Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The liquor is adequate


Our surrogate is still in the hospital and there is still an area of subchorionic bleed covering 3/4 of the sac.  I guess we should just be happy that it hasn't gotten worse!

The good news is that the heartbeat is going strong at 167 BPM and the baby is measuring a week ahead of schedule.  Also, the nuchal lucency test came back normal and a nasal bone can be seen in the scan.  Woohoo!

With the bleed scare, the liquor has been adequate in calming me the eff down, but I am not sure how that relates to the baby's health?


We were looking forward to telling all friends and family next week that we're going to be parents, but, considering the past two scares and the fact that our surrogate is still in the hospital, we're probably going to wait a few weeks.

All in all, we're feeling pretty positive about how things are going.  As long as that little heartbeat keeps beating and the baby keeps growing, we're happy!  Knowing that our surrogate is under nearly constant observation helps.  I hope she isn't bored out of her mind.

In other news, Brent's dad came to visit us for a little mini-vacation.  He is currently living in Vietnam, so the last time that we saw him was at our wedding.  He brought us some cool baby clothes from Vietnam (he is one of the few people who knows).  We went to Vancouver for the weekend and had a great time.    Beautiful place!















13 comments:

  1. Ugh - you must be so frustrated. Adequate is... adequate - but anything involving liquor must be good, right?

    Glad you got out of town for a while - Vancouver is one of our favorite places - so pristine and calm. Great place to get away from it all!

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  2. How great that his dad brought you guys some clothes!!! Your pictures are great, and it looks like an ideal place to unwind and relax for a few days. That heartbeat sounds great too! Sounds like SCI is keeping a close eye on your surrogate too, so that's reassuring! Hang in there! I'm hoping to hear that the s/c bleed has disappeared in the next scan! Best wishes!

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  3. Awesome pictures guys! The liquor updates always made me laugh. Frankly, I found the scan in which they reported that our liquor was excessive the most appropriate for our journey:) Sending sticky vibes. x

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  4. fab pictures, looks so calm and relaxing. keep fingers crossed the bleed disappears soon x

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  5. Thank you for sharing those holiday snaps...they're beautiful! Keep focusing on the positive guys...like that great heartbeat!

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  6. Hey guys from Orlando fl> Ive been following your blog for a while now . I will say lots of prays to Saint Gerard that everything goes well for the baby . Take care guys and keep postive .

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  7. That place looks like Heaven! Liquor is adequate is good, if it is low the amnio is leaking, everyone gets adequate, it's never good, brilliant, amazing, freaking awesome ... just adequate, which is what you want. Hang in there.

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  8. It looks like you had a really nice weekend with Brent's dad. Getting out in nature is always a good idea:) I wish I was in that forest by the creek right now!

    It's great news that the baby has such a good strong heartbeat. You'll be dads before you know it!

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  9. Try to stay calm and stay away from Dr Google where possible....wait weren't you advising me the same last month? Seriously stay calm and carry on carrying on :-) your baby's side profile is so strong like ours :-) amazing pics too!

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  10. Great photos!!

    Praying everything continues to go well with your surro :)

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  11. Wishing you the best.
    Love the pics.
    Can't wait to see the ones of baby in Vietnam clothes. :-)

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  12. It's always best to wait to share news but I was always terrible at it. I let the cat out of the bag months before we even had our first attempt in India in 2009. So if you can hold your tongue, I would. And remember, liquor usually let's the cat out of the bag sooner, than later. So my advice is stay away from it. Again, I never take my advice. Great pics! LOVE Vancouver and Whistler was one of my favorite snowboarding trips! Have fun...and try to relax.

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  13. Hang in there guys! And great pics!

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