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2 Months

Wow!

Today we’re celebrating TWO MONTHS! Can you believe it?

I know I haven’t written in ages, but there was a lot happening, so I’ll give a quick recap of the past month or so…

At first we had to finish all the arrangements in India. There was some running to the Israeli consulate to get the twins their new passports (so inefficient…) and FRRO to sign the passports so they can leave India. towards the end we were pretty nervous because we already booked the Dec. 5th flight and wanted to make it. And we did!

The flight itself was better than I thought babies-wise. They did not seem to suffer from the pressure or anything, and were sleeping most of the flight. The crew on the plane were amazing and so helpful. They made sure we get the bassinettes and made sure no one sits in the adjacent seats. Of course when we got to Israel we had a problem with the twins’ passports not showing up on the border control’s computer, and they kept us there for at least 30 minutes at 4am in the morning with crying babies. And 2 nice stewardesses insisted on staying with us till we’re done.

Meeting our families was very exciting. They were very happy to finally see Noa and Maya, and we were relieved to see them after so long. This meant that we’re home now!

Ronen is taking the first part of the paternity leave, but I stayed home for the first week so we can do some errands and arrangements. Of course we also took some time to enjoy ourselves, went to eat some good food, and meet some friends.

Since then it’s been over a month. We got used to being back home. We do shifts with the twins at night so most of the time it is OK, and during the day Ronen is with them for now. It is not easy for me to leave him with them like this since I know what a hard job it is. But he tries to find someone to be with him whenever possible (friends, family…).

The girls are growing fast (as you can see in the pictures below). They are bigger and heavier, but besides it also seems they start to respond to us. They listen to our voices, sometime even smile. They seem to like taking baths (but dressing up afterwards is sometimes difficult). They like to hear songs, and sometimes also reading a book.

Last week we had an event to celebrate their birth (BRITAH). It was a great event for us, although I was nervous and also had to speak in front of everyone, which I never like. But it was nice, and I was happy to see everyone. And now it’s back to the “new normal”. I promise to update more now… See you soon!!!

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Days 8-10

Oct. 31 – Nov. 2

We got ourselves some kind of routine by now. We’ve been here long enough to do that…

Every morning we get up, go to breakfast. Sometimes before breakfast we watch some TV since they show Friends in the morning. Sometimes Ronen goes to the gym before I wake up. For breakfast I have chocoflakes with milk, and then some bread with jam and some fresh pineapple. Every day I tell myself that tomorrow I’ll ask for a plain omelet, but eventually I never do.

Then we work. Later we usually go to the pool. At least I go every day. I love the pool. It calms me.

Then comes dinner, ping-pong, TV or a movie in our room. Or some nights we go out. take a motoriksha to Hiranandani and have a cold drink or donuts or a muffin and do some grocery shopping at Haiko.

Then we sleep.

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Yesterday we talked to Alon (he’s working with Doron), and he wanted us to check if it is possible to find Similac in the pharmacies here (called “Medical stores”). Alon wants to know this so he can prepare the next parents as to what to expect here. We went to every pharmacy we found in Hiranandany, and only found one 400 gr. can of Similac (it was dusty and cost 750 rupees!). We’ll have to arrange for some more food from Israel…

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In 2 days India will celebrate the Festival of Light aka Diwali. It is a 5 day holiday packed with drumming, celebration, and is considered one of the most important Hindu holidays. During the past few days we’ve heard the people practice their drums all day long, and a few minutes ago we just saw a rehearsal  of a fireworks show. It was nice :)

We’re going to play some ping-pong now! Have a good night!

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