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.

14 comments:

bestfamily said...

Congrats Lisa. I am over thye moon for you!

Kj said...

i just want to say that i love you.


"i love you."

Shannon said...

I haven't seen "Baby Mama" but I totally get why you'd be leery of it. I'll let you know if I ever watch it :)

Again, so happy for you guys and loved the update and ultrasound pic!

Helene said...

Congratulations Lisa!!! I read your comment on my blog and I was so excited to "meet" another mom of multiple multiples!! We are so blessed, aren't we??

I belong to a yahoo e-mail group specifically for Moms of Multiple Multiples! The ladies are aweseome and so full of good advice and support! Let me know if you're interested in joining and I can send you the info (just e-mail me).

Mattam said...

Lisa, I am so happy for you! I can't wait to see those beautiful babies!

* TONYA * said...

oh honey that first baby pic is just adorable. I could cry for you. I'm just so so happy for you and Mike.

Anonymous said...

YAY! I'm so excited! Between your new little peeps and Tuesday going home I really might do the happy dance right here at the Publix pharmacy!!!!
Erin

Lois said...

Oh my goodness! I am so excited for you! This is so awesome! I can't believe it. Another set of twins? And identical? Yay, yay, yay! Go Team Jansta!!!

CC said...

Congrats Lisa! I couldn't be happier for you! I haven't seen "baby mama" but I did watch the 'FRIENDS' episode that featured the same girl (Amy P...) who carried Monica and Chandler's babies...
I thought it was fantasticlly done. So, if that is any indication... then I am sure "baby mama" will be a hit too. I sure will let you know if I watch it!

Jenn H said...

Cannot wait to meet the two newest additions to the Janstas family, so elated for you guys!!!
PS Can you believe I have never seen all of When Harry Met Sally?

Dawn Friedman said...

ID Twins! How exciting! You are so wonderful and have so much love to go around that I know you are going to be the best Mother to two sets of twins! I am so happy for you. I also wanted to be an ID twin as a kid.

BoufMom9 said...

Lisa,
I am so thrilled for you. I know how badly you wanted another baby (babies) and I just KNEW God had it in store for you.
What a HUGE blessing!

Anonymous said...

The ultrasound pic is so cool, I know I've seen it before, just still cool to see it again.

I'm so happy for you. I can't say I would want another set. :)
Nicole G

Cheryl Lage said...

What an amazing, amazing twin pregnancy! So very excited for you. :) Congrats!