Thursday 15 January 2015

Thursday 14 August 2014

18 months

Just took a quick trip to Bali. 

The twins keep me on my toes.  April has a tonne of energy and a curiosity about everything. 

Charlie likes his boy things.   Cars.  Balls.   Bats and cuddles. 

Saturday 1 March 2014

Turning one

Well I have survived the first year. 

India feels like years ago.   I'm so great flu for the twins.  The fantastic people in my life and the help of dr Shivani.  

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Tuesday 3 December 2013

Nine month pictures

My babies are growing up and getting ready for their first Christmas. 

What an amazing year it has been. 

Thursday 24 October 2013

8 Months

This Sunday the twins will be 8 months.

I'm constantly amazed at how quickly they learn, and master new skills, while they are not crawling yet they are almost there, and I know when April finally figures it out she will be zipping around.  Charlie being a boy is happy just sitting and watching the world go by.

In the last few days both of their bottom teeth have started coming through, Charlie has been getting up in the middle of the night, but I think this is more because I took him off the night time sleepy formula, so tonight I will put him back onto that.

The laws regarding passports for children born through surrogacy changed in April this year, your now require the surrogates consent for a passport, I didn't both trying to do that and just filled out a couple of exemption forms, it took three months for me to get their new passports, most of that was because of incorrect advice being provided by the Passports Office and overzealous Australia Post workers who kept refusing to accept the forms for the most stupid reasons.

Such as the person stating that they knew the children wrote "known for 6 months" but because when it was signed they were only 5 months and 24 days, so the forms had to be redone.  Once redone we completed N/A under the years field and then 5 months, Australia Post rejected it again saying they should have wrote 00 Years 05 months, after that and a whole other bunch of mishaps I made an appointment to deal directly with the passports office.  I hate to say it but the FRRO were far better than Australia post.

So if you are in Australia and need to get a new passport, make sure you allow plenty of time, in theory and for a lot of people I know it has been very straight forward, but just in case it pays to be prepared.

I really do miss India and would love to live and work there and expose the kids more to the Indian culture, but I don't think I will return before the kids turn 6.  I have found this adorable youtube clip of nursery rhymes in Hindi.  It goes for about 15 minutes and is fairly cute.  Here is the link if anyone is interested

I'm still working out returning to work, I am currently on leave from my job in Canberra until early next year. When I found out I was having twins I decided to move to Perth to be closer to family to have that additional support when needed, the problem is that Canberra is more than 3000km away so I am trying to negotiate working out of the Perth office.  I am sure something will work out.

Here are a few pictures from the last couple of months.


Thursday 29 August 2013

6 months.

One of these days I will find time to write more. 

6 months has flown.   But it feels like a lifetime ago that I was in India.   They both constantly amaze me.  

Looking forward to getting back there one day.  I'm currently in the process of updating their passports.  

See how much they change in 6 months.