Wednesday, September 29, 2010

God's Love

Not a whole lot going on and I like it! I have seen so many twins out in public, just probably notice them more now.

A lot of my students have found out. One of my little ones asked me when I will have a baby again? Another in her class said she is going to have another baby thats her's but it will be in someone else's tummy :) But don't worry the lady will give them back to her, she can't keep them :) One other student asked me if my twins were here yet. I love their innocence. I love that parents are explaining to their kids our journey.

After Luke passed away I was so worried as to how the kids would be affected. I really do love my students and was worried for their emotions, confusion and so forth. So for parents to actually be explaining our journey, our story, what God has done in our lives just amazes me. What a great way for parents to explain the unconditional love of God.

Please continue to keep us in your prayers, Jenni, myself and our families. I already love these beautiful miracles so much I just can't wait to hold them!


"But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God's unfailing love for ever and ever." Psalm 52:8

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It's Twins!!!

Me & Thaddeus with our Twins 1st picture

Me & Jenni!

The Twins 1st picture, so in love already!

OMG, oh my gosh, oh my goodness!

What an amazing day. We went to Houston IVF aound 8:00am. Dr. Hickman asked Jenni "well what do you think it is?" She guessed twins and yep she was right. Two PERFECT sacs with perfect heartbeats. He said they were PERFECT!
Their little heartbeats were around 120bpm. Baby B is measuring at 2.8mm and Baby A is measuring at 2.4mm. They are already so beautiful!

We had a celebration lunch with Jenni, her mom, my mom and Myself. Oh and Mackenzie was home from school so she went too ;)

I will never forget today and the moment of seeing those miracles on screen and seeing their beautiful heartbeats. In fact I was so excited that when we got to HIVF I got out of the car and left my car running, haha. Jenni was like ummm Kristin are you going to turn off your car?
After we found out it was twins I literally sat in the parking lot for 30 mins. I laughed, cried, thanked God, talk to family, called Thaddeus 3 or 4 times while he was booking it to work just to share the moment over and over again. Jenni finally asked me if I was ready to go after sitting the car for a half hour.

I am so thankful for these blessings. For Jenni, for my my amazing husband Thaddeus, for Jenni's husband Justin, and our families & friends. I was so afraid after losing Luke that I would never get to be a mom and God has given me that gift again today, thank you Lord. Thaddeus and I have lived our marriage by the verse Pslams 37:4 " Delight yourself in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart" Thank you God for giving me the gift of motherhood. I am so excited to raise these miracles with my family and friends!

Please continue to pray for healthy growth for these babies, For Jenni as her body prepares to carry twins again, and for me and Thaddeus. Our lives changed again today forever, have I mentioned how incredibly thankful we are.....


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Update :)

So....yesterday we had our last and final beta! We expected our number to be somewhere around 6,000 based on the doubling times since our last beta....well, it was 23,219!!! God is so good!! :)

Tomorrow, we will be 6 weeks pregnant!!! And, in the morning is our heartbeat(s) confirmation ultrasound at Houston IVF. This is the very first time that we will see the miracle that is truly unfolding before us...I can't even describe how very excited I am!!...and I know Kristin and Thaddeus are too! watching - we'll be updating tomorrow...

I was listening to this song today by Kutless "That's What Faith Can Do"...and it just reminds me so much of our surrogacy journey! That because Kristin and Thaddeus continued to be faithful and trust in God's plan, even after losing Luke...we are here today. And, miracles are happening...that's for sure!! :)

"I've seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn't ever end
Even when the sky is falling
I've seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That's what faith can do..."


Monday, September 13, 2010

Beta #3

Not a whole lot to post other then Jenni's beta was 1518 today! WOOO HOO! Beta by the way is her HCG levels!!

Thanks for everyone's prayers and support. You all have been incredible!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

9 days past transfer update!

So...the last few days have been filled with quite some excitement!! It all began Saturday afternoon as I noticed some hives on my bottom around my injection sites...continued getting worse Sunday...and by Monday morning, I was having a true allergic reaction. I have hives head to toe and my lips began to swell. I was at work when this happened on Monday and everyone was joking (after the fact) that I looked like the Octo-mom with my new plump lips. So, after taking a few doses of Benadryl and a steroid, it began to clear up. We went first thing to Houston IVF on Tuesday morning and it was determined that I have had so much repeated exposure (this is my third IVF cycle) to the progesterone in sesame oil, that I had a reaction to the type of oil. So, today, was my first dose of progesterone in olive oil...and all seems ok. I was joking with Kristin that you can tell that the baby/babies are Italian - they wanted olive oil...and not sesame oil. ;)

But, while we were there - Houston IVF decided to do our beta HCG. We were a day early, as it's protocol to be done on 9 days past transfer....and on 9dpt - they want your level to be above 50 to be considered pregnant. Yesterday, at 8dpt, our beta was 166!!!! Praise God!!

Tomorrow morning is beta #2...and our heartbeat confirmation ultrasound is scheduled for Sept. 22nd. I just can't wait to see what God has in store!!...and can't wait to see what Kristin and Thaddeus are holding in their arms in May!!! :)

We all feel so VERY blessed...there really are no adequate words.

Thank you so much for each and every prayer!! Please keep them comin'... :)


Monday, September 6, 2010

Prayers please!!

Hi Everyone!!
We are needing lot's of prayer. Jenni is having an allergic reaction to the progesterone shots. Which is what gives the baby/babies food until the placenta starts producing its own (Aprox 6 weeks). She has hives all over her body and no her lips are swelling. They have her taking benadryl and we have appointment in the morning for her to be monitored. They will have to switch her to suppositories for the next couple of days (which is not as good) Please pray that Jenni starts feeling better and that the suppositories work well enough for the baby/babies) to get their food.

We will be at the doctor in the morning! Will you keep you posted.

Thanks for the prayers!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Latest tests as of today!!

5 and .75 days past a 5 day transfer...getting darker everyday!

It say's PREGNANT!!! 5 days past 5 day transfer!!

We have our first official Beta test at HIVF on Wednesday :) We will keep you posted!!

Friday, September 3, 2010


Me & Thaddeus after 1st positive HPT!!

Jenni & I after 1st positive HPT. Can you tell I had been crying? :)

Did our first HPT 4dp5dt and we recieved a postive. Seeing those two pink lines has forever changed my life. I cried so hard for the 1st 5 minutes and then cried for 30 more minutes. Feels incredibly surreal.

We have our 1st Beta test on Wednesday. Please continue to pray for the embryos to keep growing.

Thank you God!!

Frozen babies

Well we got the unexpected news that are other two embryo blasts were also 2 perfect 4AA blasts! Oh my gosh this is so rare so I have been told. We were able to freeze our other 2 embryo's for the future.

This journey has been AMAZING. We find out Wednesday, September 8th if Jenni is pregnant and if the IVF worked.

Jenni has been nausea's and has been throwing up :) YAY!!! that's a great sign.

Thanks for your prayers, please keep them coming.