Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Hide and Seek

We had been waiting for weeks for the 3D images of our baby, and finally the day of the scan came and we received the following email:

Greetings from SCI Healthcare..!!!

We hope you are doing well.

We would like to inform you that we have done a USG scan for Meera as per our schedule.

Kindly find attached herewith reports of the same.

We would like to inform you that our obstetrician has reviewed the reports & found the same within normal limit.

Your baby is doing fine.

Kindly note that the baby was changing the position & face was not in view as the baby was trying to hide the face during scan.

So, Dr. Jolly was not able to capture 3d images of baby.

In view of the same, we have arranged Meera's meeting with Dr. Jolly tomorrow to capture the 3D images.

We will keep you updated.

With Best Regards,
SCI Healthcare

What a mischievous baby, putting us through such torture!  Or maybe s/he was just shy, like her daddies.  So we put away our 3D glasses and would have to wait another day while the baby played peek-a-boo.

We would have to settle for the following report.  Imagine our surprise at how much the baby had grown!

Yikes, 31 weeks and 4 lbs?!?!

This had our hearts racing as we contemplated the baby coming in as little as 6-7 weeks vs. the 13-14 we thought we had to get ready.  We fired off an email to SCI asking about our due date and whether we should plan to come earlier than anticipated due to the baby's size and growth.  Dr. Shivani responded that normally the obstetrician will discuss with the surrogate and if all is OK they will wait for spontaneous labor, up to 40 weeks.  If nothing happens by then, either the surrogates opt for induction or c-section.  If there is any medical problem, the OB will recommend induction or c-section sooner, or closer to 38 weeks.  We would have to wait and see.

The next day we heard from the OB that the baby can be born any day between 5th November till the end of November.  What a window!  So much for booking flights and making hotel arrangements in advance!  We will have to research some options and wait for things to become clearer as the time approaches.  We may just have to wing it, given all the surprises this baby has thrown at us so far!

Finally, the 3D scan we had been waiting for arrived.  Yes, we agree with some of you who find it a bit eerie and alien-like.  There are squishy, unfocused parts and it's not a perfect angle, as the baby is still hiding a bit.  But it's the first glimpse of what s/he will look like, and it has made everything suddenly very real for us.  

Seeing the image makes us almost feel like we will eventually be parents.

It's a wonderful feeling.


  1. Thats incredible. Good for you Ben and Travis.
    Now let the baby develop to 40 weeks.
    Well done

    1. Thank you, we can't wait to meet him/her, but we're hoping for 40 weeks as well!

  2. That's YOUR BABY!!!! WOW!!! The 3Ds of Toby and Mishali look exactly like them, ... I am making an "educated" guess here, okay, just a BS guess, I say girl!

    PS, please plan for an expect a C-Section.

    1. I say girl, Travis says boy. One of us will be right!

  3. Wow Ben, 31 weeks?! I thought you guys were a month behind us, and now you are the same week as us? LOL... That's great, which means we might see you in Delhi!! Yaayy. Congrats for finally getting to see the baby's 3D image.

    1. I am penciling you all in for a playdate in Delhi!

  4. Oh Ben. i honestly have tears of joy for you. what a beautiful image. bless. your gunna be a daddy soon.! x

    1. You're so sweet! Thank you so much!

  5. Ben-- Glad things are working out so well for you guys. Must have been a surreal and wonderful experience to meet your baby (sort of). You're almost parents! I can't believe how fast it's gone.

    1. Time does seem to be picking up speed now.... Can't wait to see the next update from you guys!

  6. So glad you got good news! What a beautiful little face!

  7. Wow - doesnt the 3d make it so real!!!! Glad baby and surrogate doing well!!!! Time will really fly by now!!!! Best wishes xxx

  8. OMG not long now! Glad all is well. Your life is about to change in a very very good way:)

  9. I think it is a girl with sexy Angelina Jolie's lips! Wow..4lbs?! Time really flies, soon we will all see her pics on this blog! Cheers!

  10. How exciting, you have been though so much xoxo
    Our baby is due October 30th and due to Canadian paperwork we will likely be there till the middle of December. I hope nothing but good things for you :)
    We should be able to meet
    Here's my email crawford99@yahoo.com