Friday, March 30, 2012

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Today is the big day. We leave New York in a few hours for our first trip to India. We plan to spend a few days in Jaipur, before heading to Delhi and then to Agra. I'm excited about visiting India - not sure of what to expect. I'm sure it's like nowhere I've visited before. For weeks, co-workers have been giving me advice: don't eat anything, you're gonna hate it, you're gonna love it, don't drink anything, etc. I can't wait to finally experience it for myself. I'm getting a little anxious about the whole baby thing... Fingers and toes crossed for a successful egg collection!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Psychic Predictions

My view of London from my hotel  

My partner has always told me not to follow my nose as it will invariably get me into trouble. Unfortunately, he's usually right. I arrived in London yesterday morning on a work trip and was wondering around looking for something to eat and glanced over at this sign: "Spiritualist Association of Great Britain - Come In!" Of course I went in and ended up making an appointment with a psychic/ medium. I figured this would be a great time to learn about my future - India, babies etc. - or at least have a little fun. All I really wanted to hear was... "I see a beautiful, healthy baby in your future" or "you're going to have twins" or something like "you will have the first baby born to a surrogate to become President of the United States." Basically, all he told me was to be very, very careful in India and make sure to get my inoculations. He also foresaw gastrointestinal problems in my future. Did I just pay this guy £35 to tell me I'm going to get diarrhea in India? Oh well... so much for that.

On my way back to the hotel, I stopped at Harrods to look at baby things. This store always amazes me. I found the perfect stroller.  This is what I've been looking for! As I was wondering how I could possibly get this on the airplane, I saw the price - about the same as a small Toyota. I suppose my future baby will have to make do with much, much less.
Getting close now... only 11 days until India!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

An Insane First Baby Purchase

I would imagine most people's first baby purchase is something practical - maybe a crib or bassinet or even some baby clothes. Ruben and I have found ourselves wondering through baby stores in amazement at all the really cool baby items available nowadays - but we've never even thought of purchasing something yet.  The practical side of me says wait until about 6 months into this whole thing before even considering it. We haven't even made our first trip to India yet! So much to my amazement, I came home from the gym today to find this:

What the heck is this? Well Ruben found one of our neighbors was having a yard sale. He couldn't resist buying this cart/contraption that hooks onto the back of the bicycle. He plans to pull our little toddler to the beach in this - at least that's what he says. I couldn't help but shake my head "Do we really need this?"