Nov 29, 2011

Week 14

Cailyn is 14 weeks old!! Soon we can call her 4 months! I previously posted a pic of Cailyn with Santa, but wanted to show off how cute she was in her Christmas gown!  Not alot to say other than Cailyn is always smiling, always giggly and now can hold rattles, sleeps through the night and finds it hilarious when I exercise.  I have joined BodyMorph - vibrating oscillation workout.  Cailyn and I go every day, and she finds it hilarious as all my rolls and jelly butt wiggle and jiggle.  She laughs, but I am down 5 pounds in the first week!  Check out thenextfamily.com this week to read about our surprise that finally, we have our baby....girl!  ------->

Life is great with Cailyn!


Something came from Australia!!!  Cailyn spit up from sheer excitement!!!

The second dress for the next picture
My work has a Childrens Christmas party, Cailyn looked adorable....

Nov 22, 2011

Week 13

Besides the fact that it is starting to get super cold here, not a lot happened in the last week.  We had some nice social visits with other surrogacy clients who all enjoyed the pure chubbiness of Cailyns' little legs. 
Cailyn eats, poops, sleeps and has very impressive social skills.  She lets anyone hold her and always has a smile (except when she feels the fussiness of spit up making its way up her esphogus).  She has discovered television! Oh ..not good.  She will turn her neck in true exorcist fashion to watch it, and has even given me the business when I turned her away from it!  Time to nip that in the bud!
Cailyn gets very excited when Mark comes home from work.  At that time, for about one hour,  mommy no longer exists. It is really adorable to watch her coo over her daddy.  All of this is exactly what we have wanted for all these years.  Life is good with Cailyn in it!

Sometimes she eats in her bathrobe!

Look at those arms!!!  Looks like she may be strawberry blonde.

The shirt was given to us by Lara and Posh while in India.  It is just so adorable (and almost too small now)!!

Daddy and his girl chillaxing. Notice the tarp like bib on her to catch the pools of spit up!

Nov 14, 2011

Surrogacy in India...a good thing!

Where do we start?

Firstly, congrats to the whole gang in India with all the twin births!! Three sets of twins to three very deserving families!  The twin goodness is found on their blogs which I have the links on my sidebar...go check them out!

Our nextfamily.com update is live this week...I keep the link updated over here now  ------------>

We have a new feature page on Surrogacy.ca!  We opted to put our story out there, beyond this blog and thenextfamily.com to show a very positive experience in India.  Sometimes only the unfortunate stories get published in mass and we are anxious to override them!  There is always good and bad in every situation, but as of late, India is providing all great positive stories with happy healthy babies and parents!  Please have a look at the link: http://surrogacy.ca/intendedparents/markkerrie.html

Onto Cailyn...
Cailyn continues to grow grow grow!  She is sleeping a fair bit these days which is a good sign of a growth spurt.  For the last 5 weeks , Cailyn rarely slept during the day, anxious to not miss a thing!  As of last week, she sleeps a bit during the day and is sleeping 10 hours at night.  Grow baby grow!

We really struggled with the whole vaccine dilemma.  Cailyn is the most precious thing in our life and the thought of putting her at any risk has made the decision very difficult.   Canadian guidelines recommend vaccinations start at 2 months...well, that time has passed and we took this time to really think about it, weighing out the pros and cons of going either way.  In our research we have found that most people are very misguided about the local regulations especially when it comes to schooling.  So, with very mixed thoughts, we will vaccinate...ugh.  It's a terribly hard pill for us to swallow.  I know that the vaccines will protect her from polio, measles etc, but at the same time I hate the thought of injecting her with even the smallest dose of medical poison.  We plan to do it this Friday so that daddy is available to help out overnight if needed.  Wish us luck!

We picked up our new ride on Wednesday!  The back has privacy tinted windows and its own set of heat/air vents!  Cailyn seems to love it so far!

Daddy feeding - Cailyn is so long now she has to put her feet up on mark's chest!
Oh so little before...

Ah, being on the tummy - causes a nice milky drool!

Cailyn had a visitor all the way from India! Despite the language barrier, Daadi managed to coax Cailyn into a nice little nap.

This is our girl, always smiling!!  (iPhone pics really are bad quality)

Chillin in polka dots.  (another crummy iPhone pic)

Nov 7, 2011

Week 11

My goodness, the time goes so quickly!! Cailyn had a visit from baby Kai who is one month old, and seeing him reminded me of how much Cailyn has grown!  We opted to buy a new vehicle and sorted that out on the weekend.  Hopefully, god willing, we will be able to have a sibling for Cailyn so we opted to go for an SUV that could accommodate all the baby gear and hopefully another baby one day.  We are just waiting to hear on the availability of the new vehicle..hopefully soon (like this week) so we can have a family vehicle again, that is safe for all of us. 
Last night Cailyn decided she was ready to laugh, out loud! It was the cutest thing ever!!!  She definitely has a girlie laugh! Cailyn has also started to cut a tooth!  White bud is visible and the clear never ending drool too.  It's early but there is not really a textbook baby is there.  Cailyn also says "hi" frequently, and it's not just us who hear it.  She has said "I love you" when we sing Skiddamarink a few times also.  She is a busy busy girl who chooses NOT to sleep during the day for fear of missing something fun.


Cailyn is a chunky monkey for sure! Sweet little Kai checking out the couch cushions.

She needs to dance!

Sunday we went for a walk in the marsh with my sister.

This is from this morning, our always smiling little gem!