The News

It has been a while since I posted here and it was not exactly writer’s block. It was a plain refusal by the mind to write down anything else except the “BIG NEWS”.

For anyone who has been reading this space – Easy guess!

I am gonna be a Mommy! πŸ˜€

The last incident took away most of the initial excitement and cheer of a couple who finds out they are pregnant. It was mostly anxious and hopeful waiting.

This time, when I found out, I smiled with a few tears lingering..that never made it to the cheeks. There was joy waiting to bubble and burst..but held back and bottled up. We wanted to give nature enough time to decide whether we should be celebrating or not.

The last three months have not exactly been easy. The pregnancy symptoms were minimal – some nausea here and there, getting tired now and then. But, silencing that nagging little fear inside the heart was difficult..very.

Days passed on and there were no bad signs from where I could see. The first doctor appointment was nearing and I shuddered every time thinking of the possibility…doctor staring at the screen of that ultrasound machine and saying Β “Cannot find the baby. May be it has left”. I had no strength or courage to endure the agony again. No…

However, the prayers worked and nature was kind this time around. Me and the hubby could hardly Β believe our eyes when the doctor showed us a tiny baby figure floating on that screen! And then there was a heartbeat!! A little flicker..strong and steady..lub-dub-lub-dub-lub-dub..

We hugged each other right there in front of the doctor and there were no words coming out..just some happy gasps and teary giggles.

Our baby has made it this time..has decided to come to us, healthy and safe..

The prenatal visits and check ups so far have been fine. The last one was yesterday when I confirmed from the doctor that it was safe to announce our news to the world.

There is a long way to go until March 10 2010 (expected date of arrival), but it’s Β time for me to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride now πŸ™‚

That's my little baby bump!

See the little baby bump?

A little birdie from the internet told me that the baby is about 3.5 inches in size by now and already making tiny facial expressions – squint, frown, grimace and Β possibly sucking thumb! πŸ˜€ While the liver, spleen and brain are developing rapidly, the baby is busy sleeping or stretching out and curling the toes πŸ™‚

Send your good wishes and some prayers this way people…the little one and the anxious mommy need it at every growing stage now.

Know what? It feels great to tell the news out here…it was as if I am hiding a big secret from a close friend all this while.

Phew! πŸ™‚

It has been a while since I posted here and it was not exactly writer’s block. It was a plain refusal by the mind to write down anything else except the “BIG NEWS”.
For anyone who has been reading this space – Easy guess!
I am gonna be a Mommy! πŸ˜€
The last incident took away most of the initial excitement and cheer, replacing it with anxious and hopeful waiting.
This time, when I found out, I smiled with a few tears lingering..that never made it to the cheeks. There was joy waiting to bubble and burst..but held back and bottled up. We wanted to give nature enough time to decide whether we should be celebrating or not.
The last three months have not exactly been easy. The pregnancy symptoms were minimal – some nausea here and there, getting tired now and then. But, silencing that nagging little fear inside the heart was difficult..very.
Days passed on and there were no bad signs from where I could see. The first doctor appointment was nearing and I shuddered every time thinking of the possibility…doctor staring at the screen of that ultrasound machine and saying Β “Cannot find the baby. May be it has left”. I had no strength or courage to endure the agony again. No…
However, the prayers worked and nature was kind this time around. Me and the hubby could hardly Β believe our eyes when the doctor showed us a tiny baby figure floating on that screen! And then there was a heartbeat!! A little flicker..strong and steady..lub-dub-lub-dub-lub-dub..
We hugged each other right there in front of the doctor and there were no words coming out..just some happy gasps and teary giggles.
Our baby has made it this time..has decided to come to us healthy and safe..
The prenatal visits and check ups so far have been fine. The last one was yesterday when I confirmed from the doctor that it was safe to announce our news to the world.
There is a long way to go until March 10 2010 (expected date of arrival), but it’s Β time for me to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride now πŸ™‚
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A little birdie from the internet told me that the baby is about 3.5 inches in size by now and already making tiny facial expressions – squint, frown, grimace and Β possibly sucking thumb! πŸ˜€ While the liver, spleen and brain are developing rapidly, the baby is busy sleeping or stretching out and curling the toes πŸ™‚
Send your good wishes and some prayers this way people…the little one and the anxious mommy need it at every growing stage now.
Know what? It feels great to tell it out here…it was as if I am hiding a big secret from a close friend all this while.
Phew! πŸ™‚
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59 Responses to The News

