Thursday, October 28, 2010

10 days old!!

Can't believe Ela is now 10 days old!!

We have been back to the doctors for a check up and all is GREAT, back up to birth weight of 2.3kg's, umbilicle cord has come off and is healing well. Slight jaundice has settled.

Ela loves her baths!! And just seems to get on with just about everything, nothing phases her at all.

A HUGE celebration dinner was put on by the SI Doctors last night. Many couples with babies and IP's were there to celebrate there success of reaching a mile stone of 50 BABIES!!! It was a great night, and a chance to show off our beautiful girl!! She was the perfect angel and slept through the entire night :)

All our paper are now with immigration, so we now wait........
We hope to have Ela's citizenship by Monday, all being well.
Looking forward to getting back to OZ and celebrating some more, with our close family and friends!

                                                             PERFECT ELA!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Life as a Mum!!

Well so far so good.

We are out of hospital and doing GREAT.
Ela is feeding well, is sleepin like a trooper.....hope this carries on lol.
She is weeing and pooing, burping and oh what more can i ask for. She is now feeding 40mls every 2.5hrs, so I am very happy.

I am so happy...words can not explain, she is just so cute....can I say PERFECT?? Because to me she is perfect and more.

We do her DNA test tonight.....still waiting for her birth certificate to put all our papers into immigration.....but we hear that once all our papers are in, it takes about twelve days to process before we get to come home.

Hotel is lovely, nice food and great service. Staff are very we are lapping up the quality Ela time :)


Monday, October 18, 2010

Welcome to the world - Ela Hope

We have a beautiful baby girl born at 2.50pm Mumbia time. She is perfectly healthy weighing 2.3kg's
She is with us now, in our room, cuddling up with Dad. She is now only 4 hours old!!

We are both so happy!!! Words can not explain!!!

We can not thank the SI team and our lovely surrogate enough for this wonderful new life.

We love you Ela!!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, October 15, 2010

Safe and sound in Mumbai

We are now trying to get over our flight and the difference in time zones.

Looking forward to meeting up with the SI Doctors today and seeing our surrogate again. I am very nervous and excited at the same time. Think I might be a little emotional.....

We are very happy with our hotel the Court Yard Marriot, we spent our first day in the hotel resting.

Time now to venture into the big smoke of Mumbia!!
Feels good to be back :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Up, up and away

The time has arrived. We leave for Mumbai on Thursday arvo!

Everything is packed, all neccesary forms completed (blah blah blah).

Spudla (as he/she has become known as) will be born by C-Section on Monday 18th October.
Much love to our surrogate - our thoughts are with her (we will see you soon).

We will soon be awash with endless smelly nappies and a endless cycle of feed bottles and being vomited on - CAN"T WAIT - WOO HOO.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Not long now!

Our surrogate is now out of hospital and is being monitored at the clinic. Amniotic fluid levels are now back to normal. Reports say both surrogate and baby are both doing well!!

We have flights booked for the 14th October, and C-section booked for the 18th!!
That will take us to 36 weeks. Hold on little one :) Mummy and Daddy will be there soon!!

Baby room is pretty much ready. All the baby clothes washed!!
DNA test kit is on it's way for Doug to complete his sample before we head off.
Neither Doug and I are sleeping......I think this is excellent preparation for the sleepless nights ahead :)

Holey Moley..... I have a constant knot in my stomach......we have been waiting for this for so long.......just a little longer!!!