Pop! Goes the Belly

We are 35 weeks, 4 days and my belly is measuring 37.5 weeks. Mom and dad of this little girl were at our check up today and we got another quick peek at her via ultrasound. I can’t imagine what this experience is like for them, but from my view, I couldn’t ask for a better surrogacy experience. They are so involved yet not imposing in any way. I’ve read of intended parents cleaning out and restocking the surrogate’s pantry and fridge or throwing away Teflon pans. They have trusted me to carry their baby and I’m honored to do so and enjoy the time spent with them.

I am not yet unbearably uncomfortable; just getting up from lying down or sitting on the floor (it happens a lot when you have a two year old) are challenging. I don’t want to talk about my weight, but will, since it will be fun to see how quickly it goes back down. I’ve gained the 35 pounds I typically gain during pregnancy and don’t want to gain much more! I feel like I’m eating regular portion sizes (not for two), I eat healthy (other than the occasional treat) and am always on the go with my little ones. At least we know the baby is nice and healthy and her share of the weight will be gone at delivery. She’s estimated to weigh around six and a half pounds now and growing right on track. The Braxton Hicks contractions are picking up and I can no longer comfortably cross my legs when sitting down. Tomorrow, the 30 days till our due date countdown begins! I’m not ready yet, but will be soon.

34 Weeks



4 Responses to “Pop! Goes the Belly”

  1. Grandma Says:

    Oh my gosh! I’m getting anxious to head south. Scott Clawson helped me map my trip. 18 hours. 2 1/2 days. So I should be in Santa Barbara the afternoon of Dec 3rd. Wait for me!

  2. Chiara Says:

    Recent reader. Love reading your story and perspective. It is so inspiring to me what you are doing. Best of luck in this homestretch!

  3. Debbie Says:

    Leslie, I am Marcy’s Aunt Debbie and have been following your blog with every entry. You are amazing, and Marcy and Todd have found someone special in you. I can’t wait to meet this little girl. I will get to meet you and your kids at Thanksgiving, I hear. I am looking forward to it!

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