As normally happens around this point, on Saturday our sisters threw us a fabulous shower in a park! Keeping with our history, the weather turned a little Londonesque, but the showers held off and we had a great time with our wonderful family and friends, and enjoyed some fantastic Indian food. As if our family history doesn't have enough of an international twist, leave it to us to have our baby shower lunch get coordinated by two people in Burma, one in Connecticut, with a caterer in Yonkers for a party in Battery Park City in the shadows of the Freedom Tower.
As a good friend told us to expect not long ago, everyone has been so extremely generous. Our apartment now looks like a Babies R Us exploded and everything ended up in our living room, both bedrooms, a couple closets, the storage unit, and there might even be stuff in neighbors' apartments. It’s been like Christmas everyday with more and more boxes showing up - the mailman must be getting tired of coming to our building of 11 apartments, where there have been 8 new babies here in the last year, not counting TO and TT, and 1 wedding.
I expected this part of the pregnancy to be filled with anxiety, but surprisingly we are both fairly calm - or we might just be nuts. But we came to the realization awhile ago that this happening regardless of what we do at this point, so there's no point in making ourselves even crazier than usual. So since we have almost everything we plan to take to India, we figure we might as well just enjoy the ride and start prepping for the trip. Let the packing begin!!
I keep looking at airline fares everyday and am glad to see they’re not really changing much, which is great since we could be making a VERY last minute purchase at any moment (hopefully not). But I think it's probably time to pull the trigger and just get tix for the dates we've been planning (right around aunt Bana's bday) and keep our fingers crossed that TO and TT stick to their Caribbean roots and not show up early! In the meantime, we're happy to have a bit of downtime with school, some fun summer travels, and the big party behind us and we can focus on putting the finishing touches on the nursery and finish turning our apartment into our babies' home.
Pictures from the Shower
Uncle D and Cousin Ben's opinion of the shower - two thumbs up!
A few of the shower attendees.
A lovely onesie made at the shower - "My parents went to India and all I got was this stupid onesie"