Friday, 18 May 2012

2 week wait..what 2 week wait?

This '2 week wait' I seem to be handling so much better than all the IVF waits.  You see, if I dont open my emails on the early morning of the 23rd of May, the date I keep checking on my calendar, then I won't find out if we have not been successful so then there will be no emotional agony!  Simple...

In the meantime while I am kidding myself over here, what about a story of our first hour ever in Delhi on our trip to try and become a family...

Arrived in Delhi about 2.15 in the morning and was expecting a driver to pick us up with our names on the boards etc, I even confirmed it the day before!!  But welcome to India, one to meet us, so I called the number they gave me (after I had to work out how to call his mobile number from my australian mobile phone...)  no answer....ok we will just get a cab on our own

Big line of official looking cabs right in front of us, so how hard can this be,,, spoke to a man yes yes yes madam no problem no problem we can get you there no problem, this way please  (another two guys appeared from no where and grabbed our bags much to M's fretting), we followed them past the official looking nice clean cabs, but they keep going,... to the next line of not so clean but still new cabs and still official looking, ..but still,...they all keep walking past this line,... til get to a line of beat up &*%$$ boxes...ok lets go with it,..its 3am in the morning,..i dont care how we get to the hotel just get us there..,"how much we ask?", no one answers but our bags are in the car and our driver is going for lets go! caution to the wind...

Two guys in the car with us take off, then a decent way away from the airport they tell us how much this trip at 3am is going to cost us...which equates to about $100 AUD  (the driver I had booked was going to cost $10 AUD) BUT ANYWAY its late we have been flying for 17hours just, ok, lets go.

One guy gets out, the other takes off at rapid knots, M looks over at me, what the?? the car is so badly stalling and the driver says mmm ...its a long way to your hotel..I reply only half an hour...o-oh little tingling feeling coming over we go!

We are 'driving' for about 10 mins, when the car stalls for good and the guys pulls down this dirty really quiet deserted lane way.  FREAKING OUT NOW, i thought they had set us up to mug us, M was thinking that they were just going to leave us in the middle of nowhere...Anyway heart is really pumping M and I looking at each other, M saying to driver... go, car ok car ok lets go with this, driver keeps saying no, no I will get you another cab (from FREAKING WHERE?? iM THINKING) He grabs a tuk tuk which is basically a motor bike with a carriage on the back, I say to our old driver you pay him (as we had already paid the other guy) there is small argument, then he pays the tuk tuk driver about 25 ruppees (or $1AUD) to take us the remainder of the way (dont forget we just paid his partner in crime $100 AUD,)

Our new driver is not sure where our hotel is, he passes the sheraton and pulls over tells us to get out, no we are not staying here keep going fella! I wouldnt budge out of the back seat, M is trying to get the sheraton staff to tell our driver where our hotel is, some hindi is spoken then we are on the road again looking for our hotel.  I see a sign that tells me we are in the district that we are looking for, and finally the hilton appears, thank god, i knew we were close because our hotel was next door to the hilton.

We find our hotel, my heart has settled a little, M and I looked at each other...We both say along the lines of.. "hope the rest of the trip isnt like that!  We wont make it!  But it was r rated"
Anyway we made it through our Delhi experience and we are waiting on word on two surrogates with 4 embryos in each, and no frozen....

Still cannot imagine us with kids


  1. Glad the bad cab ride didn't turn nasty, this happened to my partner in Nepal except it did turn bad. He was driven (in a tuk tuk) into an alley hit on the head with a brick (by two men who just appeared) then robbed by 6 children...luckily it wasn't worse than that.
    Best wishes for your 2 wk wait : )

  2. A very warm welcome to blogland and what a start. Praying for a BFP for you both .

  3. Geez, took me long enough to find you! I couldn't find it through google, so I was happy when Avey told me it had been added on SCIs. I have been thinking of you often. Really really praying for good luck the first time around. You guys are such an amazing deserving couple! xoxoxo