Tuesday, 21 August 2012

The growth spurt

I’ve been a bit slack with the blogging. The trip to Perth and house renovations have been chewing up a fair bit of time.

Everything with the pregnancies is going well and both surrogates are doing well.

Around the 22nd of July at 7 weeks,  Miss B had some bleeding so an urgent ultrasound was undertaken and everything was found to be fine.  Instead of doing the scheduled scan for Miss B at 8 weeks, it was pushed back to 9 weeks then 11 weeks, so it is kind of nice getting weekly scans of the babies. 

2 weeks ago when we had the 9-week scan for Miss B, it was indicated that baby number one, was at 8 weeks and 5 days,  two weeks later baby number one is estimated to be at11 weeks 5 days. So I am pretty happy that bub has made three weeks progress in two weeks. Has anyone else had this experience, is the baby going to become some sort of giant??? I am guessing that it is a normal variation.

A funny thing happened the other day, I was chatting to a friend and sharing the news about the twins and before I mentioned the clinic’s name, I was asked “it’s not Dr Shivani is it?”, turns out my friend also took a trip to India and is using Surrogacy Centre India.
Not only are they using the same clinic they are also having twins that will be due in February. Pretty Amazing!!!!

My parents are over the moon, they love seeing the ultra sounds, Mum has also started watching Bollywood movies and asking some of her friends from India about places to go and things to see. It is going to be so great having the family there sharing in this wonderful experience.

I hope everyone is well.

I heard a rumour the other day that you can claim some of the costs after the birth on Medicare, does anyone know anything about this?


Saturday, 4 August 2012

Telling my parents the news

I am so lucky to have such an amazing family, they truely are remarkable.

I had told my parents that I had a few work meetings in Perth this week. When we arrived at my parent's house, I handed mum her birthday present a few days early. Inside the box were a few gifts I brought back from India, when mum opened the card, she started reading out loud.

"Dear Grandma, 

Happy Birthday!

We are both looking forward to meeting you and Grandad.

Love the Tilby Twins

P.S Dad has attached a couple of pictures of us for you"

It wasn't until they read the last sentence that it clicked, my parents didn't even know that I had snuck off to India for a week in June.  They were really thrilled, very supportive, and will be coming across with me to India early next year.

I told my neices and nephews the following day and they were very excited, one of my nephews, thinks that the twins are growing in my belly....... so I now can start eating for three.

My neices loved the Sari's I bought back for them, they couldn't wait to hop into them and dress up. I will upload some pictures when I get back to Canberra.

Congratulations to Richard and Simon on their three little girls.... They are just stunning.