Time is flying by, and it looks like a c-section will take place on December 15th. However we will be arriving on the 22nd. This gives the babies a solid week on breast milk, which is a good thing. It has finally hit me that we are having twins, even though mentally I have known about it for months. I just ordered two baby bouncers, and have all of the clothing ready to be placed in the suitcase. It looks like we will not need to stay in Anand, India for long, most likely just a couple of days, than we are off to Mumbai for the passports. We will stay in Mumbai overnight, than head to New Delhi.
I'm thrilled about heading to New Delhi, to look at property for surrogate housing. What I have found is that almost 99% percent of intended parent's want their surrogate to be housed and feed properly. A number of doctors in New Delhi, who have until now only worked with locals, had no need for surrogate housing. Being involved in this process gives me reassurance that while in the surrogate housing, these women will have mentally challenging things to do, and hopefully when they have time to reflect later on in life, they will look back on the process with happy thoughts. The surrogates will have a driver who takes them to and from doctor's appointments, as well as a Den mother to preside over the housing.
Before we leave, I will ask on of my neighbors to transcribe a letter from English to Gujarati, for our surrogate, thanking her for giving us all three of our children. It is hard to believe that this one women has helped to give us our family, both of us from totally different lives. We both have had an impact on each other, and I will be grateful to her always.