Monday, March 8, 2010

Hanging out with the parents :)

The baby's mom and dad were here this weekend. It was such a great visit. As we were sitting in our living room visiting I just couldn't help but imagine them sitting there with a baby! It made me so excited for them. It felt like the missing piece that I hadn't been feeling last week was finally there. This is what we all have to look forward. It was so much fun to talk about all the baby prep, like what are they doing with the baby's room and what outfit have they picked to bring the baby home in. There is so much joy in the anticipation of a new life.

Today was pretty much baby day. We went for lunch and as we were half way through eating the dr's office called to tell us we could come now. We frantically got our meals to go, dropped off my kids (got another call from the dr's office asking where we were) and then ran into the office only to wait a good 10-15 minutes while the dr. saw another patient. hahaha. It was so worth it. I know that they loved it and from my point of view I loved hearing their exclamations and seeing their eyes sparkle. It definitely topped my list of great ultrasounds. Everything looks great with the baby from what we can tell at this point. We are at 14 weeks 5 days so it was still a bit early to see certain complications are present, but all is well for now and I have high hopes that it will stay that way.

After the ultrasound we went over to the hospital maternity ward. My mom is a labour and delivery nurse and she offered to give us a tour of the mat ward. They had never been in a delivery room before so it was fun to give us all an idea of what to expect. We talked about what the event could be like and what we can somewhat expect and then after the baby is born what the hospital stay will be like. If the ward isn't busy there is a good chance they will be able to stay the night with the baby, but if we can't get a private room they may have to leave at night to get some sleep. The nurses are all very supportive and know what is going on (it's definitely a bonus being the daughter of one of those nurses) so they will accommodate them as much as they can. I may not even need to stay in the hospital that long (depending on how the delivery goes) and so it may be just baby and them for a portion of the 24 hour stay.

Lots of things to think about in the months to come. It was nice to get some information from the hospital and just spend the day talking and planning. I can't wait until next time. My family and I are planning a trip to their place in July and we will be meeting their whole family so that will be nice :)


  1. *YAY* What a great post :) I'm so glad you had a good time with the parents!! I can just imagine what it would have been like for them to see the ultrasound...
    God bless you, Brandi...what you are doing is such an amazing gift :)

  2. Oh how awesome your mom was able to take them through the hospital and help out with the hospital stay there! I'm glad you had a good visit, after last weeks feelings, I'm sure it helped a lot. By the way, those feeling are normal, especially for a long distance surrogacy.

    How are you feeling anyway? Still nauseous?

  3. Have I told you lately just how amazing you are? Because you are, you really are!

  4. I figured those feelings were normal, but it's good to hear it.
    I'm not nauseous anymore! I've been feeling great. Starting to get the weird soft bone feelings of pregnancy... if I sit on chair too long my hips and back feel it, but that's not bad, it's just reality :) Sooo glad the nausea is gone.

    Thanks guys :)