I received an update from SCI yesterday (one of the final ones):
Greetings from SCI Healthcare..!!!
We hope you are doing well.
We would like to inform you that we have done USG scan of Laxmi as per our schedule.
Kindly find attached herewith reports of the same.
We would like to inform you that Dr. Shivani has reviewed the reports & noted that " Single Circum nuchal loop of cord seen".
Please note that if the same persist then it is likely that she will have her delivery via C-section.
Your babies are progressing well.
Please note that her next scan will be done within one month.
We will keep you updated.
The scans at this point don't really show much of anything these days but I am still grateful that SCI sends them. I asked about the "Single Circum nuchal loop of cord seen" comment and the doctor assured me that it would continue to be monitored but should not be cause for concern. That was a relief to hear. The babes are about 4 lbs each! They are growing so much in these last few weeks, I am just amazed at this entire process!
Over at my house it is baby central! The baby shower is next week and I am getting so excited! This one of the few times in my life where people from all of my life will come together (apart from my wedding and funeral). I am so touched that people will come and celebrate this very important time in my life.
I have also been keeping up with my SCI brother Fred (http://indiansurrogacywithfred.blogspot.com/) as he has arrived in India to pick up his babies. This morning I woke up 5am to Facetime with him. He is absolutely on cloud 9, and he has complete reason to be:
His kids (Camden and Chase) are so gorgeous. They move so much and are so expressive. I still can't get past all the hair they have! What angels! Watching his process gets me so excited about mine. I can't wait to pick up the babes!
Other things that happened this week for me:
-I turned in my Visa application and I will be picking it up on Tuesday, hopefully. BLS is the new Visa Processing Company. It used to be Travisa. BLS is pretty horrible in terms of service and clarity in the process. They didn't honor my online application (good thing I had copies of everything). They also didn't have change for the cash I paid and forced me to get my own change at a nearby hospital.
It was a bit frustrating but I'm glad that part of the process is done. Let's hope that they fulfill their promise of getting me my Visa in 5 business days, which people on Yelp have said it takes a bit longer sometimes. I am setting the intention to pick it up on Tuesday though! =)
-I completed a letter to my unborn children. Babycenter advises that parents do it and I thought it was a good idea so I did it. It was a great reminder about my own values and what I wish for my kids in this world. It helped me put some things in perspective. As someone who takes pride in achieving, writing this letter really helped me understand that at the endof the day i just want my kids to be good, well intentioned people. It is that simple.