Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Quick Update

After speaking with my client manager K (she's the best) and receiving an email from SCI, I believe everything will be fine with my surromomma.  The ansthesia that was used before the fetal reductions probably upset her stomach.  They are keeping a very close eye on her but she should be fine.  Both fetal reductions were performed successfully.  Now my twins have more room to grow big, healthy, and strong!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sad News

This post will be short and I'm mainly asking for prayers for my surrogate.  She went in for a fetal reduction yesterday.  After the reduction, she had severe vomiting and they had to admit her into the hospital.  Her medical team is keeping a very close eye on her and I know she is in good hands.  I am just praying that everything will be okay. I will update you all with her progress.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Just Rambling

First of all, I would like to congratulate everyone on their successful baby pickups over the last couple weeks.  I think it's amazing and I can only imagine how you feel.  As for me, the last couple weeks have been a roller coaster of emotions.  I received the following scan of my little ones:

When I saw that scan, everything felt very real.  It is strange because one minute, I'm very excited about becoming a new parent.  The next minute, I'm nervous about whether I'll be a good parent and the challenges of raising twins as a single dad, and then the next minute I am nervous again LOL. The above scan was sent to me on Jan 16th so I should be due for another one next week sometime.  I'm interested in seeing how they have grown.

Speaking of nervousness, I am a bit nervous about the upcoming fetal reduction.  I don't see it discussed much on the blogs although that could be because most of the time no more than two embryos take.  I must thank SCI because they gave me a wealth of information about the process of fetal reduction to ultimately bring this pregnancy down to a twin pregnancy (thank goodness because I don't know what I would do with four children as a single dad LOL).  My surromomma is 9 weeks right now and the reduction will take place between 9-11 weeks.  She will likely be in the hospital for a couple days and will have a social worker at her side the entire side.  I cannot thank her enough for what she is doing for me.  I bet she didn't expect all four to take either.

I haven't shared much about my family but I think I will do so now...

I am the youngest of 4 children and the only child between both of my parents.  My mom was previously married and had my sister T and my brother M. She then had a divorce.  My dad was previously married and had my sister D; his wife passed away long before I was born.  My brother and two sisters are around 9-10 years older then me.  I am freshly 31 as of 1/1/13.  I also have a good friend/godsister named T (lets call her TJ since my sister's initials start with T).  Anyway, my parents are still together and my grandmother (maternal) lives with them about 10mins from me.  My sister D also lives about 10mins from me. D recently had her first child "M" in October 2011. He turns 2 this year.   

My sister D and my godsister TJ know that I have two beautiful babies on the way.  They are more excited then I am, if that's possible.  My sister gets all giddy everytime I see her and she cannot wait until they get here so my nephew M and my twins C&C (Just a little teaser...I will disclose the names when they get here this summer) can grow up together and turn this world upside-down. (I must of just spoke my sister D up because she just sent me a text)  Its nice because we all live within a 10-15min drive from each other.

Anyway, this blog was just me rambling about a few things. There are a few more things I want to discuss but I will blog about that later.  Have a great weekend everyone...


Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Four Heartbeats...

For some reason, I thought I updated my blog with the heartbeat scan results. Sadly, I was mistaken.  I feel blessed that I received the following email from SCI:

Dear Fredrick,


We hope you are doing fine.

We would like to inform you that as per our schedule we have done USG scan for S to check the heartbeats.

Kindly find the enclosed report for the same.

We are very happy to inform you that four heartbeats have been seen during the scan.

Dr. Shivani has reviewed the reports and found everything fine with her scan reports.

S is doing fine & everything is moving perfectly ahead.

Please note that the surrogate mother is not allowed to carry more than twin pregnancy. So, we will have to plan fetal reduction for her.
Regarding fetal reduction detail we will get back to you soon under cover of a separate email.

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

With Best Regards,

I feel a mix of emotions, as I am sure everyone does throughout this process.  I am still in shock that there are four sacs with four heartbeats.  I was mentally and emotionally prepared for the chance that no embryo took the first time. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would be having twins.  As you know, I am going to be a single parent; however, I have an amazing support system so I know that even with twins everything is going to be great!  Right now, I am just praying that this pregnancy will be a boring one.