Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Oh, wow. I completely forgot. I’m eight months pregnant.

Because I got so busy on this blog complaining about cell phones, and having to keep my kids busy this summer, and hygienic panty liners hanging out of my swimsuit, I completely forgot to finish my surrogacy story. Hmmm, when we left off, I was about eight months pregnant, and plans for delivery were in full swing.

As the weeks ticked by, and I got bigger and bigger (because that is one part of pregnancy I do really well; the getting BIGGER part!), we got closer and closer to our due date. I had sat down with my OB at the 35 week mark and discussed induction dates. I would have preferred not to be induced, but my parents needed to make arrangements to fly to Alabama to watch my kids, and the IP’s needed to make arrangements to fly to Alabama for the birth. Plus, they wanted to pull their son out of school so he could be a part of it. So, you could see how for convenience sake, it would be better for everyone if we simply scheduled a delivery date, and then crossed our fingers (or maybe my legs!) that the baby didn’t decide to come early.

My due date had wobbled a little based on the size of the baby at the ultrasound, but ultimately the doctor decided on May 5th. Or May 8th. Or maybe May 7th. I told you, it got changed a few times, by only a day or two each time, and I forget what we eventually settled on. Although I had no history of going into labor anytime before my due date … in fact, had no history of going into labor anytime before ten days AFTER my due date, my IP’s still wanted to be sure they were there, and would take no chances with waiting until the last minute to arrive. They decided to fly into Atlanta on May 1st, just to be on the safe side. They planned to spend a few days sightseeing in Atlanta, close enough that they could be to my house in only a few hours if need be. Otherwise, they would join us on the 4th in Alabama, and we’d spend time together until the induction day, which was set for May 7th.

I still felt great and was having no complications, but I’ll admit I was eager to get the show on the road. I was eager for them to meet their daughter, and I was eager to sleep on my stomach again, and I was especially eager to sleep through the night without getting up to go potty seventeen times (it’s the little things, you know?)

19 comments:

Wendy said...

Honestly? I don't know how you do it. It was hard enough for me even knowing that it was my own baby. Doing it just to make other people happy? That's just saintly. After you deliver we'll have you cannonized. Then we'll get sloppy drunk.

www.notesfromthesleepdeprived.blogspot.com

Rene S said...

Thank you! I was afraid you were going to stop the story for some reason.

Sherri said...

I'm with Rene S...I was wondering when we'd get back to the story. You can't tell me that three kids, out for summer vacation with a million plans for the summer, has actually stopped you from continuing this, right??

Sherri in NC

Anonymous said...

Um, did Wendy just say what I thought she did?

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you are finishing the story. I too thought you had given up on the surrogacy stories!!

Kristina
Ohio

NES said...

You know, I love reading these, but you're killin' me with the cliff-hanger posts! ; )

momto2boys said...

I think it's great you did this and want to say thanks for continuing the story. I thought about checking into being a surrogate but had complications with both of my boys...plus I'm pretty dang old :(

Anonymous said...

Bingo, checked in twice today and was rewarded with two entries. So glad you are continuing the surrogacy saga.

Wendy said...

Okay, apparently I should have read all the other 10,000 posts before making my previous comment. Because I guess you were talking about "before." I'm glad Anon pointed it out, and at least I put my name and pic on it so you all know who to laugh at for being so dingy.

My point was what you did was really a great and wonderful thing. And a great way of paying it forward. And I still think you're saintly.

Tammy in Ohio said...

i was wondering if you were ever going to have that baby! I think i had that thought just a day or two ago.
by the way, i am sooo with you on over exposed body parts. i was at our local walmart and one of the workers was in a bent down position. and i thought she should have been working for paul the plumber. half her hiney was showing and it was a little embarrasing to see it all. she was in no body shape to be wearing low rider/hipster drawers. ewwww!

Anonymous said...

When I first glanced at the title I thought it said eight weeks pregnant! So glad you are back to the story.
Kathy in NC

Anonymous said...

I was going to ask about the rest of the story, but I thought it would be rude. Thanks for continuing. I do love all your stories though.

Deb From NY

Trish in VA said...

oh, I am so glad that you are continuing the story! I had thought you stopped for good, too, but didn't want to ask about it!

Grandma J said...

I forgot all about the story and thought you were eight months pregnant NOW! Then I thought, no wonder she needed a new bathing suit! Then I thought you looked pretty darn good in your 4th of July photos! OK, I'm going back to bed for an hour or so.

Deb said...

So glad you resumed the story, I have been waiting! Even tho I do love all your other posts

utahsweeney said...

yay!!! back to the story. I'm here, I'm excited. Don't leave anything out.

Becca said...

I'm so glad you are finishing the story!

Ryley said...

That was a really mean title!!! I freaked out when I saw it..

i'm glad you are continuing the story... i am amazed that you remember all these details!

Can't wait to hear more!

Rayven, 2x gestational surrogate said...

Well, I found this blog at the right time. Though this is starting to sound like my surrogate journey last month....everyone missed the birth here! Hope that didn't happen to you too.

Eagerly awaiting the rest of the story!!