Filed under: Surrogacy.
Today I am 25 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I have about 14 weeks to go! For me the time has been flying by! Over the past few months there has been so much going on in my personal life that time went by really fast. Now things are starting to slow down, a little. I am still doing my prenatal water aerobics which I love. I plan to start a prenatal yoga class this Sunday, and I may add on another day of aerobics in March. We will see how I’m feeling.
Speaking of how I’m feeling, I must admit that I am starting to get uncomfortable. Not all the time yet, but periodically throughout the day. I am also having more consistent back pain. That’s to be expected though, I have a bad back. That is the main reason I plan to start yoga. It will hopefully help my back throughout the rest of the pregnancy, but also it will help for labor and recovery. I have also been having leg cramps for months now, but they are intensifying. I don’t sleep more than a three hour chunk before I wake with a leg cramp, or I have to pee. It’s then hard to fall back to sleep because finding a comfortable position is starting to become a challenge. All of this is to be expected though since I am almost in the third trimester. It’s weird to think that in less than three weeks I will be in the last trimester. Crazy!
I am so happy to report that I found a doula. I meet with her last night and I loved her right away! She was so nice, and supportive and I felt comfortable with her. Now I just need to write out a basic birth plan so that everyone that will be involved with the labor is on the same page. Easy enough. I learned from my first delivery that your “birth plan” is less of a plan, and more of a hope. I hope that my delivery will go the way I want, but sometimes the baby has other plans. This labor will be better because I am going into it with more knowledge and perspective. Not to mention the help of my doula. I feel like I can actually accomplish my goals now.
Last week I received a package in the mail. It was from the agency I’m working with, Family Creations. It had lots of goodies in it like, lotions and tea. I was so excited to get these gifts. The Bellybars particularly were my favorite. Yum! I definitely need to find out where they got those and get some more pronto! Thank you Family Creations!
Next week I go in for my glucose test. They changed the way the test works so now its a three hour test with three separate blood draws!! I’m less than thrilled about it. Especially since I’m not allowed to eat before or during the test. I will be starving after for sure! Also next week my husband and I are going on a tour of Sutter hospital! I can’t wait! I’m so curious to see where I will be delivering this baby!