  1. Gnightgirl says:

    Yayyyyyyyy! I’m so happy for you, what wonderful news. ::dance, dance, dance::
    ———–
    Me: I truely want to dance and dance ..but the overprotective people around me say ‘no more dancing or jumping for sometime!’ :
    Hmm..the sacrifices begin.. πŸ™‚

  2. Silvara says:

    No way!!!! I am so so happy for you!! Wowowowowowweeeeeeee! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    You look hot by the way and will get hotter as time goes on – cannot wait!! Congrats πŸ˜€
    ————–
    Me: Thank you Sweeeets! Not just for the wishes but for that ego boosting ‘hot momma’ compliment πŸ˜€

  3. Titaxy says:

    WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW…..nice!!! congrats. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    —————-
    Me: Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuu!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  4. Anu says:

    wowwee!! congratulations!!
    I am so so happy for you!!
    May the God bless you and the little one and may you have a happy pregnancy!
    Take care girl, you gotta be doubly responsible now! πŸ˜€
    —————
    Me: Thank you Anu..those nice words mean a lot, Thank you!
    I’ll take care and try to be doubly responsible too πŸ™‚

  5. Sunshine says:

    came across ur blog from Dee’s and altho i just started reading…i just wanted to CONGRATULATIONS!!! πŸ™‚
    —————
    Me: Welcome Sunshine! ( wow, that sounded nice!)..and Thanks much for your wishes πŸ™‚

  6. deepika says:

    hi….God Bless you and your baby….I shall pray for you…I am very happy for u…:)

    Take Care,
    Deepa
    —————-
    Me: Hey Deepa..Thanks a bunch for having us in your prayers. Means so much!
    Thank you πŸ™‚

  7. Dee says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am sooper dooper happy for u..

    I am at a loss to say more.. I hope u have a wonderful, safe and lovely pregnancy.. Have u in my prayers!!!

    Loads & loads & loads of love,
    Dee
    —————
    Me: Super Duper Thank You Dearie πŸ˜€
    No need for many words babe, I know you mean much πŸ™‚

    Love and hugs back.

  8. sraikh says:

    CONGRATS! AKA!!!!
    You know each time we emailed, I wanted to ask you this, hows the babymaking business going on but it is such a sensitive question plus with your recent loss, I didnt want to intrude.

    I am so very happy for you. Seeing your baby and his/her beating heart for the first time is something so magical. I have done it 4 times and each time the FIRST time I have my dating u/s, I have shed tears. It always feel like that maybe I am not pregnant and its gas until you see the u/s screen and its confirmed you have a baby ..
    OH MY GOD> I am rambling..rambling because I am so happy for you!!

    HUGS once again….
    ———————-
    Me: You can right away shoot questions at me on the email girl..don’t think too much πŸ˜‰
    I would do the same too!

    Thank you for the wishes..and I really laughed hard on your ‘maybe its gas’ line. LOL!! Really, sometimes when there is no obvious symptom and all is calm..I get that feeling too πŸ˜€

    Wow, you lucky bum..got to hear those heartbeats 4 times! Yes, that experience is truly magical..

    {{TIGHT HUGS}} back πŸ™‚

  9. DewdropDream says:

    OH MY GOD!!!!! πŸ˜€ CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

    Pliss to be imagining that I am with you and am shrieking fit to drive the neighbourhood deaf and giving a nice big hug (okay a gentle hug but a bearhug all the same) πŸ˜€

    I am very happy for you … take care and may you have a smooth and wonderful journey till March 10 2010 πŸ™‚

    I found out yesterday that another friend is also pregnant … looks like I will have several nice people to ask for advice when it’s my time 😐
    ———————
    Me: Imagined the exact thing and that excitement is infectious I say! πŸ˜€
    BIG Bearhugs back to ya!

    Oh, yeah..sure…your ‘advisors’ and ‘guides’ are all ready. Ab to bus tumhari maa banneki deri hai πŸ˜‰ LOL!

  10. BlueMist says:

    Hap hap hap happy for you !! the tiny tummy looks so cute. Congrats !!
    You will do it any way; yet take loads of care.
    ————–
    Me: Thank you much!
    Yes, taking LOT of care these days. Missing out on all the jumping, dancing fun πŸ˜›

  11. naween says:

    congratulations!! may the next pic be of a cute baby clinging to that tummy! amen!
    ———————
    Me: Thank you Naween ! Welcome here.
    Oh yes..there are many months to go..but I guess will fly by quickly πŸ™‚

  12. Shruthi says:

    Hey…congrats..Im so happy for u..
    —————–
    Me: Thank you..Thank you Shruthi πŸ™‚

  13. Amrita says:

    Hey,
    I have been lurking silently for quite some time now. Love your writing, good luck and God bless your family!
    ————–
    Me: Hey Amrita..sorry, missed replying here earlier.
    Thanks for dropping a comment and letting me know you like this space πŸ™‚
    Thanks much for the nice wishes!

