Monday, 30 September 2013

Last day of work

Well, today had mixed emotions. It was my last day of work. I am off until April. Its hard to believe, 

1. I won't be at work for 6 months, I don't think I have ever been off work for that length of time. I have worked since I was 16. So its odd somehow to picture not working. I suppose I will be busy LOL

2. Our baby is coming! Soon! This is hard to believe too... I posted this picture below on Facebook and Dr. Shivani commented. Neat. So neat. Can't wait. This is how I feel today. 

3. We are leaving for India in 2 weeks, October 10th. We will be there for a LONG time. I am so excited to learn more about the culture. Last time we were there the visit was too short. I put my pictures away, actually that is a lie. I did not put them away. I looked at them and secretly wished and hoped that things would work out. Worried nearly every single day. 

This is our picture from my last day of work, we had a potluck lunch. No baby shower for me, of course I still worry and will continue to do so, till I am holding our gift. We have had so much loss, I just can't help it. I cry tears of joy tempered with trepidation. I wait for our email updates holding my breath, such is the way of my journey and its nearly complete. 

The other picture is me at Red Fort, in New Delhi. We were there last November. The second picture is the Golden Temple, in Punjab. We flew there to visit. Our journey started in India a year ago and will begin again. I am so excited, i can hardly wait!

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Tickets are Booked

Hello everyone
Greetings from cyberspace. To update you all, I have struggled so much in wanting to write my blog. I started and stopped it about a dozen times. To be honest, it was very painful for me. I found myself dwelling on all the failures we have suffered through. So I decided to not blog until I had something to say. Then when I had something to say, I worried, well… what if I have to UNSAY it. Because I have had to UNSAY it before. And if you have had to tell people you are not pregnant, it is indeed difficult.
So I decided to write my blog about my experience in India, when we go and pick up our baby, because that’s right folks, we are indeed pregnant. A lovely woman in India is keeping our child safe and he or she is waiting for us… and bb we will be there soon!!
We loved this child from the moment it was conceived, we loved the idea of this child before even that. I invite you all to join us in our journey. We leave in 2 weeks for India.

On 2013-02-21, at 2:42, Neha Yadav <> wrote:
Dear Lynn, 


We would like to inform you that as per our schedule we have done a Beta HCG test for Soni.

We are happy to inform you that her beta value is 97.41.

Please find  attached file for the same.

We would like to congratulate you as you are pregnant now.

We will now do a USG scan for her within a week to check the pregnancy sacs.

Once her scan will be done, we will get back to you at the earliest.

SCI wishing you good luck for this beautiful journey ahead.

With Best Regards,
SCI Healthcare
A-28, Kailash Colony
New Delhi- 110048
Ph: 91 11 41034631
[Please do not send any financial information at  You can contact Dr. Vishal at & Mr. Gourav at ]


Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The Road so far....

This story starts actually many years ago. A girl met a boy and well...

Ok that story will take too long to tell. But this story begins as as we receive an email confirming our confirmation in a adoption seminar in 2012. Are we truly ready to open up our home to strangers for a home visit; ready to pay $10, 000 and wait on a list with the hopes of someone 'choosing us' after waiting for 2 years to reach the top of this list?

Again we discussed surrogacy. Would it be possible financially? In our long travelled road of trying to have a family, I had mentioned travelling to India many times, as my husband's family is from Punjab.

So I look up surrogacy IVF India in Google, don't know what we would do without it these days, and found a medical tourism website. Who gave me the name of three clinics, and somewhere along the road of all this internet surfing, I found the amazing Kerri, a fellow Canadian who had raving reviews for the clinic Surrogacy Centre India (SCI) as well as a daughter, born in India.

She went out of her way for me, giving me her personal email, and managed to quell all my fears.
Her Blog is amazing, every tear she shed, every form she filled out and every untravelled road she had to take recorded. If it had not been for Kerri, I would have never had the courage to send that first email to the SCI clinic.

Here is is:

On 8 August 2012 14:13, lynn wrote:
I would like to get more information about possible egg donors, what information is available to me? Would a global egg donor be possible? Do they come to India to your clinic? 

This is the email that started our journey,  one that is soon going to be heading into it's next chapter.