Friday, June 26, 2009

You had me at Hello!

(April, 2008)
We used to go crazy waiting for news of you, and our surrogate. Sometime's it just didn't seem real, especially since we lost your twin. It was so odd! Unreal, like I was in a fog. It was like after we lost your twin that our pregnancy was gone! It was like for a split second we would forget we were still pregnant. That you were growing strong in her womb, when it should have been mine. Don't get me wrong my sweet child, I am forever thankful to this beautiful lady who carried you for me. I just wanted to feel you growing inside of me.

I remember thinking of you and smiling, loving thoughts of you .. Amazing YOU!
Thriving, and giving us a reason to smile!
We were so used to the idea of being pregnant & having you and your twin that when we lost one of was like losing everything..both of you..but we didn't.
Filled with sorrow...but yet so elated! It played with our minds...
We still had you! Thank God! We still had you!

We used to email Dr. Patel to check up on you...probably drove her
We would get the simplest answer back.
A little frustrating, but at least we knew you were doing so well.

S is fine & resting with us.
Dr.Nayna Patel

As long as you were good and S was good..we were good too.

The next few months were a flurry of activity. We were so busy, which was so good. Kept our minds off of worry. Damned worrying! It never ends.


S & the baby are fine. Scan on 31/3/08 with a sonologist & Double Marker blood test, will send you the report.

Dr.Nayna Patel

Scan, 31/3/08
Two Sac - Single Fetus
Comment: A Live Pregnancy.


Next up, our Double Marker blood test.
Trisomy 21 screening 1:9750
Risk for Trisomy 18 <1:10000

Low Risk for Trisomy 21 & 18


Triple Marker blood test results.
Trisomy 21 Screening.

The calculated risk for Trisomy 21 is below the cutoff which represents a low risk.
After the result of the Trisomy 21 test it is expected that more than 10,000 women with the same data there is one woman with a Trisomy 21 pregnancy

Trisomy 18 Screening.
The calculated risk for Trisomy 18 is <1:10000>
Neural Tube Defects Screening (NTD)

The corrected MoM AFP (1.38) is located in the low risk area for neural tube defects.
The calculated risk for Neural Tube Defects is 1:6128 which indicates a low risk.

WHEW!! It felt like I had been holding my breath forever. Both the Double Marker and Triple Marker blood tests were over. I know it only has around a 65% accuracy, but I was very happy with the results.

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