Monday was a very big day for me as I had a documentary team come and film me. The team arrived at 9:30 am and we had decided to do the filming on the roof top patio at the hotel, but sadly after about 40 minutes the threat of rain brought us into my room. The documentary is intended to present the positive side of Surrogacy in India, with discussion from both IP's (like me) and surrogates. All in all the interview was very very positive and I really hope I get to see the end result. The documentary will take a long time to complete and we are optimistic that we will return in March for baby pick up and be able to film a conclusion to our story.
After our social visit with Fredrik we had dinner plans with the gang. We met at Diva in M Block Market GK2. A really nice Italian restaurant, a little pricey, but with good company it made no difference. We were a large group! Dave and Kath from Canada, a couple from Ireland, Leonie from Australia, Megan and Bob from Australia, Elland and Issac from Tel Aviv, Philip and Adam from UK/Aust who brought sweet baby Noah and of course my sister and I. The food was good as was the company! I think it is super important to connect with IP's when you are in Delhi - make dinner plans and spread the word! The memories you make with all these new people are everlasting!
I am waiting on a pic of our big group to share, but for now, here is a nice enough pic of Megan and I.
|Next trip to Delhi will involve a trip to the plastic surgeon for my neck rolls!|
|Our cheesy shot in front of the temple!! Good memories!|
|A very impressive sprawling temple!|
After the temple, we returned to the hotel to freshen up then grabbed a rickshaw to ISIS hospital. The nurses at the hospital are amazing, very warm and caring. I was checked in, filled in my consent, had my pulse, bp and weight done then we were ready to roll. Dr Shivani came to my room quickly to say hi and wish me well. Soon after I headed to the operating theatre where the very efficient team we in the midst of getting ready. The anaesthesiologist was very kind in explaining what was being shot into my cannula, and soon Dr S entered. We had a quick chat, then I was asleep. Next thing I knew I was in my recovery room, struggling to open my eyes despite being alert. I had some episodes of dizziness and nausea but overall my recovery went well. Now, we await fertilization results, then transfer details, then beta!! The fun is officially ON!!
This has been a great trip to Delhi, despite missing Cailyn and Mark. It has been fun to share this experience with my sister and hope that she enjoyed her time in Delhi and Agra~!