On the 26th we will be celebrating Australia Day along with Purna Swaraj Day (India's Independence Day). Will's mum is coming across from England for 4 weeks on the 25th so we are also looking forward to this, she is fantastic and we have a great relationship with her so we are truly excited about her yearly visit. She will definitely feel the heat however as she is coming from a very cold winter to our scorching humid summer, thankfully the air conditioners are primed and ready for her arrival.
We are planning to go to South bank on Tuesday with Will's mum and my mum, there will be traditional Indian dancers celebrating Purna Swaraj and Australia Day and there will be a fantastic vibe in the city, it should be great!! We will then relax on a river cruise with a seafood lunch followed by the typical BBQ with friends and a few nice cold drinks.
It is now five weeks till our next attempt so we are getting there slowly but surely. Will has been obsessed with our new egg donor having long chats to her picture every night, she does have very wide beautiful eyes and hopefully she holds an integral part to our future family. Our clinic remain positive about her previous cycle and we have our fingers crossed for many positive results to come. Will has also been speaking to our new Doctor who will be helping us with this cycle Dr Ramesh, she has been very easy to talk too and very approachable with our nagging questions hopefully this will continue (we are pretty high maintenance).
I am definitely feeling a little more relaxed about this attempt (easy to say when we are five weeks away) we are both trying to put as many good/positive vibes out there as possible. I still find myself staring at pregnant women in ore and following the progress of a very close friends pregnancy. Had our initial attempt continued we would have been due three weeks apart, thankfully however all things continue well for her and she is well aware that she has two babysitters and four hands to help at anytime.
We are keeping are fingers crossed for the Christmas Eve boys for the 26th hopefully you guys get the news you deserve and have been waiting for!!!
Well we are now into the new year and we are excited about what the year will bring and hoping for a healthy, happy, prosperous year full of new adventures and hopefully the pitter patter of little feet or at least the happy, hungry cry of a new born. In saying this we are excited and dreading the process that will get us there. We are already thinking about the surrogate selection, egg collection, the two week wait and then hoping we get to experience the dread of our first ultrasound and then looking forward to the news of a heartbeat. If we are so lucky to get there we are going to dread and be extremely anxious regarding our first twelve week scan and check as this is unfortunately where things went wrong for us last year. Please don't think we are pessimists (well maybe I am, Michael) however Will is definitely a glass half full person and always looking on the brighter side but combined we definitely create a yin and yang and this challenge although very early and no where near as difficult as some of you, I feel is a testament to our relationship and those around us (and to all of you who are undertaking the same process) .
There are so many unknowns that we are going to face this year and the majority we will face alone without the support of those nearest and dearest, our closest friends and family. Although very supportive and very understanding we often find ourselves sugar coating our experience as to make it more palatable for them, it is difficult enough to tell people that you are attempting to have a child through surrogacy, then you bring in a foreign country, then India, then Indian egg donor, then questions about the biological father............... (you all get the picture I am sure). Throw in the mix a few hiccups with communication a few hiccups with our clinic and the loss of our baby at twelve weeks and I can tell you we did face alot alone, although we shared our experience with others we did still protect our family and friends from the nitty gritty leaving us to laugh, cry, yell and scream the experience out together as a couple.
We have read silently and lived many peoples experiences via there blogs. We have followed for some time reading about peoples two weeks wait, joys and happiness, the advancing pregnancies and unfortunately some losses. That is why we are here too thank everyone who we have followed and in the hope that some people may do the same with our journey. We hope to have the picture perfect journey that will read like some fairy tale, however (the pessimist in me) knows we will have hiccups and we will share them warts and all.
We hope that this year the year of the TIGER will be our year, I am not into astronomy or any of that but somehow I see myself looking for anything that will be a positive or hopefully bring us luck and a little baby to love and nurture!!!! I hope the same for all of you out there and trust us we will be living out all your experience's with you and wishing you all the best!!!!