Did you know that the mucus plug can regenerate? I heard this from a few people in my surrogate support group and I didn't believe them for a second. I believed that I lost it and he would be born in just a couple days. To my surprise, I lost my mucus plug for the second time on Wednesday and I even lost a little more yesterday. I'd really like to not have to experience that again during this pregnancy. He's welcome to enter the world without making me wipe that thick bloody mucus out of my vag again.
I think I have been mentally pushing off the birth of this baby because my sister-in-law was due the week before me and I was invited to witness the birth of their baby. I knew I didn't want to miss out on the birth and I even thought that if I was in the hospital that I would make a dart for the cities so I wouldn't miss out on the birth. I'm so lucky that my sister-in-law is one of my best friends and that she wanted to have my mom, sister, and me at the birth of their baby! We got the phone call yesterday that she was in labor, so my mom and I headed down to the cities yesterday morning. We hung out at their house while she labored there for hours, and she totally rocked it! Once she decided that they should head to the hospital her contractions were REALLY close together and we were a bit nervous with the 35 minute drive to the hospital. She started crowning in the car on the way there. We were in separate cars and left just minutes after them. By the time we parked and sprinted down the hall (you know it's serious business when a 9 month pregnant woman and a Grandma, carrying a dozen roses, are sprinting down the hall screaming, "She's Crowing! What room do we go to?") she had already delivered the baby. We missed it by two minutes! Devastated? Yes! Regardless, they have a healthy mom and baby and that's all that matters. And now it's my turn.
|Signing Paperwork. I felt like I had to wear my "I swear it's not mine" shirt.|
We're really close to finishing the final chapter of this book and starting the first chapter of a new one. Hopefully my next update will include a photo and name of the baby! Positive energy, happy thoughts, and prayers are always accepted. Thank you all for your continuous support and love. This is going to be the BEST gift ever! I'm ready to see my IPs holding their son. They've spent way too many years holding the image of this baby in their dreams, so it's time to make that dream a reality.