Just had a phone call from my DH.....told him I was having contractions off and on all day (not productive ones, though - I'm technically still a week or so away from giving birth) and He asked if a Kelly Bag would make me feel better.......WHAT DO YOU THINK??? Of COURSE it would - so he tells me he thinks it can be organised for me to buy my first Hermes Bag as a "push present" like you all suggested!!! OK, here's what I'd like from you girls: What colour suggestions? What leather suggestions? Size suggestions? H/W suggestions? HOW do I go about this?(I know my manager, Greg, at the Sydney boutique fairly well...also a gorgeous SA called Marie), but I have to admit, I visit there fairly sporadically due to being pregnant. I'd prefer to get my first bag from the boutique to have the whole experience , but I'm open to suggestions. I also wouldn't be doing anything about it for a few weeks from now, as I'm on bedrest until my 'other' baby arrives . So I have time up my sleeve (and maybe quite a bit if I have to wait for an order!? I doubt my budget will run to exotic leathers, and this will be my first Kelly, so no need to start on croc (as much as I'd love to!!), but I'd love to play around with ideas with your help so I make a choice I love! Gosh - I get two "babies" at once, I won't quite know which one to carry and stare at!! Many thanks for all your ideas, girls!!!!! Let them fly!!! Kristie.