Thursday 23 May 2013

Busy Life

Where has the time gone? Even though I'm taking 10 months off from work to be a full-time parent, there's so much to do especially being a single parent to a 5-year-old and now an infant. But it's all fantastic and honestly, not all that difficult. It's just busy... and mainly because (1) infants require a lot of wonderful attention and planning time and (2) my son is in preschool, and active in sports and the arts. Plus exposing my kids to the world - no matter their age - is important to me so vacationing/travelling adds a fun component to our busy lives.

Given this, I sense my posts will become very infrequent. Of course, I will continue to follow everyone's journey - it just makes my heart smile reading about the successes, current journeys, and upcoming journeys of fellow SCI clients. Being a parent is a right that everyone has, and SCI provides that opportunity through its program.

Although there are rare moments when I ask myself if I really want a third child, I am hopeful that one day that will happen. If my Indian surrogate did not miscarry, it would be about this time that I would have started preparing for a trip back to India. There is some sadness when I think about that but I truly believe, what is meant to be, will be. Like many others, I look forward to reading that India is re-opening its doors to singles (and gay couples) so I can try again with my remaining embryos.

Until then, I have many things to look forward to such as my son's first day in Kindergarten and of course, my daughter's first steps, words, etc. Plus life is really awesome - great friends and family, and a very comfortable and stress/drama-free life. I am truly blessed.

So as they say, it's not goodbye but until next time. I will definitely be back WHEN plans for child #3 is in the works... and I have a positive feeling it will be with SCI again. Thanks to all who have been supportive and all the best to everyone! And believe me when I say - dreams can come true!

As usual and for one last time... thank you for letting me share this part of my world with you!


Wednesday 1 May 2013

First Baby Vacation

With November fast approaching - I return to work in mid-November - I've been thinking about a vacation. Yes, we've already taken short car trips and will do so in the upcoming months but I was thinking a vacation involving a flight.

The two options are basically Hawaii and Disneyland. I took my son to Disneyland twice in 2012 and we've been to Hawaii (Mau'i specifically) in 2010 and 2011 if memory serves me right. This time, it would be Kaua'i because the rest of the family will be there as well for a wedding. However, the idea of a 10-month old on a 6+ hour flight is not appealing. Of course, I took my son to Oz when he was just 3-months old but he slept most of the time in the airplane's bassinet. He was an exceptional baby.

I am leaning towards Disneyland given the short 3-hour flight plus my parents haven't been back for 30 years. Of course, it would be nice to spend time with my brother and sister-in-law as well as my sister and her family but I don't think that's a strong enough pull for me. Mind you, we all live in the same city and see each other all the time - it would be different if they lived in a different city or we didn't see each other as often as we do. Of course, I might change my mind but there are some great deals on for Disneyland right now for the month I'm planning on going. I always stay onsite and the deals are very tempting but I need to book soon if that is the choice destination.

Otherwise, not much to report. Life is good. Both my son and daughter are well. My little one continues to sleep and eat well. She occasionally sleeps through the night with at most one mid-night feeding. Being on parental leave also is a lot of fun, taking my son to preschool, art class, gym, parks, etc. I don't miss work at all - LOL! I hope everyone in SCI Land is doing well! I am keeping up with the blogs. I still want baby #3 so hopefully it will be in India!

Thank you for letting me share this part of my world with you!