Aug 2, 2011

The anxiety of genetic screenings recounted

Since we used my eggs and my age is well, *mature* for baby making it was not surprising that our triple marker test came back unfavourable.    On April 11, Dr Vandana did a level two scan and noted all 140 critical markers were normal.   I detailed this in this weeks update on thenextfamily.com
This was a scary time in our pregnancy, but the discussions with Dr Shivani and her advice was beyond comforting.

http://thenextfamily.com/2011/08/surrogacy-in-india-4/



We are in the final days countdown...35 days if all was normal, so more like less than 20 for us.  LESS THAN 20!!!  It is all very exciting and a tad overwhelming. We bought what we think is the perfect sling for us which you can see here: http://www.bluecelery.com/sling.html  It grows with the baby so that was a key selling feature for us.  Mark installed the car seats on the weekend (with the help of Bo)and we will make a pit stop at the police or fire department for inspection.   We have all our paperwork organized (I think) , visa's issued, tickets bought and accommodation booked.   Baby is packed and has been checked and re-checked a few times.  We will start our own packing over the next few days and hope and pray Alan does not make us pack in a rush!!  We have mostly neutrals for the baby, and a few precious boy and girl outfits (all donated to us from very special supporters).   We cannot wait to finally see our baby.  We just hope he/she is healthy and ready for the exit process ride of a life time.

11 comments:

  1. I am holding you all in the light. I know all will be fine.

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  2. good luck with everything and look forward to the pictures of your little one!!

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  3. I can not wait for the post, "we are on our way!" and "Our baby...." Best to you both!

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  4. Ahhhh I think I might possibly be more excited about your trip than mine!!! xo

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  5. You've got baby on the brain. You said the "baby is packed" instead of bag. :)

    So excited for you and Mark!

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  6. So excited for you guys! Wish I was coming I really miss India! Don't forget to post pics and news asap. Best wishes!!!

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  7. Good Luck with everything. I hope you have all your documents. I remember we needed our birth certificates to prove that we were Canadian (bit weird since you hold your Canadian passport) and marriage licence or certificate (one or the other, can't remember). All the other papers were from India after kiddos were born.

    20 days will fly!

    Cheers,
    Ula

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  8. So exciting for you to be at the "bag-packing-stage" now! Best wishes for a happy and healthy little one as soon as the time comes!

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  9. I think everyone in surro land is so waiting for the announcement with baited breath. My husband even asks for an update every day. So, so excited for you both.

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  10. I wake up every morning for the post when you say we are at the airport! LOL....i am so excited each day for you guys as it gets closer for the world to meet Alan!!

    All the best Kerrie and Mark!! Love the updates as always!!

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  11. How long now until you fly out here? Really hope we all get to meet up soon!!!!! Best of luck!!!! x

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