Saturday 24 November 2012

Baby Girl Ultrasounds

I am entering into Week 31 with my surrogacy on home soil (and into Week 8 with my India surrogacy). All is well with my surrogacy here in Canada. My surrogate does not live in the same city but I still try to visit her and attend the doctor's appointments whenever I can especially if I am in her city on business.

I look at my pregnancy calendar and cannot believe how much time has gone by. People often ask if I am excited since the due date is fast approaching. I tell them I am but it's also a little different with your second one. Same level of excitement - woohoo - but just different. Also, because I plan on taking a full year off, I've been super uber beyond busy at work trying to not only get things done before I go on leave but also find (and ultimately train and culturize) my temporary replacement.

Anyway, it's all good. Here are a couple of ultrasound photos of my baby girl at 29 weeks - one is 2D and the other 3D. She was hiding quite a bit but the technician was still able to get a few good shots. This was my surrogate's second time getting a private ultrasound, and most likely our last. We have one final diagnostic ultrasound with our doctor at 36 weeks to check the baby's progress. We had asked for this because my son was 10 lbs 2 oz at birth (blame it on the Dutch genes) so if my baby girl is measuring similarly, there's a chance we will induce. At the last appointment, the doctor said she looks to be on track for 9 lbs plus. As long as she is healthy, that is all that matters.

Thank you for letting me share this part of my world with you!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, guys! Again, I'm over the moon for you both! xoxo

  2. did you use an agency for surrogacy "on home soil" (lol)?

    1. When I started trying to be a parent via surrogacy many years ago, I worked with an agency because, even though I did my fair share of research, I felt more comfortable with one. Unfortunately, no baby resulted from that traditional surrogacy. After a little break, I returned to surrogacy and worked independently (i.e., without an agency) - by that time, I had quite a bit of knowledge, knew many surrogates and intended parents, and most importantly, I felt very comfortable working with a surrogate on my own. In Canada, the agencies here CANNOT set up matches for money - it is illegal. The agencies can only provide knowledge and guidance if they ask for any fees. Many Canadians use US-based agencies because of this. PS - I say on "home soil" otherwise some readers confuse it with my surrogacy journey in India :) Feel free to contact me with more information about surrogacy/agencies in Canada or in the US.