Tuesday, May 28, 2013

2.5 Pounds


Our little bundle of Joy is gaining weight! ;-) Dr Meenakshi just sent us an obstetric scan... It always feels like Christmas when we get this kind of e-mail. The pictures are quite technical and we don’t really see any identifiable outline, but we have some good data!

  • The baby is now in cephalic position (upside down), which is a good thing;
  • The baby’s heart rate is 150 BPM;
  • The baby’s development age is 28 weeks;
  • The baby is gaining weight! It now weighs 1.154 kg, which is equivalent to a little bit more than 2.5 pounds.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Third Trimester

We are now 27 weeks pregnant… Welcome to the third trimester! It is difficult to describe our state of mind right now. Let’s just say that we are very excited! Our hearts beat faster and we keep making all kind of plans. It’s funny how Life can still turn around for the best.

At the same time, we are working on getting our home ready. We have just laid the first brick of our nursery: the crib!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Showered

Last week-end, we went to Mr. R and Mr. E’s house where we were invited for breakfast. As a reminder, they are the ones who connected us to their surrogacy agency (WeeCare Partners USA). Their two baby boys are growing very fast and look very happy. We perfected our “how to hold a baby” technique. ;-) Our hosts have been more than generous as they have literally showered us with gifts. We are looking forward to the day our bundle of Joy will play with their bundles of Joy on the playground.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Babies R Us

For the past weeks, we have visited our local Babies R Us rather frequently. The store has a coupon system which makes it silly to buy all at once. One week, strollers are on sale, the other week, crib mattresses are on sale… We have almost achieved our goal to get everything we need without paying full price for anything! One side effect is that the store employees know us very well. Last time I was there, one of them told me: “I think that I have seen you every single week since the day I was hired.”

We are now 26 weeks pregnant and our hearts beat faster with anticipation, as we should receive our monthly scan in about a week. We will keep you posted!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

25 Weeks

We are now 25 weeks pregnant! We are also getting busier, trying to get ready. Yesterday, we went to our first parenting class. We are now experts at feeding, changing, feeding, changing, feeding, changing, and occasionally sleeping when we have the chance. ;-) Overall, the class was really helpful. We were the only gay couple and have been impressed about how welcome our classmates have made us feel. Seriously: we were the most congratulated couple! It just warmed our heart to see perfect strangers being so happy for us.

Also: congratulations to Josh and Matt for the birth of their twins!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Complete

Last Saturday, we went to a Diapers’ Party hosted by Mr. R and Mr. E. Their twins were born last December. They are also the ones who connected us to their surrogacy agency (WeeCare Partners USA). Mr. R and Mr. E went the extra mile to please their guests by offering a very large menu of home cooked dishes. It was delicious. Their two baby boys were adorable and behaved very well (they haven’t cried a single time). Our hearts were melting, as we are now, more than ever, looking forward to our family to become complete.