Monday, October 22, 2012

8 weeks and all is well!

Great scan today, two sacs, two heartbeats (132 & 134), measuring 8 weeks, 3 days.

We are thinking about J&M's surrogate and her family and hope that they are doing well and that she isn't suffering from any morning sickness.  Would be nice to be able to do something special for her, think I shall look into it!

J's and my parents are down here visiting for 2 weeks, sure is nice to have them around.  When you live so far away from family, you really appreciate the time together.  I am glad that mom and dad are close to J and M's house so that they will be able to enjoy the twins (and I'm sure will be a HUGE help) and spend even more time with them than they have with our kids.  Our kids have such a special relationship with my parents, despite the fact that we only get to see them a couple of times a year.  Both kids excited about having little cousins to play with, but they have both mentioned that they're not sure about having to share their Gamma and Gampy too much.  I've assured them that there is PLENTY of love to go around, and that they get to be the BIG cousins who can help with the babies this summer.

Really neat to be able to share this process with them, they will know more about ART and surrogacy than most grown ups!   At least they will understand and appreciate how special each child really is, and that so many of us have to work extra hard to have our babies!   Maybe that will make them still be nice to me when they are teenagers.   Hope springs eternal, right?

Peaceful and positive thoughts to everyone!


Monday, October 8, 2012


We are very happy to inform you that two heartbeats have been seen during the scan.

Love those colorful e-mails!   Two little ones measuring right at 6w 1day, 120 and 124 beats per minute!

Haven't gotten to talk to J yet as she's in school teaching, but got a nice excited text from M. this am.  He beat me to the punch on this one!   

My kids are so very excited about all of this, and look forward to each step.  This has given us an excellent opportunity to discuss how babies develop, and everything that goes into making a baby, aside from the sex part.  Since both kids were conceived medically, I am perfectly fine with them thinking that all babies are made at the doctor's office at this point, and that the egg and sperm are handled by the lab.   Our time with this belief is short, however, as our 10 year old son is beginning to go through the early stages of puberty.   I'm clinging to innocence as long as possible!

I know that there have been many positives coming lately, but I want to send a special shout out to some special people who didn't receive the best news today - I KNOW that your time is coming guys, just hang in there!  You know who you are.


Monday, October 1, 2012

Double bubble...

We would like to congratulate you once again as Dr. Jolly has noted two pregnancy sacs during her scan. Dr. Shivani has reviewed the reports & found everything within normal limit with her scan reports.Kindly note that her next scan will be done to check heartbeats and this scan will take place within one week.

Yowza!!!   J&M over the moon!  They've been planning to move to a larger home, so now they have true incentive(s)!   Keeping fingers crossed for two strong heart-beats next week, and lots of good sticky uterine walls for their Surrogate, Ms R.   

Another excellent news morning!