Thursday, August 26, 2010

Back in India

I finally arrived and I'm here with Najla and the twins.  They are extremely small but very beautiful.  Yesterday I was afraid to pick them up, but today I'm more confident about handling them.  We went to the clinic today to figure out the particulars of what we will be doing tomorrow as CNN will be filming.  On  Monday, it's BBC turn than I'm off to New Delhi for business on Tuesday. I

My flight on Qatar went off without a hitch, it was the flight from New Delhi to Anand that reminded me of what India is usually like.  I thought it would be good to try Indi Go, because I never flew with them....Well....never again.  My flight that was suppose to leave at 7:40 but they were still loading at 7:40 and 8:00 so they lost their rights to take off out of the airport.  In turn all 150 passengers had to suffer and sit on the tarmac for 2 hours as punishment for Indi Go, because they decided that a few more rupees was worth ruining the day for 150 passengers.  The flight attendants proceeded to go down the aisle asking passengers what they would like to eat for a fee.  It was mostly men on the plane and I thought we were about to have a WAR, because of all of the shouting.  Something similar to this happened to Beth and I in November on SpiceJet.  The domestic airlines in India leave a lot to be desired.  They ought to pay passengers to fly them.

The weather here so far has been better than Maryland and Washington DC.  The food at the resort has been great, but than again I'm told that everyone puts on a nice show when I arrive because I send them a lot of customers.  I have a meeting set up with them on Friday to discuss some concerns that I have when I send clients to the resort.   (Madhubhan Resort & Spa).

Before I forget, the Patels are having a lot of work done on the clinic, and it looks great.  I will post some photo's tomorrow.  


(Jon thanks for all of your pointers, and let me know if you would like me to pick up anything for your boy's)

Monday, August 16, 2010

It's a Boy, Its a Girl!

Congrats to my friend, sister and confidante  Najla.  As soon as we hung up last night she received her e-mail from Dr. Patel stating that the twins were born. They are a bit early, but the are breathing on their own and are over 4 pounds.  I cannot wait to meet them. 


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Leaving for India

I swore that I would never fly Qatar again, but it was the best rate that  I could find. When Mark was born and we flew back on Qatar from Ahmedabad and was harrassed by the staff.  They questioned me for more than 2 hours, even with all of my documents in order.  I thought that we would not be allowed to leave India.  The main person doing all of the quizzing than asked me if I would sponser him in America. (Right)!

I leave Dullas airport, which is out of Northern Virginia on August 22nd, for New Delhi than to Gujarat.  I have meeting in New Delhi, than I'm off to help Najla for a few days in Anand.  Her surrogate is currently pregnant with twins and are due to be born near the end of the month.  It will be great to check on our surrogate who is also pregnant with twins as well as other clients surrogates. 

I purchased an iPad which will be great for the long flight as well as keeping in touch by e-mail with family and clients.  I want to purchase a good cell phone in India this time, because on the last trip my iPhone cost me lots..of money.