Sunday, July 10, 2011


That's right, I said it! 20 weeks today!

So much to be happy about:) First of all lets chat about the baby beans....obviously the most important in this. They are growing like crazy and moving like lil dancers, it was about 18wks when I could really start to feel them move and each day they make their presence known. Even though I haven't had a U/S or heard their heartbeats for awhile I know they are doing just fine.

The beans weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. They are around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana. (For the first 20 weeks, when a baby's legs are curled up against his torso and hard to measure, measurements are taken from the top of his head to his bottom — the "crown to rump" measurement. After 20 weeks, he's measured from head to toe.)
They are swallowing more these days, which is good practice for their digestive systems.

In one week the daddies will be here! They are coming for a week to visit and I couldn't be more excited~ We have a full weeks worth of plans set. The most exciting part would be the U/S that we have scheduled for that Monday, we will finally know what these lil beans are...And then the fun will begin for the guys..SHOPPING! And we just happen to have one of the biggest shopping malls in our state...Mall of America baby....I can't wait to see all the fun goodies they will be able to get. This part, me not needed to shop for baby gear is funny. I catch myself in the baby department at every store I go..not gunna lie, its fun to window shop and not feel that overwhelming need to get everything..Now I just get to have fun shopping for maternity clothes.

I'm happy the guys will be able to see my growth in person, meet the doctor, tour the hospital and spend time with my family. Having them apart of all of this is extremely awesome, I'm a lucky girl and these babies have amazing dads.

As for my family, we are doing well. My 3 oldest have been in TX for the past 3wks with grandma and grandpa and will be coming home this week. I've been enjoying the time with my little guy but so ready to have our family back to norm.

So you can expect the next update to be filled with pictures and exciting news! Till then here is the new picture....


  1. Your picture is lovely. Do you take them yourself at home?

  2. Thank you! And yes, did this one myself. I plan on letting another photography friend of mine do photos around 30wks, as a photographer I don't like being in front of the camera so much..but gotta do it lol.

  3. I love the pic! Can't wait to hear about your next appointment!

  4. Looking great! :D So excited for your visit with your IFs. :)

  5. Ditto on the pic! Have fun next week!

  6. Beautiful pic! Finding out the sex is an awesome experience as a surrogate and being able to watch your IP's reaction... have lots of fun!!

  7. You look amazing!!! Beautiful picture. Can't wait to hear how it goes at the 20 week ultrasound and about your time with your IFs.

  8. Beautiful!!!! Are you going to have Jen take your pictures? That would be so cool. I can't wait to hear all about the guys' trip! Love ya girl.