Friday, March 06, 2009

A Tag..

Perhaps the most personal tag that I have ever done.. but this one is cute, and well, i want to do it.
So here goes, the "first pregnancy" tag:
Was your first preg planned? Yes.

Were you married at the time? Yes.

WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS? I cried for an hour before making the first call.

WAS ABORTION AN OPTION FOR YOU? Yes, in the sense that had i wanted it, i could have had it. No, because i absolutely did not want it.

How old were you? 29 turning 30 very soon.

How did you find out it was a pregnancy? A self prescribed ultrasound for stomach ache that just wouldn't go away.

Who did you tell first? The Other.

Due Date? Sep 17, 2007.

Did you have any morning sickness? Yes, but it went away with sensible eating and some medication.

What did you crave? Food, and lots of sweets.

WHO/WHAT IRRITATED YOU THE MOST? Nothing. Was more or less peaceful throughout.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CHILD'S SEX? Male.

DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOSITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTING? Yes, i was desperate for a daugher but knew all along that it was a son. Just a hunch.

HOW MANY POUNDS DID YOU GAIN THROUGHOUT THE PREGNANCY? An incredible 20 kilos.

Did you have a baby shower? No.

Did you have any complications during your pregnancy? Gestational Diabetes.

Where did you give birth? In a hospital.

How many hours were you in labor? None. It was a planned, elective C Section.

Who drove you to the hospital? Am not sure. Dont remember. Must have been The Other.

Who watched you give birth? The doc. She MADE me give birth. She pulled the baby out.

How much did your child weigh? 3.45 kilos.

When was your child actually born? 0940 hours, 3rd Sep 2007.

WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION WHEN THE DOCTOR ANNOUNCED THE SEX OF THE BABY? For a while, she did not tell me. I was just so relieved that the baby was fine.. that he was really out there... and alive!

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST REACTION ON SEEING THE BABY? "He looks so Chinki!" (I will never forgive myself for that comment)

Did you cry? Yes.

What did you name him? Ishaan.

How old is he today? 18 months.

What is the strongest memory of that time? Feeling the first kick, the first morning sickness, hearing that the heart beat is finally there, peering into the ultrasound once a month, the 20 week detailed ultrasound, the feeling of living with another person inside me, the INCREDIBLE love that one feels.. nothing else seems important. Nothing at all. This child was and is an early riser. He used to get up promptly at 4 a.m. every morning. He was very understanding even inside. When things werent going so good, he would shift so i cld sleep better. (Honest, he used to do that) .

16 comments:

Mithe said...

You are right.Its personal..but very sweet answers!
*Hugs*

wait..wait..
not for you...
for Ishaan(lolzz)(very very nice name)

Varunavi said...

Enjoyed reading the tag,lovely done.
"He was very understanding even inside. When things werent going so good, he would shift so i cld sleep better. (Honest, he used to do that)"They our minds,loved it

Indian Home Maker said...

Yes it is a personal tag, but I loved it too ...

Aww you cried? ...were you over whelmed?
I also was not too pleased with the first look, a wide, wide nose and kind of half open, wrinkled eyes, and a misshapen head either ... of course I knew this would change and it was normal :) And I couldn't tell who she was going to look like for a while...

This is so well described, I think we all feel this way ...the feeling of living with another person inside me, the INCREDIBLE love that one feels.. nothing else seems important. Nothing at all.

Loved reading this tag :)

The Phosgene Kid said...

Out of the baby business myself, but it is fun to watch the kids go through the same things the wife and I did. Even more fun too watch our grandson grow before our eyes.

B K CHOWLA said...

Superb.All I can say is Ishaan is a very lucky child.My best wishes .God Bless

state of mind? said...

hey dats just an adorable post...m smilin....
my friend is abt to deliver mayb in a few days...n she's damn anxious....m sending her d link to ur post..

cheers!

How do we know said...

Hi Mithe: Thanks! :-) Will pass on the hugs with interst added.

Hi Varunavi: I was sure it was a very boring post.. thank you for saying it was nice. :-)

Hi IHM: Yes, i was overwhelmed, and tend to cry easily. :-) I loved the way u did this tag too!

Hi Phos: Yes, i've heard that grandkids are the best. Will have to wait a few decades for that tho ;-p . i ws thinking of u this morning.. u and Z.

Hi BK Chowla: Thank you!

Hi state of mind: Tell her its a wonderful thing. I had a problem with labor pains and the risks involved, so i elected to have a surgery instead. Was up on my feet in 5 days flat. Tell her to seriously consider an elective surgery if she is anxious about labor et al. Beats an emergency C Section any day, and the fact that you are relaxed also makes it possible to recover soon.

my space said...

lovely post.gets one all nostalgic..sacchi,itna pyara? shift so u wld b comfortable..awww thats really cute..

mathew said...

Ishaan..i love the name!!

D writer said...

its so sweet and touching....loved it

Mampi said...

Sho shweet.
Well Sweetie, he has your eyes. And you commented!!!
Phew, he should come to know about that comment. I hope he reads this post as soon as he can read.

N said...

My! This post just got me tears....

adi said...

when i come here (intermittently these days) i realize what life is, and what it can be...no, what it should be :)

How do we know said...

HI my space: yes, this child was and is incredible.. he continues to drive me to tears and laughter every single day! Touch Wood!!!

Hi mathew: Thank you! How have u been?

HI D Writer: Thanks!

Hi Mampi: As soon as he can read? umm... that would be in about 6 years! :-)

Hi N: Thank you!

Hi Adi: This blog? Really? Wow!! I loved that compliment!! Thanks!

Ashutosh Didwania said...

This is the cutest post I've read in a long long time. seriously, just one word for it... CUTE!

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