Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Added protection lol

Our last purchase before we meet our little one,so we can sleep without worrying.Saying that I'm sure we will be up all night just watching him or her sleep.My niece says that she wakes up when her newborn doesn't and then waits until she wakes up lol
This lovely gift was bought for us by our good friends Nicola and Mark Hancock.Thank you guys x

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Boy or Girl mmmmmm

Sorry its been a few days we have been busy buying nappies milk blankets etc etc.

Is it a boy or is it a girl ?


our poor baby will be dressed in white and cream until we get back from India as we dont know if its a boy or girl yet. Tracy does like to google this lol each time we get a scan tracy googles the test results how fast its growing etc etc but until our little one is born it will remain a secret to us all.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Children in Need-such a great cause x

At Lindt, we’ve run 10k races, half marathons and organised office raffles. What are you doing for #CIN this year? Let us know for a chance to win a £100 donation top up from Lindt!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

An insight into India...

This is a common sight in India.We saw many rangoli patterns on the doorsteps of peoples homes.They are a beautiful way to welcome guests during festivals and celebrations and are made from coloured paint.Please click on the link below to see more of incredible India

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

We think xmas will be early this year.

Never give up ... on your dreams

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off! MORAL : Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up. Remember the five simple rules to be happy: 1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive. 2. Free your mind from worries - Most never happens. 3. Live simply and appreciate what you have. 4. Give more. 5. Expect less from people but more from yourself. You have two choices... smile and close this page, or pass this along to someone else to share the lesson

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Love you Dad xxxxxxxxxxxxx

My Dad died 5 years ago today.We were in India at the time and he was so happy that we were trying to have a baby.He would be delighted to know that we are almost there now and our bundle of joy is almost with us! He would have been a wonderful grandad! I love you Dad and miss you so much xxxx I so wish I could have shared this time with you xxxxx

Friday, 8 November 2013

Our first auto ride in Hyderabad...

An auto or tut tut ride in India is a must.Gary and I had so much fun.At first it's rather scary,because there is so much traffic,but before long we sat back,relaxed and enjoyed the ride!We walked or travelled everywhere using autos and soon learned to barter for our fare.Close you eyes,you are about to experience a wonderful ride....

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Week 33

Week Thirty Three: Lanugo is disappearing
You are 33 weeks pregnant. (fetal age 31 weeks)
  • The baby inside you is now about 4.4 pounds (2 kg) and around 17.5 inches (44cm) in length.
  • The diameter of the head is about 8.5cm.
  • The baby fuzz, lanugo, is disappearing.
  • Your baby drinks about a pint of amniotic fluid a day.
  • You may gain a pound a week (500g) for the rest of your pregnancy.
  • Half of your weight gain will go directly to your baby.
The baby is using it's lungs to practice breathing by inhaling amniotic fluid. Your baby is drinking about a pint of amniotic fluid a day now and urinating the same amount. The early baby fuzz, lanugo, is disappearing now and being replaced by actual hair. The nails of your baby are now long enough to reach to the tip of the fingers or beyond and may need trimming as soon as they are born. They may scratch their face even before birth.


Today's random picture 


Today first we would like to say a BIG  thank you to our two case managers Anjani Kumar and Ranbeer Singh they have made our journey so far as stress free as possible. All paperwork for our visas was done in a professional manner which resulted in our visa application taking a mere three days YIPPPEEE.
Anjani and Ranbeer have been in contact throughout the pregnancy sending scans and medical reports every 2 to 3 weeks and when you are so far away this gives you a real sense of comfort.

This is our 12 week scan. We have affectionately named our baby...YES OUR BABY! Pebbles or maybe Rocky lol

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Hello guys and girls we thought we would show you around Hyderabad the city where our clinic is based. Here are a few pictures.

These were taken at the Shilparamam craft village  to see more here is the web address

Tracy at our favourite market stall .

A day of political celebrations.

Out for dinner with Dr Samit Sekhar and one of our case managers (excellent food thanks Dr Samit for a great evening)

A few shots of our fantastic clinic in Hyderabad.
The clinic staff and doctors are first class, we cant even start to explain the way we are treated each time we visit (AMAZING PLACE, AMAZING PEOPLE)

 Something you don't see every day lol.

Tracy spent weeks trying to get this little boy to wave back, his dad owned the corner shop(so sweet)

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Our journey so far

We had always wanted children, but like everything in life the time the place and most importantly the person must be right. As soon as we met we fell in love and knew that together we would make great parents. So because of our age and medical history the search for a fertility clinic began.
We chose India for our treatment because we believe Indian doctors are the best in the world and the cost of treatment is a great deal cheaper. 
After emailing many clinics in India we chose the Kiran Infertility Center in Hyderabad . We were extremely impressed from the word go with their punctual replies and their extensive knowledge.

The clinic have had many  conventions in New York and Singapore and regularly attend European fertility conferences(ESHRE).In fact,we met Dr Kiran and Dr Samit in Barcelona,Spain before we went to India.
As soon as we arrived in India we were made to feel at home by the clinic and staff.

Initially we had IVF using Indian donor eggs.We have had 3 pregnancies with the clinic ,but sadly I miscarried.Following my miscarriages we decided to go ahead with surrogacy and we are now 32 weeks pregnant and we are over the moon with joy and happiness! 
For anyone who is considering IVF or surrogacy hopefully over the next few weeks and months as our story unfolds maybe you can start your dreams too.