Friday, October 15, 2010

An Interesting Question

Yesterday H. and I were sitting on the couch talking and I had just finished shoving my shirt up and scooching my pants down to show him my belly and where Little G is currently residing. He laughed and then looked at me and asked "So are you enjoying the experience of being pregnant?"

The answer is an unequivocal yes. The whole point of going the donor egg route for us was so that I would have the physical experience of carrying a baby. There would be a genetic link to H and a very real connection to be as well, but the act of carrying the baby was the goal.

This hasn't been an easy pregnancy. From the joy and fear of finding out we were expecting triplets, to the excruciating decision to reduce our TTTS twins, to the ongoing morning sickness, nausea and vomiting things have not been ideal. But, I am so incredibly glad we did this and I know without a doubt that we made the right decision.

Now that Little G is kicking and moving and flipping around and I can really feel her the pregnancy has become so real. At night, she flips around and ends up on the lower right side of my abdomen. I can feel the round hard shape of either her head or her bum. I'm not sure which, but the point is I can actually feel her inside of me... from the outside. Crazy!

So my answer is yes, I am enjoying the experience of being pregnant, warts and all.


Lost in Space said...

This was such a sweet post. I like that you can look past the tough stuff and really enjoy the amazing experience. So beautiful.

Fran said...

It certainly wasn't a plane sail for you my friend. So happy you are enjoying the experience to the fullest. Much love, Fran