Monday, February 28, 2011

You are the size of a lentil bean

The BabyCenter newsletter arrived late night on Friday and it said "The nose, mouth, and ears that you'll spend so much time kissing in eight months are beginning to take shape." I felt such a wave of happiness reading it. I told so to your papa too and he also smiled such a big smile.

It also told us that if I could see into the uterus, I'd find an oversize head and dark spots where your baby's eyes and nostrils are starting to form. His emerging ears are marked by small depressions on the sides of the head, and his arms and legs by protruding buds. His heart is beating about 100 to 160 times a minute -- almost twice as fast as yours -- and blood is beginning to course through his body. His intestines are developing, and the bud of tissue that will give rise to his lungs has appeared. His pituitary gland is forming, as are the rest of his brain, muscles, and bones. Right now, your baby is a quarter of an inch long, about the size of a lentil bean.

(@6 Weeks 3 Days)

Your Anirudh bhaiyya knows about you :)

Hi Shona baby! I told your Anirudh bhaiyya about you yesterday. Earlier than I had planned.

It so happened that he was getting angry that I wasn't playing football with him like I usually do over the weekends. I was having bad nausea so was in bed most of the weekend with little or no inclination to do anything. After seeing him so upset, I told him about you. He wouldn't believe me at first. He said I'm lying to him. I repeated that its true but he still wouldn't believe me. It took me about 5 min to make him accept that its true. And he has been so happy and excited about it.

I told him to not tell this to anyone till I tell him as its too early to tell everyone. Ever since then he talks about you in a very hushed tone when the maids are working in the house. He comes and strokes my tummy softly, kisses you by kissing my tummy, and hugs me. He has been giving me instructions to walk slowly, not sit with a big thud but to sit down softly. Once your Papa was talking to me in a loud tone, so your bhaiyya instructed your papa to talk softly. He has told me not to tell anyone at my office also about the baby as everyone will come and stand around me asking me lots of questions which will make me tired.

He has already started thinking of names for you. Today morning when he was leaving for school, he was carrying a pencil and a small notepad in hand. When I asked him the purpose, he said he will write down the names for you in that notepad. I just smiled and hugged him. He immediately took a step back and asked me if hugging will harm the baby and when I said no it won't he came and hugged me but very softly keeping a bit of distance from my tummy. He gave you two pecks in the morning too and said "Kitna cute baby hoga" :)

He also asked me if the baby can feel the kisses, his soft strokes and his hugs. And then he himself answered that baby wouldn't know the meaning of the word "feeling" right now. He asked me if you will go with him to the daycare along with him, and when I affirmed he was happy.

Shona, you are going to be one lucky baby to have such a loving brother.

Friday, February 25, 2011

His quips

The other day I found one of his crocs on one side of the bed and the second on the other side. When I angrily asked him, why are they lying so he said "Un dono mein ladayee ho gayee hai. Isliye ek gussa ho kar udhar baitha hai aur ek idhar." (They had a fight and one is sitting on one side in anger and the other on this side)

All my anger just vanished in thin air :)

The usual symptoms in the first trimester

As this is the first trimester, I'm feeling all the usual symptoms that are to be expected - gets really bad; the gas which feels like something stuck in the diaphragm; weakness when I feel I've literally zero energy left in me. Sleep has already become disturbed.

But then all this shows you are growing fine and that puts a smile on my face despite all these things.

We are planning to have a first dekho at you next weekend and am already feeling excited about it :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Your papa is such a sweetheart :)

He just emailed me this:

"eat something:). I am also having banana "

Its been long...

Actually very long since I posted. Life has been very busy at home as well as at work. Betu has really grown up in these months. The way he talks, the things he does, his quips..they are the same yet they are different.

He has been doing so many things that I actually lost track and never managed to post them here. The level of studies has increased tremendously. I actually feel its too much for a 6 year old.

In extra curricular activities, he still loves doing craft works, he still loves watching his Ben 10. Although Power Rangers is the new rage.

His latest wish it cook a meal for hubby and me with the help of the didi (the maid) and keeps asking us what we want to eat :)

I will try and get myself back to posting here. I loved reading my earlier posts so that kind of motivated me to start writing again. Let's see...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

You are the size of a sesame seed

I subscribed to a newsletter at BabyCenter where they will send me weekly updates on your growth and development. And today morning I got my first newsletter and it says that you are about the size of a sesame seed. And that your brain is beginning to grow. :)

I had such a big smile on my face when I read it and it was kind of a comforting feeling...a feeling of satisfaction.

I've been having bad nausea almost throughout the day despite eating little bit every now and then. And sleeping troubles have already started. Not sure why. I wake up many times during the night and it takes good 45 min to 1 hour to sleep again. Your papa can make out from my face in the morning that I'vent had a good sleep and he worries if its some kind of anxiety in my mind because of which I'm not sleeping. But I really don't know what is the reason.

Your papa is taking extra care about me and calls me during the day at least once to check how I'm doing. Your dad is adorable Shona. And so is your bade bhaiyya Anirudh. And we all know you would be too!

Grow well, be healthy and come out in our loving arms on time!

(@5 Weeks 5 Days)

Monday, February 21, 2011

My Shona Baby

That's how I have been referring to to you my little baby.

We learned about your presence in our life on February 18, 2011 when I did a home test. Then we got it confirmed by getting a clinical test done followed by a visit to the doc on Saturday morning.

Your papa and bhaiyya were asleep when I took the test. After the two lines appeared I kept holding the stick for good 2 minutes. I was in a kind of a daze. I was nervous. I kept it near the basin and went out to drink a glass of water. I came again and checked to see if its really true and that I'm not dreaming. 

I didn't tell your dad when he woke up. He happened to notice the stick near the basin when he was brushing your bhaiyya's teeth. He came out and asked me whats the result? I just nodded and he hugged me tight. He understood. Few minutes later while I was busy doing the morning chores he came and kissed me on my forehead and hugged me again.

Your big brother doesn't know about it yet and we are planning to tell him about you when we go for the ultrasound in about 10 days. He is going to be very happy as he has been asking us every now and then to have a baby :)

Your bhaiyya, Papa and Mumma are so happy to have you in our life. You have to get nice and healthy inside my tummy and lets see if you come out in our loving arms before the EDD of October 21 or later :)

Your Nanu, Dadi-Dadu, Chachi-Chachu and Bua-Phuphaji are all so excited. You will love to be in such a loving and happy family.

Your Chachi-Chachu are also going to have a little baby just a few weeks before your arrival so you will have company of someone of your own size too. I can already imagine you both talking to each other in your baby talk :)

Love you lots Shona!