Wednesday, June 22, 2011

India's WorldCup Win... A Personal Profound Moment!

It was one of those fun weekend get togethers at a dear friend's house, the weather, snacks and our conversations were interesting. The world cup was going to begin and one of the topics we discussed was Cricket.

I suddenly made a statement, a strong one stating "It will definitely be the INDIAN Team to lift the world cup 2011"

For which everyone said why they agree and not agree, there was one of them who asked me, Why i so strongly feel that way... and here's what I said...

"My husband (who is an passionate cricket player) was born in the year 1983 and that was the year India won the world cup. What a fantastic moment that was! This year my son will be born and so i strongly feel we would win the world cup!"

A few laughed and smiled, a few liked it, one of them loved it and one called me an astrologer!
We were all Indians away from home in the united states and the fact that we were away from home made us more fanatic towards anthything that had to do with our motherland :)

Our conversations continued...

The world cup season began and you all know what happened, Match after match, we won them all and reached the final.
It was the day of the Finals...

My son was due the next month and it was quite an effort to get up and watch the match at 2 in the midnight, however my enthusiastic spirit and sleeplessness were high and it helped.

After an absolutely thrilling match, India won!

My Husband's Facebook Wall Message read...
"1983 - India won the worlcup, I was born!
2011 - India wins the world cup again, My son will be born!! Yahoooooo....

What a profound moment it was... It was one of the happiest days of my life
What a Proud INDIAN I was and always, will be :)

Pics Courtesy: Google Images

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

"C" A special Delivery!

It was the big day 19-May-2011, Since i was a week over my due date, I was scheduled for a pain induction, however I started having my contractions at 1:10 am that very day. All set and ready we started to the hospital, I was always sure I am going to have a vaginal birth and would never find myself under the bright lights of a surgical table, I was young, healthy and was ready to get the baby out in an old fashioned way!

So imagine my surprise, after 19 hours of labour including induced labour, I found myself being wheeled down the corridor and headed for the operating room because my cervix wouldn't budge past 7 centimeters dilated. I was scared, sad...
Now after the surgery, I feel i should have been better prepared.

The important thing is to hold a healthy baby in your arms, however you deliver the little bundle. A surgical birth can be as joyful and meaningful as a vaginal birth.
It's important to case your big day if it doesn't go exactly as planned, arm yourself with the info and they'll help you sail through the surgery and beyond!

As far as surgery go, C-sections are considered safe, but as any operation there are small but real risks. They include bleeding, blood clots, infection (around the incisions, but the IV antibiotics can help fend off the bacteria)

The moment that last stich is sewn, the healing begins, here are a few tips for a faster recovery.
Get moving - women feel extremely delicate during those first few days ( even laughing can make you wince) not only will you feel better once you're upright, but revving circulation from head to toe can prevent the formation of blood clots.
Have a bite - One needs energy to tackle healing and the new motherhood. Think about it: if you had just run a marathon, wouldn't you stop and refuel?

Stay on top of the pain - Take your painkillers, pamper your scar.

Delegate the Heavy lifting - No picking up anything that weighs more than your baby!
Make sleep a top Priority - Try and snooze at every oppurtunity so your body can repair itself.

More information on C-section The history is interesting!
Pics courtesy: Google images

Monday, June 6, 2011

After A year...

Wohoooo... So soon it has been a year

When i started my blog, I thought I would write a post atleast once a month if not a meaningful one ;) and i have failed to keep that up... After a year, Here I am...

Quite a lot happened while i was absent here! These are definitely not excuses i am giving for not writing.

1. Too much work at office, a promotion, additional roles more responsibility

2. A huge Crush and an insane addiction to Farmville

3. Expected a baby! Became insanely Happy, Sluggish and of course the morning sickness :(

4. A wonderful family get away to Ooty and amidst the euphoria, the BIG news - Vinay's travel to the Unites states for a good long time, The farewell parties, the excitement, the miss you moments before moving to this land of dreams

5. Quit my job

6. Landed in states, Celebrated and welcomed the new year, explored the place around, met so many people, made new friends, Found out it's a BOY Baby, became the wife of the most happiest man in the World!!

7. Missed home :( Skyped almost everyday! (Seriously what a saviour skype is)

8. The world cup! what an awesome moment it was to see Team India become the world cup champions 2011

9. Hurray!! Mom was here! Great fun showing her the place around... God could not be everywhere and so he definitely created Mothers :) Loved every moment with her!

10. Some amazing food, super pampering, the 9 month restlessness and anxiety, The DDay - the pain!

11. Became a parent, the feeling to see and hold your baby for the first time is just magnificent. Aarav Vinay, My son was born, I am proud mother who just melts at his every touch... :)

With all these memories life is just as beautiful as ever!

Thank God for all that he has given to me and this blessed life :)