Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Passing 27 Weeks - And the news is public!!!

OK! so 27 weeks is the milestone for us. i don't really know at what point we were going to start making our exciting family news more public.

Then came the scan at 27 weeks.

To explain a little more, for some reason we missed out on a 3d scan at the 18 week point. i emailed SCI and they discovered that it wasn't done so they provided me with one at 27 weeks. See below.

And in particular this one.

Well let me say this, After seeing this scan image my excitement could not be contained anymore and nor did i want to keep this AMAZING JOURNEY to my close friends and family. So what do most people do, Facebook it... well not really. I deactivated my Facebook just before starting this journey as i felt i was addicted to it and i didn't want the temptation of sharing this exciting news too early. So on Sunday night i reactivated my Facebook after 10 months and immediately deleted everyone i have had no contact with during my absence. from 200 "friends and family" down to 60 odd. (i never can understand the people that have 800-1000 friends on Facebook  for me this would be information overload) So i cleaned out the friends list and decided to send everyone remaining a "hello" post to let them know i was back to the land of Facebook  Well what i didn't know was how "technologically incompetent" i was. i ended up tagging every single friend and then posting to all their walls 5 times. hahahahahahahah at the end of my "hello" message i stated that i have some very exciting life changing news and that i would look forward to catching up with everyone. What an instant stir this created, phone call after phone call, SMS after SMS, Facebook chat requests, and private messages didn't stop for hours. One by One i spoke with friends and family and when they requested to know my news i would SMS to their phone the scan image above. It has been such a great experience and is now getting better and better sharing this with all my friends and family. Naturally the first question everyone has is "How" so i am now a professional at explaining the entire process of surrogacy.

Thanks for sharing this journey with us

xxxxxxxx Chris and Tim

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Passing 25 Weeks

We are around the 25 week point and wow what an exciting feeling this really is. I really have to pinch myself regularly to remind me that this is real and that i am not dreaming. I can honestly say that this has been the most exciting and happy 25 weeks of my life, and to think that this happiness will continue forever really makes everything worthwhile.

We received an email last week from SCI

Dear Chris,

Greetings from SCI Healthcare..!!!

We hope you are doing well.

We would like to inform you that we have done USG scan for R as per our obstetrician's advise.

Please find attched herewith files of the same.

We would like to inform you that Dr. Shivani has reviewed the reports and noted that "liquor is adequate AFI-11".

In view of the same, our obstetrician team will review her and plan further course of treatment accordingly.

We are keeping very close eyes on her pregnancy.

She is under our close observation & monitoring.

We will keep you updated with her further progress & new status.

With Regards,
SCI Healthcare

The SCI team keeping us very well informed of our surrogates process.

Now we start the planning stage for our second holiday to India. This will be the most exciting holiday of all. Lots of planning planning planning.

Take care and thank you for following our journey

xxxxxxx Chris and Tim