Wednesday, March 9, 2011

There's no place like home.

Well, after a turbulent few weeks since my last post we finally arrived back on Australian soil tonight. What a marathon effort we went through to get back home. During this process we met many interesting people, made some new friends and experienced the Indian way of life. For those fellow parents and intended parents that we met in  Delhi, we thank you the opportunity of allowing us to get to know all of you. For those who are following after us, I wish you all the best and would like to let you know that when you are sitting there at 3am in the morning engaged in a staring contest with your son/s and daughter, no matter what you go through to get there it is worth it. We have been blessed with Jonathan, Oscar and Alice. All of them are very healthy and love being kissed and cuddled, well most of the time. We think that Princess Alice has worked out that she has to nice to the strange men as they are the providers of my num nums (milk).

Our trip out of Delhi nearly ended in complete disaster. We were so overwhelmed by the whole exit and security process that we forgot to pick up a bag from the security checkpoint. This bag contained all of the records for the children, DNA, birth certificates, Citizenship documents etc. We realised that were missing our bag when the they announced the boarding call for our plane. The ensuing scene was something out of one of those airline shows. One of the counter staff and I ran from one end of the Airport back to the security counter. Naturally our airline was departing from the the very last terminal in the airport, and if you have been to the new IGA you would know that it is a fair hike from one end to the other.  When we got to the counter the security staff took one look at me and said, " Babies, you forgot your bag. Silly man" I got back to the flight with about 5 mins to spare. Thank you Singapore Airlines check in staff. Singapore Airlines were exceptional with how they treated us on our return flight.   We changed our bookings at 3pm in the afternoon for the 11.25 flight. As we couldn't get the basinet seat on the flight they blocked the seat next to us so that we would have room to put the infants on the seat next to us. This was amazing as the flight was full except from the 3 infant seats that they gave to us. The service from the Singapore Airlines staff on both legs of our journey was nothing short of amazing.

A big thank you to Dr Schivani and the team at SCI for allowing us to fulfil our dreams of becoming parents. If anyone needs a nurse, we can recommend a wonderful lady. Her name is Miriam for short. We are happy to recommend her to anyone who needs a nurse whilst in Delhi. She helped us with our children during our stay in Delhi. I am sure that the kids are already missing her and the way that treated them.

The kids are getting bigger every day. Jonathan is no longer the quiet one however he is just adorable. Alice is just so cute and loves giving hugs when being burped. Oscar is so easy going and just watches  everything. They were all angels on the plane trip home. They only started to whinge when we went through customs. Peter


  1. So glad to hear that you are all safely home… would love to see some more photos!
    Enjoy every moment…. I am sure that it will be the best time of your lives!
    Paula and Justin

  2. Yay you got home ! Hooray Hooray doing a happy dance now for you.