Sunday, January 6, 2013

Day 22ish

To be honest, I'm not really sure what day it is, how long we've been here, when exactly we're leaving or what time it is. Someone said the other day that they felt like Tom Hanks in the movie "The Terminal" except we live in a mall. I couldn't agree more. We are more than ready to go home. Christmas and New Years holidays have slowed us down considerably with our paperwork and passports. Friday was a great day as we finally got our passports. Aiden and Zara are officially U.S. citizens! We celebrated by having chicken tandoori and jalebi - although we really wanted hamburgers and maybe a slice of cheesecake. Tomorrow morning we are headed to the dreaded FRRO. We continue to hear that laws surrounding surrogacy in India have changed/are changing and aren't sure what to expect tomorrow. All just part of the experience I guess...

Babies are doing great but their daddies are a bit exhausted. This morning I was so exhausted, I realized I had my pants on backwards as I was in the breakfast buffet line. We have good nights and bad nights but overall, each day it gets a little better. Aiden is huge. I'm worried the pediatrician at home is going to wonder what the heck we've been feeding him. Two nights ago we ventured out to the mall with the babies in their Baby Bjorn carriers. Evidently we were quite the attraction. I lost count at the number of times strangers came up to us and asked "where's the mother?" We alternated saying, she abandoned us here in India or she's on vacation and we don't know when she's coming back.

If all goes according to plan tomorrow, we'll be leaving Wednesday night. 


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  1. Rachel, Andrew and I are in tears of laughter having read your post! We so know what you mean about The Terminal. Good Luck tomorrow.....just tell the FRRO that your wife is infectious at the moment!!!

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    1. Mel I love it... She's infectious! I'm definitely using that!

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  2. Adorable photo! LOL - "where's the mother?" will continue... and yes, it's a great opportunity to provide different creative answers - well, I have :) Crossing fingers that all goes well and I'm sure they will. Have a wonderful trip back home!

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  3. That is the cutest picture!! Did they do that by themselves?
    Good luck tomorrow!!

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    1. Yep... I found them in the crib like that.

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  4. Have a safe trip back .. The weather here in fl is great this coming week so you dont have to worry about any cold spells .

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  5. Hey guys everything ok? Your blog kinda makes me worry a bit with the who issueing visas for babies. Please let me know as I am there in two weeks. I m glad that you ok

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  6. Good luck tomorrow with the FRRO. The twins are so cute!! love the snuggle picture :-)

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  7. Cute picture! Hope everything goes smoothly and you'll be home this week!

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  8. OMG! gorgeous photo! keep that to show them when they are pulling each others hair out fighting!

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  9. Cute pic! Good to know that they are officially US citizens. Please update us on how the FRRO experience was... Best of luck!

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  10. Aww, look at that sibling love! They are so cute!

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  11. just catching up on your posts, this picture of the twins is sooo cute! well done you got through the frro! safe journey home guys x

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  12. What a precious pic!!! So excited for you guys!!!! Thanks again for everything you did for us!!

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