Thursday, 28 November 2013

Big kids update ( USA) : Christmas Eve Boys and their sons Jag and Ajay who are three!

Many of us followed the story of the Christmas Eve boys, one of the families that i tend to think of as being a first generation families with SCI. 

We all celebrated the birth of their gorgeous sons, Ajay and Jag and often wondered how they were doing. For those of you who would like to look at the back story, here is the link to the Christmas Eve boys blog :

I would like to thank both Terry and Steve for kindly allowing us a glimpse of their family three years on. We are so very proud to be part of both Jag and Ajay's story.

Rarely a day passes without Steve and I speaking about how blessed we are to have these two guys in our lives.  All the hard work and emotion that it took to create their lives has now been eclipsed by the immense responsibility of properly raising them.  The boys turned three on September 11th and we have gone from asking ‘when will they start talking in complete sentences?’…to asking… ‘will they ever stop talking?!?!?!’  Two chatter-boxes…non-stop chatter!  People always say ‘they grow up so quickly’.  This is true, but we have committed ourselves to treasuring every single moment so that we do not ever ask ourselves where the time has gone


Our life revolves around the two of them.  Both are very physically active and given their short stature (both are approximately 36” (a bit over 91cm) tall at this point), they are enjoying gymnastics.  They love books and Spongebob Squarepants.  Their favorite movie is Mulan and I am fairly certain we have seen it more than 100 times at this point…never seems to grow tiresome for them!  Jag is reserved and can sit quietly and draw or color…Ajay cannot sit still for more than 5 minutes at a time.  They have very different personalities.  Steve is Dada and I am Daddy.  I am the disciplinarian and Steve is the pushover…a serious pushover.  When I say ‘no’ they run to Steve.  Oh well, you cannot win them all!

Because their birthday falls in early September, they will not begin pre-school until next year.  The age requirement to enter school is three years on or before Sept 1.  They missed that by 10 days.  So, they will start next year, a few days before their 4th birthday.  We’ve identified the school and are in the process of completing admissions applications.  There are 21 spots available in our ‘first choice’ school and we are hoping to secure two of them.  There are some contingency plans if they aren’t accepted but we are hopeful.  Everyone tells us they will be well served by being elders in their class…good for self esteem and for learning curve.

I miss our blog and I apologize for not properly ‘signing off’ but I felt as though the public story had evolved into their private lives.  Perhaps when they are reading and writing for themselves, they will choose to pick up the story and share their lives with the on-line surrogacy community, but that will be their choice, not mine.

We miss all of you very much and are incredibly thankful this holiday season for Dr Shivani who made our dreams a reality.  What she is doing for families like ours is something so profound that words are not enough.  We all send our love and blessings and wish you a prosperous 2014!

PS.  Steve and I are legally married…Dec 3, 2011…New York City

With Love,
Terry, Steve, Jag and Ajay

We wish our American boys the choicest of blessings in the years to come. If you would like to find out more about surrogacy in India, please email us at :


  1. Lovely to see an update! Terry - you met my daughters before I did as you were completing your journey in India.....we'll always be connected by our shared path! Happy Thanksgiving INDEED!!!

  2. Thank you so much Christmas Eve boys! I loved your blog and so loved seeing the boys now. They are gorgeous. Thanks again.