Sunday 14 July 2013

Another Aussie - citizenship approved

Citizenship approved... We went to the Australian high commission here in Delhi on Friday to lodge Emilia's passport application. Her citizenship was approved on Thursday and is now a true blue Aussie. 

With a little luck we should have a temp passport on Monday or Tuesday, then we can head to the frro and apply for her exit visa . 

We will have been here 3 weeks this coming Friday, and as much as I really want to stay here, finances and family need me home. Both Tim and I have been a little sick this trip, Tim has sent the inside of the hospital twice. 

We took Emilia and her cousin Namaeya to the rooftop pool today or some sun and fresh air.

Emilia has started becoming a little more alert and aware, I'm not sure how much she can actually see but she certainly knows when we are around. If she doesn't want to sleep she won't. If she wants food she demands it. She is really a very happy baby. 

Here are a few more pics of our "babymoon"

Love the baby frown she gives...

Emilia and her surrogacy cousins. 

Tim and Kylie fooling about at the spaghetti kitchen in saket select city walk shopping centre. 

More cousins hanging about the breakfast dining room.

This is my favorite photo. 

Thanks for following our journey.

Xxx Chris and Tim 

Thursday 11 July 2013

Daddy has finally held his daughter (this didn't post hence it is out of order)

Yesterday I finally was allowed to hold my baby girl Emilia

Her look of "who the hell are you?" Is priceless and a memory I will never forget. I can't wait to bring her home and hold her forever.

If only we could read her mind?

Lazy daddy not blogging

It is 13 days that we have been here in Delhi, and as amazing as this place is, we  are all sick. Tim has been to hospital twice and doctors 3 times, I am a little tougher having only been to doctors once. The chemist here are a whole new thing. Prescription and hand written on doctor letter head, writing I illegible, this is also yours to keep as it is your instructions, you can have as many pills as you like, they don't really care, just pay. Hahaha

Emilia is doing fantastically. She eats and sleeps well and is so very responsive. I have her a bath myself today (daddy is proud) she loves the water and rarely screams, she just "frowns" when she is not happy. So far I think I have changed all her Nappys. And having never in 33 years changed a nappy I can't believe how simple it actually is.

It's interesting how much I feared having to look after Emilia, but how second nature it really is. 

I love this photo, she looks so content.

Very special girl in daddy's arms. Happy sleeping. 

Very very proud daddy

Dreams come true in India.........

Sunday 30 June 2013

Emilia - 6 days old

2400gm (only 180 bellow birth weight) 
Finally has all tubes removed except for her annoying feed tube. (That goes tomorrow) 
Still wasn't allowed to pick her up.
Now the iv and antibiotics are out and stopped she is so much more alert (and grumpy) (see the frown in the photo)
We heard her cry for the first time today.
Eyes were open and very observant, they seem dark but I'm sure there is some light colour showing through?? Time will tell. 
Hopefully they have started bottle feeding her tomorrow. Then hopefully we can bring her home Wednesday "ish"
All in all another fantastic daddy day 

Check out that baby frown!!! 
Almost a cheeky smile there. 

1 week tomorrow 

Xxxx Chris and Tim 

Saturday 29 June 2013

Hotel Eden - Delhi

Well what an exciting week it has been. Last Saturday my brother in law married his beautiful bride. Monday our baby daughter made her entrance into the word. Thursday we packed like crazy and boarded the flight to India. Friday morning we met our daughter for the first time. Saturday we spent time with our new surrogacy family from all over the world. which brings me to the present "Sunday" 30 June 2013.

Soooo Yeahhh just a normal week really. NOT!

Ok so i am using Tims laptop to write this, ignore my spelling. if it doesnt make sense it is the computer or the jet lag.

so i am still stuck on Melbourne time. 6am melbourne time wake up is 1 am here!!! this is killing me.

oh i have to say it this keyboard is terrible.

Emilia is doing great. she lost about 300 - 400 grams from her birth weight but is now back on the increase. she is simply perfect.

We have again met some really great people who we are proud to be sharing this journey with. Without the support of everyone else chasing the same dream it may very well be a lonely road. We were invited by a beautiful person to visit her twins in the NICU who were born very early. this was a true honor as her daughters are the most amazing and beautiful babies i have seen, She is a strong person herself and it really shows through in her 2 babies.

I am told that it is best to keep blog post short and frequent. So how about i leave this post here and i promise to post again daily.

XXX Chris and Tim

Thanks for following our journey

Tuesday 25 June 2013

Baby Emilia Elizabeth (Mili)


We are proud daddy's to a beautiful baby girl

What a day Monday the 24th of June was and will be for ever. Finished work, sitting in the lounge, SMS from best friend that read "bloody pack already" my reply was that "baby won't come early!!!! Press send on SMS only to receive an email that read

Dear Chris,
We hope you are doing well.
We would like to inform you that R is having high blood pressure.

In view of the same, our Obstetrician team had a detailed discussion and decided to do her delivery today.
Please note that we have planned her Cesarean today at 4:15 PM in Eden Hospital.
We will request our colleague- Ms. Nabanita to please visit Eden Hospital to capture photos of your baby after birth.

We will get back to you soon with good news :))

With Best Regards,
SCI Healthcare
A-28, Kailash Colony
New Delhi- 110048

Omg!!! This is happening..  Now to understand that email was making reference to the birth taking place in less than 45 minutes. 

Well at least 3 painful hours that felt like a lifetime we got this

Dear  Chris,

Greetings from SCI Healthcare!!!

Please find attached the Pics of your baby girl.

Also please find below the health status of your baby:

 *   Baby is healthy and fine.
 *   Baby is on Demand Feed.
 *   Vital and System of the Baby is Stable.

Omg omg omg. 

Emilia Elizabeth born 24th June 2013 at 10.24pm AEST weighing 2.56 kg and 46 cm long decided it was time to explore this world at 36w4d.

There are NO words that can describe this feeling.

Pictures to come very soon.