Monday, October 7, 2013

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

Gonna make this short and sweet:

It's a girl!

You could have knocked us over with a feather!  We expected the baby to come as early as November 5th, but we weren't mentally prepared, even though we had packed and had most of the planning already done.  Meera and Audrey Maya are fine. Audrey is on demand feeding and her vitals and systems are healthy and stable.  That's all we've ever hoped for.  And her grandparents are thrilled with their first granddaughter!

Today has been a whirlwind and I'm only now getting a chance to post this.  I had to go into work to get everything set up for my absence for approximately 3 weeks.  We also had to book flights for my brother-in-law to fly in from San Francisco to dog-sit, then book our flights to India departing the day after he arrived, then decide on accommodations and make reservations.  

My BIL arrived at 10 PM tonight, and we're so grateful for him dropping everything and catching the last flight out today.  Travis and I had originally planned to leave for India on Wednesday, but couldn't stand the thought of our little girl alone in the hospital for even one more day, so we're leaving tomorrow on Lufthansa (luckily able to get decent seats and pricing, at the last minute, too).  Due to the short notice and uncertain length of stay, we are just going to check into a hotel, but may switch once we get our bearings back in India. I used to travel a lot for work, and have amassed a lot of frequent flier miles and hotel points, so what better time to use them--but when oh when will the JW Marriott open in New Delhi??  

Anyway, we're almost done finalizing our packing; whatever we've forgotten we can most likely find in New Delhi, so our main concern now is getting on the plane.  Can't wait to meet our darling daughter!

We would love to greet you as God has blessed you with a  very beautiful and lovely baby girl.

We wish that your  beautiful angel will make all your dreams come true one day :)

Please note her details as below:

SEX -- female

T.O.B -- 09:51 AM

D.O.B-- 7th October, 2013

Weight -- 3.42 kg
Our colleague Ms. Nabanita will get back to you soon with her photos & further details.

With Best Regards,
On behalf of SCI Family 


  1. WOO HOO!!! Fantastic weight and beautiful name. So looking forward to seeing photos. Congratulations daddies!!

  2. Yeah baby!!!!! That's totally awesome... I'm truly happy for you both. What a beautiful name, may she always be blessed with health and happiness xxx

  3. Congratulations!! Wonderful news xx

  4. Congratulations! Wishing you luck getting to India to hold your baby soon. Regarding the Anonymous comment above, I don't think any of us know what actually happened half way around the world, but it is possible to have such a large birth weight because of gestational diabetes, which was reported previously. Regardless, just enjoy this happy time without doubts and come home with baby soon!

  5. Hi Ben, what a great news! Congratulations! I'm looking forward to see the pictures.


  6. Oh my gosh, what amazing news! So happy for you guys!! After so many attempts, it's thrilling that you're finally blessed with a child. Our warmest congratulations

  7. Whhaaaaaat?! Wow!! A huge congratulations to you guys. I know you guys weren't expecting your little angel quite this quickly, but I'm sure it was a wonderful type of surprise. We're very happy for you guys and can't wait to see pictures. :0)

  8. Ben & Travis, congratulation. So happy for you. After all your struggles, once you have your daughter in your arms, you will forget the rest! Hope to see in Delhi.

  9. Congratulations on the safe arrival of your baby girl. Just to add, from what you wrote you surrogate was in and out of hospital with gestational diabetes and other complications, these are all markers for a very large baby. Look it up, there is lots of documentation supporting this.
    Don't let some one else's sour office politics and quest to score points take away from your joy,
    David H,

    May happiness follow all your lives.

  11. I am sooooo happy for you and your family!
    I will see you guys and daughter soon. Blessings to you and your family.
    Lynn and Raja

  12. Congratulations you guys! We are all thrilled for you here in Dallas. Can't wait to have a nice PINK party!!! Woo HOO!!! Your dream has come true! Revel in it and check out the Hilton Garden in in Saket, if you need rates, let me know. :) She's HERE!!! And healthy! All good from here on out.

  13. Congratulations! !!!!!!! Thrilled for you guys!!!!!!! She is here!!!!!! Our little one was a hefty 3.55kgs at 37 wks so big babies happen:) our surrogate didnt have gdm just a big baby:) safe travels and best wishes!!!!! K, J Molly from delhi daydreams:)

  14. Congratulations guys, beautiful name can't wait to see pics.
    Ian and David

  15. What wonderful news! I am so happy to hear this! She has such a beautiful name!

  16. Congratz! Can't wait for the pics! safe travels :)

  17. Fantastic news and heartiest congratulations! Wishing you all the best for a speedy introduction.

  18. I'm so happy to hear your good news - after all the disappointment and worry you are finally rewarded with the love of your lives - can't wait to see pictures of your little princess! You both are going to make amazing dads!!! Have a safe trip to India and we will keep our fingers crossed that you get out fast - so you can get your little one home :-)

  19. Not sure about all the comments above about weight but just an FYI - I had gestational diabetes during my pregnancy and my daughter was born at 34 weeks and was 6.9 pounds - can't imagine what she would have been if she had been full term ;-) yikes!! or ouch! Congrats again!!