The journey home

We reached home last Friday and are settling in slowly. The trip home was memorable in many ways. The girls were well-behaved and slept most of the way. They handled the takeoff and landing very well leaving the new parents very impressed!

Other highlights from the 2 stops 8 hour plane ride were the number of strangers walking up to us to exclaim how pretty the girls were or to ask if they were twins. One 8-year-old girl walked up to us and said you have beautiful children. We were stunned to say the least. We also had at least two people share with us that they were twins themselves. We had lots of people offer to help us with the bags, with giving up seats so we could sit. The kindness was overwhelming. For once we did get to board ahead of other people. It was bittersweet.

Once we got home, we had a traditional welcome from family and friends. The girls warmed up to everyone who was home. Over the two days, they have gotten comfortable and are now exploring their new home. Its been a fun but backbreaking ride so far.

In other news, today is my first day home alone with the kids. I had imagined this day for many years. In reality, grass is greener on the other side. ;p

11 thoughts on “The journey home

  1. I was actually looking fwd to this post of yours 🙂 I mean a post on how the flight journey was with the twin girls.
    I now await a post about their bath time 🙂

  2. HI Laksh. Now that you are home,…. the journey truly begins :). Good luck with it all – and don’t be afraid to ask for help when needed. Remember also to get rest when you possible can… (Believe me,.. we are all better mothers when rested)…

  3. Hearty Congratulations…Laksh. A very sweet post. I was actually looking forward to this post of yours….hmmm…very happy for you. Now its time to enjoy each moment with your juniors….Enjoy and my best wishes to both of you !!!

  4. Hi Lakshmi,

    I am a regular at your blog but have always remained anonymous. This wonderful news has overwhelmed me so much that I decided to write my first comment. Your girls look like dolls and are adorable. Congratulations to you all and here is wishing you the best of everything, now and forever 🙂


  5. Wow, nice- your whole journey and the fact that you are home now.

    Remember you are dealing with twins here and please do give yourself a break often enough 🙂

  6. I am glad your trip was great and your daughters are adjusting well. It is so wonderful to know that you are experiencing these memorable emotions and posting on this blog as a keepsake.

    Looking forward to more updates.

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