Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Jelly Beans are growing and fine @ week 10

Hey Everyone. Hope all is well.
SO the update for the babes finally came today and they are doing well.

Dear Anwar,
Greetings from SCI Healthcare..!!

We hope you are doing well.
We would like to inform you that we have done USG scan for L as per our schedule.
Please find attached herewith files of the same.
We would like to let you know that Dr. Shivani has reviewed the reports and noted that all parameters are within normal limit. Your babies are doing okay.
L is doing a great job and her pregnancy is progressing further as per our expectations. Kindly note that her next scan will be done within two weeks.
We will keep you updated.
So happy to hear this. Anytime I don't get news immediately two weeks (to the hour) from SCI Iget into panic mode, but they have been so amazing and so responsive, it has been great.  Last night I woke up at 4am and began an email conversation with them about the state of the jellybeans and surromom. Yogita let me know that everything was alright and that they would be sending me information at noon their time. So like clockwork, I woke up at 1am to check on everything. I guess my parental instincts are already starting to come in. =)
Anyway, their heartbeats are 164 and 156 so I'm happy about that. The next update will be in two weeks and will be the 12 week mark (over the 1st trimester hump). I'm super excited.

In terms of my life, Life is good. I started training for the Aids Lifecycle full time starting last week which has been good. Tues and Thur I'm on the stationary bike for 1 hour and then on Saturdays I go out on an outdoor ride. Saturday I started slow and went on a 15 mile ride by myself. This Saturday I will be riding with a group that is going 30 miles. On Saturday, I also picked up Cyncere from the airport and had a nice lunch at Dolores Park here in San Francisco. It is great to have her back and she had a nice trip seeing friends and family. I also allowed myself to get baby supplies (clothes) for the first time during the process. I just got a few newborn onesies and bibs, nothing too major.

Sunday, I met up for a Gay Dads Pancake brunch where I met other Dads in the Bay Area and was introduced to an organization called One Family Coalition, which supports both LGBT parents and their kids with different workshops and classes to empower us. I was happy to be in that space and meet others like me. I must say though, most of the gay dads were closer to 50 so I am hoping to meet dads closer to my age in upcoming events.

Monday, I had a meet and greet mixer with other participants and trainers of the Aids Lifecycle. The trainers were great and gave me a lot of great information about training, fundraising, and the event in general. It got me super pumped about the whole experience, not to meantion the trainers were totally hot with sick bodies. I will post scans soon. I'm tired and its 230am already.

Ciao, ciao.


P.S. Started reading Baby 411 and the book is truly amazing. Thanks for the recommendation blog family. =)


  1. That's awesome! My partner is also reading Baby 411, and I'm reading the Mayo Clinic book. Very helpful. Keep us posted. Cheers!

    1. Definitely will keep you posted on all things new on this end! Hope all is well for you all!