Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Please clear customs ....

Where has all the time gone, it feels like i just got here....
Well my daughter is one week old today Sachi Kaur. We arrived in India at 0345 in the morning, with a lot of luggage and got to our empty apartment. 

My plan of course, was to stock the apartment, get formula for bb, whatever else she needed including diapers, formula, a bassinet etc. stock our apartment with what else it needed and patiently wait for my child to be born. Ha!

Its hard to get around in India when you don't speak the language, and don't have a car. 
Not impossible mind you. Just difficult. So we managed to grab a few things and headed over to see Sachi 

Beautiful... I was holding her and couldn't actually believe she was mine. I am a nurse you see, and I have held plenty of babies. So I was sitting there, and this little tiny thing is snuggling against me and I am thinking ... this is mine, we really did this. We are sitting half way around the world holding our child. After so long. How many people were involved to make this possible? Something that's so easy for some? Isn't science a miracle? 

I was filling out the FRRO paperwork this morning, and I was writing the SCI address down, as ISIS hospital IVF and Multispeciality Centre. We watched Sachi from her first heartbeat ultrasound thanks to this clinic and this wonderful woman Dr. Shivani, who gave us a child when no one else could. There are just no words. 

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Why is my phone ringing at 3 AM?

She's here! 

I have been joking that I haven't slept in 2 months because I have been sleeping with my Ipad under my pillow waiting for email updates from India. You see with the time difference, you can often get them at 3 am my time. 
So 0245 the telephone rings last night, we are up packing. Why would I be asleep and ready to leave in the morning ... I think OMG the baby is there, and sure enough it's Dr. Shavani telling me our daughter is born. I run and get my husband, so she can repeat the news to him. 

She's here, she's here! I can't believe its true. 

She's here, she's here, I worried nearly every day that something would go wrong, but it didn't and now she's here. 

She's here, she's here, and I'm sitting on a plane and my eyes are so teared up I can't see the screen to tell you all... She's here.... Sachi Kaur Lamba is here. 

No more fertility treatments, no more travelling to places, hoping and praying cause you are here baby girl you are finally here, thank you most high.   

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Packing, packing, and more packing

The day before ... 
Of course when would I have time to write this? I have been running around with all of our last minute preparations. We leave tomorrow for India. We are flying Emerites Airlines out of Seattle. Of course first we have to get to Seattle. We live in Edmonton, Canada. So our flight is well, not so direct. Hmmm.... Maybe I don't want it to be direct, more chance of blood clot forming from lack of movement in my economy seats, but I digress lol. 

I have my fall coat on today and could of had some mittens on this morning. Now the weather is going to be hot again. So weird. 

So for updates, our surro mommy was in the hospital over the weekend, however, still no baby. 37 weeks today, woo hoo!  Bb is breech so will be born via c-section. I spent many sleepless nights waiting for that email beep/telephone call. Bb wants to gain a little more weight I guess.

Your Mommy and Daddy can't wait to meet you. We packed so much you have your own suitcase and you are not even here yet :) we love you so much and see you soon. 

Congratulations to my friend Ben, can't wait to see you guys and your new daughter. A great blessing for us all. 

This is a portrait of Lynn, Raja and Daisy's hand/paw prints. Soon to include one more.