Friday, April 20, 2012

6 Week Scan

It's funny how quickly a week passes by, while at the same time feeling like it has taken forever. It's been nearly two years since we've gotten this far along in the process and we nearly forgot how annoying the waiting process is! Patience is the name of the game though (I suppose).

So I woke up on Thursday morning, the day that this week's scan was suppose to take place. I hadn't heard from the doc so I waiting a few hours. Ok, I waited one hour. And then sent a short note "just checking in." They quickly responded -- side note: Dr. Shivani and her team have been AWESOME at responding quickly to any of our emails or calls -- and said that the scan has been scheduled for Friday. Ughhh. Another 24 hours of waiting.

It was worth it.

The email came in this morning and much to our surprise showed that there were not three, but FOUR "well defined gestational sacs with live embryos." Heartbeats were detected in all four (110, 118, 124, 126 bpm). Ummm. Great news right?

We're keeping our fingers crossed still and we'll see in two more weeks how everything progresses. It's super exciting but still super early. Based on the CRL measurements, we are at 6 weeks, 1 day. So much can happen over the next 6 weeks, which will be the end of the first trimester. Twins are the max that surrogates are allowed to carry, for both their health and the health of the babies. So we'll have to see what happens and deal with it in a few more weeks.

But until then, we're really lucky to have received good news, yet again this week. And we'll see just how slow the next two weeks go before we see our next scan.

Here's a few pics. So cool.


  1. Super, super awesome and super, super happy for you guys. Your half way through the first tri!

  2. That's awesome news!!! I am so happy for you that everything is going well! Best wishes!

  3. Fantastic news, we also had four in one surrogate and now have wonderfully, healthy, loud twins!

  4. Awesome news! Congratulations!

  5. Such incredible news! Best wishes for a speedy nine months and babies in your arms in no time!!!

  6. Congratulations!!

    Such an exciting time for you. Keep us updated with all the news :)

    SJ & B xx

  7. Wow! Great news, best wishes for a long and uneventful pregnancy !!!

  8. Tom & SuzanneApril 25, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Congrats - I know you have both been through a lot, we're thrilled to hear the good news. Only 7.5 more months to go - the time will fly by between now and then!

  9. Congrats!!! Wow - four!!!! Looking forward to reading all about it!!! Best wishes!!! K