Friday, 28 December 2012

Return of the 3 Little Indian Princesses!

WE'RE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Bloggers,

Upon returning to Australia I wanted to settle into life as full-time father of 3 beautiful  little princesses, I took some time off blogging but we are back and ready to blog. I will fill you in very shortly with pictures and updates of the last 5 months all the fun and games we have had but first things first, having 3 beautiful daughters and people that say "I don't know how you do it?" It is simple all of our surrogacy children are the most wanted loved children, that raising them is the easy part compared to the bumpy tough road we all as IP's have had to ride. Our Princesses have slept through the night since 8 weeks old with a dream feed at 10pm (prior to this was just a once a night get up at 2am) and at 4 months and currently sleep from 7pm to 7am.  A STRICT ROUTINE is how life has been so easy. The only help I get is my mum once a week coming over for 4 hours so I go to appointments, my partner is still yet to change a nappy, give the girls a bath but he sure does dote on our 3 little Princesses the minute he walks in then door. Life has been so amazing, We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a safe Happy New Year.

Love Daddy, Dad and the 3 Princesses Xxxxx

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Week 2

Well, week 2 here in Delhi consisted of many things.


2 days ago Indiana was hospitalized.

All of sudden she just went into attacks of screaming.

She is such a happy little baby, very full of personality, very viabrant and so this was not right.

We took her to the closest hospital to the hotel, which is Max Hospital.

She was rushed into the NICU and was swamped by doctors and nurses.

The care at the hospital is just amazing.

She has had plenty of tests done and is on a course of antibiotics via IV.

She is reacting well, but she needs to remain in the NICU for at least 7 days.

We visit her each day.  When we do, she appears wiped out. It takes a lot out of her to try to keep her eyes open to see us when we visit her.


She is goung well.

She s putting on weight, which is great.

She is finally getting the hang of feeding - yes, Scarlet, if you actually stay awake you can get more milk!

She has adapted well to her routine and in the last couple of days really started opening her eyes and loving taking in the world around her.


She is the one that loves sleep. D

"Daddy, I want my bottle" then put me back to bed NOW!!

She also loves the routine and is very happy waking only to feed.

She feeds very well and is taking 90mls per feed, which is just great.

She loves making noises with her mouth and has a very funny little personality.

Sharing a womb

Annabella and Scarlet are just so funny when it comes to changing a nappy, having a bath or sleeping.

They both stick their legs out and stretch like a little starfish they stay starfish styled for ages as if they can't believe that they don' t have to share anymore room and they love the fact they can have as much space and free movement as they require.

Exit Progress

All DNA matching has been done and passport applications are being lodged tomorrow.

Then all that is left is to go to FRRO to gain exit visas, then hoping to depart midnight on Thursday evening.

This will all depend on Indiana, of course, and hoping that she will be released on Wednesday.

That's about all from India ATM.


Daddy, Dad and the 3 princesses.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

1 Week Bithday!

Yesterday was our 3 little princess's 1 week old birthday!

We brought Indiana home last Saturday! She was a little unsettled the first night, as she had new surroundings and new people to smell. By day number 2 she was in the full swing of our routine. I had been referred this routine by many people, most that have multiples.  The book from which the routine comes is called "Save my Sleep" by Tizzy Hall. This is the that bible every parent should have. Indiana loves cuddles and kisses and is a very settled happy baby. I am very strict with her routine, as you have to be when you have 3 babies and I am hoping it will be just as easy to place Scarlet and Annabella on it too. Indiana has been to have her DNA tested yesterday. She has had her passport photos taken (not that she was interested in having her eyes open at all). The process to make Indiana an Australian Citizen is under way.

Annabella and Scarlet

Today our 2 little princess's in hospital, Scarlet and Annabella, have finally been taken off feeding tubes after 7 days and are on bottle feeds. They are both going strong and looking very healthy. We are so grateful to the wonderful care being given to our little princess's by Dr G and his amazing nurses at Eden Hospital! I cannot wait to have all 3 of our beautiful girls at home and also to start their citzenship process also.

 Power Outages

The power outages have been very interesting and are really affecting many things and many people here in India.  It is the biggest power outage in the history of the world (according to the Times of India, which is believable, because India holds some many records for the biggest in the world because of its vastness and massive population). The metro train has been affected and so the roads have been very full and there is more chaos then normal. Most larger places such as hotels, hospitals and big businesses have generators, so the power only goes out for about a minute or so. It is so good to see there is always a backup plan in place.

