Sunday, January 30, 2011

Hot Topic

The latest topic seems to be the gender of our babies. This seems to be the 2nd question everyone asks. (First is when are they due?)
I am amazed by the reaction of people when we tell them "It's a surprise" It seems as though everyone finds out the sex of their baby these days. Where has the excitement and surprise gone..
Even if we could find out we never would, maybe I am old fashioned in my thinking but to me this is half of the excitement of the babies being born.
One of our dear friends has started a calcutta for the gender and birth weights of our babies - This is hilarious and I suppose we better come up with a good prize. I suggested a nights baby sitting would be a fitting reward for guessing right.

So I have added a poll to our blog (Thanks CC for the link)
Please vote!!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Week 29

We received the ANC update and our surrogate is still doing very well. We received another photo and in this one I think she looks proud to be carrying our babies.

We have also received the report giving more details around the heart anomaly. We are still waiting for the review scan which will be in about 2 weeks time.
It is called TAPVC of the supra cardiac variety. I am trying to stay away from researching everything I can find on the internet, but this is very hard and goes against my nature of wanting to understand everything.
This variety is the most common and does have a better prognosis than other varieties.

We will have follow up discussions post the next scan.

On a completely different note in a few days we enter week 30 of our pregnancy. Wow time has flown and it only seems like yesterday we got the positive pregnancy test. Now we are on the 8 week countdown :)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Nursery - Photo's as promised

Here are a few pics of our twins humble abode (In construction)!


We received word yesterday that our surrogate is being discharged from the hospital. Yippee!!!!!

Until we received the bill that is - This was a bit of a shock but we must understand she has been in care in the hospital since the 30th November (Just over 5 weeks)

We hope she will be happy back at the surrogate accommodation and will feel relaxed and settled.

Monday, January 3, 2011

3rd Trimester and another issue arises....

Our ultrasound was done again by the senior radiologist and while she has confirmed that the liquor in both the sacs is normal, she has noticed that there is an abnormality in the position of the blood vessels in one of the twins. She wants to review this once again in the next scan to be done a month later. In her opinion , this will require an immediate surgery for the baby post delivery and for this they may need to shift one baby immediately to a nearby hospital specialised in pediatric surgery. From what I can find so far (Based on the scribbled report I got with the email) this is an issue with the pulmonary vein not draining to the correct place.
We are awaiting further details once our Dr talks with Dr Soni today but I feel like my heart is broken in too. I fight back the tears almost every second of the day and I am coping (well just).
The thought of losing one of our babies post delivery is the most scary thing we have had to face so far.
We have no idea at this stage of the severity, complications etc. and this makes it even harder.
I will update further once we receive more information.