Saturday, September 24, 2011


So today is 35 weeks and 3 days and we are all on pins and needles. Nickole has been back to the Labor Assessment Unit for extreme pain in her back. Having not experienced twins before I think she's nervous as to what's what - what level of pain means what? It's hard because she is having contractions, she is dilated, but the doc's keep sending her home. I feel so so much for her, this cannot be easy...and although she knew twins was a big possibility, I don't think she (or I) anticipated how debilitating it would be near the end. She's so close, but each day is so much pain. I only hope she can find some relief and take it one day at a time... It's hard as well because I'm torn between the woman who is here, and the babies who are coming... I have a lot of admiration for Nickole -she's not just a surrogate, we CARE about her...her health & her family. We also want our babies cooking as long as possible!

Today we put the finishing touches on the babies' room. God...we have been so fortunate and have been showered with gifts from so many loving friends and family... I feel like so many people helped to create that space... these babies are already so loved...they are so special.


Brenda said...

Wow! It can't be long now! Having had twins at 36 weeks, I can empathize with both you and Nickole: you want them both OUT and IN!

I l hope these babies come into the word just as healthy as can be! I love what you have done to the nursery. These are some very lucky babies to be born into such a caring extended family. Keep us posted, we're pulling for you all!

IZZY said...

Such a short time to wait now, but to Nickole, it must feel like a lifetime. The end result will be so worthwhile, words can't even say how amazing this has been, to have found the perfect person, and to have two babies arriving. We are so blessed in our family and without this wonderful lady, we would never have got to this point. My love, warm thoughts and prayers are going out to you, and Chris and Nickole, and also Nickole's family for going through it all with us, every step of the way. Can't wait to see the babies for the first time. Everyone just has to hang in there, and stay strong, it won't be long now.