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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

How do you catch a cloud and pin it down ?

Mowgli and I have conversations. He kicks me when he likes what I have eaten. He kicks when I roll over my stomach accidentally while sleeping. He kicks if he doesn't like what I am wearing. He somersaults from time to time as though to remind me that I haven't spoken to him that day ! :)

After dinner, sometimes, we play a game. I try to guess where he will kick and put my hand there and he tricks me oh so often !!!

Mowgli does like music.. sometimes. He kicks more if I have headphones on.. and of course depending on his mood and the music. He slept all the way through Mozart & Bach and through Mandolin Srinivas. When we went to the Odissi program though, he did have a blast. Especially in the songs that he has experienced me jump all over the place practicing to. He kicked as though he was urging me to just get up and start dancing myself. :) Oh Mowgli, will you dance with me when you come home?

After many nights of watching the old British Sherlock Holmes drama series on TV, I decided to switch gears and watch something light and frothy for a change. We watched The sound of music. Coolboy sang along with the songs loudly as Mowgli kicked away to glory :) !!!
Note to self: Buy the soundtrack for Mowgli.

But really, how do you describe joy of nurturing someone inside you ? How do you voice all your apprehensions without feeling guilty ? How do you not fear treading the unknown ?

Thats why we need the 280 days of gestation? To learn to appreciate the miracle that life itself is. To feel one with all the things we don't understand. To believe in the silliest of things. To take life one little baby kick at a time. That's how you catch a cloud and pin it down ?


  • Really nice post.. I felt the same not too long ago. Wait till he arrives, it's a whole new ball game then.. me and my husband smile a lot more than what we did before our li'l one was born.. good luck, Ragini!

    By Blogger Arc, at 3:44 PM  

  • Ragini! I loved this post. And I do agree with Arc, Rajiv and I laugh more heartily these days. (usually with Sid). Love to little Mowgli..

    By Blogger Manali, at 8:09 PM  

  • 280 days of gestation and a lifetime of motherhood can not pin the clouds or hold the waves..!! Children float through our life and enrich it like nothing else can !!
    Here's hoping Mowgli inherits your spirit and love of life !

    By Blogger Divya, at 11:18 AM  

  • O yes you need that period to get used to the fact of being a Mommy! And you will grow even more as Mowgli arrives! It will be so much fun! Btw, these lil ones do have a choice of their own with music! They are just a wonder!!

    By Anonymous PH, at 9:10 AM  

  • Love the post. Especially since my little one just turned one and I have been nostalgic off late. Best of luck with your little one.
    Oh and I do agree with the other comments - we smile more often and more heartily because of our little one.

    By Blogger Pooja Aggarwal, at 3:08 PM  

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