Thursday, 26 July 2012

Introduction.....

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.....

Babies

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!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Packing for India.....

Packing

Today like most days lately has been very busy, I have been packing all night. We have still no call from India which is great, surrogate carrying the twins is finally out of hospital, she is now 33 weeks and 1 day, Our singleton is going along very smoothly at 36 weeks and 3 days. Packing has been a night mare not going to try to hide it nor try to tell you how easy it was YES after nearly 7 years of flying and living out of a suitcase I still 1) over pack, 2) still can't pack quickly, 3) must always lay everything out and talk to myself, 4) fold everything perfectly neat as I am pretty anal about everything in my life. A phone call to my mum stopped me from having a complete meltdown.

The Plan

If our twins don't turn up early my mum and I will fly out monday, as this sunday the singleton is 37 weeks. My partner and my sister will be flying out via Hong Kong also on monday night which will be very fun as they are planning to go out and sight see in Hong Kong the joys of a nice long stop over! My mum and I will be flying via Singapore at this stage to get there first and set everything up and get my organisational hat out to play, looking forward to being back in Delhi.

The Mini Holiday

If the children don't come in the next week or so for us it is not such an issue, we are glad to have a little mini holiday as this has been a very one emotional journey for us. Our last holiday was 2 years ago so be nice to see some more and bond with the magical country thats is giving us the most beautiful gift anyone could ever give to another human.

Something Funny

It is going to be very interesting to see my mum and I in India together for god knows how long, I love her so much but we are the exactly the same person, Both bossy, Both demanding, Both know everything, Our way is always the right way, Both hating being wrong ( which we never are!) Watch out India there is going to be some great entertainment coming your way very shortly.

Something to think about


We all get so caught up in our journey, the stresses, the highs and the lows but it's so easy to forget that this journey is not only affecting our lives it also touches so many other peoples lives, family, close, friends, people in other countries like our beautiful surrogate, her family and children. It feels so amazing being apart of this journey and sharing this experience with so many others. My mum and my sister are just beside themselves they have been with us through the whole process I don't know what we would done with out them both, its just so great to have so much support as on this journey you can never have enough!

I'm leaving you with some of my more stressful moments of packing!!!




Monday, 16 July 2012

Our Nursery!




It has been a very busy week and a bit since my last blog. I have been trying to keep busy as since going on leave from work, I don't want to be sitting at home just waiting and thinking. I have practically cleaned all of my girlfriends houses ( as they all work full time, just finished renos or pregnant themselves)  I have been desperately awaiting our custom made cots sets, so we can finally finish our nursery and today they came! I have attached a few pictures a promised I hope you fall in love with my interior design skills.... Now the nursery is done the babies are allowed to come! 
Our beautiful surrogate carrying the twins is still currently in hospital tomorrow she will be 33 weeks. Our other beautiful surrogate is currently 36 weeks and 2 days with our singleton, it feels so nice knowing that all babies are in the safe zone now and the beautiful angels carrying our children are safe and being very well looked after, just can't wait to be holding them safely in my arms, I have read a lot of blogs lately the reason I started to write my blog is because it gave us a wonderful hope in a few very dark times in our journey, the people and support we have had thorough our blog has been amazing thank you all and I would also like to say how inspiring you all are our especially Bernadette, your courage and truly amazing personality has given hope and inspiration to all of us, you hang in there beautiful!  

Friday, 6 July 2012

Update

Life is a little crazy at the moment. I am in my last week a work - wow - it's so hard to believe that after nearly 7 years of flying I won't have to get up at all different horrible times. I will be at home everday, get to spend quality time with my beautfiul parnter, get to enjoy Christmas off for the first time EVER and of course get to have the most important role in my life a DADDY! I have accessed 2 years parental leave and, depending on the flexiablity of the airline, will go back to work 2 days a week when our beautiful babies turn 2. I have so many people at work dying to see the first pictures, hear the updates, it's been so amazing to have so much support from my friends, family and beautiful work colleagues. My Mum is so excited, you can't keep her from calling me 3 times a day! She will be the most wonderful Grandmother and my full time help, we are so lucky to have her in our lives, the children will be very spoilt. A few days ago we surprised my sister (soon to be aunty) with a ticket to Delhi. She was over the moon, tears of joy! It was important for us to have her there with us, as we embark on the most amazing journey of our lives. She, like my Mum, is just so excited and to have them all there is going to be more then we could ever ask for. Now the update ........ our beautiful Surrogate carrying our twins is still in hospital, the poor thing has been in hospital for 3 weeks. It been really such a rough hard time for us, just hoping the twins can get to 32 weeks, just hanging out for the daily email to come from the clinic. It has been hard to sleep, dying to wait and see what is going to happen next. She still is getting medication to stop her mild contraction, as well as a range of other medications to keep her healthy and stable for the pregnancy. It really makes us think about how special these beautiful women are, to have to go through this journey and give you the most important special gift you could ever give another human being. The twins are 31 weeks and 3 days, so Tuesday will be a great day if our little twins are still hanging in there! Our other beautiful Surrogate, carrying our singleton, is having a very smooth pregnancy. She is 34 weeks and 6 days. Our singleton is a very healthy weight and it all seems to be going along just perfectly. The plan ....... Mum and myself will fly to New Delhi as soon as we hear the twins are coming or are born (which could be any day) and my parnter and my sister are booked to arrive in New Delhi on the 24th of July, 2 days after our singleton is 37 weeks! Bags are all packed just here, waiting now! Nursery ... just waiting for the custom made cot sets and a rug and we are all complete - will post pictures when it arrives!