Monday, May 23, 2011

When It Rains..It Pours!!!

     So...I am a little speechless at the moment (in a wonderful way)!   I think I mentioned in an earlier post that Ray predicted that it was very important to go with two surrogates, because if we didn't there was a significant chance that it might not work, but added that of course, if we went with two, we would be expecting four babies!  Well....both Miss J and Miss D are expecting twins!!!

     We are trying to contain our excitement (and apprehension), because this is only week five.  It will be another week before there is a check for hearbeats...and then, seven more weeks before we clear the scary first trimester.  I am not sure if that applies to twins or if it is longer.

     I am going to go off on a tangent for a moment now and share with all of you that like most of you we had our issues expanding our family.  I may at some point write a "prequel" blog post to our story, but not right now.  It is much nicer to focus on this part of the journey.  But, that said I want to add an extra set of "Thanks" to Meg for saying that, after all else had failed, this really could work!  To us, Dr. Shivani is our miracle worker!

     It has been a really exciting week!  After the hcg results came in, we went window-shopping for the nursery (note:  my husband usually finds a convenient reason to escape the shopping, but not this time.  He enjoyed Babies R Us as much as I did).  The only problem is planning for a gender neutral nursery.  Most of the nicer sets are either girlie or decidedly boyish.  Any suggestions?

     As anyone who is reading this knows by know, I am very new to the blogging and haven't reached the point of being able to write the wonderfully informative and captivating blogs that many of the other families on this path post.  Those are the very blogs that reassured me as I was deciding on this path and the same blogs that helped me to maintain a modicum of sanity during the two week wait recently (it seemed more like two thousand years).  So, I want to say "Thank You" again to all of you in blogland who have shared your journey/ are sharing your journey with us through your blogs!!!


  1. Congratulations on your news! It's a good thing that you and your husband both have 2'll need them (and then some!)

  2. Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! So exciting! And your words are just lovely... thank YOU for sharing your story! Looking forward to reading!

  3. Oh, wow! Congratulations. What a huge, incredible, stupendous news that is! We will be thinking about you as you wait to hear your babies' heart beats.

  4. Quadruple WOW!! Excellent news. Keep us updated! Being a shop-a holic Ive seen plenty of lovely unisex outfits & manchester. Ive decided on dark chocolate nursery furniture with white & silver embroidered cradle & cot sets called 'wish upon a star' by Bubba Blue. All the best, SJ & B xx

  5. Very exciting!!!! It took us til week 21 before we could even think about making a purchase so I am glad to see you are starting out earlier than us.