Thursday, December 29, 2011

Delhi news...

Little Amy..doing well with the tube+bottle.

Feeding Lara

Snug as a bug in a rug!!

So relaxed at 'home'.

Nice view from our room, always something to see.

Things continue to go well here. Lara has settled in with us at the hotel. We are lucky enough to have nurses to help out at the moment, as going off to visit Amy daily takes until afternoon for one of us each day.

Lara enjoys her bottles, and is most awake after she is put down for her nap! She settles just looking around at all the new sights from her carry-bag bed :)

Amy is doing well and gaining weight each day, we hope to have her with us around Monday which will be wonderful.

Wishing all of our nearest and dearest a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2012!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Bigger & Stronger...

Lara...strike a pose!


Lara..whistle while you wait..


Amy...Hi guys!

Our sweet little girls have been doing so well over the last few days!
They have been putting on weight and getting stronger everyday. Lara has now started taking the bottle and her feed tube is out. Amy likes to pull her tube out (?!) but she still needs it for now, and thankfully popping a new one back in didnt cause her a drama.

The doctors remain happy with all progress, and we may be lucky enough to have Lara discharged to us in the next week or so. One of us will go and spend time with Amy each day till she can come back too. The way she is going, she wont be too far behind hopefully.

Otherwise we continue to enjoy our time here. A surprising amount of Christmas decor and cheer abounds. We even bought a tiny tree to decorate and celebrate this extra special Christmas we are having this year. Sending our very best wishes for the festive season to all our blog readers- family, friends and surro buddies. Fingers and toes are crossed that each special journey at whichever stage results in a wonderful 2012 full of celebration and cheer! B & SJ xx

Friday, December 16, 2011

Hotel pics & Cuteness pics

We are enjoying our stay in Delhi. The weather is lovely (a little chilly early morning-with nice sunny days) and we have our day to day routines in place already. Feeling less like tourists as we get to know whats, what around here.

Our tiny princesses are doing so well putting on weight. They will look at taking out the feeding tubes soon, but they have been great to keep the girls on track. The doctors and nurses are most happy with their progress. Looking forward till tomorrow when we see them again!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

DNA Test Required...really?



Daddy B

Affectionally known as the "crab choppers" those toes can grab onto and pick up anything!!

Im not so sure our little ladies will be thrilled with their possibly less than dainty toes, but even the most sensible shoes can be painted pink with sequins applied :)

Amy and Lara continue to do well. They are on maximum feeds and we just monitor their weight gain each day. The girls seem to take in turn who is most awake each visit- its going to be interesting if this is the general theme of their sleep patterns! They are very calm babies and even the doctors and nurses have commented. B hardly ever cried as a baby, so thats a great trait to pass on.

We are slowly starting some of the initial exit paperwork, but we are not in a big rush and will wait and see how things go in the next couple of weeks.

Fur baby Mali is having a wonderful time being cared for in far north Australia. Shes even getting the chance to socialise with a young baby and an active toddler, so we are hoping she will settle right in on our return. She was so good will all the new furniture and baby bits throughout the house. Many people have said she will be just great with the babies as she has a sweet nature although somewhat hyperactive at times.

Will continue to post our little updates of our big adventure!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Two Tiny Princesses..





Our little girls Amy and Lara are doing well.
The doctors are happy with their daily progress. Feeds are increasing as is their weight gain. Its great to know their admission is for weight gain, growth and monitoring rather than any other health issues. We wake early to visit them every day. They are gorgeous and oh so sweet and their little personalities are already becoming apparent. Did I mention they are so, so cute :)

We are enjoying our visit to Delhi. For us, staying at the Svelte Apartments has been an excellent decision. Although more pricey than some other options, if your budget can stretch I would highly recommend it. Being attached to the large mall with shops and restaurants for any taste is so convienient, as is having help and support available 24/7.

For now we will have a nice relaxing afternoon and look forward till tomorrow to see our two tiny princesses once again..

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Photos !!

Here are the first photos of our little girls Amy & Lara...

We have spoken to the Specialist Doctor each night, and our little ladies are stable and doing well. We are madly organising things and packing to leave and will be in Delhi on Friday night.

We are so excited!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011



Our two little girls were born early this morning ( late afternoon Delhi time ).

Welcome to the world Lara Eileen & Amy Sarah.

Our wonderful surrogate mother is doing well and resting after a natural birth which came swiftly as a surprise to all of us. We are eternally thankful and grateful to her for helping us become the family we have wished to be for so long.

We are still in shock and are vaguely wandering around planning our departure for as soon as possible. Our little girls are in the high dependency hospital, but are doing well with good vital signs, breathing on their own, with not even an oxygen tent required, and have tried their first feed. We look forward to see how they tolerate that, and axiously wait to see how they go with the upcoming body weight loss which occurs after birth. They were born at 1.2kg & 1.5kg which is tiny, but within the normal limits for preemie babies, being born a day off 31 weeks of age. We expect our little ladies to be in the hospital for 2-3 weeks.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Big Reveal...

The telling of our exciting news went well. The looks of surprise were priceless, as were the words of joy, support and congratulations. Turns out no one had any suspicions, after the few times Nicole Kidman & her surrogacy story was mentioned, I did wonder...

One work friend has been hoping for some baby news from me for years-never one to push the issue, she was thrilled with the unexpected announcement.

The big reveal continues daily, as I have work collegues who visit our surgery on weekly or monthly rotations, so eventually I will get around to sharing our news and revealing my departure to all. Although I will miss my workmates, I cant wait to begin this new adventure-WE ARE SO READY FOR THIS!