Saturday, 29 September 2012

The secret is out there......

This week I told my team about our 3 babies and yesterday at a management meeting I revealed to the group our long awaited dream that was becoming a reality. The reactions have been so amazingly warming to my heart and soul. Some managers were crying in happiness, I got so many hugs and the interest in how our babies have been conceived was evident by them asking lots of opportunity for me to educate more about surrogacy and debunk some myths about exploitation.

The bittersweet side of this lovely story is I have decided to resign from my job as I do not believe it to be realistic that I can return there within a 2 year period, so I have done the right thing so they can advertise my job and get someone in permanently. After 20 odd years of being a career woman it is something I know I will need to adjust to.

My team were amazing - crying with me - it's been a privelege to work with them - they want to hold me a baby shower.......I am going to miss them........ life is so amazing and I have all these beautiful people around me ........I also announced openly on my Facebook page this week that we are having 3 babies and a big thank you to India and good karma......we are so blessed.......I hope we continue to be blessed with the safe arrival of all our three seedlings......cant wait to be their mum.............

As the time draws closer I find myself missing my own Mum and Dad more and more each is the time when I want to ask Mum so many things and learn from her own experience of a Mum who had 5 my Mum's funeral my uncle described our Mum as the traditional "Woman's Weekly" Mum - baking, sewing and always putting her kids first...when we got home from school on a wet or cold day Mum would have warm towels waiting for us and of course a yummy treat she had baked.........I know I wont ever be a carbon copy of my Mum but I aspire to be something close......With my Dad he was always wise and he cut to the chase with his advice....he taught me to say it "how it was" and to make confident decisions...he was always an optimist and he passed that onto me and made me fairly resilient........Thanks Mum and Dad and love you heaps xxxxxxxxx

Here's a pic of my Mum and also a pic of my Dad holding 2 of my sisters when they were bubs

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Gifts from good friends

Andrew and I have known T & N for many many years....over 2 decades in fact. We were so delighted and over the moon with their generous gift for our babies.

T & N bought these some years ago (I think at Disneyland) and they have now passed them onto our babies......I just adore Eyeore!

Thanks guys - love you very much....our babies are going to love you too!

Saturday, 15 September 2012

The boss now knows..............

Well I told my boss our news this week and that I would be finishing up towards end of November. He was surprised but very supportive. He was amazed at our situation and that we are having 3 babies...Wow I am actually saying that now "we are having three babies".

Our accommodation is confirmed and half paid for as I have extended our stay through to mid January as realistically bub number 3 as a singleton is not due until 20 December. So by the time we get the paperwork done for all of them (especially given public holiday closures of various offices) mid January is more likely.

As we have a 3 bedroom apartment in Greater Kailash 2 (I booked this through airbnb which was amazing) I will put on some Christmas pomp and ceremony on 25th Dec and have invited Ryan and Ruben (India Calling) and their soon to be born twins for a celebratory lunch.....will have to get some alcohol duty free on the way over there as it is absolutely imperative to have a nice drop of champagne for the day.

It will be so nice to have a different Christmas this year, sharing it with our babies and also with Ryan and Ruben.....cant wait!!!

My nieces and my sister are holding a Baby Shower for us on 7th October. That is so lovely and cant wait to play some silly games and spend time with friends.

My album for our babies that I have been compiling since we returned from India, continues to progress as it includes extracts from my blog, photos of India, our surrogates and egg donor as well as their scans and updates. One day when the babies are older I will be so tickled pink to be able to show them their story of how their lives began.

On a final note, I struggled to think of what I would put on the babies' nursery door. Here is a pic of what I ended up doing. I had fun with glitter paint!

Hope everyone is well. I am crossing fingers for a smooth 2-3 months until bubs are born.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

24 weeks or just about

Here we are well over half way through pregnancy. Our twins will be at 24 weeks come Tuesday 4 September and our little single one will be at 22 weeks. I am so thankful to our surro mummies L and K and of course Dr Shivani and SCI for taking good care of our babies.

Andrew and I have started the paperwork process with hubby spending some time at the Melbourne CBD Indian visa office. He is going to apply for a medical visa so we are giving ourselves plenty of time to get this organised. Our accommodation in New Delhi is confirmed and half paid for. We have got ourselves a lovely 3 bedroom apartment in Great Kailash 2 and we got a great deal. Luckily we are able to extend our stay in Delhi into the New Year without creating too much of a financial headache as the place we are staying is extremely reasonable.

The nursery is progressing well and we have one cot assembled already. The Pooh mobile is also attached to the cot. I cant wait to properly dress the cot as I have some really cute cot sheets. All of our babies will have their own Winnie the Pooh theme for their cot. I keep going into the nursery and turning on the cot mobile and every time I do I tear up ..... if we came this close and something happened to our little ones I know we would be so's still really hard to believe it is going to happen. I know all of us here in surro land have had these feelings.

Thought I would share some more nursery photos . Here is first cot assembled. We havent bought brand new and the cots are all different. We have cleaned them and polished them up with wood polish and of course bought new mattresses.

I got this great bassinette off Ebay as it was barely used. Have just laundered it at dry cleaner and really happy with it. So cute in a beige colour with bumble bees. The bassinette has some other great functions such as heartbeat sounds, a nightlight and calming water sounds as well.

 And finally on the wardrobe door we have affixed this felt cut out of Winnie the Pooh....thank goodness for sticky velcro dots...they worked a treat!

Tomorrow is Father's day here in Australia. I wish everyone a Happy Day. I have a little something for my hubby and Daddy in waiting.