Thursday, October 29, 2009

Celebration Photos & Week 15 Update

We just LOVE Sykpe! This week we were fortunate enough to catch our surrogate in SI's office again after some appointments and had the chance to see her beautiful face again! She is looking so well and had the most amazing glow in her face, she truly did!

Gopa also sent us some great photos of our surrogate opening her diwali gifts and she looked so happy. Dr Sudhir said that she was very grateful and happy with what we had sent her. We are so glad and are looking forward to sending a hamper full of Aussie goodies for Christmas time. We saw so many friendly faces at the SI office it made us both so melancholy to return to India now. Our surrogate was asking us when we were coming back to see her and we would love to be there now but financial and work constraints mean it's not likely I'm afraid...If anyone out there has some Qantas frequent flyer points they want to donate to us please feel free to do so!

We are coming into our 15th week of pregnancy which means only another five weeks until we hit the half way mark!!!!! Oh my, this is fact approaching and we have still so much to do. We are going to start our nursery preparations in the new year and we'll post photos of the before and after shots for your enjoyment.

We have a green check wallpaper in our study (that is to become Noddy's room) that needs to be removed, walls repainted, panelling installed, furniture painted and the list goes on. Luckily we have some handy family members who have agreed to help us as we are not that handy. Sure, we can put colours together and select some wonderful co-ordinating fabrics but, handy we aint!

Below is the 14 and a half'ish week baby belly care of wonderful Gopa at SI!


This week your baby is around 93-104mm (3.4-4.1 inches) in length and weighs approximately 50 grams (1.75 ounces).

The fetus continues to grow rapidly and is starting to look more and more like a baby. The external ears and eyes are well developed and lanugo (a fine, downy hair) covers the body. As the neck further extends and the chin becomes prominent, the head becomes well defined. Your baby may now start to suck it's thumb.


  1. Where did the time go??? You guys better get your act together with the nursery, the time is flying by!!!!

    Beautiful baby belly. It sucks we can't see her face, but it has to be that way.

    Congrats guys!

  2. WOW! Look at that belly bump! Isn't amazing how much she is showing. Congrats to you both!

    Don't worry, we havent started our nursery either. We are getting our ideas together. Rob is pretty handy so that sure helps! Me, Not so much. LOL. It will all come together. We have 4 months to get everything in order. Whew! This time is flying by.

    Good luch to you both!! I also wanted to ask you if you have figured out where you are staying in India?


    Greg and Rob

  3. Oh my, so cute!! Your excitement is over flowing and gets me so excited as well. I hope to be where u guys are some day.

    We would love to see before and after pics!! lets see how it comes out!!YEAH!!

  4. John, time flies! I'm excited to see you and Darren being fathers soon!

  5. So exciting and LOVE the belly photos!