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.
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.
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.
I am married to my best friend and the love of my life. I am first and foremost a home-schooling mother of four children (one in college). Together with my husband, we own a wellness center and yoga studio. I am a certified yoga teacher and in my spare time, I am an author. :-)