Saturday, February 27, 2010

Snowy With a Chance of Pregnant

A terrible weather system has been plowing through the U.S. and where we live north of Boston was hit very badly. 75 mile an hour winds tossed boats, fences, grills and part of our roof like they were snow flakes. What were once beautiful trees are now destroyed and remain pushed to the side of the road or chopped into pieces to allow utility crews to get to the power lines that lay strewn across major roads in and out of our town and neighboring towns. We lost power at 10:30pm on Thursday night and they are saying it could be days before we have power again. This weather has temporarily uprooted us from our home and we're now staying with my mom and stepdad, which has left our sleeping somewhat erratic. Add the continued waiting into the mix and well, what is the point in trying to sleep at all?! The weather, us losing power and not getting much sleep - it's a good thing we now know we are pregnant since that makes everything a lot rosier. I'm sorry, what - you want me to repeat that? Yes, WE ARE PREGNANT!!!

Okay, so in hindsight, maybe we were being a bit too cautious. We actually first knew the answer back on Wednesday - due to a surprise email from Dr. Sudhir in response to a few unrelated questions - but this process has taught us to keep an even keel.  It's killing me and I'm stressed to the max, but I am trying very hard to remain balanced and calm with a little side order of holy crap we're freakin pregnant!!!! Wednesday we were told R's beta numbers were 104 - that's a triple from the Monday number - but we wanted to be sure and wait for the next blood test which was done Friday. This morning, Saturday, we called Dr. Yash and learned the beta had grown to 246. There's no doubt about it now.

We do need to keep in mind it's early. As Geoff says, we're now in the peed-on-a-stick phase - not exactly too far along and there's still a couple of high risk months to go. At least in the U.S., it's common practice to keep the first trimester quiet just in case things go wrong. Obviously, our situation is a bit more public so there's no hiding our status. However, we're going to try to balance excitement with measured patience.

All this said, we have no reason not to be optimistic now. I'm feeling better, R is healthy, the baby/babies are growing. We're pregnant!

26 comments:

  1. Congrats again!! I just woke up and read your wonderful news. I knew your pregnant but those numbers speak for themselves. Congrats! I want daily emails of your updates. :)

    Sorry about this weather. We had crazy wind but that was it. We always have wind because of the Bay. But that wind was nuts! Hopefully, Things calm down and you can get can back on track. I am soo ready for the Indian Heat!

    Sending lots of hugs your way. It has finally worked out for you and Geoff. Congrats to you both.

    Greggers

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  2. CONGRATS! So glad to hear your news. WOW! Amazing!
    Alicia

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  3. There we go... those increasing betas are what we want to see!!! Congratulations to both of you, I am so excited about your news!

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  4. That's really great news! I've always believed that nature and the universe sends us signs of impending events and how more fitting here. When we were in the 2WW we saw a shooting star go right over our home one night and vaporize. We knew that was an auspicious sign. Perhaps this nor'easter was also a sign from l'enfant terrible (with the Red Sox!) letting you know it has arrived and ain't goin' anywhere soon.

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  5. Whew! Finally an update!! COngratulations on the increasing beta. We are thrilled for you both.

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  6. YAY! Congratulations Shannon and Geoff! We are thrilled for you.

    xo, Tracy

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  7. HOLY CRAP!!!! Such AMAZING news! We are over the moon for you both. We'll continue to cross fingers and send good thoughts your way as you progress through this first trimester.

    So happy for you.

    xo Lise

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  8. That's fantastic news! Congrats to you both and best of luck for a non-eventful next 8.5 months!

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  9. I came across a link to your blog the other day and read it with fascination, since we are contemplating going down the same path. I don't even know you, but am VERY VERY excited for you. It has inspired me to pursue a surrogacy. Thanks for that and best of luck to all of you!

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  10. Excited for you guys is an understatement! A big Congratulations on becoming pregnant and wishing you the very best over the coming months.

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  11. Congratulations! Its so wonderful to read that your betas are doubling!

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  12. Congratulations!! So happy to read this update today. Any of us undergoing surrogacy deserve to get pregnant as we've all experienced enough before even starting on this road, but you guys deserve it even more considering what Shannon went through for the retrieval. Here's hoping the next xx months are very boring for you.

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  13. Thinking of you and hoping for a boring pregnancy. Congratulations and best wishes!

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  14. Woo Hoo. What great news. I am so happy for you both.

    Stella
    xoxo

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  15. WOO HOO!!! So happy for you both. Celebrate and enjoy this moment! So bittersweet. Yes, you need to be cautious to save your sanity, but you must be beyond the moon. I love you both and know you are going to have a great pregnancy with no problems. You've paid your dues...you deserve to not worry for once!!! My thoughts are with you and I'm so happy for you!!

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  16. Yay! Doing a happy dance! That is such exciting news. My 4 month old is an SI baby who started out with a beta of 20.2! I am keeping good thoughts for you guys!

    Jackie

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  17. Woo...hooo! Congrats you two. Very exciting news. We're sooooooo happy for you both. Want to see you real soon.

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  18. Congratulations. It's always a good to hear when you hear when one of the Online Surrogate Family announced a pregnancy.

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  19. Simply wonderful news.

    Congratulations guys!!!

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  20. wow im so happy for the two of you! it must have been hard not to tell me on wed night! congrats again! love, krysten

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  21. Congratulations to you both! I am SOOOOO HAPPY for you guys! What a wonderful way to start the New Year! Love to you both! xoxo

    Love,
    Laura, Bill, and Chase

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  22. Congratulations! That is awesome, we knew it would happen. You guys are wonderful. Excellent updates, you are both good writers. And now just relax in the knowing of you well-being. The kid/s is/are coming!
    Marty & Kristine

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  23. Awesome news...congrats you two!

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  24. This is just amazing news!!!
    You deserve this so much!!!
    Look forward to hearing more positive news!!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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