Tuesday, March 24, 2015

16 Week Update

Last week I was able to join K for her 16 week appointment with the new doctor. She was right. He's absolutely perfect for us. Very kind and definitely excited to be a part of this experience. First off, he just wanted to sit and talk to us about how we met. The story behind my little miracles. Which of course, is something I love sharing. My Surrogate is her Egg Donor is the post I wrote last year which detailed how K and I happened. It's a story I plan to share with my boys over and over again. Because they truly are my miracles that happened because of this blog community.

That's right...I'm having two boys!! I couldn't be happier. My life is going to get a lot messier, a lot sportier and most likely involve way more hilarious bodily noises than I'm used to for years to come. Guess what?! I'm going to love every minute of it. Even when I pretend I don't.

Boys love their mama's. Not just when they are little, but always. Not that girls don't. They totally do. But to surround myself with two little guys who hopefully, are as sweet as their father...it can't possibly get much better than that.

Our appointment last week went well. Both boys were moving like crazy. Especially Baby B. He seems to be the mover and shaker and likes to stretch out and force his brother into scruntchy little positions. They are both still rocking nice strong heart beats in the 160-170's.

K is feeling pretty good. She still gets hit with nausea from time to time, but she handles it like a champ and usually pickles do the trick for her. Her blood pressure was a bit high at our appointment. It was 144/86. I've had a few up and down moments of worry over this since Friday. The doctor "isn't worried just yet". They sent her home to do the 24 hour urine test to see how her kidney's are functioning and whether there is any protein in her urine. She's taking that test on Thursday and will take it to the lab on Friday.

My hope is this was just a fluke and something maybe triggered a bit of stress before her appointment. Preeclampsia quite honestly scares the crap out of me and I just didn't think it would be something I would worry about this early. My fear is if she's having BP issues this early, then she will have more issues later on. I just want K and the babies to have a safe and healthy delivery. That's all I ask. Would love to hear thoughts from any of you that have insight or experience. We see the MFM doctor next Thursday and I'm sure he'll have his own two-cents worth on the subject.

Speaking of...next week T and I both will be traveling to Texas for that appointment. This will be the first time that he's been able to join us for an ultrasound and I'm so excited for him to experience seeing and hearing the babies first hand. Which at this anatomy exam, I'm told we'll get lots of that. But also, he's going to get to spend time with K and her family the way I have. Every time I go there I'm reminded that this family came into our life for a reason. Not just to complete our family...but I think it is much bigger than that. I think they came in to our world to make us a better family and to be a part of our life for always.




I absolutely love this family. 

25 comments:

  1. Don't worry too much about the blood pressure, Im 100% sure it was because of the front desk lady telling me that my card was expired when it wasnt -_- When the results come back clear and they will, you can finally breath your sigh of relief! These boys are cozy and active :) We love you especially Nicholas who misses "his Suzanne" already. haha <3 K

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    1. I probably wouldn't be "me" if I didn't over worry! hahaha. I miss my Nicolas too. And his Mom and sisters. xoxo

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    2. Aw. I just love these comments.

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  2. Suzanne, I've been following your story from the Babycenter DE board days...and I had high BP during my DE pregnancy. All ended up just fine, and here's the doctor at UW Medical Center who kept it that way...he's great, and the leading expert in the world on maternal BP. http://www.uwmedicine.org/bios/thomas-easterling

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  3. i just can't stop smiling when I think about your amazing story :) xo

    waitingforbabybird.com

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  4. Oh how I love seeing pictures of you with her kids - everyone is glowing, including them! It's just so precious. These updates just get better and better! I'm sure the BP is just a one off thing! Glad the hubs can go with you next time :)

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  5. You are so right...boys love their mothers a lot. My two are in their mid twenties and worry about me, love me and call me all the time. I am blessed as I know you will be

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  6. I am so glad you met K and her family. The pictures look absolutely lovely, and make me ache for my own extended family (who all live miles and miles away).
    On the BP - mine was always high at appointments, in the same range as K's here, but usually ok at home (and I did get to do the 24h urine collection more than once). My MFM was worried about it my entire pregnancy and particularly in the 3rd trimester. In the end I went into spontaneous labor (likely from progesterone withdrawal) two days before I would have been induced due to BP/risk of preeclampsia. You're right that it is scary, and it sounds like your doctors are keeping an eye on it. Hoping K and the boys (congrats!!) continue to do well.

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  7. yay!!!!!!! twin boys!!!!!!!! OMG!!! best news all day!!!! <3

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  8. How amazing that you have such a great relationship with K and her family. I'm happy that T gets to spend time with everyone as well.

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  9. I had a few randomly high readings like that and I had no problems with my pregnancy. I think like you said it's stress, or a fluke reading. Boys are the best!! So happy for you!

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  10. At the beginning of this post, I thought, wait did I miss the post announcing it was two boys... But then I read on and saw I didn't miss anything.
    How exciting!
    I hope all goes well with the Bp and K.

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  11. You are so blessed!!! Not only gaining two more little boys for your heart and home but a whole family!!!! Hoping that BP stays in check for the remainder of this pregnancy and K is able to carry them safely to term. Xoxo always thinking of you!

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  12. Aw twin boys how sweet!!! I love everything about this post!!

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  13. So happy for you, Suzanne! And I can tell you firsthand that baby boys are WONDERFUL :D

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  14. Love that you have the relationship/bond with her family. Makes things so much comfortable and better. Twin boys! Amazing. The life you described as a mom of boys is the way I picture it and can't wait to experience it myself. Hope everything goes well at Ks next appointment and you three can see the babies.

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  15. Congratulations! I have 3 boys, all grown up now, and you will love being a boy mama!!! Yes, life is messy and life is loud and, when they reach teen age years, you'll go through food like there's no tomorrow, but you will love it:)

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  16. It was definitely meant to be!!! The kiddos are in love with you. Hoping K's BP was a fluke. Excited for your next visit to Texas with T. Xoxo

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  17. So exciting! All of it, minus the high bp. So happy your hubby gets to join you in Texas next week. :)

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  19. So excited for you and happy to hear all is going well so far! Hopefully the BP is just a fluke!
    Xoxo

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  20. So amazing Suz! And I concur- boys totally do love their mamas!! :)

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  21. I can't wait for Trevor to go down and see the boys in person! Such a special trip! These boys are already so loved! Hoping for some good news at the anatomy scan and from the MFM regarding the blood pressure.

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  22. I'm so, so excited for you guys! First of all CONGRATS on the boys!! It's going to be a fun ride. Second of all, I really hope K's BP gets better and this is just a blip. I'm glad they're checking and catching potential issues early on. So happy Trevor will get to join you all next time. I'm beyond happy for you Suzanne!!

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  23. What a beautiful, wonderful story of love. And it's just beginning. Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Keeping you in my thoughts, dear woman.

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