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Friday, February 19, 2010

Baby Bytes

18 weeks and 1 day :

I am finally done with nausea and illness. Am back on my feet, half way through the term and now raring to go. Some obvious changes:
1. I feel far more energetic than I have felt in months.
2. I now have a nice little baby bump. For someone who has spent a large amount of time battling stomach flab..I am loving watching the bump grow. Bye bye crunches.. I don't need you for now.
3. Belly extenders are awesome. Wearing ill fitting jeans and trousers to work really bothers me and when you are not yet big enough for maternity clothes, these nifty little things are a boon.
4. Now the kicker - Over the last week I have started feeling baby move. Cool boy in his infinite wisdom attributed my stomach feelings to other un-savory gastronomical problems - but I knew it when I felt it. The butterfly flutters. Especially the ones after lunch ( My baby seems to love fruit and fruit juice especially.)
5. Second ultrasound this week. And the verdict is out - I am having one hell of a stubborn child. This is the second time she poked and prodded and made me toss and turn in an effort to get baby Mowgli to turn so she could get good pictures and measurements. Fists clenched, arms crossed, he refused to buckle under pressure. Ill have to go back in 4 weeks now.

Week 19:

Do - Re - Mi - Fa - So - La - Ti - Do !!!!

PS: I wish patti could have shared this with me. I wish that I lived in India so i could share all this even more closely with my family. Its heartening to hear their voices every other day, and there is such joy when I see that they are all waiting online for me when I get to office from the Ultrasound appt, waiting with bated breath to find out if its a boy or a girl and shout out "YAY!!" any which way. Its heartening, but also heart wrenching. It is a choice I have made and a life I have chosen, for not just me but also you, little Mowgli. I wonder if I will ever make my peace with that !

Thursday, February 11, 2010


No childhood is complete without rhymes and poems. Here are two I wrote to welcome 2 very dear and special babies into this world. Just wanted to post them here for my own record and for you to re-use if you like :)

Lion King Theme Shower

"Welcome to my Shower"
Says the cub from his lair,
"It's only a matter of time,
before I join you out there!"

"Come and wish my parents,
all the joy that can be,
As they embark upon this
Adventure filled safari."

"2:00pm to 5:00 pm
At what I call 'My Den'
There will be games and snacks for you,
So Let the fun begin !!!"

Pink and Blue Shower

"Bye Bye winter",
Says the little baby, dear
"I'll wait it out,
Until spring is here."

It's almost March,
and at the end the baby is due,
The only question is,
Should mom paint the room Pink or Blue ?

So wear either colour,
That lets mom know what you think,
There will be a special prize,
For a man dressed in Pink.

We will have little bites to share
and some games too,
It's a celebration for the mommy to be,
So we look forward to seeing you.