Today Micah was delighted to welcome his first visitors -- Nik from Australia, who is expecting twins in the next few weeks (Lisa, get here soon!), and Kerrie and Mark from Canada. It is really wonderful to meet all these people whose stories I've been following for the last year, ever since we first started this surrogacy adventure. We're also hoping to meet several other intended parents and new parents who are scattered at other hotels in Mumbai.
Micah continues to grow and change before our eyes. The swelling across the bridge of his nose is going down a little bit and his eyes are getting more alert and focused. Yesterday when we put him under the warming bed naked, his flailing hands surprised him, today he seems to have more confidence. His neck and back muscles are getting stronger by the minute, and he'll be ready to go to the hotel gym at the VITS with Daddy. Meanwhile, mommy and daddy are becoming sluggish, deconditioned, and dehydrated from spending 4 days in our rooms!
We're also seeing more and more resembolence to Adam, to the point where the other day, we joked that we should get a DNA test to find out if we actually had an Indian ED!
If and when the pediatrician shows up this afternoon, we're planning to essentially discharge ourselves and get the heck out of here. Next stop: a real bed!
Pictured above: Nik (top), Mark, Kerrie and me, our improved solution to the UV protection problem, and an opened-eyed photo of Micah.