23 June, 2012

I'm alive! Twice actually :)

I took so long to write this post, even Blogger changed! I'm not lazy. I promise. I'm just anything but lazy.
Its been exactly 4 months since my last post... I'm guilty now!

Well, the past few months have been a real journey.. with the pregnancy and the attention I was getting, I was bound to lose myself and forget anything else that was important to me. The past 8 months have been consuming - mentally and physically. I look like one of those actresses who just stuff their tummies with a pillow and pronounce themselves pregnant. I haven't gained weight anywhere else but my tummy and my family is complaining. What can I do? Like mother, like daughter.

Being in India Padhu and I don't know the sex of the baby yet. Do we want to? No. All the shopping for the baby is done in yellow and green though my mother favored nothing but blue. What is it with these elders and  their love for boys? I know no one from my family is going to read this so I'm gonna say it out loud.. I want a girl. Padhu wants a boy and he is kind of convinced it is a boy. Don't ask how.

Its a roller coaster of emotions, being pregnant. First this, first that. The very first scan when the baby looked like a peanut with little hands and legs had me all teared up. Phew.. after that every moment has been fabulous. The morning sickness, obviously not - that was a troubled phase. Everything I sniffed or ate had me throwing up. But the fourth month on-wards my appetite took a super turn.

Well, today I'm starting my ninth month and it feels like just yesterday when I heard the baby's heartbeat for the first time. Baby is still trying to fit into my stomach cause I'm apparently not made of lycra and cannot expand and give baby room. Baby pushes, tosses and turns so much because of that.

With so much happening I haven't been travelling at all.. just monthly and bi-weekly doctor visits. I'm so glad my brother is here with me through this time. Its such a wonderful time to share with the little sibling. And with a sibling so caring and loving, I don't even have to worry about anything. He is also convinced its a boy.. he mentioned that he saw the baby wearing blue chaddies in the first scan itself. Boys are a little obsessed with their gender! :D

We are expecting baby by mid-August which gives me a solid 8 weeks to sleep how much I want. My brother and Padhu are obviously going to update the big news on Facebook then.. but I'm gonna definitely share it here.

I don't really know if I will visit this space again till then but keep the two of us in your prayers if you can. We are going to be a noisy pair!

Loads of love from me till then...

Nags : I'm sure its you who is reading this first. Hope you and TH are fine. I haven't opened your blog in a while. Will do so right now! I will not be one of those moms who forget the laptop after baby arrives. I will try to be as cool as I can possibly be :D



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