I got to work and saw an email from SCI on my phone. I was not expecting an update until Monday, so I immediately got worried that something was wrong. All fears (well, most) were allayed once I opened the email:
Greetings from SCI Healthcare..!!!
We would like to inform
you that as per our schedule we have done a USG scan for Meera.
find attached herewith files of the same.
We are happy to
inform you that we have noted single pregnancy sac in her scan
Our obstetrician have also reviewed the reports & found
everything within normal limit.
Meera is also doing fine.
note that her next scan will be done within one week to check
We wish you good
luck for her next scan.
We will keep you updated.
I was so relieved to find out that our baby--wow, "our baby"--was doing well (I'm going to refrain from using the terms embryo, fetus, etc., as they seem too clinical). It was also comforting to know that our lovely surrogate Meera is also doing well.
The only concern I had was that the baby seemed to be tracking a bit behind at 4 weeks 2 days. By my calculations, the baby should be closer to 5 weeks by now. I realize that the small size could make it difficult to accurately determine the gestational age, so that is what I am clinging too, plus the fact that the doctor finds everything within normal limits. At least we're not outliers again; this is one of those times when I don't mind hearing the words "average," "normal," or "adequate."
Like most IPs, I've been staring at our ultrasound scans for hours. Who knew these grainy, black and white images would be so enthralling?
Interesting to note the disclaimer the doctor had to sign, indicating that the sex of the baby was not detected or disclosed, as this is against the law in India due to cultural preference for boys. Of course, it's too early to be able to determine the baby's sex from an ultrasound. Really and truly, we don't care what sex the baby is so long as it is healthy and continues to be so. We would take a dozen girls if we could. OK, Travis made me change that to half a dozen girls, but not all at once.
Crossing our fingers for a strong heartbeat on our next scan.