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We have embarked on a life-long journey to become a family. In June 2013, we have brought home two beautiful babies. Our family is now complete and our marriage formally recognized by state and federal laws.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

It's official

The twins got their passports and CRBA, so we are happy that things are rolling along. Next is the dreaded exit visa. Ugh! *Thinking happy thoughts -- Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kitten, bright copper kettles, and warm woollen mittens...*

Anyway, they got their second dose of vaccinations. It's very difficult to see your kids suffering, especially when the needle hit and the loud scream and cry followed. Parenthood really gives you that feeling and emotion that you wanted to protect them from anything that upsets or hurts them.

So, we come home after the doctor's visit in the evening, and like what our friends said, your memory goes down the drain -- we completely forgot to ask about side effects like fever and what medicine to give if the twins do get a fever. Luckily, Rahul (Western Taxi Service) came to the rescue and kindly asked one of his drivers to stop by the pharmacy and buy us baby paracetamol drops. Whew! Thanks Rahul and Gargan! Unfortunately, both got elevated temperature to mild fever temperature (100.4 F/37.5 C), but it wasn't high enough to medicate them as per the doctor's advise. Today, their temperature appears to be stabilizing and hopefully on the downward trend. Next week would be the last vaccination. Yay!!!

Our boy finally caught up with his sister -- well, almost. He is now 3.1 kg (6.8 lbs) and his sister is 3.3 kg (7.2 lbs). Their growth rate is linear and can be predicted by regression with an R-squared of 0.99 (for scientists/mathematicians out there). On their due date (unofficial birthday), we switched our boy from Dr Brown's Level P (preemie) nipple to Level 1, and that was a mistake. His reflux got worst and he had a couple of projectile vomits. Luckily, we brought other bottles and tried which one works for him. We found that Philip's Avent bottle/nipple worked well in minimizing and mostly preventing his reflux.

                                Here they are enjoying each other's company....
Hello daddy and papa! Aren't we cute?


  1. My gosh, they are so cute! Hopefully they can charm your way through the FRRO. I hear projectile vomiting helps speed things along there. :)

    1. LOL... Thanks Ben. Maybe I'll take a Level 1 nipple on our visit to FRRO. :)

  2. They're gorgeous! I'm glad you guys are on your way out, but if you want to meet before you leave, I'd love to! Just got in a couple of hours ago - I'm at the Hilton Garden Inn. Heading to hospital in the morning to see my nephews for the first time and take lots of video for my sister and brother in law!

    1. Hi K, Welcome to New Delhi. Congratulations on having two nephews. We are staying at an apartment in Greater Kailash I and a bit pressed for time with the twins, paperwork and appointments, so let's see how it goes. Hugs and kisses to the twins.