Monday, June 21, 2010

Cool and calm

First, I'd like to thank you all for the comments and support. We are very blessed to have such wonderful family and friends who make this trip a lot easier. We are encouraged every time we read your comments. They are like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

We were able to fall asleep for a few hours before the doctors were calling to set up our first appointment. We met them at the Lilavanti Hospital for my scan. So far, so good. I've got about the same number of eggs as last summer. So, I will continue my injections and let them grow to the desirable size needed. Dr. Yash commented that my egg pick up could be Saturday or Monday. We will just have to wait a few more days to check them again. We met another couple from Australia at the hospital that were going through the same process as us. They are a few days ahead of us, nearing the end of their time in India. I hope we will see them again before they leave. If not, we suggested we all meet back up in 9 months. That's the mantra around here, believe it will happen and it will. We believe that this will be a success again and we will be back in 9 months for baby pick up.

It feels like a different trip this time. We knew what to expect from last year. Stephen is much more calm and relaxed, which makes it easy for me to stay calm and relaxed. We are not as nervous about being here or what we need to do. Things seems very familiar to us this trip and we recognized and remembered a lot of places and things from last year. We are back in the original hotel we stayed in last summer. It was just opening last year and a lot of things had to be ironed out. We have been assured that the wrinkles have been smoothed and we are looking forward to our stay here. We are on the beach and look forward to spending sometime walking up and down the shore.

We spoke with Stevie this morning. He did much better this time with the conversation. We were almost hesitant to call because he has been getting so upset. Stephen's parents are taking great care of him and keeping his as busy as a bee. Although it is tough to be away from him, we realize it is a short time in the grand scheme of our lives and will provide us with the family we want.

It is almost dinner time here, but we are on such a delayed schedule, that we hardly noticed. Having a layover in Germany was tougher than we thought. It's really hard to grasp the concept of time when you cross so many time zones and are in certain places for meal times. Luckily, we brought an entire suitcase of food with us and our travel coordinator, Amit, set a microwave up in our room. We will be able to eat a lot of the food we brought for our meals and keep our appetites in order. We had a hard time last year with the food agreeing with us, that we came prepared.

It was nice to chat and we will update again tomorrow. :)


Anonymous said...

Loves to you guys....This is all going to be good Daria, wait and see! Your whole family is safe and sound in the hearts of all those that love you. Thinking of you, I know this is hard, but you're made of good stock and we already know you can do it.

Janell said...

Now if my memory serves me correct you ate a lot of pizza last time!!! Did you pack that suitcase full of pizza?! Just kidding. I hope you are resting well and I love hearing of your calmness and your positive attitude! You are doing great. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers! Take care! Love, Janell

Deborah said...

Janell I was thinking the same thing... they've been there for almost 24 hours or so and no pizza? hmmm :-) maybe we can order some and have them deliver it to thier room!

Glad to hear things are going calmly... you'll are in my thoughts and prayers.. xo

Laura Beth said...

I look forward to your posts every day!! How is the hotel so far?? I know you were worried about staying there again. Sending prayers your way :) Love ya, LB

Amber and Brian said...

"Cool and Calm" sounds like an excellent start. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I hope you get lots of Grade A embryos!

Kerrie and Mark said...

Sending loadsof baby dust your way, hoping some of it rubs off on our surrogate! Get some rest.

tjudle said...

Good luck and best wishes!