Our Hotel

We are staying at the Svelte Apartments in Saket. We have a 2 bedroom apartment with a big living room, mid-size kitchen and a dining room that we have converted into a baby bath and changing station. So many other couples from many different countries are here too for the birth of their children. It is a real insight and socialable to be surrouded by many of us in the same situation sharing our stories and enjoying good company.


We met another woman that had twins. They have been "roomies" with Scarlet and Annabella for the last few days. She is a local and she and her family requested that we attend there house for tea last night. They live in this amazing big masion. Their family has 12 businesses globally, a private jet, many maids, cooks, nannies, drivers and gardeners just to name a few. They put on a beautfiul traditional Indian tea - it was wonderful, many dishes with many different amazing stories behind each dish. They we such amazing people, so warm and welcoming. We even each left with a wonderful gift. It is amazing how India is so diverse, different religons, different social classes, different states, unique foods depending on what city you are in. The one thing that is consistent is the genouristy of India's people. We are so greatful to India for the wonderful gift of life this country and its amazing people has given us. We are so blessed and will always have a very strong connection with this amazing birth place of our 3 little princess's, " India ".

Thursday, 26 July 2012


Introducing our 3 little princess........

Annabella Claire Blake-Graham

Birth Weight is 1.76 Kgs
Time of Birth is 8:07 PM

Scarlet Jessica Blake-Graham

Birth Weight is 1.86 Kgs
Time of Birth is 8:08 PM

Indiana Martine Blake-Graham

Birth Weight is 3.200 Kgs
Time of Birth is 9:13 PM

All born in Eden Hospital, New Delhi India 24th of July 2012
Today day was the day also Dad ( Being Richard ) and Jessica (Being Aunty), got to finally meet their 3 little princess's final after there 52 hr trip to get here! Never seen Richard smile so much and Aunty would let Indiana go, She comes home tomorrow. Scarlet and Annabella are still on feeding tube but very healthy and going very well and should be on bottles with in a few days and then we can finally bring them home to! Love you my little princess's X

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

THE ARRIVAL...........

Simon and Richard along with Our beautiful Surrogate Mothers, Dr S and the whole team at SCI would like to announce safe arrival of 3 healthy baby GIRLS born on 24th of July 2012 in New Delhi, India. Our beautiful
Surrogate Mothers are also recovering well. Thank you all of you for all your support and wishes over our very emotional journey.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Day 1 In Delhi

Daddy and Grandma, arrived into Delhi this morning an hour late, it feel so emotional to be coming back here. Delhi is still very much the same. Grandma is very fascinated by all the quekky little things India has to offer. Dad and Aunty haven't been so lucky, they are currently stuck on the Tarmac in Tawain after 2 aborted landings due to the typhoon level 10 that has or is hitting Hong Kong. Hoping they don't miss their connection but with a long lay over shouldn't be much of an issue but their sight seeing part of there journey won't be happening. So good to be back in Delhi!

Hi From Singapore

Just a quick update.....


Twins- 34 weeks today, our beautiful surrogate has been admitted to hospital, having contractions and on meds again to delay labour, apparently we are looking at next week delivery everyday counts! Surrogate will be remaining in hospital until birth.

Singleton- 37 weeks 2 days, Still very smooth sailing for our beautiful surrogate, hoping we can take the singleton as far as we can to have all children born on the same day.

Daddy and Grandma

Currently on route to Delhi, Delayed in Singapore for about 2 hours just can't wait to get there and tuck ourselves in for a nice sleep, daddy being a flight attendant himself doesn't travel well as passenger all the small things such as having to line up no priority really gets to him! grandma is very excited and just can't wait to finally meet you all! ( she may also be driving daddy CRAZY just slightly )

Dad and Aunty

Currently on a flight to Hong Kong due to land there in 5 hours time, followed by a stop over then arriving in Delhi in the evening! Aunty is also very excited and very emotional about meeting you!

Can't believe we are finally going to meet after such an emotional journey that feels like for ever! we are all ready and waiting for you! Can't wait to hold you in our arms our beautiful little angels!