Jul 28, 2009

Short update

Today was another exciting day in Mumbai. I woke very late as I did not sleep most of the night, and Mark was up for hours before me. He has adjusted to the time change better than me for sure. We decided to order food into the room for breakfast and have a lazy morning. Shortly after ordering food we got a call from Dr S about out plans for the day which was a pleasant surprise. We arranged to have Ajit the driver pick us up, so we ate our huge breakfast of eggs, cereal, fruit bowl and toast and donuts and coffee...it was a huge amount of food. While we ate Ajit called to tell us he would be here shortly so we hurried up and got ready. Shortly after this we headed with Ajit to Hirandani Hospital. This hospital is located in an exclusive part of Mumbai in Powai Lake area. We went to the ultrasound area to find Dr Yash and Dr Sudhir there with two surrogates and a baby. They were babysitting for Chaya today. We had a chat with them and then Adam and Stephanie came out from the u/s room glowing from the sacn of their baby. They had taken a few screen shots of the 3d ultrasound and they seemed overjoyed. We all went to meet Dr Soni the obgyn who cares for the surrogates. Adam and Stephs surrogate was there and she looked amazing, She is such a tiny woman!! To much surprise after Dr S examined her, they found out she is dilated 2.5 cm and she was admitted to hospital. So we may get to see a new baby any day now! We were then asked if we would like to go to the SI cinic and meet Reshma!! We were surprised for sure, as we did not expect to meet our surrogate today. We took the long trip to the SI clinic..which is probably only long due to the traffic chaos! Once at the clinic we all had a drink together, and shortly after Reshma was brought to meet us in the office. It was overwhelming..what do you say to this woman who will hopefully carry your baby! We told her she is a blessing and asked how she is doing. The waterworks turned on twice for me as I got caught up, overwhelmed. We took a few pics with her and has a quick tour of the SI clinic, said goodbye to Reshma and made our way back to the Vits. For those of you wonderng about the Vits, the hotel is great. It is very clean and Internet is fast!!! The food in the hotel is great as well. When we got back to the hotel, Amit was waiting for us, He so kindly took our CDN money last night and had it all changed to INR. He met us in the lobby with a huge wad of cash, 23200 INR looks like a mafia amount of money. Its the savings we made on moving hotels as well so we cannot complain. We had a quick chat with Amit out side then came back to the room to cool off. We spoke with Carrie Jo and went to have a visit with her and Shawn and baby bella. While we were there they got a call from Dr S about some paperwork so they had to pack up and head out. Carri Jo and Shawn are at their wits end with the required or not required but suddenly needed paperwork for the exit visa for Isabella. They are taking it in stride but have had enough and hope that tomorrow all gets settled and they can leave very early Thursday morning.
We ventured out to eat at an outdoor cafe restaurant...testing the Delhi Belly waters for sure. The place is all vegetarian and we did enjoy it.
Its now 3:19 am here and I am wide awake. I should go back to bed and see if I can rest. Tomorrow we are headed to South Mumbai where the bombings took place last year. We will shop and eat there and probably spend the most of the day there. It takes about 1 hour to get there so back in the car we go!
Here is a pick from Mondays nights dinner


  1. Oh what memories you are bringing back as I read your post. We stay at the VITS each stay and they always remember us and now the Docs too. They are great! It sounds like all is going wonderful for you both and just as planned. So very happy for you. Sending love and hugs to you all in Mumbai.

  2. I'm totally stalking your blog, I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to hear more updates!

  3. Wow.. It's sounds like you guys have a busy schedule. I hope you get a chance to enjoy the sights, sounds and culture .. not too often in life we get that kind of opportunity.

    I would have totally bawled my face off at meeting the surrogate. I am sure words can't even come close to expressing how you feel/felt. Just reading that you met her had me in tears.

    Hoping all continues to go well with you and Mark. We love you guys and are sending all the postive vibes we can. Can't wait to see you when you get back!

    Hugs ~ Marie

  4. I'm jealous! Looks like a party! Hope you are having a wonderful time. Enjoy the company, they become life long friends :)

  5. thinking of you today, dear one. and hoping that everything is great with your embryos and that the transfer goes smoothly.



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