Monday, June 25, 2012

PHOTO UPDATE: It's a girl!



After three boys, it's a girl at last!

Bob says: Hooray for GIRLS!!!





Happy Birthday our darling princess 

Mishali Clara Banach Sainsbury

born 25th June, 2012
at 4.29pm, weighing 2.630kg

a birthday shared with Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour



A mummy in love



A daddy in love



Waiting for sissy


... and now a big brother ...



Our girl!



Mishali and mum - first hold




A happy mummy and inquisitive big brother ... gentle pats now Toby.






Mishali is an (uncommon) Indian name meaning Devotee of Krishna - recently I met someone online named Mishali, I heard the name and that was it!  It was love at first hearing. Clara is my maternal grandmother's name; also my neice's middle name, Claire is my middle name and my Aunt's name. Banach is my maiden name.

Mishali is a tall and slender baby. She has blue eyes, is very pink, very fair and she has the longest fingers and toes I have ever seen on a baby. She has Toby's ears and nose, and Aunty Sally's face. She is a calm baby, she didn't cry much, just wriggled around in her crib, sucked down a bit of oxygen in the plastic cone of silence, and stretched her arms and legs. Her eyes are open and she is looking around, she is very light, but not much smaller than Toby, the small weigh difference between them at birth is in the size of their heads; Toby's is humungous, Mishali has a normal head.

She will be a daddy's girl. Daddy held her first, as I held Toby first, and she just lay in his arms yawning and looking around a bit. When it was my turn she cried, but settled quickly. Toby had a pat of her, and kissed her forehead, but he was more interested in trying to feed her with his plastic spoon. He knows she is sissy and he knows she is coming home tomorrow, but he quickly lost interest as he was cranky ... and he's a bit of a spoilt boy.

There is so much to say so little ability to write. We are over the moon and back, and just want her with us. We are so grateful to Mrs M, there are no words at a time like this. I will do my best to tell her what she means to us when I see her tomorrow.

60 comments:

SKhan said...

Congratulations!!! What beautiful news to wake up to! Fantastic name! Looking forward to pictures.

Edward said...

YIPPPPEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! Finally I got one right...I KNEW IT!!!!
Hugs from around the world....perfect!!!!

Delhi Dreamers said...

Congrats that's wonderful!!!! SO happy for you all!!! I have been checking my phone all morning!!!!

Oddity Acres Clan said...

Welcome to the world you beautiful baby girl!!
Congrats folks and much love to you all. Special kisses to your surro mum as well. xo

pausam said...

Great news... so pleased for you all! Enjoy your little princess :)

Annette and Mark said...

Congratulations Meg, Bob and Toby. Love her name, now go out and buy some pink Meg!! Can't wait to see some pics.

partyoftwo said...

Aww wow! Congratulations guys and what a gorgeous name! Can't wait to see her beautiful face...I'm glad I waited up and can go to bed now...dreaming of babies.

Kerrie and Mark said...

Congratulations!! Wonderful name, well done!! YAY, now you have one of each, just perfect!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats guys that's amazing news. Enjoy every minute. I bet she's beautiful. Denise

The Smith's said...

Awesome news! YAY a little princess :-) Congratulations Meg, Bob and Toby. So very happy for you all. Beautiful name. Can't wait to see some piccies. Thinking of you and sending you all much love. Kara, Brett, Alysse, Lexie and Cameron xoxo

Anonymous said...

A very big and special congratulatioonanistic you and your precious family, on the arrival of your little princess xx jenelle & Troy xx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! We are so pleased to hear of the arrival of your precious little girl.
Cindy & Raj
xx

2Dads4Kids said...

Arrrrghhhhhhhh biggest congrats! So happy for you all x

Our Surrogacy Journey Begins said...

Congratulations Meg, Bob & Toby wishing you and Bob happy and safe travels home

lillyrose said...

Youhouuuuuu !!!!!! Champagne !!!!!

Joanna Jacobs said...

4Congratulations to you and your family! I am thrilled for you and anticipate the day when I will be in your shoes! (Fingers crossed!)
xoxo

John said...

Congratulations!!!!! Wonderful news!

Mandy said...

And I cried when i saw this post! Tears of joy Meg, sheer Joy!!!

I'm sooooo happy :) Congratulations!! see you in 3 wks hopefully!!

Robbie + Allen said...

Congrats on your baby girl!,,

The Heffernan's said...

A beautiful healthy baby girl! I am so happy for you all and can't wait to meet her. Congratulations to you all. What a very special day for her to be born on.

Gee said...

Yay what fab news! congratulations to you and all your family x

Stephaniekb said...

