Week 16

It’s been wonderfully crazy these past days. Ya’ll have been so supportive and loving since our announcement of our twins. This past Saturday night we had a big “Spring Fling” party in NYC just to celebrate life. Queen “V”, our surrogate, was there along with her partner Shari and the beautiful cast of rich characters we call our family. It was a night to remember! Queen V is now 16 weeks preggers!

I must admit, there are momentary waves of high anxiety that crash unexpectedly. To counter my anxiety I make list upon lists which give me a thinly veiled false sense of control and calm. As you can imagine, I have been gathering a rapidly growing giant beanstalk list of “things to get ready for.” Then suddenly, with God’s perfect timing, a great piece of advice appeared before me. In the middle of our party my childhood friend Sue simply turned to me and said, “Don’t get crazy with being ready. You’ll figure it all out as you go…people have been doing with for a while now!” I felt a sudden calm wash over me. She’s right. JUST CHILL. It will all work out fine. Amen!
Inside 16 Weeks
Inside 16 Weeks
Did someone say babies? Speaking of babies, our babes will double their weight and add inches to their length. Right now, they are each about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces each. Their legs are much more developed, heads are more erect and eyes have moved closer to the front of their heads. Their ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of the scalp has begun, though their locks aren’t recognizable yet. They have even started growing toenails! And, there’s a lot happening inside as well. For example, their hearts are now each pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as they continue to develop.
Next week on March 24th we all meet with our baby doc to find out the genders of the babies! STAY TUNED!

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