Sunday, 29 August 2010

Start of a new journey...

Today, we are in Delhi, after a couple of blissful weeks in Italy relaxing and planning out next step on our journey to parenthood.

So many people have recommended Dr Shivani at SCI in Delhi, it was obvious to us that this is where we should take our journey following our stress and disappointment in Thailand! And we are so happy that she agreed to help and work with us.

Today, we had the pleasure of meeting Dr Shivani! I can't stress how different (in the best possible way) and positive we feel after meeting her. Given that the Doctor in Thailand did not even speak English, we feel like we achieved in one morning at SCI what would have taken weeks of unanswered emails and ignored phone calls in Bangkok!!! But now I guess is the time to put behind us past grievances and focus purely on the positive experience and optimism that we feel we will enjoy with Dr Shivani in Delhi!!! She also has a great team behind her, and info is never short or thin on the ground. For us, the not knowing and waiting is the hardest part, but quick and thorough answers make it so much more bearable, it's impossible not to feel good about where we are at right now.

Because of work, we have only been able to come to Delhi for 2 days!!!!! We will be donning our tourist hats tomorrow on a day trip to the Taj Mahal before a late meeting at SCI then on to the airport. Such a shame that we can't spend more time here :(

Delhi is not how we expected at all, beyond the visual chaos we feel surprisingly chilled, and everyone we've met is so unbelievably friendly it feels like the Truman Show!

We were lucky enough to have the exact egg donor we had our heart set on and we gather that she will be having her period in the next few days. We are looking at a embryo transfer mid-September which doesn't feel too far away, and we are sure given how busy work is it will absolutely fly by, praise be!!!!

It seems that there are a lot of recent or imminent births at SCI which is obviously fantastic news, at the same time it reminds us of how far we are from our dream, but hopefully being here in Delhi brings us one step closer.

It actually feels good to be blogging again, as we know that when we do, things are happening!!!


  1. Best Wishes.....and hopefully you have much success on this part of the journey!

    All the best!

  2. Hopefully it will be your turn this time. Wishing you the best.

  3. Congrats on taking your first steps towards your next cycle.
    Best of luck!

  4. Wishing you tons of baby dust. Its wonderful that you have a plan in action. I have a good feeling this will be your time.

  5. Hooray - let's see some positive action for you guys!

  6. Your both in our prayers for success this time. Dr S is fantastic, welcome to Delhi.

  7. A plan is always good!! Mid September is not far away at all... GOOD LUCK

  8. Good luck and best wishes to both of you.

  9. Really hoping it's your time the time around. Fingers crossed. The journey to the Taj is long, too! :-)

  10. Adam and Michael,
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  11. best of luck guys your in great hands