To show our appreciation for Meera's sacrifice being on strict bed rest for 6.5 weeks, we sent her a card expressing our gratitude, along with a cake and flowers. If any of you wish to recognize a special event for your surrogate, SCI suggests Ferns N Petals. We can recommend them too, as the delivery was timely (next day) and the cost was surprisingly very reasonable. We asked if the staff could send us a picture of Meera when she received the flowers, and they were able to provide the following:
|Sorry to blur Meera's face since she is truly a lovely person outside as well as in,|
but we do want to respect her privacy.
Kim had just returned from India, so she had loads of information and stories to share about the process. We tried to take it all in and make mental notes about flights, apartments vs. hotels, diapers and formula, and of course the dreaded FRRO. Naturally, we also reminisced and relayed anecdotes about India and its myriad of experiences to be had. From all the delicious food and the unfortunate instances of Delhi belly, to the Taj Mahal and the pesky guides steering you to the shops, to crazy Rahul and his fantastic drivers, among many of the beautiful people one encounters in India.
It was really great to socialize in-person with folks who share a common bond. It reminded us what a great community this is, one in which you become a member by deliberate choice, not chance. And we are lucky to be a part of it. Cheers!
P.S. 16 weeks! Grow baby, grow!