Saturday, April 13, 2013

Heartbeat

156 BPM!!
 

We received the following email from SCI this morning:

  Many Congratulations !!!
 
   We hope you are doing well.

   We would like to inform you that as per our schedule we have done
   USG Scan for your surrogate mother to detect the number of heartbeat.

   In regards to the same we are pleased to let you know that we have noted
   single heartbeat.
 
   Please find attached herewith scan reports of the same.
 
   Dr. Shivani has reviewed the report and noted that heartbeat rate is also
   satisfactory.

   We wish you good luck !!

   Please note that her next scan will be done within two weeks.

   We will keep you updated.

   With Best Regards,
   Yogita
   SCI Healthcare


I believe you can actually make out the baby's form in the bottom scans!


We are over the moon!  Our baby is an over-achiever, going from 4 weeks 2 days to 6 weeks 6 days in just over a week!  We are definitely proud papas already.

Thanks to everyone for keeping us (somewhat) sane this past week.  I especially want to thank those who gave us encouragement by sharing very personal details about when/how they informed their families of the exciting news.  We were very touched.  It made me realize that while this is a potentially worrisome and precarious period, it is also time I will never get back.  I need to be present and not live in fear of the uncertainty.  We've decided to share this news with family in the coming weeks and can't wait for their reaction.

Thanks for sharing our journey with us!

19 comments:

  1. Congratulations :)
    One big hurdle jumped !

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    1. Hi Lynn and Raja, thanks for stopping by. I'm adding you to my blogroll and looking forward to following your journey. Best wishes!

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  2. Congratz! What a milestone! I think your jelly bean is a daddies' little girl! (A pure guess from the heartbeat number). :-)

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  3. Both our boys had heartbeats in the 150s :-)

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    1. I guess we'll find out in 8 months. :)

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  4. Great news, congratulations to you both!

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    1. Thanks, Critty! We were just talking about you with another IP this weekend--we'll have to have a get-together sometime!

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  5. Great stuff Ben! Sending all positive energy. Cheers!

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    1. Thanks guys, sending positive vibes to your family as well!

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  6. It IS a great feeling! Congratulations and good luck.

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    1. Thanks, Tom, hope you and the twins are doing swell!

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  7. Congratulations for the good news.

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  8. that's totally awesome!!!! many blessing to you all :)

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  9. woo hoo great news, congratulations!

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  10. congratulations! this is a HUGE mile stone. Enjoy every minute (yes even the stress and worrying), it will fly by faster than you think. Best wishes for a dull and boring 8 months ahead!

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  11. Congratulations! This is great news indeed!

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  12. Congrats, guys! It is an exciting time indeed.

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