Well we skipped week 8… Oops time gets away from me! We had another dr appointment yesterday and had a ultrasound too! Baby B is starting to look like a actual real baby! I took a video and sent it to J so she could see. The baby was even wiggling around in there, so adorable! They also said the heart rate was 172 this time. I’m feeling really good other then just being so darn tired! Although the last couple of days I have felt like my energy is coming back woohoo. I do get slightly nauseous from time to time but nothing bad at all. I’m just getting excited for the second trimester so I can start feeling the baby move that’s my favorite part! I’ll go back to the dr at 12 weeks so that’s only 3 weeks away. It will just be a regular appointment I don’t think I will have an ultrasound or anything.
Now let’s see what baby B is doing this week!
Would you believe your baby is only an embryo for one more week and is already developing into a fetus? She’s now about one inch long, the size of a medium green olive (but no martinis, please). The head has straightened out and is more fully developed and the ears are continuing to grow, making baby look more human. Plus, toes are visible, and all of baby’s essential organs (heart, brain, kidneys, liver and lungs) have begun to develop. Your soon-to-be-fetus is also making spontaneous movements of her arms and legs now that minuscule muscles are beginning to develop, though you won’t feel your tiny dancer for at least another month or two. While it’s way too early to feel anything, it’s not too early to hear something (possibly). Your baby’s heart is developed enough — and has grown large enough — for its beats to be heard with a Doppler, a handheld ultrasound device that amplifies the lub-dub sound the heart makes. But don’t worry if your practitioner can’t pick up the sound of your baby’s heartbeat yet. It just means your shy gal is hiding in the corner of your uterus or has her back facing out, making it hard for the Doppler to find its target. In a few weeks, or at your next visit, that miraculous sound is certain to be audible for your listening pleasure.
This little lady is really on the move! She loves to stay up at night!!! She gets excited around 8:30/9:00 I think because thats when I put the kids to bed so she finally gets a little quiet time lol. She wanted to play all night the other night and shes getting sooo strong shes keeping me up! We got up around 4:30 AM for another play time lol. But I LOVE every second of it! What a sweet baby she is! Im starting to get bigger and bigger im not a huge fan of this weeks pic of me… Im still craving ICE I cant get enough I eat cups and cups of it ALL day long! Jon and Molly finished there stories for the belly buds! Seriously if you dont have them you should get them sooo neat. Now Ellie can listen to mommy and daddy every night!!! Now the fun stuff Ellie is doing!!! Your Baby
Your Mini’s hands have grown bigger and stronger and the nerve endings in her fingers have developed her sense of touch. She’s in there testing out her newfound abilities by touching her face and grabbing the umbilical cord. Other cool developments:
You’re already raising a little Einstein. Your baby’s brain is developing at a clip this week and will continue to do so until she’s five years old (so load up on the Omega 3)!
Baby’s hair is now a short, bright white crop (Billy Idol, eat your heart out!). No matter what color it will end up—red, blonde, black—all babies’ hair lacks pigment at this point.
Your baby has started growing taste buds and may be able to detect strong flavors in the amniotic fluid. If you could see inside, you might catch her sticking out her tongue for a taste and then grimacing, a sign that perhaps you should chill on the chili powder.
Your baby now weighs almost a pound and measures almost 11 inches from her head to her heel, which is how the Stretch Armstrong in your uterus will be measured from here on out. Up ’til now your baby’s legs were curled tight up against her torso, so she was measured from her head to her bottom (or crown to rump) and not head to toe. This week your mini is about as long as a package of Oreos and as heavy as a large bag of tortilla chips. Who’s hungry?
I’m doing great!!! I’m feeling good and my belly is growing! I’m getting SOOO excited for Christmas this year I know kailynn will have so much more fun this year! I’m giving Molly and Jon belly buds for Christmas they are really cool! They will be able to record them selves talking reading whatever songs they like and I can put it on my belly so the baby can hear mommy and daddy!!! I feel like its perfect for our situation! To all the other surros or IPs reading this look them up!!! And I cant believe next month they will be back in town to visit baby for the 20 week ultrasound!!!! There still undecided on if they will find out the sex. I’m excited no matter what!!! So here is what baby Jolly is up to this week! Your Baby in Week 13 of Pregnancy
What’s up with your baby? Well, besides being as large as a peach now, that big old noggin of hers is now about half the size of her crown-to-rump length (that’s one reason why your little peach looks more like an alien from outer space at this point). By the time you give birth, her body will catch up, measuring three-quarters of her total size. What else is going on in there? Tiny bones are beginning to form in her arms and legs, the intestines are beginning to move from the umbilical cord to the abdomen, and the vocal cords are well under construction (the first step toward saying, “I love you, Mommy!”). And because she can move her arms and legs in a jerky fashion, she may be able to get her thumb into her mouth (a habit that may come in handy for self-soothing when she’s a newborn.