  14. Dee says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am sooper dooper happy for u..

    I am at a loss to say more.. I hope u have a wonderful, safe and lovely pregnancy.. Have u in my prayers!!!

    Loads & loads & loads of love,
    Dee
    ————–
    Me: Your comment was waiting appoval for some reason! Donno wordpress ka kya maamla hai πŸ™‚
    Thanks babe..replied to you on earlier comment.

    P.S – I put my comment up at 10 in the morning!! My comments are getting lost in wordpress blogs 😦

  15. Never Mind says:

    I knew it!! Just got back and was wondering if something was the matter with you from all the silence around here! πŸ™‚ Congratulations and good luck to both of you! Hope everything goes really smooth this time.

    I agree with Silvara. You like one hot momma!!
    —————-
    Me: Hehehe, Good guessing πŸ™‚
    Thank you for the sweet wishes…and the cool compliment πŸ˜‰

    Give us some juicy interesting updates from your trip. Hope it was fun!

  16. Stone says:

    Congratulations!
    I’m glad I visited this blog first thing in the morning, and started my day with a such an awesome news πŸ™‚

    Congratulations once again!!
    ——–
    Me: Heya..Thank you!
    Hope your day went by fantastic πŸ™‚

  17. AverageJane says:

    Congratulations! Wishing you the smoothest ride. πŸ™‚
    ————
    Me: Thank you..and I wish your wish comes true πŸ™‚

  18. Appi says:

    Congratulations!!!
    This is awesome news!!
    Am so happy for you….
    Take care of yourself and the baby!!
    ————-
    Me: Thank you Appi !
    Yes, yes, taking care of myself ..and that way the baby too πŸ™‚

  19. CONGRATS!!! Really happy that you guys are looking forward to a Spring baby!
    ———
    Me: Spring Baby..you said it!
    Yes, we are very excited about that..Thank for the wishes dear πŸ™‚

  20. Revs says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! I am VERY happy for you πŸ™‚ God, after a long time I have something to make me feel happy. I am SOOOO happy AHK! You are definitely in my prayers πŸ™‚
    —————
    Me: Nandri..Nandri..Very much πŸ™‚

    After so long? You mean, Revs was not happy-happy already? Enna achu?

    Means much when you say we are in your prayers. Thanks dear.

  21. Shilpa says:

    Many Many Congrats…..and yes *Knock the wood*

    You look xtremely pretty and petite….:)

    ..Shi
    ————–
    Me: Wow..am kinda floating in the air now. Thanks for the cool compliment Shilpa! πŸ™‚

  22. Miss M says:

    Many many congratulations. πŸ™‚ And you look HOT! Have commented here before.. once maybe. But read you quite regularly! πŸ™‚
    ————–
    Me: Heya, how’s you?

    Thanks much for the wishes and the compli πŸ˜€

  23. ilovelucy says:

    Hey you πŸ™‚ Many many congratulations!! That is AMAZING news!! You look soooo lovely in that picture πŸ™‚
    ———
    Me: THANKS! πŸ˜€
    BTW, why have you been so silent girl? I keep frequenting your blog to check for updates!

  24. divz says:

    Congratsssss!!! The baby bump is CUTE πŸ™‚
    You both are very blessed and my wishes are with you for a healthy little bundle of joy!
    God bless…
    ———
    Me: ” You both are very blessed” – True..and I thank my stars for that everyday πŸ™‚
    Thank you so much for the wishes Divs πŸ™‚

  25. Pepper says:

    Had to unlurk on this happy occasion.. Congrats! :).. waiting for more posts from your end now!
    ——–
    Me: Wow, this post has brought in quite a few delurkers. I am overjoyed! πŸ™‚
    Thank you for the wishes ..and I sure hope to post more frequently hereon πŸ˜€

  26. Dwija says:

    Hey,

    Came across your blog through anu’s… Love the way you write!! And my heartiest congratulations to you!
    ——-
    Me: Thank you! πŸ™‚

  27. Appu says:

    Hey there…this is really awesome news. Congratulations ! Though till recently I’ve been a lurker on your blog, somehow, somewhere, I feel that I know you reasonably well to be so happy for you.

