Thursday, September 11, 2008

Baby Mama

Thanks for all the well wishes and congratulatory comments/emails from our last post. It’s great to be able to finally share the news, because we’re obviously over the moon.

I’ll also mention I’m not pregnant, our surrogate is. Didn’t see that one coming, eh? As mentioned in my bio, I had a complicated pregnancy and a complicated delivery. I’m so thankful L&B were born perfectly healthy and required no NICU, but I’m also unable to be pregnant again. That was really rough to accept, but I’ve had some time to come to terms with it. And to be honest, I’m thankful I’m able to play with my kids, run after them, pick them up and have them crawl all over me because if I were pregnant we wouldn’t be able to and not for a long time. We also have an incredible surrogate who’s just as excited and so happy for us.

If you’re wondering how we know there are two, here’s the very first ultrasound pic.
Now WE were thrown off because we transferred 2 embryos and expected twins, however only 1 embryo took AND THEN SPLIT. See how they’re in the same sac. I have to admit I think it’s really cool to have identical twins. One of my favorite movies when I was a kid was Parent Trap, except I’d always wished I was the ID twin. I think having ID twins is the next best thing.

According to an online due date calculator, the babies should be 12 ½ weeks now. At Tuesday’s ultrasound, they were measuring at 12+6 and 13 weeks. So we’re off to a great start. Better yet, the first trimester will soon be behind us!

Btw, I haven’t seen the movie with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. I’m a little apprehensive on how surrogacy is portrayed. Obviously, it’s a subject matter that’s very personal and I don’t want to be upset or offended. If you’ve seen it, you can tell me how it was. I don’t mind you giving away details. Yes, I’m like Harry and will read the last page first.

Coming Home

We just got word from Tuesday's mom, JK.


It's so unbelievable and we're so grateful.

We couldn't be happier for Tuesday and her incredible family.

There are a bunch of people doing the happy dance right now.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Breaking News

Ok, family has been told as well as (most of) our close friends. I think I can finally make the announcement.


Yup, you read right. There will be more jansta eggis. Wait, did you say eggis? As in plural? As in more than one?





Saturday, September 6, 2008

Discovery Science Center

In my quest to take advantage of all things free to kids 2 and under, we went to the Discovery Science Center. If you've ever driven on the 5 freeway in So Cal, it's the gigantic cube teetering on the edge of the freeway.

The best part of our visit was that we got in free too! Thanks to Bank of America's Museum on Us promotion, we saved $26 on adult admissions! People, if you bank with BOA, you have to take advantage of this promo! I don't think many people do as no one else presented their BOA card at the ticket window. Tsk, tsk.

Just the girls in our Tuesday tshirts.

The first exhibit we checked out was Animal Grossology. Not surprisingly, Bree didn't like it (she is, afterall, her mother's daughter). Luke didn't mind it as much, although he was cautious. Here he is as far away possible (but curious) from the poop exhibit -

Bob the Builder - Project: Build It exhibit upstairs was more to their liking -

Magnetic blocks which made stacking fun and easy...

Driving with Scoop the Digger

Dad helping figure out Bob's tools.

Our future architect...

and construction worker!

Kids had a blast pushing buttons on the Talkie Talkie and hearing the famous catch phrases.

In front of Wendy's Caravan.

There's my girl, laying stones on the wall. The miniature wheel barrow was too cute.

Surveying the vegetable garden.

Another fun day. So much so the kids are going on 3 hours of nap time! I need to wake them up or else they'll never fall asleep tonight.

ps If you like the Tuesday tshirts the kids and I are wearing, please click here or on the second Tuesday button on the left side of the blog. There are shirts for men, Mike's was in the hamper :-( All profits from the sale go to Tuesday's family to help with their medical expenses. Happy shopping!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Before the internet...

..before blogs, before cell phones, before dvd players, before husbands, before kids - this is what I was doing on my Spring Break. Taking trips to Ensenada Mexico, drinking little Cornitas (baby Coronas) and having a blast. Here I am with my beautiful friends who also happen to be my roommates too.

Now, we have 4 husbands, 6 kids, 2 dogs and 1 cat between us. Here we are a couple weeks ago celebrating Dev's birthday, who btw lives in London with her dear hubby and beautiful little boy. Obviously missing is my other dear friend who I visited a few months ago and blogged about-

I get nostaligic thinking about the past, but wouldn't trade my life now for anything. Well maybe for a case of Coronitas and a clove cigarette?

ps I couldn't post on a Tuesday, without a mention of Tuesday. She's doing miraculously well, we're so happy for them. Her mom's posted a great update on her here.