Monday, August 26, 2013

Something is Growing in there...

Sometimes it's strange what you notice.

I had one morning of nausea with Dempsey around 8 weeks. Other than the pregnancy test and the doctor telling me, I wouldn't have known I was pregnant.

But with this baby, I'm more in tune with the cause and effect. I know that my hormones have spiked. I know why I am so tired.

Yesterday, I was talking to Justin with exaggerated arm movements. I stifle an "Ow!" and proceed to see if there is a bruise on the side of my boob under my arm. "Of course there has to be a reason there is a painful spot on my boob - those things don't just hurt for no good reason," I thought to myself. Sweet Justin looks at me and says, "There's no bruise. Your mammaries are probably gearing up to become a milk factory." [that wasn't an exact, word-for-word quote, but you get the point].

Oh yeah. I forgot that these two attention-getters have a purpose other than filling out a blouse.

I woke up this morning to what felt like a gut punch. My tummy was hurting. My guts had decided to clench up into a ball. I'm happy to report that I am feeling much better by mid-day. However, my cheerios were far less appealing, as were my peanut M&Ms...

My only steady symptom so far is apathy. It's hard to fake listening to a story I have zero interest in. I will not entertain a fake smile to a lame joke. And those baskets full of laundry needing to be folded? Well, until my closet is empty, they are not my concern.


  1. Ask me, surrogacy sounds good for a childless couple but for the surrogate mother, it is hellish painful. She bears the child for about nine months, she falls in love with her child but she has to give it away according to the contract. I feel proud of those surrogate mothers who bravely takes this difficult task with a smile.

    Kunik Goel

    1. Yes, Morgan is a brave wonderful giving person for being a surrogate however she isn't giving "HER" child away. It is never hers to begin with. Also she doesn't "give it away according to the contract." She is giving back the baby she helped to make to it's amazing family. One of the happiest moments in surrogacy is watching the couple you have spent the past year or so with become parents and the pride you feel knowing you were a part of it.

  2. I too had very little symptoms while pregnant with my son. I'm hoping this time around its the same way. You mentioned you had a support group with Circle? I would love to join. Just got sent my first IP profile!