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Sunday, May 20, 2012

I could swim faster than this!

They're there.  We're here.  We want to be there and we want them here. 

Olivia
The girls are doing swimmingly.  Still no oxygen, no apnea, no medications of any kind other than caffeine, which will be discontinued in a few days.  Both are taking about 30 ml of formula every three hours and Dr. Singh tells me that yesterday, Clara gained a whopping 70 g.  She tipped  the scales at 1410 g, well over her birth weight.  Olivia gained 30 g yesterday and weighed in at 1685 g.  The past few days the nurses have been encouraging them to take a bottle, and if they do and continue gaining weight as they have been, Olivia at least will be released soon.

Clara

Hence our problem: remember my fiendishly clever plan to book changeable tickets and ensure that Adrián had his aisle, I had my window and no one sat between us?  Not only is someone already sitting between us on the outbound trip, but a  changeable fare is only worth something if there's space available on a flight somewhere.  And it turns out that every Singapore Airlines flight from L.A. to Singapore for the next two weeks is booked solid.  We're on the standby list to leave this coming Friday, the 25th, but we're not holding our breath (and the thought of a middle seat all the way across the Pacific and halfway across Asia makes me want to hide under my bed in a fetal position).  We may try to cancel our flights and book with another airline -- Lufthansa wasn't looking too bad. 

As always, a big thanks to Bernadette for the photos -- think good thoughts about Hayden, who's still fighting to get stronger in the NICU. And a big congrats to Doug and Bill of Looking for Baby (now, Looking for Cristina Lei) on the birth of their daughter, um, Cristina Lei!

13 comments:

  1. Good luck with all the flight stuff, that just sucks! Great news that your girls are doing so well! I really hope you can get there soon so you can enjoy every moment of them!

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  2. This is so very exciting!

    My husband and I fly Lufthansa pretty regularly. They are a great airline. Although, it's no Singapore air. We are flying them on the way back to the States for the summer. Hope you can make it here soon!

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  3. Released soon? You better get over there (no pressure). Once you arrive, in the fetal position, you won't even remember the flight when you meet Clara and Olivia.

    Funny side bar -- I had no idea what 30 ml of formula meant until two days ago. Now it's always on my mind, or, at least every three hours.

    Godspeed to you and Adrian...and a big MAHALO for your support.

    HUGS,
    D and B and C

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  4. So great that the girls are gaining weight, hope you get a seat over to Delhi asap. Best wishes : )

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  5. They're beautiful guys...I can't wait to see them WITH YOU! Then it will be complete. <3

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  6. First, congratulations again, everything seems to be just fine.

    Secondly - change airline and get to your beloved once. They are waiting for you daddies...

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  7. Hi Guys, Your babies are growing and looking good. I hope you do get on a flight. When you do, Singapore airlines are very good. The cabin crew will ask other people to move and they will help you find a better seat when you are on board. On our way home our flight was allegedly fully booked but when we got on board, I mentioned to the crew that hubby's back was hurting him and he really needed to stretch his legs out being a tall boy. He ended getting 4 seats to himself so he was able to sleep - he had a very comfortable journey! I have travelled alot over the years on several different airlines but you cant beat Singapore as far as I am concerned. All the best of luck

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  8. Congratulations on your beautiful girls...hope you get to hold them real soon!

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  9. So looking forward to seeing you very soon and meeting your beautiful girls.

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  10. Glad your daughters are doing well. Can't wait to see pictures of the 4 of you together :)

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  11. I can't even imagine how hard this is! I'll be praying your flight problem gets worked out ASAP and you can get yourselves over there to your beautiful babies.

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  12. Hang in there, guys. Everybody is safe and healthy right now. Just get there when you can and trust that things are going to work out. Your family is in my prayers, and I look forward to meeting up with you soon!!!

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  13. Good luck getting a good flight. Just know that even if the whole airline thing is stressful, once you get home it will become a distant memory very quickly as you make new and wonderful memories. I moved with 5 week old twins and just 3 weeks later I can barely remember the stress of it all.

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