A week ago, I was convinced that I would be ending our 2013 recap with a new baby announcement. Spoiler alert! Baby #2 has yet to make an appearance.
Will was born about 5 days before his due date and, given the possibility for happy inconvenience, it seemed only too likely that our second child would arrive on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day or perhaps the night my parents flew into town or on New Year’s Eve. I didn’t even bother planning meals or fun things to do for my parents’ 2 week stay, so sure was I that we’d be up to our elbows in spit up and dirty diapers by now.
Alas, it seems this baby is choosing to be unpredictable in the way I least expected: actually staying put until our due date.
So until then, a few moments to remember from 2013 (links in blue):
Finding out we were pregnant while Chris was trapped on a 15 hour flight back to Delhi from the States. (Not photographed: the many hours spent trying not to throw up when it was 115 degrees in the shade and Will didn’t want to play inside)
Playing with friends:
Unintentionally kicking off an ongoing toddler tractor obsession in Wisconsin:
Drinking lots of delicious coffee and feeding the ducks in Iceland. This may also be remembered as the trip Will scored the nicest wool long underwear known to mankind by way of a well-timed diaper malfunction at a souvenir shop 2.5 hours outside of Reykjavik.
A new Saturday dosa lunch ritual started during a visit from NaiNai (and a more recently acquired Sunday dim sum ritual–thank goodness for globalization!):
Will started preschool!…and the only photographic proof I have is a photo of the autorickshaw he decorated with matchsticks… (It’s true I have zero photos of this huge milestone–but I plan on taking a photo next week–after a 2 week vacation at home with Mommy, Daddy, Mimi & Papa, I’m sure the tears and transition will be as heart-breaking as the first time around?)
Road-tripping to Minnesota for these lovely people’s wedding…
Playing “dirty tractors” in the backyard:
A Thanksgiving spent with great friends!
Exploring the railroad museum, the science museum and countless other haunts around Delhi with my parent and toddler friends as well as some quieter days at home:
Probably too much fabric shopping:
And lots and lots of wonderful little moments with the two boys I love best:
Now just looking very much forward to the youngest member of the family making an appearance sometime soon!
Oh and p.s.! On December 23rd we found out where we’ll be moving next summer! Can’t wait to share that news here in a few weeks once it’s all official…