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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Enjoying being new dads

Just a quick post to say that we are loving being new dads and to show some pics of our little man.

We have been taking it easy the past week and just getting to know Harry, he is a very good little boy and really does not complain unless he is hungry or requires changing. He had a follow up appointment yesterday at the Hospital and his weight has increased to 3.57 kg from his discharge weight of 3.42 kg so all going well really.

We have received our birth certificate and DNA results and all information has been forwarded to the High Commission in Delhi, we are now awaiting a decision regarding citizenship, we have flights booked for Sunday but with each passing hour it is starting to look like these will have to be changed.

We are staying at the Lakeside Chalet and this is really a very comfortable place to be would highly recommend this accommodation if you are chasing somewhere with a kitchen, laundry facilities and a really good breakfast. You also have access to the facilities at the very close by Renaissance.

Hopefully all going to plan we will fly out on Wednesday the 01st December.... fingers crossed... In the meantime we will continue to stare at our little miracle..

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hi from Harry!!!!

A quick hello from Harry!!! We have our fingers crossed that our little man will be discharged from hospital today and that we will be able to go to our next accommodation! We are going to be moving to the Lakeside Chalet Apartments and can not wait to have a separate lounge and bedroom so that we can do shifts with little Harry if we need too.

He is perfect and feeding well, just a little bit of jaundice that he had photo therapy all last night for and things look like they are settling...

We will keep you posted..


Monday, November 15, 2010

Welcome Baby WHAM!!!

Harry David Taylor-Bishop was born today on the 15/11/2010 at 1247 hours, weighing 3.53 kg. He is the most perfect little person we have ever laid our eyes on and already he controls us!!!

He shares his birthday with two little special ladies we had the pleasure to meet briefly, congrats Afro dads!!!

We will continue to keep you posted but for now we enjoy our little boy!!!

William, Harry & Michael

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Still Waiting!!

Our surrogate went to see Dr Soni yesterday and she wants to give her another week to see if she goes into labour before she intervenes. So the waiting goes on!
From all the blogs and research we have looked at we have never seen a surrogate in India go this long, today we are 38weeks and 3days and if our surrogate does not go into labour before she is seen again by Dr Soni in a weeks time she will be 39weeks 2 days! Can anyone tell us how long their surrogates went and if this is unusual or have Michael and I just seen to much of the inside of this hotel room?
We will keep you pasted!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Waiting For WAM!

Today we are 38 weeks pregnant, our surrogate is doing such a good job of looking after baby WAM he/she is in no hurry to come out.
If our surrogate does not go into labour before Wednesday she will be reassessed and likely to have a c-section on Thursday.
In the mean time Michael and I are patiently waiting for the phone to ring. We can’t go to far away from our hotel, as we don’t want to miss the birth when the phone eventually rings. So most of the time we are spending in the room. We are staying at the Rodas hotel which is only a stones throw away from the hospital.
Our luggage has finely arrived so that is a great relief.
We will keep you posted.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


We are patiently waiting for baby WAM but also for all our luggage which QANTAS kindly left for us in Brisbane.
We are well if not just a little annoyed with our airline.... Fingers crossed that our luggage turns up before baby WAM, Will is very upset and worried about his passed three months packing efforts and all the little goodies in WAM's suitcase! Most importantly SM and WAM are ok!

India is going Obama crazy and the city is practically in lock down due to his visit so going to a few tourist destinations is definitely not going on in the next few days! On the other hand Dewali is an amazing festival and the locals definitely get into the spirit of things and there is a real energy surrounding the area.

We are stating at the Rodas which is ok great location to the hospital and to supermarkets, malls an restaurants however will not be our location of choice post WAM.....

We promise to keep you posted but are limiting the usage of our laptop and iPad until our luggage arrives as of course all our chargers are nicely packed in our luggage (that is in Hong Kong, we came via Singapore!!!!).. We had the pleasure to meet Ula & Saul last night and they are a great couple and was fantastic to meet them in person...

Watch this space

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

On A Jet Plane!

Just a quick post to keep you all updated. We are just about to leave home for the airport to jet off to India. Baby WAM and our surrogate are doing well, we now think baby WAM will wait for us to arrive in Mumbai before he/she makes an appearance!

We are so excited and can’t wait to meet our little one!

Thank you all for your well wishes, they mean so much!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


We have just been on the phone to our clinic (Rotunda) and our surrogate is having some contractions! Our doctor said not to change our plans but she does not think it will be very long until the birth of our baby!

We have booked our flights and arrive in Mumbai on Friday, we are hoping that our baby can hold on till then to make his or her arrival.

We are sooooooo excited, we just cant wait to meet our little one, only just over 36 hours till we leave!

We will keep you updated.