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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Were there three, two, or one???

I am VERY happy to say Carlos and Maria have ONE little precious baby growing inside me! We even got to see and hear the heartbeat. Amazing what technology allows these days. It is the size of a small seed and we have the technology to zero in on it's heart, hear its heartbeat, measure the baby and see it...Sesame Seed people..... Amazing!

Yes, there could of been three babies by the way. Since two embryos were implanted one of them could of split to make identical twins. If that is the case both the embryos could of split so I actually could carry quadruplets... but lets not get crazy!

Carlos and Maria are over the moon with happiness. As I said before they only wanted to put in one embryo to have one child, but they went with the Dr.'s recommendation. So the possibility of twins was very scary, among other things for them.

I am still taking the medications to trick my body into feeling/being pregnant. Another few weeks and my body will take over on its own. So until then we wait, watch the baby grow, and hope he/she sticks around!

Signing off.....babysitter of one ;)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Of course I jinxed myself....

I should of known writing the last blog I would jinx myself.

 Heart burn 3x so far. Woke up with heartburn this that even possible?! So I guess Tums and I will be good friends this pregnancy! Everything else is great, the first ultrasound appointment is set for Tuesday the 21st at 10:30. If I can I will put up pictures of the ultrasound or maybe some video!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The countdown (yawn) till the ultrasound.......

All is well with the little baby or babies (so my blood test says)!  I did another blood draw yesterday to check my HCG levels to make sure the pregnancy is still progressing. My HCG level was 4155. I am told that is a good  number..Now to find out next week if it is a strong number for two little munchkins or one super strong one!
 I told the nurse yesterday when she called to tell me my numbers that I was glad they had blood tests to prove pregnancy because I don't even feel pregnant.  The only side effect I feel so far, is I am tired...which is not the same as sleepy (according to my friends and I recent  discussion). The conversation began with how I continuously yawn these days, I told them I can't help it and that I promise I was not going to fall asleep on them. Trust me I am soooo not complaining about not feeling pregnant (and yes I have knocked on wood while writing this), it  is a great feeling!
Till next week with news of how many........

PS. Happy Valentines Day!

Monday, February 6, 2012

So is the baby/s staying for chocolate??

Can embryos hear in utero.......I think this one or two did......He/she is staying for chocolate!!   
                                                             We are pregnant!!! 

My HCG level was 300. Anything over 50 is good.  We are told 300 is a very good strong number. Strong like twins or strong like your one embryo is a rockstar we are not sure!?

I was able to ask the IVF nurse if she could let me tell the parents so I could surprise them.  All this week I was hinting at Carlos and Maria to try to be on skype during their nighttime today so we could find out 'together'.... I couldn't resist surprising them. So I logged onto skype from work and waited for Maria to get on. I was getting worried because I did not see her for awhile. 15 minutes after I got the call she was there!! So I made a paper saying in large letters 'Congratuations Mamma y Pappa!'  As soon as I video called her I held it up so that was the first thing she would see... And she was so cute saying "wait, what" what does that say... is it true?" Like she knew what she was reading but couldn't believe it. She was so happy!! How can I not love being a surrogate? I just got to tell a couple their dream for a child is now a reality! 

The next step is I go in for more blood work in a week and test to see if my HCG levels have doubled. We want them to double, it means the pregnancy is going exactly how it should. If that goes well the all telling ultrasound follows.

Thank goodness it is Girl Scout Cookie time.... this baby wants some chocolate!  MMMmmmmm Samoas!!  (Maria and Carlos.. I will have to send you some) An American staple!