Surviving Sandy

Dear baby Desai,

We survived Hurricane Sandy! It was really an uneventful two days stuck inside the house with lots of rain and strong wind and working from home. Monday night when the storm was at it its worst, I stayed next door with our awesome neighbors so I wouldn’t be alone if and when the power went out. They took really good care of us that night and made sure we were comfy. I worked from home Monday and Tuesday thinking it would be awesome to be home and pig out, but you don’t seem to be super hungry. I think I have eaten more out of before finding out about you. Maybe I would have pigged out more if I wasn’t actually working. Turned out I wasn’t supposed to be to working because the office was closed. My director got confused about it, realized he messed up and gave me and my boss 2 comp days! Yay! I know I’m already going to need half a day when we go see the doctor for our first ultrasound. It will be the first time we get to see you!

You are bringing me good luck already! I was even able to convince your grandma and grandpa to get out of their cold dark house and stay with family who had power tonight. Unfortunately they lost power during the hurricane. The storm really took its toll on NJ and NY. Half of Manhattan is flooded, much of NJ is without power, the Subways aren’t running and some tunnels are flooded for the first time ever. We got really lucky with Hurricane Sandy here in Delaware (which is where we live now), but there are parts of the east coast that were slammed. We will be moving further away from the coast soon!

Okay my darling…I just wanted to fill you in about the “Epic” storm we just had.


Mama Desai


P.S. It is super hard going through work everyday hiding something from everyone, but I will only tell them when I know we’re in the clear. Part of me is so excited I just want to share it with anyone but for now I try to only talk to you when no one else is around and pat my belly when no one is watching.  ❤


The test is what?!?









ImageDear baby Desai,

Today, on October 28th, 2012 I took 2 tests that made it very clear I am pregnant. I have to admit, this came as a complete shock because you were not planned for. Your dad and I could not believe what we were seeing because, well, it was an accident of me not getting my timing right. Oops!

Set aside all of the shock, and we were actually really excited. As much as you think you can plan out your life and its big events, you can’t. Things will happen when they happen, and some of the best things in life come when you least expect them to. I didn’t expect to meet the man I would marry at 22 and be married at 24, I didn’t expect to find a job for my niche after only 9 months of being miserably unemployed (it felt like it would never happen!), and I didn’t expect to buy a huge house in my late 20s!

You really have perfect timing, because that huge house we’re moving into in a few months would feel empty without you. 5 bedrooms for 2 people…now we were just asking for too much to have that to ourselves for a few years, weren’t we??

Let me tell you little kiddo of mine…who is about the size of a poppy seed right now, your dad and I think you are a blessing. Regardless of if we were planning for you, we are really happy you are here. It means that even if was accidentally, we did something right.

Of course after finding out we were having a baby…coming to a hospital near you July 2013!, your dad left for Phoenix for a conference and I wish I hadn’t pushed him to go a few days ago! So here I am all by myself about to have to brave out Hurricane Sandy (yes, I said a hurricane in Delaware). But don’t worry I will take good care of you! Before the rain got bad, I ran out for prenatal vitamins and milk!

Dear baby of mine, you are making me feel very tired and you are messing with my appetite. If there’s one thing you will learn, it’s that your mama loves to eat…so I’m not thrilled with this right now. Now to push myself for a bedtime snack so I’m not waking up at 3 am starving! Plus I have to make sure to keep you fed and healthy!

Looking forward to so many things to get used to and a huge change in my life…



Mama Desai ❤ Parul


P.S.In case I forget later, you were conceived on October 14, 2012 and we’re 100% sure about that! (Don’t worry I’ll spare you the details).