When toddlers attack

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The first scan

We're pregnant.  Very pregnant.  Very, very, very very pregnant.  Like, having puppies pregnant.
 The day after Diwali, we had our first scan.  Here's what arrived at 7:00 this morning (I was up at 6:00, compulsively refreshing my inbox):


We hope you are doing fine.

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

Kindly find the enclosed report for the same dated 27th October, 2011.

Please note that this scan was done a little bit late due to Diwali holidays. 

We are very happy to inform you that four heartbeats have been seen during the scan.

Dr. Shivani has reviewed the report and found everything within normal limit.

We would also like to inform you that R's next scan will be done within two weeks.

We will keep you updated with her progress & new status.

Four.  With heartbeats, yet (90, 98, 104 and 110 bpm).  See for yourself:

 Mixed emotions:  We're very happy that this means a very good probability of taking home at least one baby.  But it also means that in a month, unless two of the embryos decide to disappear, we'll have to confront fetal reduction, turning the four into two.  Not a pleasant thought.  


  1. Oh my goodness!! What a great yet difficult position to be in. The great news is you are pregnant, and the rest will play out how it plays out.

  2. Congrats! does look like you need two rooms!

  3. Happiness and sadness all in the same post.
    I'm not even sure how to comment since I don't envy you having to make a decision like that. I'm just glad it's not me. I'm weak like that.
    What I can say is that I hope everything works out well and that you two will be Fathers in the Spring.
    Your Friend, m.

  4. Congrats on the strong result (with mixed emotions right back!)
    Please reach out if you need any info or perspective re SR.

  5. Beautiful news, but daunting! We begin our journey in Dec.

  6. Wonderful news but fully appreciate the mixed emotions.


  7. There is no easy decision. It was one of the most difficult decisions we ever had to go through. Our support is with you and you know how to reach us if you have any questions or just need to talk to someone who's gone through it.

    Difficult decisions aside, CONGRATULATIONS.

    Mike and Mike

  8. Looks like one SM is carrying 1 and the other SM is carrying 3, is that right? Praying for peace as you continue on this journey.

  9. @Allie -- No, we only have one SM! The scans are all different views of the uterus.

  10. Oh my giddy aunt! You just never know what's gonna happen in this journey do you? Congats on the pregnancy and best wishes for the journey.

  11. Congratulations!!! For your information, the first of our two sets of twins started off as a triplet pregnancy and one of the embryos stopped developing at some point so SR wasn't necessary.

  12. CONGRATS!! You guys certainly deserve it.

  13. Congrats! very daunting few months ahead!.