Friday, July 17, 2009

Hanging out

We had a very relaxing day today. It started off early though, a 530 am call home to skype with Stevie. He talks just for a few minutes and then we pass the computer around to anyone that is there. It is great that we are able to see him, because we are both at the point where we really miss him now. A very comforting fact is that he is having a great time in New Jersey. Somehow, he suckered my family into letting him nap on the couch and not the crib. hmmmmm..... spoiled a bit? It is ok, we don't mind as along as he is happy and comfortable. My dad is handling him Friday by himself though and that should be real interesting. I think they are going for a haircut, just a trim dad, no buzz, please!!!

We had breakfast with our friends and then came back to the room and slept until 230 in the afternoon. We headed down to the pool after that because it was sunny today! We were hanging out at the pool and ran into our friend Dave from Tennessee and decided to go sight seeing with him again tomorrow. Then our friends Chaya, Sam, Justin, and baby Ella, came to the pool to hang out for a while. We are very grateful to have met all these people and enjoy their company immensely. We were also informed that another member of our online surro family is coming here in the next day or so because their baby was born this morning. Hopefully we will be able to meet her and her husband and congratulate them in person!

After the pool, we came back to the room and we are just hanging out. Thankfully, we have a better internet connection today, so we were able to catch up on email and things like that. We officially changed our flight to depart Tuesday night and arrive in the US on Wednesday morning.

We are not scheduled to do anything with the doctors until Monday, which is for sure, my egg retrieval. Dr. Yash saw a few more developing, so it looks like maybe 12-14 eggs. She was very happy to see this and told us we will have several to freeze if we want to have more. We were also excited to see that things are progressing properly, even if it is a little slower than expected.

So, that's all for today. More updates tomorrow. I am going to try to see the cathedral here tomorrow, as I have read that it is beautiful. I have my St. Gerard medal around my neck, which was given to me by Kelly and Gerard, which was originally Nana's. I have been praying everyday and will continue to. For those of you not familiar with Catholic saints, St. Gerard is the patron saint of expectant mothers. Positive thinking brings positive results! Also, we saw another butterfly today!!! ;)


Karissa said...

I am glad to hear everything is in place and going well!

Carrie Jo said...

Daria, I am anxious to meet you guys--I hope we get excellent news of the egg retrieval. Hang in there!

Mandy said...

Aw, you seem to be enjoying the stay there and things are going so well. I'm so happy for you guys!

PS- if you are coming to Jersey-please let me know so we can meet if you would like. I'd love to hear the stories of your experience with SI.

GOOD LUCK AND 12-14 is a great #, plus you will be able to freeze-ALL THE BEST!!!

emma said...


the egg number looks excellent!!! I will keep my fingers crossed for you on Moday. BTW, I love the hotel you are staying in. Hanging by the pool sounds great. Are you still surviving only on pizza? I remeber the last few days of our trip in India, I lived solely on french fries. The hotel we stayed in put Indian curry even on their pizzas.
Have fun sight seeing tomorrow and good luck on Monday.

Johnny and Darren said...

Glad to hear you had some sunshine today guys & good news on those follies.