duster902

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About duster902

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  • Surrogacy Status
    Getting ready for GS number 3!

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  • Gender
    Female
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    California
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    I have been a surrogate twice twins born 06' and a girl born 07'
  1. Doctors in LA area

    Hello, I've been a GS twice. We are trying to do a TS for the couple I already had a little girl for. The doctor we used before doesn't do TS. Has anyone used a doctor in the LA area? Thank you.
  2. Oh Nessa!!!

    Hope you are feeling better.
  3. Weepy weepy....

  4. For anyone interested

    Congratulations I would have freaked out about the blood. Glad the vein is gone.
  5. Why am I still swollen?

    My hands started getting swollen the day before I went into labor. They stayed swollen for a few days after I gave birth.
  6. IP contact after birth

    My first set of IP's call me about once a month. When one of the twins was having surgery I stayed at their home and went with IM to the hospital. My second IP's live close to my first so when I go to see one I make sure I go stop by the others house. I have watched my surro sons so that my FIP's could go out for the evening. I get pictures via email every so often. I also get X mas cards with pictures every X mas. I have talked to my IP's twice since I gave birth 2 weeks ago. We are already planning my first visit. I am happy with the amount of contact I have with both families.
  7. Nessa Delivered!

    Congrats! Glad you got to spend Christmas with your family. Rest up.
  8. Baby Seara Birth Story

    Thanks everyone. The family finally got to leave the hospital yesterday. I went back to visit. We took a million more pictures. I got to help my IM dress the baby in her going home outfit. As soon as I recover I will be making a trip to L.A. to see all the surro babies. My former IP's want me to come spend the weekend. So this time next year we plan to cycle again and make Seara a big sister
  9. My BFF and I got to the hospital about 9:30 am. The nurses hurried up and get me in my room. I was still 4 cm dialated, 50% effaced and the baby was at a -1 station. My IP's were doing cord blood banking so we had to get all the blood work going for that. The nurse started my pitocin at about 10:30 am. The doctor tried breaking my water but it hurt way too bad. They told me to get the epidural so they could check me with out hurting me. Got my epidural around 12. It only worked on my right side at first. They had me lay on my side and after messing with it for a while it finally took all over. I was having contractions but nothing that was regular. The nurse kept uping the pitocin. The baby's heartbeat started dropping every time I had a contraction so they decided to do the internal monitor. The doctor broke my water about 3 pm. I was only a 6. I had been telling everyone that I was going to have the baby by three o'clock. I should have kept my mouth shut This baby just did not want to come out. I was not progressing very fast and the doctors had to go deliver another baby so I was left alone. As soon as everyone was out of the room I felt the baby moving down. I told me BFF to get the epideral man and have him give me a boost because I could feel a lot of preasure. The nurse came in and said I was fulling dialated and would not be getting a boost of pain meds. She than said not to do anything until my nurse was back in the room. I had to breath through the contracts so I would not bear down. 30 mins later the doctor and my nurse decided to come help me. The baby was already about to crown. I pushed for a few minutes and she was born at 7:20PM. Seara weighes 7 pounds 7 ounces and is 18 inches long. My IM and I roomed in together last night. But about 3 am the nurse came in and said the baby had to be tested for jaudice since I was 0+ and the baby was B+ Turns out she is a little jaundice and had to go under the lights. She is only allowed to come out when it is time to eat and that can only be 30 mins at a time. My IM and the baby are staying another night at the hospital. I was ready to come home so I had my hubby come get me. My BFF has most of the pics on her camera. I only have three so I will share what I have. She is beautiful with a head full of black hair. I am a little sore but nothing I can't handle. I will post more pics as I get them. Thanks for all the well wishes.
  10. They are beautiful! How much did they weigh?
  11. Good job Laura! Congrats to you and your IP's.
  12. Finally!

    Thanks for sharing.
  13. Congratulations Julie!