Aug 16, 2011
Whew, what a day!
We awoke to monsoon rains, "Monsoon Atcha!" as Hariz would say (monsoon good). Since it was raining quite hard we decided to lay low at home until Rahul picked us up for our scan. The excitement was almost unbearable!!! Rahul arrived and we headed to the bank first then off to Dr Jolly's office.
Dr Jolly talked about the cord and how all is ok and not to worry. He did multiple measurements for us and mid scan our baby had a big yawn! This was the most precious thing to see! Unbelievable.
I snapped the above pics with Dr J's permission. He was very pleasant and gave us the time we needed. At the end we asked for an approximate weight. Seeing how poor Sumita is all baby it makes sense that this large baby bump was housing a big baby. Dr J estimated the babies weight at 3.3kgs! We brought preemie clothes just in case our baby was small - wasted packing! After the scan we had a few pictures taken with Sumita which we will not post to protect her privacy. She looked great and BIG and probably ready to get this show on the road!
We also had a few gifts that we were able to give to her outside the clinic. She was gracious in accepting them.
After all this excitement we then headed off to meet an immigration assistant named Poonam. She is a relatively new link with SCI and a true delight!! We talked with her about our specific exit process and sorted out next steps. If you come for baby pick up and get to work with her you will really enjoy her spunk!
We had planned to go to Pahar Ganj after the meetings but Rahul advised against it since it is so close to the location where Anna Hazare was arrested today and we would be in the thrall's of 50,000 protesters. We decided to stay away from that chaos and came home.
When we arrived home we had alot of emails. The most important was from SCI - saying "We would like to inform you that as per our schedule we have done a USG scan for Sumita. Please find the attached file for the same. We are happy to inform you that Dr. Shivani has reviewed the report & found everything fine. Kindly note that Sumita's cesarean has been booked for tomorrow i.e 17th August 2011 at 1:30 PM."
WOW!!! Tomorrow...wow...wow...wow!!!! So, while friends and family sleep at home, we will be meeting our baby for the first time!!!! We are so ready for this, finally! We are in a state of shock and awe that the time has finally come for us. We decided to go out and celebrate having a light dinner at one of the upper restaurants at M Block. After dinner we received scan pics of baby Alan, the last scan pics we will receive! Here is baby Alan looking just like daddy:
This is where our baby will be born http://www.parashospitals.com/images/tour.php
Next pics will be of our baby....boy or girl who cares, healthy is most important.