Sunday, October 16, 2011

All checked-in and ready to roll

The bags are packed and waiting.  The boarding passes have been printed and in a few short hours we’ll finally be on our way to meet our babies!    I’ve been walking around all week pinching myself and repeating, “OMG, OMG, OMG, we’re going to India in X days”!   Besides the giddy smirks on our faces, I gotta say that this weekend has been pretty much routine, with the exception of Lee thinking we’re leaving today (Sunday) instead of tomorrow (don’t know where he got that).  We had late dinners out, slept in and lounged around for the most part.  Strangely our big tasks for the day were finding a new dish rack and reorganizing the storage unit.  Obviously neither of these things have anything to do with our trip, but it was strangely calming to focus on meaningless stuff rather than the life-changing trip we’re embarking on in just a matter of hours.

Adding a little extra excitement to the week, as if we needed any, we got two (sort of) unexpected scans.  On Wednesday, Mrs. R had a routine scan, which was supposed to be Saturday (Lee’s trying to convince me that he got the travel dates confuse because the Dr’s office threw-off his timing…sure, Lee, whatever you say), but the scans showed the babies are doing well and progressing as they should.  Their combined weight is now over 8lbs with TO coming in at a husky 4.3lbs and TT at ~3.8lbs, leading daddy Lee to continue thinking TO’s a boy and TT’s a girl.  On Saturday, we received the second scan, unexpectedly since we thought the Wednesday one was replacing the Saturday scan.  I’m sure everyone who’s done this before understands the pit that quickly formed in our stomachs when we got a surprise email from Dr. Shivani’s office.  Mrs. R wasn’t feeling normal fetal movements on Saturday morning, so she called the OB and they promptly brought her in for an ultrasound, which showed the two little buggers where perfectly fine.  It may just seem like the logical thing to do, but it’s really comforting to know that when something seems out of the ordinary that both Mrs. R and the doctors quickly make sure that all is continuing to go well.  So far, there have been no mentions in any reports of any impending labor, which is fantastic news for TO and TT (not to mention their very happy parents)!

Hang in their little ones, your mom and dad are on their way soon. The jet plane* is waiting for us!!

*Cousins Jack and Max only refer to planes as jet planes and will correct anyone who says otherwise J

6 comments:

Aleksandra said...

So EXCITING! Safe travels, I am sure we will all be watching this blog very carefully for a couple of weeks! See you soon I hope!

lucylu said...

Woo Hoo, hope we can meet up!!! So exciting. Have a safe journey over and we hope to see you really soon! Take care xxx

Jeni said...

Oh my goodness! So incredibly exciting! Can't wait to hear your next few reports! Safe travels!

Doug Rigg said...

Travel safe. We'll all be watching for news...
Oh, and my other half ALWAYS gets the dates wrong so I can relate.
:-)

Douglas said...

How exciting! We are really looking forward hearing about the birth of your two (partly because that means that our two will be following right along). Let us know if you need anything once you get to Delhi! We've got PLENTY of baby things.

lisalu said...

cant wait to see the photos!! good luck with everything ! happy travelling x