We're here - we've made it to America ;) The flight went surprisingly well - thanks soooooo much for lifting us up - that's totally why the flight went so smoothly! Aashini slept but not too much - so she's doing great and hasn't really dealt with much jet lag at all - it's amazing :) We thought we were going to get stuck in Miami - we got there just as the edge of Hurricane Fay was coming into town... but it worked out perfectly - just a bunch of turbulence :)
So we had a few interesting first impressions... one is that water fountains are amazing!!! We've been having a blast drinking out of them!
Another first impression was that people in the service industry in America are definitely not as nice or as helpful as South Asians in the service industry. We were on our first flight on our way to Chicago... we asked the flight attendant to get the bassinet. Aashini fell asleep in Adam's lap and then they brought us our food, so I had both trays on my lap. The Flight Attendant brought us the bassinet and set it on the floor in front of us. Later, she came buy bringing drinks and asked us (kinda rudely) why we didn't put up the bassinet she thought we wanted it. I tried to explain that I had 2 trays of food on my lap and Adam only had one hand b/c he had Aashini...and we weren't exactly sure how to put it together..... and she said: "Oh, quit making your excuses, I'll just do it"...
My sister is in town for the next few days. Aashini has enjoyed meeting her Masi (pronounced "mossy" - it means mother's sister or aunt) :)