Saturday 5 January 2013

Waiting for Baby

Happy New Year to everyone! It's been three weeks since my last post - we are at week 36 today (Saturday) with my surrogacy baby here in Canada! It's incredible how fast time has flown by.

All is well and although it's only week 36, baby is measuring way ahead of schedule. Most internet sites say that baby should be around 6 pounds at this stage. Well, on Thursday, my "little" one (similar to her brother) was measured weighing 7 pounds 8 ounces via ultrasound. She's measuring 39-40 weeks and having contractions albeit Braxton Hicks but could be anytime soon.

I was hoping for two more weeks but my surrogate feels baby might come sooner. I am more or less organized for baby's arrival - unwisely, I decided to organize not only baby areas but also the rest of the house! Crazy but it's efficient - well, it was when I thought I had more time! I'm also training and orientating my temporary replacement at work so a little more time would be nice although I can make myself available after baby is born.

I'm still waiting to hear back from SCI regarding my financial question. I assume with the beginning of the year, everyone is either off or really busy. I do hope to hear back from Meg, Margarida, or SCI soon. I will probably feel a little better once this limbo has been dealt with.

For now, I wait for the arrival of my daughter here in Canada. We'll do another ultrasound in two weeks and discuss labour induction - I would prefer to induce than have my surrogate go through a c-section because the baby is too big. Mind you, my first surrogate delivered my son (10lbs 2oz) vaginally without any tearing but still, why risk it? As mentioned, my surrogate believes baby will come before the two weeks is up. I will see her and the doctor next week so we'll get another progress report.

I hope everyone is doing well with their journeys, whatever stage you are at!

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


  1. Sending best wishes that everything goes smoothly, quickly, and as painlessly as possible!! Is she still called Isabelle - love that name, by the way - that is the biggest issue with my husband and I - what to name the babies. We have to come up with 4 since we are having twins with out knowing the gender - ugh!! Have yet to come up with one name ;-) best of luck again to you and your surrogate! Keep us posted!!

  2. Thanks so much! Yes, I'm sticking with "Isabelle". Good luck with your name selections! I found it very difficult to find girl names I loved while boy names were so easy! Although I truly believe, go with what your hearts tell you, for me, many girl names sounded too old, many were over-used, and many especially sounded like her future occupation would involve dancing around or on a pole :)

    My challenge now is finding a middle name as the birth certificate details will get finalized at birth (via my surrogacy lawyer). Of course, I can change her name in the future (for $125 last time I checked for my province) but prefer to get it right the first time around :) 10 names are in the running! LOL! I look forward to following the rest of your journey and reading the final names of your twins! I'm sure with two, it's twice the fun finalizing names especially with two parents :)

  3. Enjoyed reading your blog, I wish you all the best.
    We are heading to India in 2 days, our twins were just born.
    2013 is proving to be a great year for many of us.

    1. Congratulations! That is wonderful news, Howie! Wishing you all many moments of joy and happiness in 2013! Exciting time for you all!