Friday, April 19, 2013

Tall, Skinny Model

Yay! New communication from SCI.

Dear Anwar,

Greetings from SCI Healthcare !!
We hope this e-mail finds you well.
We would like to inform you that we have done L's scan as per our schedule.

Kindly find attached herewith the reports for the same.
We are happy to inform you that Dr. Shivani has reviewed her reports and noted that everything is fine with the same.

As per our Obstetrician's advise, L is doing fine and everything is on track with her pregnancy.
Please note that her next scan will be done within one month.

We will get back to you soon with further updates.

With Best Regards,

Ohhh how I’ve waited for this day for the past month. It is always great to hear such great news. They are currently at 17 weeks and relatively the same size, although twin2 has a femur length of 26mm (89th percentile) and an abdominal circumference of 109mm (21% percentile). This baby might be a tall, skinny model, hahahah. On a serious note, I am just happy that they are healthy. Some of the scan angles are a bit odd because you can't see the full body in some of them, but here ya go anyway:

Today I finally spoke to my HR Director about potentially taking paternity leave. She seemed very open and told me she would do more research on the matter. I guess I lucked out because California has the most open policies about taking leave (for mother AND father). Now, for sure I will be getting at least 6 weeks paid out of the 12 weeks FMLA leave. This is great news. I’m hoping that my company will be able to figure out more/different/new ways to support my leave. Overall, a really great conversation and I left feeling supported and better about taking my paternity leave.

Great news! Yesterday I made my AIDS Lifecycle Fundraising Goal of $3K! What amazing support I have received from my family and friends. All of the annoying Facebook posts I have made have actually paid off! It has been such a humbling experience. I actually pride myself on not really asking for help, but being forced to do so, has really reinforced the amazing generosity of people in my life. I still have 45 days to fundraise so I think I am going to try to get to $5K! If you do you get a special $5k fundraising shirt which only a select few actually have! New goal to achieve… yay!

Tonight, I'm having dinner with some friends of mine who are getting married in Puerto Vallarta in July, which coincidentally is my Babymoon. They are also interested in having a baby and so I will be chatting about my journey and hopefully help them navigate the crazy waters of LGBT baby-making. I'm excited for them.


  1. Double congrats on the great scan, and raising so much money for a good cause. Well done!