Saturday, August 2, 2008

19 Days and counting...

Well Gerry is finally back home!!! If you could see the perma-smile on my face you could tell how very excited I am (oh, and Frankie too!) He received an award for being honor graduate on his course getting a 99% final grade(one mistake out of 86 total tests...ouch!). I am so proud of my Fire Fighter.

We have been busy buying gifts to take to India and stuff for us. I purchases a pair of Crocs yesterday (my first pair believe it or not) which I thought would be great for the end of the rainy season in Mumbai.

Have been in touch with a few others from the Support Group and we will be there cycling with an old friend who has been following and supporting us from the beginning of our first cycle. C & M will be there the same time as us and it will be nice to share this experience with her and finally get to meet her in person.

Speaking of the Surrogacy Support Forum, it has taken off in leaps and bounds with over 60 members and over 700 posts since we started in mid June. The Docs can't thank me enough for all my hard work in assisting and coordinating the forum. I have to admit though that I really do enjoy moderating it and it has become a mutually beneficial relationship for me as well.

We continue to receive so much support and kind words. We have truly inspired and assisted others along in their own journeys and words cannot describe what a amazing feeling that is. It is one of the very reasons for us initiating this blog and it has superseded our expectations with over 600 views since we started it May of this year.

We (well more so the Docs) are in the midst of planning a vacation get-away while in Mumbai, hopefully with the Docs. We are really hoping we will be able to ride elephants this trip as that would definitely be a once in a life time experience.

Went to visit my local OBGYN a few weeks back and he is right on board with us and says to call with anything we need to help us along in our medical process prior to travel. I just love Dr. Lindstrom for being so open minded and supportive of our journey, he is GREAT!

We have also been in contact with Lisa, a journalist from Canada with Chatelaine, a national magazine. She had contacted us a while back to do a story on us and our Surrogacy India adventure. She and her photographer will be meeting us in Mumbai to do the finishing touches on the article. How exciting is that...we are going to be Stars! LOL

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Rick said...

I just joined the forum as "RickInTexas"

My wife and I are researching Surrogacy in India. We've still yet to decide on which group to go with (Surrogacy India, Planet Hospital, etc) and we've almost got the finances all lined up to pull it off. It is almost to the point of simply pulling the trigger and kicking the whole thing off.

I'm also keeping an eye on Mike and Mike's blog to see how they do. I'm just trying to make sure we do this eyes wide open..

thanks for the forum and your blog.

Anonymous said...

Way to go Dad!! But I think you were robbed! I'm sure you made up the extra 1% in effort and attitude!! Love you both heeps!

Amani said...

I am guessing that is Mr Rhonda on the right.

Well, what a hunka spunka man-lerve. And in uniform too. Makes a gal go weak at the knees.

Bob wears the ubiquitous shirt and dress pants to work, but when he goes on site dressed in his flouros and hard hat ... watch out! Git down and dirty.

Congrats Gerry. You are a winner!!!!

Am x

Angela Burrill said...

You're going to be famous. Wonder if I have your autograph stashed away on anything. I could sell it on Ebay and make a fortune!! Let me know what happens with the Chatelaine article. I can't wait to read it.

Best of luck to you guys. I really hope the second trip goes well for you. All in all, much more adventurous/interesting than the old fashioned way to have a baby, don't ya think?;)

I'm very proud of you for doing all this work with the blog and the surrogacy forum to help others. You go girl!

Congrats on your course results, Gerry!

Oh, and I just bought my first pair of Crocs this summer too. I'm not exactly a trend setter! lol I got a pair of Mary Jane style ones, still can't bring myself to wear the traditional ones!