Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy 2010!!

Happy New Year! May 2010 bring happiness and joy in your lives in plenty!

Been back in India for a few weeks now. Traveling quite a bit, catching up with family and friends. And eating a LOT of yummy stuff along the way! Will post pictures soon. We're now looking for a house to rent in Bangalore and researching into schools for Little M. I had a lot of help from family and also from a blogger friend, whose suggestions have been invaluable.

The other bit of news is that we're expecting our second baby in April. Excited about that! I researched into hospitals for the delivery even before we moved to India. From reviews online and based on experiences of some of my family, I zeroed in on a hospital called "The Cradle" in South Bangalore. I was quite impressed with the hospital, it's facilities and the staff on my first visit. This hospital specializes in delivery, maternal and fetal care. The doctor I chose was very easy to talk to and took time to ask and answer a lot of my questions. Overall I am quite happy with my choices (so far).

I am looking forward to finalizing a house and settling down again! Travel and staying with fam is all fine and good but I realize I need to have a place I can call my own, to feel settled.

I have loads of posts from fellow bloggers to catch up on. I'll be sure to post updates. Be back soon!

31 comments:

Bong Mom said...

Happy New Year Vani. Congratulations and have a wonderful 2010

meeso said...

Congratulations & Happy New Year! Enjoy, and I hope you get settled soon :)

TBC said...

Congratulations, and a very happy new year to you and your family, Vani.

Jaya said...

Vani,
congrats and wish you a very happy new year :)...
hugs and smiles

Cham said...

Wishing You and Your Family a Happy New Year 2010!
Congrats Vani and My Warm Wishes :)

Madhu said...

Congratulation Vani.. Have a great year ahead.

indosungod said...

Congrats! Vani.

Wishing you a very happy year ahead.

chakhlere said...

Congratulations to you Vani!! And Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!!!

Smitha said...

Congrats!! Cradle is a good choice for south Bangalore.. quite a few in my family had their babies there. The cost can be pretty steep though.
What a great time to be with family and friends... Have fun and good luck

LG said...

Wish you and family a very happy new year. Congratulations dear. Have good time back home. I am due to deliver in May and I will be in Singapore only :)

Gita said...

Congrats dear and warm wishes :) Wish You a Very Happy New Year! Take care dear.

Vani said...

Thanks for the wishes, dear blogger friends!

Arch said...

Congratulations Vani, this is great news :) Have a great year ahead..Have heard Cradle is really good..Hope you settle in soon and are ready for the new arrival ! If you are looking for a school in South Bangalore, Kumarans comes highly recommended..My mom's friend knows a lot about schools there, can put you in touch with her if you are interested...let me know

Sonia said...

Congratulations!!! All the best for everything. Hope you will find your home sweet home, best school and everything there! Take care.

Pavani said...

Wishing you and your family a very Happy & Prosperous New Year.
Congratulations on the good news..
Good luck with everything. Take care.

Sunshinemom said...

Congrats, Vani! All the very best for the New Year!

Shama Nagarajan said...

Congrats dear.....wishing you a wonderful 2010.

sra said...

Congrats, Vani, all the very best for a happy new year!

Red Chillies said...

Congratulations Vani, awesome news. Even though I am from Bangalore, it is as if i have lost touch with it. I hardly know the new places, restaurants, etc
Happy New year to you and yours and wishes for a wonderful year ahead!

DEESHA said...

Congratulations Vani .. Have a wonderful year ahead. All the very best for everything

Preeti said...

Congrats Vani :) second time is always a charm. Happy New year.

Shri said...

Congrats Vani!Wish you and your family a lovely 2010.I am sure you have a lot to look forward to!:)Good luck with everything.
Best,

Divya Rao said...

Congratulations Vani! Happy New Year! Bangalore is surely a lovely place to settle down in. And I've seen Cradle several times as I've driven past...my in laws live in Jayanagar. It's a new hospital but I've heard from many friends that it is very good, so good choice :) There are many lovely stores in Bangalore to shop for home decor...of course the scene may have changed drastically now and I'm not really updated, but lemme know if you are looking for something in particular, I may be able to recollect some nice places :)Anyways, good luck with everything!

Rashmi said...

Congratulations Vani!
Am back from my Blore vacation just 2days back. Indeed its a wonderful place for a foodie ;)to settle down.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Vani! A great new year to you and your family.

Mamatha

Jayashree said...

Congratulations, Vani. Hope 2010 turns out to be a wonderful new year for you.

Asha said...

Happy 2010 to you and your family. Have fun and take it easy. Hugs to you! :))

Diamond and Pearl said...

congratulations and a very happy new year too!

Vani said...

Arch - thanks! Will add Kumaran's to my list. Will surely let you know about contacting your mom's friend. Thanks for that!

Sonia, Pavani, Harin, Shama, Sra- thanks for your lovely wishes, girls!

RC - thanks! Bangalore keeps changing each time I visit. So not surprised you (and me) have not been able to keep up! Hope to see u sometime when u visit BLR next!

Deesha, Preeti, Shri - thanks so much for the wishes! :)

Divya - thanks! Will let you know about the home decor stores. We're still waiting for our cargo to arrive. Thanks for the offer to help! I appreciate that.

Vani said...

Rashmi - thanks! yeah, a foodie's paradise. Looking forward to it! :)

Mamatha- thanks! :)

Jayashree- thanks, hon!

Asha- thanks and welome back to blogging! :)

D&P - thanks a lot! :)

Usha said...

Happy New Year Vani ! Congratulations on the good news! Have a wonderful 2010...