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måndag 3 september 2012

Our princess turns two...

As you probably know, time flies.

Today we celebrate our oldest princess turning two years old. She is everything we ever dreamt of and she lights up every day in our lives. She is a great older sister and an easy child love and care for.

            Congratulatulation Alwina

torsdag 19 juli 2012


We have so many people to say thank you for the joy of becoming such a big family but person who made our dream come true is Dr Shivani. Thank you dearest doctor...

Almost two years ago we got Alwina and now, two years later, we are leaving India with two siblings, Selma and Alexander. It almost feels unreal. They have grown so much theese three weeks and today we got our Visas so that we can go back to Sweden. It feels GREAT.

We have had such a great time in India. We have been living in an apartment in Kalkaji rented through GreenLeaf apartments and it has been great. We have used nurses recommended by SCI and it has been great. We have used Rahul and his taxicompany and it has been great. We used Poonam with the FRRO-process and it has been great. There is so little things to complain about so it isn´t worth it but the weather has been soooooo warm.

Tomorrow morning, goodbye India and tomorrow night good evening Sweden.

Sending good thought to everybody..... Good luck.....

lördag 14 juli 2012

Update from an happy family

Kathrin from Germany sent me a message wondering if everything is well... Yes, it is. The only problem is one bad blogger...the father...

Alexander and Selma has been with me in the apartment for ten days now and we are all feeling great. They are both eating well and gaining weight as supposed (and more). The nurses that I have during nighttime (sometimes daytime) is very good feeding them and nursing them.

My brother Nicklas and his wife Annika came to India 9 days ago. They have also been very helpful and it is so nice to have relatives near. We have been doing some sightseeing and we are out for dinner almost every evening. We have been to the Lotustemple, Akshardham - temple and several malls.

It is a bit sad that the Swedish rules has changed a bit from last time we were here. When we got Alwina two years ago we didn´t need any DNA-test. That, we do now and it took about 9-10 days to get the hardcopy from the test.

But, Wednesday we went with all our papers to the Swedish Embassy and yesterday (2 days later) Alexander and Selma got their Swedish citizenship. HORRAY... So, in the beginning of next week we can have their registrationnumber and after that an emergency passport. Hopefully we will be on our way back to Sweden by the end of the week.

Some recent photos:

måndag 2 juli 2012

Still in hospital but doing good

Alexander and Selma are still in Delhi Newborn Centre. They are doing good, breething on their own, eating from the bottle and not on any medications. They are just small and they havn´t gained the weight that the hospital says they need. Alexander was 1.960 so he could have been disharged but he had lost weight since birth. Selma has gained weight but not enough, she is now 1.625.

I do like the hospital, you feel that you are welcome and the nurses are very nice. Alwina was born in another hospital and if I should compare, this one is sooo much better. Mostly because you can visit whenever you want and you don´t feel like you are in the way. At Alwinas hospital you could come at certain time and you needed to ask to hold your baby. If you were lucky you could stay for 20 minutes!!!

Alexander 5 days old showing his brown  eyes.

Selma, 5 days lying like a diva. Pink=girl...

Daddy and Alexander. He is a sleeper...

Daddy and Selma.
Some pictures:

torsdag 28 juni 2012

They are here now!

As of yesterday our family is completed. We were blessed with a daughter and a son, little sister and little brother to Alwina.

First, Selma and a couple of minutes later Alexander. They are born in week 36 but meassuring small, Selma
1,5 kg and Alexander 1,7 kg. They are both doing great at Delhi Newborn Centre, according to Dr Gupta.

I (Fredrik) will be leaving first and then sometimes next week I will have my brother and his wife with me for a couple of weeks. Robert will then be at home with Alwina. After my brothers visit Alwina will be staying at her grandmother and grandfather and Robert will be coming to meet his newest familymembers.

Selma, a couple of minutes old.
Alexander, a couple of minutes old.
More to come when I get more information. I will be leaving for India today and hopefully get to meet them tomorrow at noon.

måndag 4 juni 2012

Another cross on the "need to do - paper"

We spent the afternoon in the swimminghall and it was really, really nice. Alwina loves the water and she isn´t that scared being in the water.

We have made some progress in our "need to do - list". We bought a new car some days ago so that we have room for all of us. We bought a Ford Galaxy, room for seven people. We also bought a new pram and some new cots. But, most important we have our Visas ready, so that we can travel when needed. We have started to make a list of what to bring and some of the things are already in the suitcase.

A recent photo of Alwina, big sister of...

We got an update two weeks ago, our week 30. The babies are meassuring a bit small, they are about 8-11 days behind their real age. Dr Shivani did make a comment about their size but she doesn´t think it´s a problem, our surrogate just need to be checked more frequent so that the babies continue to grow.

So, Mrs A, surrogate of two soon to be Swedes, you need to eat more!!!!!

Good luck to everybody in the surrogacy-blogworld.