Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
There are two distinct placentas seen. They are in the upper segment, right lateral in position for fetus one and posterior in position for fetus two. They are of maturity grading, grade I - II. There is no calcification present. There is no retro placental pathology.
The cardiac activity and fetal movements are well seen in these two fetuses. There is sufficient liquor. The fetal parts of both fetuses appear well formed with no obvious congenital anomaly seen. (Yippee!)
Monday, November 8, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
I love reading your updates but most of all the photos and the look of love and total committment to your little ones.
I hope to share our next scan with everyone in about a week.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
A scan was conducted pre discharge and we have received the written report.
B1 - CRL 69.8 FHR 156
B2 - CRL 66.2 FHR 160
These are all good numbers from my understanding.
I am looking forward to our next scan which will be around 15 weeks. From others I have seen these really start to show our babies more clearly.
On a personal note I am struggling to take a step back from the process. My life currently is ruled by checking emails, reading forums, blogs and researching on the internet. I am sure this s normal for anyone taking this journey but my husband worries about me.
I really need to find an outlet to help with winding down, relaxing and focusing on something else. I am thinking about maybe joining a gym (Wouldn't hurt, will need all the enery I can get to keep up with the twins)
I know for sure I will have to work on this independant streak when the twins come. No longer will I be saying no to any help I imagine!!!!!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
We did not want to take any chances and therefore admitted SM K to hospital post reduction to ensure complete bed rest. She had some slight discomfort for the first 2 days but is now doing fine. We expect to discharge her tomorrow.
We will repeat a scan again in 2 weeks.
This all sounds positive but I want to have confirmation of heartbeats. Now I am sure this would have been done in the hospital, just want to see it in black and white.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Reduction had been rescheduled for this Thursday so we definately have raised anxiety levels this week.
We made the decision to take the big leap and tell all our family and friends. We just couldn't keep it to ourselves anymore.
We shared the wonderful news at my 30th birthday celebration. We have about 60 of our family and friend and thought the opportunity was perfect. Wow did we shock everyone!!!!!!
They new we were trying but we had not let on we have made any attempts yet.
My sisters were crying and there were hugs all around. Just the most wonderful evening and one I will remember for a long time.
We brought a pram......... I know its still early but I have been keeping an eye on ebay for the emmaljunga twin (No longer available in Australia) and found a deal I couldn't pass up.
I figure worst case scenario I would relist.
Also have treated ourselves to a few unisex suits. I'm usually super organised so I will have to be careful not to go over board with preparation for the impending arrivals.
My to do list has now started and I would love to plaster out the spare bedroom for a nursery (Currently internal brick walls which are not pretty for a baby) so stay tuned........
Sunday, September 5, 2010
We have our 2nd scan around the 8th September and Fetal Reduction will occur between 8th/10th if required (Very likely)
Let's not dwell on the negative but remain positive and think about the likelihood that we will be parents to twins next year.
Today is Fathers Day in Australia and it makes me so happy to see the look of happiness in my husbands eyes and the big grin on his face.
Next Friday is my 30th Birthday and we will be celebrating with family and friend on Saturday night. All going well we have decided to share our news. What better reason to celebrate!!!!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I can't believe how quickly the time is going.
I really want the next 2 weeks to be over. Reduction will occur during week 11. I am very nervous about the procedure but remaining positive about the outcome. It is out of our hands and what will be will be.
Life in general is very hectic. I am preparing for my 30th birthday (This is where we plan to tell everyone our news) I have also been given a promotion at work. So in general lufe is full on but very exciting.
So hard to keep this under wraps. I am sure people are starting to cotton on, my latest response is that things are going well and we now have frozen embryos..... this is not a fib.
We have been very upfront with family and friend around the journey we are taking but at times this can backfire. Everytime we talk to someone we haven't seen for a few weeks the first question is "How's the Surrogacy going"
I am sure I have a guilty look on my face :)
Anyhow, please keep your fingers crossed for us for a positive outcome in the next few weeks and I hope to have more news to share soon.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Now we new there was a chance of multiple pregancy but imagine our disbelief we report shows 4 viable featus with Heartbeats detected.
My first thought was how could we be so stupid to transfer this many but when faced with decisions when trying to get pregnant you do what ever you think will increase the chances.
I trust our Dr and know she will do everything to support us with the challenges that are ahead but for now I feel very overwhelmed.
The report also shows a very small blood clot so SM is on complete bed rest.
Results from scan below.
6 weeks 6 days
6 weeks 1 day
Next scan will not be 4 weeks. Time to keep myself very, very busy.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
First scan will be on the 8th August and we will then find out if we have multiples. Feel like we are back in the 2WW again but I am getting a little better and switching off.
We are still taking it one day at a time and keep positive and look to the future.
Dr says SM K is in good health and this pleases us immensly.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Beta levels a healthy 703.
I awoke to hubby shoving the laptop across the bed saying we have a email (About 6 am I think)
Now the email header said Hcg Result - Congratulations, so I think he had a good idea this was positive news.
Now my memories of this morning are grown adults jumping up and down around the kitchen. I laugh and smile when I think about this and Im sure this memory will stick for a long time. We have decided to try to keep to ourselves until we make the 12 week mark and have only shared with 2 special people. Not including all our special forum/blog buddies.
Anyhow thankyou all for your well wishes and support.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Amazing how the body handles these types of emotional times. This week I have been a bit under the weather, no real reason just a bit off in the tummy, feeling nauseas and not sleeping well, must be the nerves. I laugh at myself and think maybe Im going out in sympathy for SM.......... Wishful thinking.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
How does one turn off the brain, I go to bed thinking about this journey and I wake up and the mind is still going. I'm sure this gets better as things settle down however if all goes well it could be a long nine months......
Friday, June 25, 2010
Making these decisions seems surreal at times. This is someone who will be half the genetic make up of our child.......
Hubby is great he always asks my thoughts and at times I think he just goes along with my choice to keep me happy. I really am trying to get his thoughts/opinions before I share my opinion so as not to influence his point of view.
Anyhow third time lucky!!!!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
We now have selected an alternate donor who hopefully will cycle in the next few weeks. This also may mean we have to reselect our surrogate depending on the wait time.
Things change so quickly and the always changing decisions about participants in our future plans.
Just a small hurdle and we continue to look forward to the future.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The next 4 weeks I hope will fly by until our first transfer attempt. Still waiting to hear if our shipped package has even left the country.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Well hopefully our special package (DH samples) will ship to India next week. I am a bit nervous and hope all arrives intact!!!
This will be our first attempt and not sure how this emotional rollercoaster ride is going to be. May be a bumpy ride....