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Saturday, May 25, 2013

16-Week Scan

Earlier this week the much anticipated wait for the 16-week scan was over and we got the result. It was the first time we had to wait 4 weeks to get the update. Not knowing the exact date made us quite nervous and anxious, so finally decided to send Neha an email to get a status. We are happy to report the twins and the surrogate mom are all doing well. The next scan (20-weeks) is when we should get a 3-D image that everyone talks about. Looking forward to that around mid June. Here is a nice video about what to expect at this stage of pregnancy (Thanks to Meg).

We have gradually started telling our close friends about the news. Not ready to tell my boss and coworkers yet. I think I will wait until second trimester is over. 

Meanwhile we have been wanting to take one last international vacation before the babies arrive as we know traveling with babies gets tougher specially to foreign countries. So we decided to take a 9-day trip to Berlin and Prague and my in-laws (partner's parents) joined us for part of the trip. We have been to a few Western European countries, but this was my first time in East Europe. Prague is particularly a romantic city. We all had a great time. Berlin is much bigger than Prague but not as charming. It was definitely nice to get away from mundane life for few days and not think too much about the journey. However these days my mind and heart is in Delhi no matter where I'm physically.  On our flights I managed to watch two family/comedy movies which I definitely recommend: "This is 40" & "Parental Guidance". They were hilarious and something most IPs can relate to.

I recently found out two of my good female friends are pregnant, one at 20 weeks, and the other at 16. What a pleasant surprise. We have now so much more to talk about, and we are already planning play dates once the babies are here. In fact lately I'm noticing a lot of pregnant women in our neighborhood, which makes me wonder if their kids will go to same school as ours. I know I shouldn't plan too much in advance, but I cannot help it :) also the other day I was at Costco, and I noticed 4-5 sets of twins of different ages. I don't think I was seeing so many twins before, but a friend told me it's natural to notice them more now that we are expecting our own!

Wishing everyone a great memorial weekend, of course If you observe the holiday. And lastly, our thoughts and prayers are with our friends, Fred and Ben & Travis, whose surrogates have been in hospital for sometime. Hoping for a speedy recovery and happy ending for both families. 

11 comments:

  1. Congrats on 16 weeks! And thanks for keeping us in your thoughts. May your remaining pregnancy be a boring one!

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  2. Congrats on making it to 16 weeks! October will be here before you know it!

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    1. Thank you Stacey. We are almost in halfway mark, but we should take this one week at a time :)

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  3. We are close to your dates. Much congrats! Hope everything stays nice and quiet.
    Soon we will be holding our miracles ... I can hardly wait.
    Lynn

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    1. That's great news, Lynn. Perhaps we'll meet in Delhi for baby pickup? :) Cannot seem to find your blog. If you have one, would love to read. Best wishes to you guys.

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  4. Congrats on ur 16 weeks . I haven't start it but been reading alot of good stories. Still looking for the right doctor.

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    1. Best wishes in your research and upcoming journey. If you choose SCI and Dr Shivani, you will be in great hands.

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  5. Hi, congrats! how exciting! My husband and I (Amy) we are also expecting twins due late Oct/early Nov..so we might be in Delhi at the same time! would love to exchange contact info, I will see if I can find you on the private forum. Like you we haven't told colleague or friends yet. :) anyways, love that we all share this journey together and so worth the rewards.

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    1. Hi Amy. Congratulations to you guys as well. Wow, would be great to exchange contact info and keep in touch during pregnancy and hopefully meet you in Delhi. Please email us at: brooklyn.ny.couple@gmail.com

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