Filed under: Surrogacy.
Today marks 21 weeks and 2 days pregnant. According to my app “What to Expect”, this boy is the size of a spaghetti squash! I swear, every week the food comparisons make me hungry!
Just a few things to report this week. I am starting to get very dizzy! I had the same problem when I was pregnant with my son. I would get so sick and dizzy in the morning. When that started happening I would take iron supplements because I was borderline anemic. My doctor wants to do an anemia test at 24 weeks and if the test shows low iron then I will start taking iron supplements for this pregnancy. Until then they said to eat lots of iron rich foods such as broccoli, spinach, meats and iron fortified cereals. I hope that helps because I feel awful in the mornings! It’s worse than being nauseous for me!
Another new pregnancy symptom I am having is… I’m lactating. TMI? Oh well, I’m not holding back! It is so weird because I never lactated when I was pregnant with my son. Lactating during pregnancy is completely normal and it happens to a lot of women. It doesn’t happen to me all the time, just every once in a while so that’s good. It’s so weird to me because this pregnancy has so many similarities to my first, but it has a lot of differences that I wasn’t expecting. Nothing I can’t handle, it’s just part of the journey.
I am starting to feel the baby move a lot more. He is a busy guy, especially at night. (My son was the same way) If I take too big a breath, or try to sneeze he rolls really hard and it sends a shock wave through my stomach. Funny boy!
My husband, son and I recently went to dinner with the parents to celebrate the new year. They took us to this yummy Italian restaurant that I had never heard of. We had such a great time! Every time I am around them I feel at peace. I feel so comfortable with them, and we all love each other very much. I know I say it a lot, but they are truly the sweetest people and they deserve this more than anyone! A part of me likes to day dram about my future surrogacy adventures (Yes, I plan to do this at least one more time) I like to imagine that maybe many years down the road, they will want another child and I could be their surrogate again. I don’t think they want more than the one baby, but I like to think about it.
This whole experience has been so rewarding. Yes, there have been many times when things haven’t been easy for anyone, but that’s to be expected with anything in life that has meaning.