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Saturday, 26 June 2010

Progress Update at our 1/2 way point!



We have basically reached the 1/2 way point in our Surrogates pregnancy....as the full term for twins is 37 Weeks. Our Surrogate is progressing well and the babies are growing each day.


Current Stats Baby#1 / Baby#2

Biparietal Diameter: 3.8 / 3.9
Abdominal Circumference 12.3 / 11.9
Femur Length 2.8 / 2.7
Head Circumference 14.3 / 15.0
Humerus Length 2.6 / 2.6
Foot Length 2.4 / 2.3
Est. Fetal Weight 232 gms / 222 gms

Gestational Age = 18.5 weeks

We are on track for a November Birth..........that's if these little wee one's don't get excited and decide to come early!

Happy Birthday! June 26th 2010


We have to take a moment to recognize the birthday of our Surrogate (June 26th 2010)...........'HAPPY BIRTHDAY MS. M!'

We're hoping that she enjoys the cake and flowers we sent! (Wish we could have been in India to choose a better arrangement of flowers.....oh well the internet florist & to celebrate with you.)

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Happy Father's Day!

To All The Fathers In Surrogate Land......Happy Father's Day!

Next Year we'll be able to celebrate with you....

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

"Gary and Tony Have a Baby" - A CNN REPORT - Airs June 24th

Our in-box seems to be filling these days with all kinds of documentaries on Surrogacy......here is another report by CNN airing on June 24th 2010

"Gary and Tony Have a Baby"

The true story of two gay men, Gary Spino and Tony Brown, and their fight to form a traditional family through surrogacy. Watch Soleday O'Brien's "In america" report: "Gary and Tony Have a baby," June 24 at 8 p.m. ET

A few Clips:

CNN "Gary and Tony Have a Baby" Trailer:


Surrogate Donates Eggs to Gay Couple


Stranger Helps Gay Couple Make a Family:


Gary and Tony Shop For Baby Gear:


Monday, 14 June 2010

'GOOGLE BABY' - AN HBO DOCUMENTARY AIRS JUNE 16th 2010

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE ACCESS TO HBO......'GOOGLE BABY' airs on JUNE 16th.

Director and producer Zippi Brand Frank’s Google Baby follows several men and woman involved in egg donation and surrogacy in the U.S., Israel and India, including:

Doron, an Israeli entrepreneur who was inspired by his own experiences using a surrogate for his daughter’s birth and started a service for “baby production,” using eggs donated from the U.S. and surrogates in India.

Dr. Nayna Patel, who operates a surrogacy clinic in Gujarat, India, and sees her service as “one woman helping another.”

Katherine, a 28-year-old American who has successfully donated eggs, and plans to donate again to help pay for her family’s home remodeling and to add to her growing gun collection.

Two women from Dr. Patel’s clinic: Vaishali, a first-time surrogate who hopes to buy a house with the money she earns, and Diksha, whose first attempt at surrogacy ended in a miscarriage at five months, but wants to try again so that she can better provide for her son.


http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/google-baby/video/trailer.html


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJNpuaejziY

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Not so Secret Anymore!

My Mom lives outside of the UK, so a few weeks ago I shared the good news of our upcoming parenthood over the telephone....of course she was mildly excited.

This happens to be the year of grandchildren for her as my brother has just had a baby in April....then in November she'll have two more.

However, this week I have the opportunity to visit her, whilst on an overseas business trip. Well, she has outdone the BBC, CNN, CBS and ABC. She has lambasted the news to her co-workers, friends and family.

SHE WAS SIMPLY OVER EXCITED!

It took me a minute or two to understand why folk were saying congratulations....but it soon clicked!

You just have to love your Mom......especially when she is about to become a grandmother again!