Oh….as far as the question marks after the “I’m a boy”……they have to do that in case they make a mistake, however, the tech said that she is 100% sure this baby is NOT a girl!
Tonight was a big night! We met my IP’s (intended parents as they are called in the surrogacy world) for the very first time. It is kind of crazy to think that I am just two weeks shy of being halfway through my pregnancy with their baby and we are just meeting for the first time. My IM (intended mother) and I were talking last week, anticipating our visit and talking about how oddly intertwined our lives are. How we are intricately sharing THE most precious event, yet we are perfect strangers at the same time. We first “met” almost a year ago and have been through a major journey already. It is crazy how we’ve discussed things that are soooo personal….her eggs, his sperm, my periods, circumcision if it’s a boy and so on and so forth. I mean, we know things about each other that I don’t even know about my BFF! It’s all kind of crazy when you think about it.
Anyway, tonight was wonderful and we visited like we had known each other forever. We are all excited about tomorrow and finding out the sex of the baby and seeing how he/she is growing.
P.S. My IP’s surprised me with a Kindle for a Christmas gift tonight! Yesterday I received the most amazing box full of chocolates from them. I’ve avoided those kinds of things for awhile now, but I gave in when I opened the box yesterday. Can we say chocolate covered pretzels and peanut butter meltaways?! O.M.G…..this stuff is killer good!
Ok…..only a few more days to find out the sex of the baby. The baby’s mom thinks it’s definitely a girl. This would suit her perfectly, as she is the girliest of girls. The baby’s dad doesn’t have a gut feeling, but would feel slightly more comfortable with a boy, since he would know what to do with a boy. As the one carrying the baby, I have no idea if it’s a boy or a girl. Only two more days and we will know. I’ll post the results asap on Friday afternoon. Stay tuned!
Yesterday marked 16 weeks. I still haven’t told but a handful of people that I’m even pregnant. My last surrogacy, twins I remind you, was not kind to my belly. By now, with my other pregnancies, I felt like my belly was as tight as a drum. No, not this one. Ugh….this little one is going to have to do some major growing to fill all this flabby skin out (sorry for the gross visual). It is a matter of fact….a tummy tuck (mommy makeover maybe?) is definitely in my future. One plus of being pregnant in the winter is that the combo of a long-sleeved tee and a hoodie can pretty much hide anything.
We find out in just two weeks what the sex of the baby is. I have no gut feeling so it will be a total surprise. At this point in the pregnancy, the baby is approximately the size of a softball and can suck its thumb. I haven’t felt any kicks yet, but even with my other pregnancies it was always closer to 20 weeks, so it should happen soon. I’ll keep you posted!