Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Only 3 more weeks

Can it really be only 3 weeks left until we finally meet Miss Kamryn? I was feeling a bit nostalgic a few weeks back so I went back and read some of my first posts. The one announcing that I met a great family to carry for. Then having to wait for paperwork, test results, etc. The post about our transfer and then getting a positive pregnancy test. Remembering back on the first trimester and how on edge we were just trying to make it into the "safe" zone. The beginning seems so far away and yet when Kamryn arrives we will have only been on this journey for a year. I am so glad that I decided to start a blog because I never want to forget this.

The hours are seeming to pass slow but the days fly by. This has been such an amazing experience but my body is feeling very ready to be done. I do remember that the last few weeks are the hardest. Everything aches, sleep becomes scarce, visiting the bathroom becomes a constant activity, bending down is near impossible and finding energy to do anything is hard to do. But I would do it all over again in a second. A surrogacy journey is something that you can't fully explain in words and unless you've done it it is hard to grasp the full extent of everything that goes into it. And we haven't even gotten to the best part yet.

I go back to the doctor tomorrow and then weekly after that. Hopefully he will start checking to see if there are any changes so we can have a better idea if we can count on her hanging out until the 20th or if we need to expect her to come earlier. This week I am trying to get things finalized and ready so I can feel prepared when she decides to come. Kamryn has yet to do anything on schedule so we need to be ready.

T, F and I have started guessing the size and length of Kamryn. If you would like to join in on the fun, put your guess in the comments section of this post. It will be fun to see who gets the closest. Also, remember that she will be coming at 39 weeks or sooner. Happy guessing!

34 weeks

Thanksgiving Day - 35 weeks 2 days

Monday, November 14, 2011

5 weeks and counting

It is hard to find the motivation to sit down and write a blog post when nothing really is happening except for waiting and the busyness of everyday life. But I owe it to my faithful followers to write something.

I'm sorry this won't be very insightful or very interesting. I'm getting less and less sleep every night and more and more anxious everyday. And with that comes a lack of words. So I will just update you with information and pictures.

I guess it's been 3 weeks now since I've gone to my doctor and officially scheduled our c-section. December 20th at 7:30 am is "supposed" to be the day we finally meet Miss Kamryn. However, we have never been able to schedule anything with this whole pregnancy and I have a sneaky feeling the delivery won't be on schedule either.

T and F have put the nursery together and it is so cute. I can't wait to see little Kamryn in her crib and dressed in all of her cute little clothes.

I think I am having such a hard time finding something to write because all I want is to finally meet her and watch her parents holding her. I want to see this little miracle that has been moving and wiggling around for the past 8 months. I am really struggling with having patience because honestly, the birth part is my favorite part. It has been 4 years of heart break and anticipation for T and F and now we are only 5 weeks away. I really want to enjoy these last few weeks with Kamryn but what I want more is for her to be with her parents. I imagine in my mind what delivery day will be like and I know I'm not even close. God has orchestrated every part of this whole journey and I know delivery day will be just as miraculous when all of his plans finally come to fruition. What a day it will be. Who wouldn't be anxious for a day like that?

So, hopefully I can get a few more posts in before we deliver. I am getting things finished with my businesses and Bible study will be ending so I should find myself with a little more time. As for now...if you pray, please pray for the anxious hearts that surround this journey as we prepare for the birth. Pray for peace that the timing will be perfect and that everything will work out just as it has this last year leading up to this.

Until next time... here are the pictures of my ever increasing belly.

27 weeks 3 days

28 weeks

29 weeks 1 day

30 weeks 3 days

31 weeks 3 days - I was feeling a little under the weather

Happy Halloween

32 weeks 2 days

33 weeks