Those were the best days of my life!!

Thanks Abha, for making me relive those wonderful moments!And, inspired by her, I am pasting a few pics along with the answers!
1. WAS YOUR FIRST PREGNANCY PLANNED?

Yes, we had been planning it for quite some time, but thanks to my insulin levels, and misleading diagnosis, things got delayed…

2. WERE YOU MARRIED AT THE TIME?

Oh yes! Six years !!

3. WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS?

I half-expected the test to be positive, and so it wasn’t really a surprise for me!!

4. WAS ABORTION AN OPTION FOR YOU?

Never..

5. HOW OLD WERE YOU?
28years.
6. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT?

One of those OTC pregnancy tests..later confirmed by the pregnancy-scan..

And did I tell you about the long dance sessions, moving around with heavy stuff, a Goa trip, a 15(or was it more)kms bike ride with A driving almost blindly(his specs got lost in the water!) – all while  I was pregnant, of course we didn’t know about it!

And yes, my sister’s wedding!

family

7. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST?

A (obviously!) … And more than me, it was he who got all excited and happy!

8. DUE DATE?

25thDec, 2007

9. DID YOU HAVE MORNING SICKNESS?

Never…
I think yoga helped a lot in keeping me healthy and largely fit..

10. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE?

I had started craving for the tomato soup and my mother-in-law took the whole thing rather seriously! so it was tomato soup EVERY SINGLE DAY.. (She was also my nutritionist at that time!)

11. WHO/WHAT IRRITATED YOU THE MOST?

T.V….. I just could not watch it….

12. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CHILD’S SEX?

A pretty girl!

Diya On Her Birthday (8th Dec 2007)

13. DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOSITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTING?
Yes, in the initial days of my pregnancy, I did wish for a boy. Why? I guess it was to make sure that my baby doesn’t go through bias in the society. Eventually, I realized how wrong the whole mindset was. And as the days progressed, I started craving for a girl… And that is what God blessed me with!
14. HOW MANY POUNDS DID YOU GAIN THROUGHOUT THE PREGNANCY?
7-8kgs

babyshower

15. DID YOU HAVE A BABY SHOWER?

Yes, my mother-in-law did that for me. Decorated me with flowers, made five kinds of food-items, performed some pooja, distributed prasad in the entire building, in short, pampered me like a queen!!!

babyshower1

17. DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY?

Yes, had a couple of terrifying experiences..

18. WHERE DID YOU GIVE BIRTH?

Bangalore..

19. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR?
I didn’t get a chance to experience labor pains(even after the pain inducing drug). And they had to perform a C-sec. Diya had stopped moving inside, and my doc wanted to take her out as soon as possible..

20. WHO DROVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL/BIRTH CENTER?

A, we thought it was just a routine test when the doc asked me to get admitted and go into labor as soon as possible..

21. WHO WATCHED YOU GIVE BIRTH?

My favourite doc, and n number of other people..

It is weird, but I remember them talking to each other about the music they played in the common areas of the hospital. Also, I remember my doc scolding one of the nurses for bringing the wrong kind of ‘needle’. I am hoping they did use the right one eventually 😉

22. WAS IT NATURAL OR C-SECTION?
C-Section. My doc told me that there was an option for natural birth as well, but it could have taken hours, and considering Diya’s lack of movements, it was not advisable..
23. DID YOU TAKE MEDICINE TO EASE THE PAIN?
They gave me local anesthesia..
And I took painkillers for 2 days after the operation.
24. HOW MUCH DID YOUR CHILD WEIGH?
2.38 kgs. She was a small baby (had lost some weight within me, and hence that lack of movement)
25. WHEN WAS YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY BORN ?

8th Dec, 2007. Though A was praying hard that it would be 25th Dec , as the reports predicted earlier..

26. WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION WHEN THE DOCTOR ANNOUNCED THE SEX OF THE BABY?

I was so sure of the baby being a girl that the news didn’t do much to me. My doc got worried for a sec, thinking that I expected a boy and was disappointed 🙂

27. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST REACTION ON SEEING THE BABY?

I was crying on the Operation table.. and continued doing so even after they brought me out!

28. DID YOU CRY?
bucket full of tears!!
29. WHAT DID YOU NAME HIM/HER?
‘Diya’, couldn’t think of anything better!
30. HOW OLD IS YOUR FIRST BORN TODAY

3 days short of being 15 month old..

16 thoughts on “Those were the best days of my life!!

  1. this was such a fun read! thank you so much for doing!

    and you gained just 8kgs! lucky you!

    and isnt it surreal when you can actually hear them cut you up but dont feel a thing!

    and the pictures are gorgeous!

    and all the adventures. My doc had tol me EVERY woman has a 50% chance of keeping the baby! so chill. dont do anything foolhardy, but dont go on an overdrive either!

    many hugs!

    cheers!

  2. Have seen 5 password protected posts. Just checking if you did it intentionally or if wordpress was trying to boot us out!

    Oh, by the way, if you want them to be private…i think wordpress allows that – it just wouldn’t be visible to any of us.

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