Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A 6 a.m. Surprise

We’ve been traveling the past week so apologies for not having updated the blog sooner. While we were driving through Mexico, we got an update that the yolk was detected in the ultrasound and that was a good next step. It appeared a few days later than normal, but the fact that it appeared was a good thing.

We were glad to hear that all was well, but not thrilled that everything was showing up a few days later than normal.

Oh wait, it gets better.

So we’ve been waiting for the full report to come back with a picture of the ultrasound. At 6 a.m. this morning, we received an email from Dr. Samit that put this entire “a few days late” scenario into context.

I’m going to share the exact note with you so that you can get the same impact that we did reading it:

Mr. E,

I think this will take you by surprise as it did us. You have TWINS.

Yes that is right.

There are two gestational sacs and heartbeat is present in both. However one sac appeared late and is smaller in size than the other one.

This is seen often in twin pregnancies, however as the pregnancy continues they will catch up with each other.

We still have to keep monitoring closely though. We will keep you abreast of the scene.

And that was our 6 a.m. note.

This, more than any other of the updates has really hit home and emotionally has gotten us excited. There is still a long road ahead though and we know that none of this is for sure and that we really can’t get too excited about any of this quite yet.

Crazy, huh?


1 comment:

  1. #Amber

    Wow! Congratulations! What fantastic news!


    Thanks so much Amber. This was such a great surprise.


    Congratulations. As I type this, I am in my hotel in Hyderabad, just beginning our surrogacy journey. Your news excites us beyond belief. We look forward to hearing lots of great news to come. Best wishes.


    Oh wow. So exciting. It’s such an amazing and unique experience. We’ll send good thoughts your way and please feel free to shout if you have any questions.


    Wow, congratulations! As the saying goes be careful what you wish for. LOL We have 13 month old twins via Rotunda and although it is the most exhausting job you will ever have in your life – we like to think of it as a 48 hour job that has to get done in 24 hours – it’s also the most rewarding. Your lives will never be the same again for sure.
    Here’s to a healthy pregnancy and delivery of your children Daddy 1 and Daddy 2!


    48 hours in 24? Sounds like how work is now. Ha. That’s for the good wishes. We’re excited. And trying to control that excitement at the same time. Can we fast forward six months, please?