Friday, October 30, 2009

Product of the week

Gavin Coultrip

Get the kids to do the cleaning with this broom/hobby horse
            made from poplar, birch plywood and coco
     Adult size 140cm x 25cm. Child size 95cm x 25cm

              I want the adult size for myself

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Dr Shivani update

Anu has not got her period yet, I will be seeing her Sunday (1/11/09) -- hopefully she will have got her period by then
If not then can always start an alternate surrogate mother, will let you know
Tentatively I have planned embryo transfer around 25th November 2009

i will call Dr Shivani after Anu has gone for her checkup and discuss the above and see what she advises

Just for fun

Incredibox is a interactive website that allows users to mix their own beatboxes using the skilled sounds of The Incredible Polo. The website is fun and super simple to use. You just drag and drop the types of sounds on the the beatboxer's t-shirt to add to the mix. Click on any of the beatboxers to remove their sound. The end effect is really enjoyable to experience ...... just click on Just for fun link bellow the image.
Just for fun

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

It pays the bills

It pays the bills

Just a few pics of some of the work i do

For those that don't know me i am an interior architect/designer,

Also design lighting and furniture & dabble as photographer & stylist

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Nervously waiting

Yesterday i wired payment for my second attempt

Using a Frozen embryo transfer

12 Embryos were frozen and usually there is a drop during thawing

Lets hope i don't loose too many incase i need to try a 3rd attempt

Anu (my surrogate) is still awaiting her period so procedure may commence (any day now)

Had some good news regarding my friend Jason, a single fetal sack was detected CONGRATULATIONS!

And Meg's 15 eggs WOW! CONGRATS as well

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

An update from Dr Shivani

Dear George

I cannot explain the unsuccessful attempt. However this is the problem with IVF and indeed even someone with perfect fertility trying naturally, it doesnt always click the first time round

Yes its good that you have frozen embryos so that we can move forward
Anu was also very sad, this meant a lot to her
I recommend trying with her again, she is quet sincere with treatment and her response was good in terms of the endometrial lining

It is disappointing to get an unsuccessful outcome but all I can tell you is that once you are successful its very easy to put all this behind you

So think positive!

Thank you for the stunning flowers, they were fresh for 10 days which is amazing!

I will inform you once she gets her period -- we will start on the second day of her cycle

Best wishes
Dr Shivani

yes a single want to be dad!

Ok from the start without rambling on all the details

looked into adoption many years ago ... doors closed

looked into co parenting here in Australia ..... too many legal issues

looked into surrogacy in the US and Canada ...... to many legal issues & very expensive

Was put onto the surrogacy process in India about a year ago by a client of mine and the journey begun

Months and months of research, questions, educating myself, trawling the internet and discovered a wealth of information

Joined a few surrogacy forums some great some not so great

asked many questions, sent many a email internationally and just as many phone calls

got in touch with quite a few Hospitals, clinics, and a few medical tourism agencies

received contracts and info from most

a few months ago i settled with the services of Dr Shivani at Phoinix hospital in delhi

chose my egg donor (mother of 2)
29 year old who gave me 26 eggs 16 of which were A grade

Flew to india with a dear friend of mine Vicki and also another friend Jason doing the same

transfered 4 embryos into my 29 year old surrogate (mother of 2 widow)
a perfect text book procedure

THE DREDED 2 WEEK WAIT........................

sad to say my first attempt turned out to be a negative result

12 embryos left

now waiting on advice from Dr Shivani

i hope to try again in the next few weeks