Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Girls Go Home!

So, it's been a few days since this event happened, but give me a break . . . I just birthed twins by c-section and made it home to three kids ages 7 and under. Better late than never.

On Monday, December 1st the girls and I were discharged from the hospital. I was told some information about recovering from a c-section, given my prescriptions for pain killers and let go. My friend Jodi drove up to meet the girls and was awesome enough to drive me home. While she was there, she was able to meet Appachchi (Grandma/Logi), Dad (George) and Appa (Other Dad/Sanj) and help us get the girls ready to go.

First, they made sure to feed the girls for their long trip back home.

Then, there was the jobs of changing the girls into their "Going Home" outfits and filling out the paperwork.

And of course putting the girls in their car seats. Which brings me to a joke (and any of you who have ever put a newborn into their car seat for the first time know the answer) How many adults does it take to put a baby in a car seat?

Appachchi pulled out their going home outfits and let me choose who got to wear what. I decided Anjali should wear the dots and Natasha should wear the stripes.

Here's Baby Anjali ready to go

and here's Baby Natasha

While we were making our way outside we stopped by the Non-Stress Testing unit were I spent the last 6 weeks (twice a week) to show off the babies and say Thank You. A little while later we made it to the parking lot and it was time to say our goodbyes and take one last group photo. Here's Appachchi, Appa, Kelly, Dad, and Nurse Valerie with the girls in front.

The girls got clicked in their seats and were ready to go

We said our goodbyes, which included lots of tears. (I'll talk more about our plans to keep in touch on a later post).

It has almost been a year since we all decided to proceed with the surrogacy and there we were, about to leave one of us with an empty uterus but a FULL heart and the others with a car full of love


Stacie said...

So sweet. It will be a year since we met our IPs on Dec. 17. That would be a good birthday.

Listen Up, MoFos! said...

Kelly, I just don't even know what to say. I find it amazing that you can be pregnant and give birth, knowing the whole time that the babies are not going to live with you. I can't imagine that! You must be an incredibly generous, strong person. I am in awe!

Anonymous said...

I am catching up on your blog, and I have to tell you that I already LOVE you! WOW...