Monday, 3 September 2012


We made it to 12 weeks! Gosh that was as painful as the 2 week wait til the pregnancy tests!

The last 2 weeks have contained really high days (with baby clothes purchases!) followed the very next day with a panic attack, thinking we will have to return all the purchases...

The week ended with a panicked call to Meg asking for "reassurance"! But then the following morning the beautiful pictures came through with a report that I didnt understand a word of..'the liquor is adequate.." A great big glass of scotch and soda was what immediately came to mind...lucky Dr Google doesnt enjoy the 'liquor' as much as me!

Check out our lovelies..
As we waited anxiously for news of our pregnancy I read in the Sydney Morning herald over the weekend, of a couple that went through SCI.

As they sat there holding their beautiful little girl who would not have been born without the help of surrogacy in India, they complained of hidden costs (did they not read the pages and pages of information setting out all costs?)

I thought to myself, have they not been through IVF in Australia, where in my experience, every time I walked into the IVF office, I was charged some other 'incidental' that was news to me. Where the only option they give is to do cycle after cycle after cycle and keep taking your money when they have no idea why these procedures are not working in completing your family.

I hope that this negative publicity does not effect future Indo-Australasian babies or what I have to go through to get my babies home.

And No – this isn’t how I wanted it to be either, but unfortunately this is my lot. I am not going to take out the frustration of my situation on others, who had nothing to do with my predicament.

I am not under the impression that pregnancy is going to run according to plan,yes there will be costs and 'events' I didnt budget (or prepare myself) for...I know that would have been the case even if I was able to become pregnant myself!

In my opinion, in India or Australia, this situation we are in is HORRIBLE but it does not excuse you from doing your due diligence...then praying and hoping.

Good luck in your own journeys


  1. First, huge hugs on crossing the big 2T line! I think of you guys often! I did google the article and I think that the article did a poor job of articulating the couple's frustrations. Having been on the receiving end of so many unexpected costs, I can understand how they were feeling, however, surrogacy in India is a risk, and unexpected costs, are unfortunately, the number one risk as I can see it. Some make it out unscathed while others end up in our situation. But, if you are lucky enough to be in India, picking up your baby, well then, in my book, it was absolutely a risk worth taking.

  2. Congratulations!!! It's a great feeling isnt it? It was so exciting to start telling friends what we were doing at this point. Your blog birngs back so many memories! So exciting to start planning the next chapter in your lives. Wishing you a very boring pregnancy - keep us up to date, and all the very best to you both xx

  3. Congratulations guys...wonderful news!!!

  4. Finally is right - I think I have been as anxiously awaiting your pictures as you have. We have one more two week wait and then have to jump into the monthly scans right behind you - yikes. Have fun buying baby clothes - now that is a hidden cost that comes with babies everywhere because it is hard to turn down the purchase of a cute little baby outfit!! ;-)

  5. Congrats - you're nearly out of your first trimester!!!

  6. Congratulations, your scans look fantabulous! We are 6 weeks ahead of you. Are you from the UK? See you next year in Delhi? xx :)

  7. CONGRATULATIONS! What a great feeling ... 3 months!! yeah