Filed under: Surrogacy.
Today was my last appointment at Stanford. It was very bitter sweet! I will miss all of the nurses and doctors, but I am so ready to start seeing my own OBGYN that is five minutes away from my house. Good-bye hour and a half commute and horrible morning traffic! Ahh! As I was saying, today we had the 8 week ultrasound. It was so cool seeing the baby! It was even more amazing seeing the parents faces. They were so excited and happy! I’m sure I looked the same way when I saw my son for the first time! We got to hear the heartbeat as well. It was such a special moment that we all shared. Full of emotion, and tears! I will truly cherish these memories forever! The intended parents are so incredibly kind, and caring! They brought me some delicious fruit and another thoughtful gift. I am one lucky surrogate! It’s so weird for me to have everyone be so appreciative of what I am doing. It is so hard for me, because I don’t feel put out by any of it, I only feel happy and it all feels so normal. I am so fortunate to be able to have this experience. Many people I talk to say that they could never do what I am doing, but it’s such a natural thing to me. Helping someone in need is the best feeling in the world! That is what we are here on this earth to do, help people in any way that we can. This is my small contribution.
So far, I have had some morning sickness here and there. More like, morning, afternoon, and night sickness. LOL! A few days a week I will be sick all day, barely want to eat, and the other days I will be fine. It’s a lot different from when I was pregnant with my son. I was sick a lot with him when I would drive, but that was the worst of it. Now here I am sick most of the week. I will say that I haven’t been throwing up or anything. (Knock on wood!!!) Just nauseous and very very tired! I have lost some more weight which concerns me, but I’m sure its fine in the first trimester. Just something to add to the list of questions for my doctor. I also have been having some weird cravings. I don’t usually like spicy food but now I want spicy stuff! I was like that with my son, I remember going and getting spicy bread sticks with jalapenos. I never eat jalapenos!
Lastly, I thought I was going to be able to announce that I don’t have to do the intramuscular injections anymore, but I just found out that I have to do them for two more nights! Oh well, only two more nights to go. I stop taking the Estradiol pills today and I will continue the vaginal inserts for another month. After that it is just prenatal vitamins and aspirin. I will go see my doctor in two weeks when I am 10 weeks. (Warning, major corniness about to ensue. I can’t help it!) I feel like this whole journey has been like chapters in a book. There have already been so many of them, yet we are truly just beginning. I have closed the chapter on Stanford, and now I open the next. I can’t wait to see what is to come! Alright, enough of that!