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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Present Day - End of First Trimester

This past Saturday, we received our week 12 scan marking the end of our first trimester. From now on, we will be getting scans every 4 weeks (instead of two weeks).  Also SCI informed us that our surrogate mom and the twins are all doing well. It's great to get through 1/3 of the journey. It's definitely a remarkable milestone that we should cautiously celebrate. The embryos are gradually looking more like human beings! :)

Twin #1
Twin #2
Trying not to think too much about the gender, name and such and rather hope for healthy babies. Next few months we have lots of projects and work ahead of us to prepare for this. Would like to wait a few more weeks before telling our close friends as we are fully aware of the risks involved with twin pregnancies.

One thing I have learned in past few months is that surrogacy journey is complicated. You learn to give up control and have faith in so many entities as so many things are really out of our control.
Our journey in the first trimester was a little bumpy. Wishing and hoping for a smoother / boring ride for the remainder of the journey.

It's also nice to finally be up-to-date with my blog. I have to admit it is hard to discuss what happened in the past and trying to capture the emotion, excitement, anxiety and anticipation that we went through in past few months. Not sure how well I did that on my blogs.

Throughout this journey I have met some wonderful people from all walks of life, from near and far, various countries and continents. What bonds us together is the desire to have a child and form a family. I hope to keep in touch with most of them as our babies will be close in age and share similar paths into this world. Some are ahead of us and some behind. Some have had many failures and heart-breaks, and some have had smoother rides. The blog community has been wonderful and very educational for myself. God knows how many tears I have shed reading their joy and their sorrow. Their stories inspired me to write my first blog about this important chapter in our life.

My hope is for everyone to reach their dreams or at least find some solace and peace regardless of the outcome.

17 comments:

  1. Hi guys, we enjoyed catching up on your journey through your blog...finally! :) After all the anxiety and "excitement" up to now, hoping you both have a very boring remainder to your pregnancy. Best wishes!

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    1. Thank you Ben. Same to you guys. We are only few weeks apart!! :)

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  2. Congratulations on this exciting milestone!

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    1. Thank you. Have enjoyed reading your blogs. Wow, you guys have only few more weeks left. Best of luck with everything...

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  3. Thanks for the link to the blog....so happy for you that this milestone has now passed safely.
    You can start to relax just a little bit and enjoy the ride now :)
    Love from Down Under

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    1. Thank you so much for all your support during those tough days. I'm forever grateful. You guys are getting pretty close. So exciting!! :)
      Best wishes.

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  4. Muc congrats. I look forward to reading more wonderful news.
    Lynn and raja

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    1. Many Thanks Lynn and Raja. Best wishes to you guys in your journey.

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  5. Congrats. I look forward to reading your npexciting blog :)
    Best wishes
    Lynn and Raja

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  6. This is definitely a milestone to be celebrated! It's amazing to see those ultrasound photos and can't wait to see more as the little ones develop! :0)

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    1. Thanks Justin for all your support past few months. Can't wait for your journey to start soon!! :) xoxo

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  7. I am so happy for you !! I wish I could write like you in english ! We understand your feeling and only can be very happy for you. Each day is important and each day is a new learning about surrogacy, pregnancy and our personnality.
    I am so impatient to see your babies !!! ;-)
    Je t'embrasse bien,
    S

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    1. Thank you Sarah for all your kind words and support in past few months. So happy to have been connected with you. :)
      xoxo

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  8. Congratulations on reaching this wonderful milestone. I wishing the rest of your pregnancy is long and boring. I know you can breath a little better now. Congrats again!

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    1. Thank you Fred for your friendship and all your support. Hope to meet you and the babies one day :)

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  9. Just read all the entries on your blog and you definitively did well with all the excitment and emotions!
    I'm very excited and looking forward to the next update, you'll have always our support!
    We love you guys, this is a well deserved dream!!!

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    1. Thank you Nany for the kind words. You are the best. Looking forward to a play date with Maxwell. Always remember he's one of the reasons we are in this journey!! Love you guys :)

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