Friday, September 10, 2010

A Whole House Full of Boys!


Jag Stephen, 2.6kg (5.7lbs), 6:20am, September 11, 2010
Ajay William, 2.24kg (4.9lbs), 6:21am, September 11, 2010

After hearing yesterday from Dr S that we were scheduled for a c-section next Wednesday, we both retired for the evening feeling like the next four days might be the longest yet.  So, how surprised we were to be awoken with news that they had decided today was the day - their day!  Both arrived via c-section and were about 2 hours old in these photos.

I had very mixed emotions about them coming on 9/11 - I even mentioned this to a couple of people yesterday - 'what if they come this weekend, what if they come on 9/11'.  A close co-worker said that she had seen a book recently at the doctor's office - about babies born on 9/11 - the title was 'Faces of Hope'.  I can't think of a more fitting sentiment.  My dear Nanny and Papa (mom's parents) were married on September 11 (long before 2001 mind you) and God how I loved them so.  A girl would have been named after her but I think honoring their 50+ year, loving marriage is the perfect way to connect their lives.  They would have loved to have seen me have children - I know they are proud even though I can't see their reaction in this world.  

We saw our beautiful surrogate in recovery - she placed her hands together and whispered 'namaste' and smiled at us from ear to ear when we walked in.  We both welled up with tears.

The boys are beautiful.  I have never felt what I felt upon seeing them and touching them.  Our little miracles are perfect, simply perfect.  They have no breathing tubes, no lamps, no incubator - just swaddled in little blankets and absolute perfection.  

What a blessing. Thank you God for trusting us with these two little souls.  We won't disappoint you.

32 comments:

Fredrik said...

This is just wonderful news. I was just on the forum reading what you had wrote there, about wednesday!

We are so happy for you guys, everything has runt so smoothly.

Big congratulations to the four of you!

Amani (Meg) said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! beautiful baby boys. They are gorgeous, so much hair!!! Boy they cry loudly for two hours old : )) I love them, love them, love them. Don't forget to take the family pic for me to go in Toby's album of surrogacy buddies. I could just cry with joy, in fact, I think I will.

xxx

Will and Michael said...

Congrats boys!!!! They are adorable, glad all went to plan and everything is going well.

You will be amazing dads!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! wonderful news. I love that they are born on your Grandparents Anniversary. Enjoy!
Kim

Oddity Acres Clan said...

Aww just perfect and so so cute!!
Congrats Daddies!!

Sarigirl said...

A big congratulations Terry & Steve on the healthy arrival of your devine babies. They look gorgeous.
Kind regards Renee & Paul

jojo said...

Just beautiful boys! Well done, all of you.

Gosh, watching that vid brought back feelings of such joy for me. Enjoy every single moment of your new life.

I'm so happy for you!

xxx

Charliecat said...

Congratulations, the best of news and on your Grandparent's special day - i can't think of a better way for the new generation to remember the previous,
enjoy this time as a family,
CC ooo

Edward said...

Joy has no compare to the sounds of a new baby!

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE BABES!

You know, Paul was born in Asia so he always notes the anniversary of his birthday occurs one calendar day earlier in the west. (I think its a ploy for more gifts!)

It seems that your boys were born on September 10 AND September 11, depending upon time zones!
After a long long journey to find them, they deserve more than one birthday. CELEBRATE.

We are so so so happy for you. LOVE AND HUGS to the new family!!!!

Adam and Michael said...

Congratulations guys!! Wonderful news....cant wait to be in the same situation! So cute!! Over the moon for you both x

Amber and Brian said...

Congratulations! I've always admired the peace, balance and perspective that comes across in your writing. Your going to be amazing parents.

Kerrie and Mark said...

OMG!! Congratulations! What a long road you have had and now it comes to this..perfection. The boys are beautiful.

Mandy said...

OMG!!! they are sooooooo handsome! (apple doesnt fall far from the tree-wink!)...congrats and We are thrilled for you guys!! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

Hugs from Jersey!!

2 AFRO DADS said...

They are handsome little dudes!

Congratulation on becoming Dads!

crystal said...

WOW, it was nice to wake up this morning to such wonderful news. I'm sure you both will be great parents. Congrats!!!

AnGèLe said...

I have goose bumps! They are perfect!! Happy Birthday boys! :) What a beautiful day! Congratulations!!

tjudle said...

OMG! They're here and they're adorable. I can't wait to meet them on person soon. Congratulation, Boys! :)

Stacey (Steve's sister) said...

I am so happy for ya'll. They are absolutely adorable!! I have tears in my eyes...Terry and Stephen you will be the BEST parents! God has blessed you both and no one deserves it more. I am so proud to be their Aunt Stacey & Finn and Liam can't WAIT to meet them. Texas here we come....xoxo to all of you!! Terry you have to write a book!

Tigerlilycat said...

Woo hoo, congratulations guys!!! The boys are perfect and I really love their names. Enjoy getting to know each other.

peter.brad said...

Congratulations. I love the video. Ajay is so cute when he starts crying but stops when he starts sucking on the edge of the wrap.
Cheers
Brad

Mike and Mike said...

CONGRATULATIONS! 2 Boys! Man you guys are gonna be busy! Th video brings back so many memories of our two when they were born.

Congrats again and now get home safely.

Mike and Mike

CocoaMasala said...

What beautiful babies and they have a head full of hair ;) Congrats and Blessings guys...

Rhonda and Gerry W said...

Finally...your dreams have come true. It seems just like yesterday you were blogging you guys were pregnant! Now look at you. Wonderful, absolutely wonderful!

Terry & Steve said...

We just had to write and express our gratitude for all the warmth that we have received from all of you. These virtual relationships that we have all formed with one another are so special. Thank you all so much.

George said...

Just Beautiful guys CONGRATULATIONS
may there life be full of love and joy
G

Jackie said...

How wonderful! They are precious and absolutely darling! Enjoy every moment as it goes by so quick!! Before you know it, you will be planning their first birthday party!

coco said...

so beautiful! i first joined your blog last november when i just embarked on surrogacy in india. i was so leary about the whole thing but the lady named janine from austrialia, who was guiding me through the process referred me to your blog. after reading your story, i was hooked. i cried deep tears at your first loss and felt so inspired when you decided to try again. and now here you are 9 months later. i am so happy for you and can i tell you just how much this was meant to be your time.... yashoda was to be my surrogate. we had signed the contract and everything. however because i was doing a frozen embryo transfer, we had to wait for the medium to be delivered from london. in the meantime, yashoda was ready to go and so were the two of you. somehow, all along i knew she was carrying the babies for you so i'll always feel connected, as life should be. you'll be great dads. much love

Terry & Steve said...

Coco,
I have no way of emailing you directly so I will post back here to you. OMG. Here I am crying again!! I cannot believe you kept that to yourself all this time. I often wondered about the surrogate swap. I did learn this week that our surrogate which had break thru bleeding (thus us being given lovely Yashoda) is now carrying twins for another couple. Fate is a funny thing. You are such a sweet, sweet soul and I love all your earnest posts. Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your little secret..we are happy to share this journey with you...

janine said...

Wow Congratulations! Finally God got it right :)

J and A said...

Congrats! They're beautiful!

Johnny and Darren said...

Congratulations guys on the birth of your beautiful sons. I just love your choice of names and could not agree more with the title of the book mentioned in your post; faces of hope indeed.

Congratulations on simply heart warming news.

Gemma said...

Congratulations! I have been out of the blog world. But very excited your boys are here. They are adorable.