A surrogacy journey, jointly documented by Surrogate and Intended Mother.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Pre-Christmas Update

Seeing as I have been told off for slacking on the post front, I thought I should write a little update about Cheese Teamcake and Little Hitch-Hiker.

We are 19 weeks pregnant today (how are we already at 19 weeks?! I can't believe it!) and according to various apps, this means that LHH is in the middle of a massive growth spurt with things like fingerprints and hair currently developing. He/she is also practicing moving and according to the wiggles and dancing that's going on in Niki's abdomen on a daily basis, this is fairly accurate. Niki is fantastic at communicating everything (it may or may not help that we chat on whatsapp every day) and it's so exciting hearing little updates from her. The fact we are having a baby is feeling increasingly more real, tiny bit by tiny bit, and extremely exciting photos like this help:

Sent to us with the best caption ever: "Does your bump look big in this!?"

Cheese Teamcake haven't seen each other for an abnormally long time; Christmas concerts took over our lives down this end but school is now finished for the holidays, woohoo! We're heading up to Coventry after Christmas and spending a few days up there catching up properly. We shall be having a little Teamcake Christmas party and I can't wait to spend some quality time laughing and chatting with our lovely friends, as well as of course being very near our bump!

We will also have our next big landmark moment at this point; the half way point and the 20 week scan. I absolutely cannot wait to see our little one again but am still pretty nervous as I'm sure any expecting parents are. I just want to know everything is OK, and have a tendency to worry too much. We will probably (if LHH is not being coy and crossing legs) have the opportunity to find out the sex and I think we may well do. I suspect that if it was me carrying, I might want to wait but being that little bit more removed, the idea of finding out and it feeling even more real is very appealing.

It just remains for me to wish our readers a very Merry Christmas and thank all of you who have been so supportive throughout this journey so far. Here's to 2013!

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