Its officially the safe zone!!! I’m so glad now I’m going to tell kailynn this week! I’m not really sure how much she will understand she’s only three but she is also very smart!!! I think she will be happy to know another one will not be moving in to play with all her stuff lol. Im feeling pretty good other then I feel like I’m getting big fast! I was thinking the other day about how I never thought I would get to this point and now look at me!!! I’m soooo glad God blessed me with such a great mommy and daddy to have a baby for!!! I’m still amazed that in like 6 months I get to give the most amazing gift to such a deserving family! I try to put myself in there shoes as much as I can. I’m sure they are so excited and worried just like any first time parents but there excitement and worry is so much more they have prayed and dreamed for this and its finally happening. I don’t think I will ever be able to understand the emotions they are going through but I try! People still ask a lot about me and how I will feel after I give them there baby and don’t I love jolly… I’m finding it hard to answer that question I get why they would ask but its hard to make people understand. I went into this knowing its not my baby. I was actively seeking a family that needed my help. I’m very sure I will be a bit sad not getting to feel baby Jolly everyday or see Jolly everyday. That’s also the perk I get to go home and sleep ALL night!! It really is not the same as my own pregnancy I don’t feel like this is my baby its going to come out and look nothing like my kids I think that will be weird for me lol. As far as loving this baby I love Jolly with all my heart just like I do my own kids but like I said its just different! I’m not sure if people will ever really understand I think only other surrogates get what I’m saying and that’s ok. I tell everyone this is not for everyone but I feel like its for me! Now for the fun stuff what is Jolly up to thus week!!! How your baby’s growing:
The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby’s fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won’t be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder.Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby’s brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionably human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.
Nothing really crazy to report for week 11. I’m still tired some days some days I feel great! I’m hungry a lot!!! No real cravings Just food lol. I’m excited for thanksgiving food!!! So here is how baby Jolly is!!! That’s what important anyway! Slightly more than two inches long now and weighing about a third of an ounce, your fetus is growing by leaps and bounds when you are 11 weeks pregnant. And so is his or her head, which is equal in length to the rest of the body (don’t worry — all fetuses are top-heavy). On the crown of that large head (and over the rest of the body), hair follicles are forming. Fingernail and toenail beds begin to develop this week and by next week, the nails themselves will start to grow (so don’t forget to add a baby nail clipper to your to-buy list).Your baby’s body is straightening and his or her torso is lengthening (sounds like a yoga pose, doesn’t it?). Other poses your baby can assume now: stretches, somersaults, and forward rolls. And while you can’t tell this baby’s gender by its cover yet, testes are developing if it’s a boy and ovaries if it’s a girl.
I seen my regular obgyn today wooohooo!!! We tried to do the Doppler to find the heartbeat but couldn’t so we got a surprise ultrasound!!!! Molly and Jon got to hear there babys heartbeat for the first time! I was so excited to see baby Jolly moving around like crazy but also so very sad I really wanted Molly and Jon to see it! I wish we lived closer so they could come to all appointments Dr Sammons printed out some pics I can send them though! I could see the arms and legs and tiny feet! Jolly was going crazy in there!!! It was honestly the coolest unltrasound I have had! The baby was only 3 centimeters! Now I go back in another month to recheck everything! Also Molly called tonight and said they want to get me a prenatal massage! I’m such a lucky girl. Ricky didn’t treat me this good when I had his kids lol. I told Molly they are really out doing Ricky!!! I have the best intended parents in the world what a lucky baby this is!!! Your Baby in Week 10 of Pregnancy
Your baby (now the size of a prune) has small indentations on his legs (soon to be knees and ankles!), and his tiny arms even have elbows that bend (how is that for magical?). Inside that little mouth, tiny buds of baby teeth are forming under the gums. His stomach and kidneys are kicking into gear, producing digestive juices and urine, and if it’s a boy, his testes are making testosterone (how manly!). The first pic is baby Jollys legs up in the air the second is the tiny feet!!!
Sorry guys im very late on this weeks post im almost 10 weeks now but not untill sunday so ill still put up baby Jollys 9 week stats!!! I only have 3 more days of meds to go!!!!! Im so very excited to be done with this stage!!! Im very proud of myself though NEVER would i have thought I would be able to stab myself with soooo many needles! But I did all for a perfect reason this amazing little baby!!! I find it funny how both of the posts I copied off the internet talk about this baby being a girl! I guess we will see… I also took another pic of myself I feel like I’m starting to show at least I can tell I am! I can’t wait for baby Jolly to be moving and kicking that’s my fav part!!!!
9 Weeks Pregnant!!!
At nine weeks pregnant, you and baby have made two big accomplishments: You’ve made it to month three, and she’s no longer an embryo — now she’s a fetus. Basically that means she’s becoming more and more baby-like, and you’re inching closer and closer to leaving the nasties of the first trimester behind you. Just one more month to go! By now, you’ve probably visited the OB, and maybe even seen baby’s tiny heartbeat on the ultrasound. Exciting stuff, huh? Your baby’s the size of a green olive!She’s gaining steam! At 9 weeks, your fetus measures around .9 inches and weighs about .07 ounces.Share this with family and friends your baby at 9 weeksThis is a milestone. She’s no longer an embryo — now she’s a fetus!She’s developing more distinct facial features.And she might now have a strong enough heartbeat to be picked up by a fetal doppler