Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sweet sweet love

On a completely surrogacy unrelated note, I wanted to post something that has made me extremely happy the past few days. Once you see what I'm talking about, you'll know why.

Meet the newest member of our family... Gobo is his name and he's 8 weeks old.

Is this the cutest picture or what?

BTW, I am still waiting to hear about what is going to happen due to the high AFP results. I'm not positive but I think the most that will happen will be a high-resolution U/S (knock on wood) vs. the dreaded amnio. I am just waiting patiently in the sidelines...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

What next?

Just when I thought things were calming down and beginning to go smoothly, BAM, I get another thing thrown at me that I have to deal with. I spoke with my OB this morning and he told me my AFP results came back abnormal. After reading a lot on SMO, I've learned that that test usually does come back abnormal if you are or have been pregnant with multiples at some point. I let my IF's know and my coordinator know and they want to proceed with whatever is necessary. Now, I'm just waiting for my Dr. to call me back after he speaks with someone at the genetics counseling place to see what they recommend we do. I really hope nothing comes of it because I don't want to have to go through an amnio after having gone through the reduction.

I know I shouldn't have any expectations of what this pregnancy should be but this isn't turning out to be like imagined for sure and it really makes me question if I would ever have what it takes to do this again in the future (not that I'm even thinking about that right now). I guess it is just so weird how different every pregnancy can be - some better than others. I suppose I should never expect this pregnancy to be "normal" because it isn't. With everything that has happened so far I just hope we aren't in for even more surprises like early labor or whatever else can go wrong.

P.S. Sorry I keep chaning the look of this blog but I needed something softer. Also, as I've been sitting here typing - I think I've been feeling the baby moving around. Of course, I still can't be positive.