This post is brought to you in collaboration with Poise Impressa, all opinions are my own.
A few months ago I wrote a post about the most frequently asked questions I get about being a gestational surrogate. However, I did not mention that I was or would possibly be doing another surrogacy. Turns out, I am, and I am so happy to announce that we are officially pregnant!
I am working with the same set of intended parents as I did last time (I delivered their little girl four years ago.) On August 3rd, we transferred one remaining little frozen embryo, and wallah, we have a baby. It sounds much easier than it is actually. In fact, I have been on daily shots, sometimes 2 daily shots and multiple medications for almost two months now. I still have 28 days to go! Today though, I had my first ultrasound and say that little 6 week 5 day old heart beating away at 124 beats per minute. That all made this pregnancy very real to me, and I decided I better start gathering my “must have” pregnancy supplies.
Every pregnant women has that list of items that she could never survive a pregnancy without. I am no different. Over the course of being pregnant with my boys, the last surrobaby and getting older, my needs have changed a bit, but some staples remain. So, after the ultrasound, when I learned once and for all “This is not a drill,” I stopped by Walmart to pick up some supplies. What did I get?
In addition to officially being pregnant with a new surrobaby, I am heading overseas on our first International trip to London, Paris and Venice next week! Impressa Bladder Supports along with some of these other products will be making the trip with me to make sure I stay as comfortable, confident and happy as possible in this first trimester of pregnancy!