I took an unintentional blogging break this past week!  It was definitely not planned, but I suppose it’s what I needed given how busy work was this week.  Don’t worry, I’ll tell you all about it because it’s about time we caught up over big glasses of milk (we can spike yours!) and some freshly baked chocolate chip cookies!

If were having milk and cookies!

Given that we haven’t caught up in this way in over three months, I’d give you a huge hug and tell you how great you look.  2017 is definitely your year! I’d then proceed to tell you about the craziness that seems to be my life right now.

I’d first tell you about my team meeting last week.  From a work perspective, it was super productive.  From a fun perspective, the team definitely bonded while enjoying delicious food, conquering the EscapeHousecooking a meal together at The Chopping Block, and so much more.  It was a fabulous week that pooped me (and baby) out big time.  In fact, I went to bed at 8:20 pm on Wednesday night!

I’d then move on and tell you about all the fun packages/presents the baby and I have received.  Ros, my coworker from London, brought super cute onesies, a little hat/gloves, and a stuffed elephant (that I may keep for myself!) with her all the way from South Africa (she was there in December). My friend Purvi sent me a cute mommy t-shirt and Dr. Seuss book.  My friend Monica sent me a bunch of pregnancy/parenting books.  And my blogging buddy, Dixya, sent me the cutest ‘Future Mommy’ tank.  I’ve already worn it three times!

Speaking of gifts, I recently gifted myself a duffel bag from Longchamp.  I asked Ros to get it from London because it’s less than half the cost of buying in the states.  If you know anyone in Europe, this is a great little trick!  Anyways, this bag is awesome – roomy AND stylish! [Fun fact – two of my coworkers also have this same bag…see below!]

Longchamp Weekender Duffel

Changing topics slightly, I’d tell you about my shopping escapade from this past Saturday.  My coworker/good friend Thea and I headed out around noon and shopped until 5:30.  I desperately needed some maternity basics, and Thea kindly agreed to take me shopping in her neighborhood.  I found exactly what I wanted/needed (for all of you mamas-to-be, I highly recommend Destination Maternity) and then some!  This part of our conversation would remind me that I need to fill you guys in about Le Tote (a fashion rental site that also does maternity wear) – coming soon!

Moving on from shopping and spending money, we’d discuss the latest episode of This is Us next.  I’d tell you about how I ugly cried through the ENTIRE episode.  In fact, I’ve never cried this much watching an episode of television…it was heartbreakingly beautiful.  If you don’t watch this show already, you need to get on that ASAP.  Just make sure you have a box of tissues handy every week!

And finally, I’d end our conversation with some exciting news.  Vishnu and I have our 20 week (even though it will be 21.5 weeks at the time) ultrasound appointment on Friday, and this is when we’ll find out if our baby is a boy or a girl!!!  AHH!!  We’re hoping to share the fun news with our family in a fun way, so be on the lookout for that post next week!

With that, it’s time to go.  We wipe the cookie crumbs off our face and part ways.  Until next time!

Your turn – if we got together for milk and cookies, what would you tell me?

By Parita

7 thoughts on “A Milk and Cookies Date [7]”
  1. Love love LOVE all these updates! And, when I see you in April I may or may not have a little something I got for you, V and the baby 😉 What can I say: it’s the Indian in me to shower you with gifts!! <3 xo If we were having milk and cookies, I'd tell you that I ugly cried with the latest episode of This is Us, too. I seriously can't hang. That show is getting to me like none other!! I'd also tell you that I was in Seattle to be part of of the memorial service for uncle, which was bittersweet and beautiful <3 Have a wonderful week! Can't wait to find out if you're having a boy or girl!!
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    1. You’re the sweetest! I can’t wait to meet you finally!

      And I’m so sorry to hear about your uncle. I’m glad you were able to be part of the services though.

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