Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Baby Shopping

So baby shopping here in our area of South Asia is VERY different than in America :) In America you can go into Wal-Mart and get all the things you need while leisurely perusing the aisles with your buggy... Here... there aren't very many baby stores, and most stores are in the typical South Asian Style - a Teeny Tiny store that is CRAM PACKED with pretty much anything you would need... You don't always have as many options of variety as you do at Wal-Mart (or a fancier baby store).... but you can get what you need....

So this past week, Emily and I decided we needed to get some of the baby things we needed before we got into our 3rd Trimester and go too tired... so we went shopping! The particular store we went to was called "Wieners" (pronounced - Weeners)... It really only had room to fit a couple of people. When we got there, there were some people in there, so we decided to wait outside until they were done... When we got inside, we started "shopping".... To shop here, you really have to know what you want... We came in with our lists and started asking questions... "Do you have....?" or "What is that? Can I see that?".... (you can see me demonstraing below). One guy (usually the older man that works there... a father or grandfather) sits at the register, while his son or his gopher gets all the things down and displays the items for you...We had been standing for a while and I started to get a little sicky feeling, so the son gave me his stool to sit on... it's pretty fun to sit and shop!
Emily and I bought a bunch of stuff :) (although Emily got about twice as much stuff as I did :))... just little things like socks, cloth diapers (which I may or may not use... but it's always nice to have a backup), a little hat, a changing mat... you know, little things you need - which I totally didn't realize all the little things you need!!!
(In the pic below you can see the man at the cash register) :)
OK, so in the pic below I'm holding both mine AND Emily's stuff... I thought I'd try to hide my shirt (the same one I end up wearing every time I have my pic made - haha!!)

Jellybean is coming!! Whoo hoo!! I've been getting kicked a lot lately - it's fun! :)

10 comments:

E-Rob said...

Yea! S/he's kicking more! That was a fun easy shopping experience. I think I prefer it to Wal-Mart. I mean, sitting while shopping? It doesn't get any easier! :)

Sara said...

I saw import type things in a couple of the pictures. Are they as pricey as import things in Thailand (like double the price)?
Sounds like a fun shopping trip to me!! But shopping that way always intimidated me because I like to "browse!"

Anthony and Sharon said...

Looks like so much fun! We have wal-mart type stores here, but there are a few like the one you went to. I can't WAIT to start buying...we've bought a crib, but no clothes or stuff like that yet. (Christmas will come before my baby so we're waiting;);)
I still haven't felt him kick yet (I don't think anyway...I concentrate sometimes, but I have no idea the difference yet...not strong enough) and I can't wait til its strong enough for me to know for sure! Just a couple more weeks!

Kara said...

So much fun...I LOVE baby stuff. I don't have a baby around the house anymore or expecting one any time soon and you can often find me browsing the baby stores around Hyderabad!! Mothercare is SO nice here.

I always loved feeling the boys moving around when I was pregnant...enjoy! And trying to figure out what "part" that was poking out. :)

You are looking great! Your belly is finally bigger than many of our "normal" bellys!! Hope you are feeling ok. Can't wait to see the little one!

SouthAsiaRocks said...

yeah, the import stuff is way expensive... and most things are import... they don't make tons of things here... I keep thinking that I might be able to find things in BKK cheaper... I'm going to check :)

Deanna said...

How fun!!! Except for the sick part, but it looks like you two were having a blast!

The Agarwals said...

What an awesome shopping trip! Isn't it soooo exciting when you start picking out things for your little one- it makes the looming due date even more exciting!! It doesn't look like a Babies R Us- but girl, you got the hook up with the stool and all- how fun! Well, except for being a little sick! The countdown is on!! Jellybean is going to be making one rockin' arrival in just a few short months!! YEAH!

Jeremy's fam said...

Baby shopping is fun. I love the stool... how cool is that. And I'm glad you are still enjoying the kicking. It isn't so fun the last month.

Rick & Heather said...

Wow! I think I would be cured of my shopping addiction in a hurry! You are so cute. Every women gets to a point in her pregnancy where she really likes the way one particular outfit feels...mine happened to be PJ's! You're adorable!

Sara Beth said...

Looks like you can get a lot of stuff in that little shop! We can't get too much here. You totally need to check out www.kellyscloset.com (and tons of other sites, I just got mine there) and look at the cloth diapers. I LOVE fuzzibunz! Cloth diapers have come a long way from fold-them-yourself-stick-them-with-pins-and-cover-them-with-terrible-vinyl-pants. I have some BumGenius! ones too. They're expensive, but so worth it when you think about spending $10/week in disposables for 2-3 years and maybe having multiple kids! Go Cloth!