Sunday, July 26, 2009

19 weeks!



Here's the little yogini growing in my belly!

Friday, July 24, 2009

last one. Isn't she cute! What a pretty little face :-)

Here's photos







The technician said that he ALWAYS puts the word 'probably' on the picture of gender. He said that the three little lines together mean girl. He was confident. ........?

IT'S A GIRL!!!!!!!

OK, so we were all surprised because everyone thought it was a boy. After a 40 minute ultrasound, they are quite sure that it is a girl! Here are some pics and a video of the doppler. They wouldn't let me shoot in the ultrasound room...... :-(

Mom and dad are SOOOO excited and I know they feel that I am giving them a gift, but it really goes both ways. It feels so amazing to be a part of this creation. What an honor.
video

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tomorrow is the day


That we find out if it is a boy or girl ( I think Boy. We'll see). As I am enjoying the summer, my focus on different areas of my life shifts. I am playing more with the kids and trying to be out doors as much as I can. With fall around the corner, and work projects currently in full force, I wonder how beginning home-schooling and all of the children's activities will fit in to my tired, pregnant self.

Since I teach prenatal yoga, I have the opportunity to create relationships with soon to be and new parents. Because of this, I get to follow them (if they are a friend on Facebook) and be reminded how beautiful that sacred space and time as a new parent of a newborn is (thanks Julie ;-). I am recently reminded why I have a heart for surrogacy and how excited I am for the day that I can give this little one over to it's eager parents. To be a part of helping a family change their lives forever feels more like a gift to me. I'll carry it with me forever.

All of this is being followed and written about in a book to be published next year. I look forward to having that as a legacy of this beautiful journey.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

18 weeks.....

Finally did a picture.......


But I don't like it. Here's to a trooper of a man-friend who took my photo. Thanks mom and dad for the great tops! 18 weeks and four more days to the gender ultrasound! I'm still feeling sick if I eat dairy or animals of any kind......waiting for energy to return. Apparently it will be next year ;-) So happy to be feeling better and able to function, but still coming to terms with being weaker. Tough to accept from a strong yoga girl!

I think the yoga is affecting the baby. It is VERY strong and does yoga itself! I swear it feels like it is twice the size the way it stretches and poses. Pretty sweet feeling the movements, but some-times startling and uncomfortable already. Good thing I can handle it! Can't wait to SEE baby rolling around.