• biotexcom,  ivf,  surrogacy,  travel

    30 Week Update

    Hello lovely folks! Can you believe we’re already in February?! Months ago, I would have thought February is ages away – turns out, it goes faster than you think! This time, we skyped with Yuliya and her growing belly.is.HUGE. All I could think was, I hope that she doesn’t get too many battle scars! She seemed very happy and healthy, and told us the boys have been keeping her up at night, where sometimes, she wakes up because they kick her! I smirked to myself when I heard that, because both K and I are total night owls – so not surprised that the boys get their main source of…

  • surrogacy

    20 & 24 Week Updates

    Hello Everyone! First of, I want to apologize to everyone who was worried for our babies – I’m sorry to cause such angst. We both have been extremely busy starting in November, because I started a pop-up leggings shop in town (www.nimbustights.com), and will continue to do this on the side while we get ready for the boys! It was a blast and I learned so much (I will only have the retail location until the end of January, but continue to sell online). Feel free to check it out! But in the meantime… The reason I have not updated is simply because we haven’t had a chance to Skype…

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    House Progress Pictures

    The weather has really gotten quite cold here in Indiana, and we were both glad because remodeling in the heat is killer! We have been making quite some progress on the house as the floors were done and it’s slowly coming together: Once the floors were done, we were able to finish some other projects, which we had to hold off on because the sanding would have stuck to the polyurethane on the floors. The stairway was a LONG and ARDUOUS task, but I think you’ll see that the end was worth it – we think so! The kitchen had to be redone entirely, as you can see that the…

  • biotexcom,  surrogacy

    16 Week Update

    For this Skype session, we were both VERY excited because we would be finding out the genders of the twins! K was very adamant about looking at the possibilities statistically, which meant that since there is a 50% chance of boy/girl (and 25% for boy/boy and 25% for girl/girl), so I, for one, kept thinking that this was what we’d be having. BUT LO AND BEHOLD, we were in for the surprise of our life! Here is an audio clip of the gender reveal: When you hear me say that I “had a feeling”, I’m referencing the fact that the week before, I was playing with my cats, Bender and…

  • biotexcom,  surrogacy

    12 Week Update

    The past few weeks have been filled with long days of painting, grouting, mudding, drywall repair, restoring the stairway, putting up light fixtures, etc., and I have to say, I love it! I haven’t done such consecutive days of manual labor in a long time, and it feels good. For me, the whole process seems like a distant dream – I have never had my own home before in my lifetime, so the fact that this is our home is still sinking in, but there are certainly times where I feel like I’m on a mission trip to Indiana, and we are doing Habitat for Humanity for ourselves! Even the…

  • biotexcom,  surrogacy

    10 Week Update

    Hello everyone! We just received the 9-10 week update, and the salient bits are that the babies seem to be catching up to each other! Before, there was a bit of a size difference, but now they are pretty even. Here are the stats below: And, of course, the latest photo update – please excuse the blurriness!