Congratulations!!!!! So happy for you and looking forward to seeing pix of the whole beautiful family!

K. said...

Tremendous Congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for all of you. A beautiful boy first and then a little precious girl, PERFECT!!!! A long journey closes with all you've dreamed! I love it!

Brent and Charlie said...

woo hoo! Congrats! I had a feeling it was a girl!

Fredrik said...

Lovely news. Sending our biggest congratulation-hugs.

Keep us updated.

Anu said...

Congratulations, dear Toby, Meg and Bob! Longing to see pictures of your treasures! Big hugs to you and a warm welcome to your little new family member :)

Joann and Brian said...

Congratulations! What a precious gift and have fun with all the girly stuff. I am sure that Toby will make a wonderful big brother to his "sissy".

Shakti Rose said...

Congratulations!! That's wonderful news :) Enjoy this precious beautiful day :) xx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Meg!!! I thought it was a girl from the last description you gave. Love the name you chose! KFB from BCN

Mumbai Beginnings said...

I'm so excited for you guys!! A girl!!! Perfect!! Can't wait to hear what toby thinks about his new sister!!!

Aleksandra said...

Congratulations, Happiness to you all.

Ben and Damien said...

Great News. Congrats on your little girl.

All the best Ben

Sandy & Devony said...

Congrat's to you & your family!! She is beautiful.

Sandy & Devony said...

Congrat's to you and your family! She is adorable!!

lisalu said...

WOW!!! Congratulations on the birth of your daughter,i love the name!!!
Just great news!!
best wishes
lisa x

Toban M said...

Congratulations Meg! You and your daughter look beautiful in those pictures. Congrats again!

Anu said...

She looks adorable!

Aaron and Eddy said...

Congrats Meg, Bob and Toby...soo happy for you guys!!

JFE said...

Congratulations!!!

Jacaranda said...

A great way for us Aussies to start the day!! A wonderful post with wonderful news with wonderful photos!! SO WONDERFUL!! XX

bear said...

Oh wow, she is beautiful even covered in vernix !!
Congratulations to you all and - lovely name : )

Zee said...

Congratulations! She is so beautiful and has a name to match! Enjoy!

Ryan and Ruben said...

Congrats! What a beautiful family! Wishing many blessings for you all!

Jeff and Kevin said...

A beautiful name, a beautiful family. Congrats all around, esp. To the new BIG brother Toby.
Toasting your fam in DC-
J,K and B

Michael's surrogacy Journey said...

I am so happy for you, congrats, I am smiling from ear to ear for you

Michael

dancingarcher said...

Oooohhhhh.....I've got goosebumps on my goosebumps!!!
Congratulations Meg, Bob and Toby - a beautiful, precious baby girl to add to your amazing family.
Much love and happiness to you all xoxoxoxo
Welcome little Mishali!

dancingarcher said...

Oooohhhhh.....I've got goosebumps on my goosebumps!!!
Congratulations Meg, Bob and Toby - a beautiful, precious baby girl to add to your amazing family.
Much love and happiness to you all xoxoxoxo
Welcome little Mishali!

Doug and Bill said...

Just for the record (not that it's about me) I was right -- let's hear it for the GIRLS! xo

josurrogacy said...

Congratulations Megan, Bob and Toby on the your pink arrival!!!

New Year Dreaming said...

Am crying reading this. What a beautiful little girl and I loooove the name you have chosen for her. Congratulations Meg, Bob and Toby..Welcome to the world Mishali

Anonymous said...

Many Congrats Amani!! What a beautiful beautiful little girl!! xx Ayesha

Amanda said...

Mishali is GORGEOUS!! Congratulations Meg and Bob, you must feel so thrilled, and you both look over the moon in your photos. Toby suddenly looks so grown up. I am so happy he has a little sister, and she has a big brother. I can't wait to see more photos. Oooooo, you've got all those baby cuddles to enjoy. Love to you all, from Aunty Amanda xxxx

Gcfamily Samoza Baby said...

Thats fantastic meg and bob! Beautiful photos good work!
Ange

Will and Michael said...

Congrats she is adorable!!!! Hope Toby is getting used to the idea of sharing you!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, amazing, terrific news! So happy for u all. Keep the posts coming!!

Jojo, timbo and griff xxx

B and SJ said...

Congratulations!! Wonderful news :))) Look forward to many more updates & photos. SJ & B xx

Gary said...

Congratulations. We all knew it would be a girl. Mishala, fantastic name.

Gary said...

Congratulations. We all knew it would be a girl. Mishala is a fantastic name.

Gary said...

Congratulations. We all knew it would be a girl. Mishala is a fantastic name.

Paul & Josh said...

Fantastic news. Congrats to you all x