Monday, 26 November 2012

We have a heartbeat

It has been a while since our last post. We got our first scan 1 week ago and a single sac was seen. Then this morning an email of our second scan with a heartbeat. Hooray. Neha sent an email at 3.30 am Melbourne time and I woke up at 3.45am for no reason. I always get nervous with Sci emails and I strangely hold the I pad / iPhone away from view and slowly sneak a peak at the screen. I don't know why and yes it sound silly but I do it without realizing. This mornings email was easy as one of the first words that showed in the preview was "congratulations" see below.

Dear Chris,

We hope you are doing fine !!

Many Congratulations !!

We would like to inform you that as per our schedule we have done USG scan for your surrogate mother.

We are extremely happy to let you know that we have noted single heartbeat during her USG scan with Dr. Jolly.

Please find attached reports for the scan.

Kindly note that Dr. Shivani has reviewed the reports and noted this within satisfactory limit.

We are pleased to let you know that it is confirmed now that she is carrying singleton pregnancy.

We are now moving further.

In regards to the same her next scan will be done within two weeks.

We will keep you updated with further progress and new status.

With Regards,
SCI Healthcare

This is the best email we have ever received.

Too excited and happy for words at the moment

Thanks for following our journey

Xxxxxx Chris and Tim

Monday, 12 November 2012

Update on the past few days

Hello to all our friends in blog land. WOW what an interesting few days it has been since our last post. Well Tim went in to hospital to ave his tonsils removed last Thursday, a fairly straight forward procedure in general however a little more complicated the older you get. He was only in over night and I picked him up in the morning. Well this is my best friend and life partner and we have barely spent a night apart in over 7 years. In the past we have been through the ups and downs as most experience in a relationship and we eventually discovered that we have problems when we stop talking. We both like to talk and get everyone off our minds, well as a result of his throat surgery he is not talking, and suffering the pain in silence. Seriously very hard for me as I am a huge talker and need constant interaction and conversation.

I had my 2 youngest niece and nephew stay with us for the weekend, in true uncle style it was junk junk junk food all the way. Tim was still too unwell so I took the kids to the pancake parlor for more junk food and milkshakes. We then spent most of Sunday around the house and in the pool. Even the warm weather and pool didn't bring Tim outside.

On to today (Monday) with Tim off work for a week or more I'm wearing 2 different professional hats. First is running my business as I have for the past 9 years, the second is running Tim's business which I generally sit silently by and don't really play a hands on role. I have 13 staff in my organisation but most who have worked with me for a long time and are very self sufficient, Tim has just 1 employee who is new to our busieness so still requires a bit of guidance and micro managing. So I am happily taking up the slack left by Tim.

At work this afternoon I got a phone call from Tim's mum (very unusual) she was calling to ask if we had ambulance insurance cover? To which my reply was "why"!!!!!!!!!!  Well darling Timmy decided he would start bleeding from the inside of his throat this afternoon and knowing me and my disastrous reaction to anything "blood" chose not to call me at work 3 mins away from home but to call his mum 3 suburbs away...... Well yes we do have insurance cover but excuse my language f&$k the insurance cover, just call the bloody ambulance. I got home to Tim sitting with his head in a bucket of you know what..... All the time he is coughing blood he is worried about me getting too close and passing out on the floor. Thankfully our friend who also works with us came to the house as well to help me deal with the blood. Finally 2 ambulances arrive to take him to hospital. Very serious stuff indeed, he had lost a fair bit of blood and was rushed into surgery to stop the bleeding. I have never been in an ambulance and I didn't really want to start now so I chose to follow behind and pick up his mum on the way to the hospital. So we waited and waited for him to finally come out of surgery and into the normal area where he will spend the next few days. All is good and they were able to stop the bleeding.

While we were waiting in the hospital waiting area I had a phone call that a truck had dropped over 200 liters of diesel all over the service station driveways. Shit shit shit. Thank you to my good friend who I was able to call on at 10pm who went straight down and dealt with the situation for me.. With the fuel spill under control and about 4% battery left on my phone I got this magical email from Sci. And as I say where there are negative there will always be a positive.

Dear Chris,
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We would like to inform you that as per our schedule we have done  pregnancy test for R.

We are very happy to inform you that the value is 317.42, which is very good.  Kindly find the attached report for the same.

We would like to congratulate you as you are pregnant now.

We now look forward to see you after nine months along with your baby.

Well now we a so very happy and lucky that both surrogates are pregnant... A week apart and both pregnant. Really this just made a very ordinary day much much better. Tim doesn't know yet as he was still half out of it from the anesthetic. So I will tell him tomorrow.  We are expecting scans for our first surrogate this week fingers crossed. 

It is now 1.34am and it has been such a long day, I need to get some rest but as I had no one to share this news with I have had to stay up and blog it. 

Thank you for following our journey

Xxxx Chris and Tim 

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

We are pregnant HOORAY

As the title says, we are pregnant!!!!!!

Dear Chris,


We would like to inform you that as per our schedule we have done a Beta HCG test for S.

We are happy to inform you that her beta value is 112.04, which is very good.

Please find the attached file for the same.

We would like to congratulate you as you are pregnant now.
We will now do a USG scan for her within a week to check the pregnancy sacs.

Once her scan will be done, we will get back to you at the earliest.

SCI wishing you good luck for this beautiful journey ahead.

It was so nice to get one of these special colorful Sci emails. So it is so much more real now and very exciting. I know it's still very early days so trying to remain very positive ans optimistic that everything will progress fine. 

In other news Tim goes in to hospital to have his tonsils removed, so I'm going to have a patient to deal with. So he will get to stay at home and rest while I go to work. Hahahahaha 

That's about all for now. Thanks for following our journey. 

Xxx Chris and Tim 

Friday, 2 November 2012

FET and welcome to November

November is here. Christmas is 8 weeks away. The weather in Melbourne is becoming fantastic. And work is still getting busy busy busy. I received an email from Sci this morning that the FET had taken place for S2. So now we patiently wait for the test on the 5th and 11th November. EXCITING.

I'm really not looking forward to the Xmas shopping as usual. The shopping centers will be full, people will be going silly, I think I will just stay at work... Over the past 2 months and the positive distractions I have fallen a little behind with the admin side of work and now find myself needing to work Saturdays. I mean I used to work Saturdays before but it was by choice. Now I need to.

We have a friends wedding this coming Monday, and as excited as I am for them, I'm really not excited about being in front of all their friends and family as part of the wedding party. I'm the sort of person that in a professional environment will take the lead and control/manage things, I love to delegate and I am by no means a micro manager. I'm probably the complete opposite. But when it comes to private /personal life I like to take a back seat and blend into the surroundings. Tim is the organizer in the house and for holidays. Although from time to time he tries to step on my professional shoes so to speak. We run a business together and I also manage another myself, so the professional relationship can be strained at times. But hey. As I like to say without the arguments and fights there would be no love. As love is the reason we fight for each other..

Thanks for reading.

Xxxx Chris and Tim