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Monday, 30 January 2012

No change but baby and surrogate are fine.

Thank you all for your support and kind words!  I am trying not to worry too much but I guess that little niggling anxiety that  is always there is just a bit stronger at the moment.

Our surrogate is still admitted to hospital and is still leaking amniotic fluid.  SCI assure me that all is OK and that she is doing well and the baby's heartbeat is normal and is in no distress whatsoever.  I have just emailed asking what Dr Shivani thinks may happen in this situation.  I guess we just need to be ready for whatever may be!!

I have my VISA now so if I do need to get to India earlier that planned I at least know I can just book a flight and go.  I will let you know what Dr Shivani says.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Don't worry. Yeah right...

Ben and I have been feeling a bit worried and nervous due to the fact one of our surrogates is currently in hospital.  She was admitted last Saturday due to a UTI that is now under control.  She is still admitted because her water is leaking.  SCI are of course taking fantastic care of her and our baby but she is on complete bed rest with no toilet privileges. The doctors are also administering Antibiotics to prevent an infection. They are telling us all is OK and the baby is fine but the reality is that this baby could possibly come sooner rather than later.  We will be entering week 33 on Monday so while we are confident that the baby will be fine if it is born now, we of course would much prefer him/her to hang in there a few more weeks at least.  I will keep you posted.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

The Octobaby

Here is the Pic I was talking about yesterday :)
The upside-down octopus baby with sunglasses.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Babies due "this" year

We can finally say our babies are due this year instead of next year.  For all of you just starting a surrogacy journey or if you are trying again I can tell you in complete honesty that the time really does fly!  Ben and I cannot believe just how quickly time has passed since we decided to go ahead with surrogacy in Delhi.  So many of our friends are getting really excited for us which is really wonderful.  I had one girlfriend in tears on Monday when I showed her our nursery.  Even though most of our friends have never struggled with fertility they all have a rough idea of what Ben and I have gone through over the last 8 years and are amazingly supportive.  They know just how much we are looking forward to finally becoming parents and like us cannot wait to meet our babies.

We are now in week 30 and our scans were all within normal range so we are very thankful it has been smooth sailing so far and have everything crossed that it will continue this way.  We were slightly concerned that one of our babies looks like an upside-down octopus wearing sunglasses but if Dr Shivani says it's normal who are we to argue? (photo was to be inserted here but for some reason it wont let me - will try tomorrow)

We had a very relaxing Christmas and New Year - I think we were soaking up the quiet time before our life changes in March. Christmas was spent with good friends on the beach and on NYE we stayed home and cooked a beautiful dinner, drank a bottle of champagne and danced to our favourite tunes (just the two of us) and it was fantastic!

I think I am pretty organised as far as baby gear goes.  I will be buying bottles etc this week and will pick up the pram and the car seat (to go in my brand new car!) at the end of the month.  I am sure to start getting a little more anxious as the time draws closer but for now I am not feeling to worried.  Mind you I did have a terrible dream last night were I was trapped in my new car with my new babies in the heat and couldn't find anything to smash the window open with  - thankfully I woke up at that point and realised it was just a dream.  I remember all the strange dreams I had about my wedding before it happened so I am sure there will be more strange baby anxiety dreams to come!

I have really been enjoying all the baby photos you new, (and not so new) parents have been posting and am very impressed you all find the time to do it! I will endeavour to follow in your impressive footsteps xx