and amazing. :)

Until next time.....

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Little Squirt is Growing!

This is Jenn ~

Today was U/S #3 and, as expected, Allison's little baby is growing right along :) We are measuring 12w5d, which would give us a due date of May 1st - my hubby's birthday. The heart rate was 171 again (I'm still thinking pink) and all of the baby's measurements were perfect! Its still too early to say whether we have a baby boy or a baby girl, but the U/S tech said she saw a little "nub" and she thinks it might be a girl "nub", but we won't know for sure until our 20 week U/S - unless Allison can't stand it and decides we need to visit a stand-alone chain to find out earlier. I'm up for anything at this point - just so very relieved that Baby O is looking good :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Such a procratinator....

This is Allison~

I've been meaning to post about our first OB appointment since the day we went. Geez.....I'm a bad bad blogger. LOL

Our first appointment was Sept 25th. I was so excited. I went over to Jenn's so that we could ride together. I secretly love spending any little extra time with her. (Shhhh, don't tell her) LOL. Our appt was at 11:30. Jenn has warned me over and over not to expect him to come in on time and to expect for it to be an all day affair just to be safe. So, I tried to prepare for a long wait. But long waits are ok if you have someone to talk to. So, not so bad. The nurses were great and seemed happy for us. I was very attentive to try and see how others would perceive the surrogacy. The dr came in about an hour after the appt time. Not bad. He basically just talked to Jenn to see how she was, see if we had any questions and to make sure we were all on the same page. What happened next kind of took me aback, but I truly understand. Jenn was talking about her previous pregnancies when she was induced and he immediately said that any decisions like that, who will be in the room during appts, who will be in the room during delivery, etc will all be done according to what Jenn wants. He said that all medical tests and results could be shared, only after she gives permission, etc. At first, I almost felt like he was saying, even though you're the Mom, all decisions about anything to do with the baby are up to Jenn. But I quickly dismissed that feeling. I totally understand that she is his patient and that's what he should be looking out for. And I know that I can't force Jenn to do anything with her body that she isn't in agreement with. And the main thing is that we have went over our feelings concerning different things and I really feel like Jenn and I are on the same page as far as those situations. It just made me feel a little weird for a moment, but like I said, I quickly got over that. If I wouldn't have, it wouldn't have been good. I could possibly have went down a road of resentment toward the doctor and Jenn. And Jenn quickly stated that I would be at probably all of the appointments and she was ok with that. So, I think that once all of that was out in the open, things shouldn't be odd or awkward. Jenn, I hope you aren't offended that I posted this. I felt it was important for other intended moms to know what to possibly expect. I wasn't prepared, but got quickly past the feeling of my emotions rising up. :)

After the appointment, we went to a mexican restaurant. Had a great time. Jenn's youngest son, Ian, was with us. He was being great.

It was a long day, but I had such a good time and I love spending extra time with Jenn. It's fun continuing to get to know her.

Our next appt is the 12wk appt, which is next Thurs, 22nd. YAY

Wow, I can't believe we are 11wks today!!!! SIGH - it's hard to believe.

I'm so very happy. :)

Nite, nite