I think at the end of every single time I’ve posted each post so far, I say I’ll write more often and then it ends up just being longer and longer between each post every time. It’s been a crazy (but good) ride, and I can’t believe it’s actually been as long as it’s been. Everything really has been good, despite everything happening in the world right now. Maybe not the MOST ideal time to be pregnant, but it’s all going well regardless. I’m super grateful to be healthy and that all is going, and has gone, completely perfectly.
I am officially in the third trimester. I skipped an entire 1/3rd of the pregnancy, I’m sorry! For you guys, and for myself. I really had every intention of being really on top of this blog as a way to document this entire journey. I’m going to try and go back and write about some of the things that have happened. No huge events, luckily, but I still meant for this to be a much better representation and documentation of this amazing time. From 10 weeks at the announcement to just over 30 weeks today, I guess it’s actually been 1/2 of the pregnancy that I’ve been M.I.A.
So, starting back where we left off, I had to find a new OBGYN for this pregnancy. Luckily, first time was the charm and we found an amazing OB who I love and have had nothing but good experiences with. I’m super grateful for that, because it would have sucked to either keep switching doctors or not enjoy who my doctor was for all of this. She has worked, and is currently working with other surrogates and she’s been nothing but wonderful. Both of the baby’s parents and myself looked into a couple of different options that were recommended to me, and we settled on the right one. It’s been a good experience and I plan to keep her as my doctor in general, and definitely if I do another surrogacy journey.
I was also able to take a trip back to Utah with Mailee and the kids to visit family and friends before everything got crazy with Covid-19, which was good. I’m glad we got to do that! We were a little bit worried for a while that we wouldn’t make it back, because just a couple of days after we got to Utah is when everything with Covid blew up, but everything ended up going great and we stayed our week there and came back with no issues. We also moved into a rental house from our apartment a couple of weeks after we got back from our trip and that’s been SUCH a positive change for our family as well. Having a backyard and more indoor room, with having to be inside and at home a lot more, has probably saved us in more ways than one.
My plan is to come back and update on a lot more very soon. I have pictures of myself as I’ve grown and probably a lot more to talk about. I followed my usual pattern during pregnancy, and I didn’t show very much for quite some time, but now I’m getting much more pregnant very quickly. I feel huge, but in reality I know I’m actually not. I mostly wear my regular clothes still, except jeans or my tighter fitting leggings and things like that. Those are too uncomfortable now. I was working out regularly, multiple times per week, until Covid hit and now my workout group doesn’t meet anymore. I have started a new program recently to try and finish out this pregnancy a little stronger than I probably would if I didn’t do anything the rest of the time. So that’s been really good for me!
Anyways, I’ll be back soon to write more! If all goes to plan, I’ll hopefully be writing pretty often until I have the baby. We really only have a few more weeks left, so if I want to write about everything I want to write about, it’s got to be pretty often. And my future posts will probably be a lot more organized than this one. I just jumped on tonight and didn’t plan it ahead of time, which was probably not the best idea, but here we are. At least it got a post to actually be written and done, right? 🙂