20 weeks: Surrogacy Edition
I have reached the official halfway point of pregnancy, although knowing my body I will likely give birth sooner than 40 weeks.
I really have been feeling incredible so far. I think it's because I have been doing yoga weekly and my kids are in school during the day, which gives me time to rest. I've been taking it easy and letting Alex spoil me. ;-)
The parents of the baby and I have been communicating regularly through e-mail and Skype. They visited a few weeks ago and were able to see baby girl at an ultrasound appointment. Overall this has been an overwhelmingly positive experience. We get along well with the parents, baby is healthy, we have a lot of support from family and friends.
The one thing I am semi-nervous about is giving birth at the hospital. I don't have a problem with hospital births really, I just want to be sure it's not a negative experience. I want to feel supported and heard. I'm sure nothing will compare to my incredible home birth with Isabel, but I would like to feel comfortable and not pushed to do anything I don't want to do. It's tricky because it's not my baby, but it is my body. I'm hoping I will be able to advocate for myself as I see necessary.
All I can really do is put it in God's hands. I know I don't have to constantly worry about this because He is in control.
That's the gist of how this pregnancy is going. I feel really blessed and happy that everything is going smoothly. I couldn't ask for anything more.