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Mother, writer and daydreamer. Also chocoholic and chick-flick lover. But mainly mommy. To two boys, at that! When not escorting my Elder One (EO) to karate class, I'm trying to get in as many cuddles as possible from my Younger One (YO). And when not doing either, I'm hard-at-work trying to maintain a steady relationship with my laptop. And as for the Man I Married (MIM), well, let’s just put it this way – even though we share a bedroom, our most meaningful conversations are held over the cell-phone!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My First Born

The EO's sick. Bloody viral. And even though there are a zillion thoughts zooming through my head and many posts which I should have written a long time ago, I can't think coherently now. Yes! Yes! You all know I become a blubbering mess if either of my little one's fall ill.

So, I thought I'd do a tag. Actually, I've already done it on FB, so this is just a copy paste with edits, but since my Namesake as well as dear friend Monika,Ansh have both tagged me...I thought, why not? This is for you, my gal pals! The FB one has all the snaps though... ;p

Also, I think it made sense to put this here since the EO is all flushed and feverish and making me all weepy...it'll make me feel better. So my darling EO, this is for you too!!

1. WAS YOUR FIRST PREGNANCY PLANNED?
Oh yes.
2. WERE YOU MARRIED AT THE TIME?
Like, really?? Oh alright…oh yes!
3. WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS?
Thrilled to pieces and scared to bits.
4. WAS ABORTION AN OPTION FOR YOU?
Never.
5. HOW OLD WERE YOU?
Aww…do I really have to? Ok, 27.
6. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT?
By peeing on a stick. ;p
7. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST?
The husband…of course! Then the torrents of phone calls started.
8. DUE DATE?
17th September 2003
9. DID YOU HAVE MORNING SICKNESS?
Na re, na re. But that smugness was zapped right out of me the second time round!
10. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE?
Burgers! And brownies!
11. WHO/WHAT IRRITATED YOU THE MOST?
The husband. He wasn’t living upto my expectations of doting-pampering-husband-about-to-be-father at all! Sob!
12. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CHILD'S SEX?
Boy
13. DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOSITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTING?
I wanted a girl, but in my heart of hearts, I knew it was a boy. However, I had a list of lovely names for girls picked out...with just a few afterthoughts for boys thrown in! It was my Ma-Janoni's story in reverse!q
14. HOW MANY POUNDS DID YOU GAIN THROUGHOUT THE PREGNANCY?Aww…do I really have to? Ok, 14 kgs…you want pounds, you do the math!
15. DID YOU HAVE A BABY SHOWER?
In Bengali we call it a ‘shaad’…and I had two, one from mum and another from mum-in-law. Plus countless others from loving friends and relatives!
16. WAS IT A SURPRISE OR DID YOU KNOW?
I knew. In fact, I even helped my mom plan the menu! ;)
17. DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY?
Sciatica pain due to which I quit my job earlier than I was planning to. Plus, a terrible pneumonic patch in the lungs…and this was when I still didn’t know that I had actually conceived and had to take really strong doses of medication...that was scary, because I took the preg test while I was sick (intuition, late periods...) and when the test came back positive I got scared thinking about the medication. The doc changed them immediately! Plus flashes of rage and depression. Here's one incident...in the middle of an argument with the MIM, I broke a glass table...yup, I just tipped it over ;) Don't worry, that was the only 'major' incident!
18. WHERE DID YOU GIVE BIRTH?
Woodlands Hospital, Alipore, Kolkata
19. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR?
Zilch. A big, fat zero!
20. WHO DROVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL/BIRTH CENTER?
Almost the entire family!
21. WHO WATCHED YOU GIVE BIRTH?
The husband, the doc and his team.
22. WAS IT NATURAL OR C-SECTION?
Sigh! A bloody, effing C-Section! I believe that is the 'natural' thing these days. :(
I started losing weight during the last two weeks of my pregnancy. Apparently the amniotic fluid was drying up and so I 'had to' have a C-Sec!
23. DID YOU TAKE MEDICINE TO EASE THE PAIN?
Yes, that long needle that they put into you bloody spine! An epidural! From painful to painless in how many seconds?
24. HOW MUCH DID YOUR CHILD WEIGH?
3.15 kgs
25. WHEN WAS YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY BORN ?
14th September 2003
26. HOW OLD IS YOUR FIRST BORN TODAY
5 years, 5 months and 18 days.

I tag, Mystic, Noonie, Dottie, Mad Momma, Itchy, Dipali, WordJunkie and Parul.

And for those of us who have second-borns and maybe even third-borns, what say we start a tag in their honour?

10 comments:

Mama - Mia said...

:)

thanks namesake! this was so much fun! and time i get active on facebook so that i know the name of the namesake and face too! :)

i went thru quite a few bong names in chicken soup for Indian soul at a bookshop to guess who could be you!

and no, i am NOT a stalker! :p
and i still dont know!

hope EO feels better soon! BIG get well soon hugs being sent his way!

abha

Monika,Ansh said...

Loved reading your tag. You really broke an entire table!! Now that's some rage!! I can never imagine your sweet self doing that.

Hope EO gets all better real soon. When does he start his new school?

Indyeah said...

couldnt understand for real but was in awe for sure...:)
so many emotions and events!whew!

Hope EO gets well soon!:))

Piper .. said...

aww.. that was so beautiful! And I could so picture the entire family driving you to the hospital. We did it for my sister too :):) And incidentally,The G`s bday falls on the 15th Sept! So now I shall never forget to wish Lil EO. Hope he gets well soon. Hugs to the lil one.

DotThoughts said...

loved, loved loved this tag. I am stealing it. you tipped a glass table over?? WOW.

Suma said...

you tipped a glass table? wow! actually way to go!

nice reading this...

hope teh lil one's better! its always tough whne teh kids fall sick :(

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

@ all: Hehehe! :) Relax guys, it was 'only' a small side table!! Just goes to show you what hormones can do to you!

@ Namesake: Aww, do the 'treasure hunt' naa? I've left such a lovely trail for you! Or, just send me your e-mail id. Looked for it on your blog...not there :(

@ Monika: Thanks sweetie! Starts school on April 16th!

@ Indyeah: Welcome to my blog! I think this is your first comment here...am thrilled!

@ Piper: The whole family going is such an experience, naa? My mom started crying when she said bye to me. She stroked my face gently and said, "Tumi maa hote cholechcho!" I couldn't hold back my tears then either!

@ Dottie: Sweetie, consider youself tagged! I forgot to tag in the end...will rectify!

@ Suma: Thanks for that!

Mama - Mia said...

its amateurabe@gmail.com

thankoo!

Mystic Margarita said...

Oved reading it again :) Is the EO better? Hugs to the poor darling and to you. I cease to function if Popol is sick, too.

Nino's Mum said...

LOL!
I'd choose your tag secrets over mine any day! A glass side-table offered at the altar of the raging hormones?! wow, I bow :)
Also, I think I'd have to agree about husbands not living up to their father-to-be status.