    Sending lots of best wishes and prayers your way.
    —————
    Me: Hey Appu! I have a very good friend with the same name and nickname..so I feel I know you already too πŸ˜€
    Thanks for the sweet wishes and the prayers dear.

  28. Deepa says:

    Hello AHK,

    Many congratulations to you!!!! Have been reading for quite some time, but delurking after veryyyyyyyy long……All the best!! and prayers for a safe pregnancy!!!

    Deepa
    ——
    Me: Wowieee!! The delurkering makes me happy multiple fold πŸ˜€
    Thank you girl!

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  30. Childwoman says:

    OMG!!!! such wonderful news..congrats to the alwayshappykya family…!!

    See my new post!!

    hugs!
    ———–
    Me: THANK YOU OYE! πŸ™‚

  31. Childwoman says:

    And dude, you look gorgeous!
    ——–
    Me: * shy grins * Thank you!
    I went home to complain to the hubby and say he never complimented my preggie looks while all my friends are very well doing that! πŸ˜‰

  32. D says:

    Congratulations! I came here via Dee’s blog though I had been meaning to come here through D’s πŸ™‚ Am glad I made it here on such a good note!

    And March 2010 isn’t all that far πŸ™‚ Take care!
    —–
    Me: Hey D! Welcome here! I am one big fan of your writing..and have been a very frequent lurker. Have been meaning to comment ..but never did πŸ˜€
    Thanks so very much for dropping by!

  33. Sowmya says:

    Over from Dee’s!

    Congratulations πŸ™‚
    —–
    Thank you Sowmya πŸ™‚

  34. Sowmya says:

    My! I wished you first and then read the complete post…..all i can say is “Wow, I am due around mid-March too!! and I already know someone who’s also due then”

    Good luck lady! Wish you a safe journey πŸ™‚
    —–
    Me: Oh, cool.. we can make ‘March-Moms-to-be’ frens then πŸ˜€
    You too take care girl….wish you a safe journey gettign there too πŸ™‚

  35. soulmate says:

    Congratulations… Dont worry, just like the first trimester, rest shall also sail through easily.. Take Care… Be happy…
    —–
    Me: Oh so sweet of you..those words are so simple yet makes me very happy πŸ™‚
    Thank you!

  36. La Vida Loca says:

    YAYYYYY CONGRATS!!!! just found out!!
    I saw this coming from a mile… SO HAPPY FOR YOU

    Enjoy the ride hot momma! You will be awesome. I just know it
    ——
    Me: THANK YOU dearie πŸ˜€
    I told so – it was a relatively easy guess! hehe.

    With you shutting down your shop et all..lets keep in touch through emails and phone then, k?

  37. tearsndreams says:

    Congratulations AHK! This is a wonderful news.
    And I didn’t know you look schoolgirl young πŸ™‚
    ——
    Me: Hey, Thanks! And, what did you say? Schoolgirl young?
    * floats away in the air too happy to be stuck on the ground *
    THANKS πŸ˜€

  38. CA says:

    Congratulations !!
    Wishing you a very Healthy and safe pregnancy !
    —–
    Me: Thank you for the good wishes πŸ™‚

  39. Tina says:

    Hi AHK,

    Lovely to hear the good news πŸ™‚
    Warmest wishes to both u and ur hubby …
    Good luck for all the wonderful adventures…

    Silent lurker… like the way you write …esp getting the sprinkle of happiness in ur posts…

    Wish you a wonderful and safe months ahead…
    πŸ™‚

    ~Tina.
    —————
    Me: Wonderful adventures it is! πŸ˜€
    Thank you Tina..for the sweet wishes.

    Thanks much more for delurking πŸ™‚

  40. Nu says:

    Hey preggy birdie πŸ™‚ Congratulations and wishing you loads of love and luck !! Im sure you will have a great great show :))

    Take Good Care !

    Hugs πŸ™‚
    —–
    Me: Thank you..and {{Hugs}} back πŸ™‚

  41. Abha says:

    awwwww! the sweetness of it all! πŸ™‚

    sending lotsa prayers and positive vibes your way! and while you are being careful dont forget to enjoy the pregnancy, the me time and the couple time as often as you can! πŸ™‚

    do things that make you happy, meet people who make you smile and relax! πŸ™‚

    and yes pamper yourself silly and make sure otha people do it too! πŸ™‚

    came over from Dee’s!

    have a safe and happy pregnancy!
    ——
    Me: Hey Abha..you said it all girl! πŸ™‚
    Am trying to do all that and some more..especially the ‘get pampered’ part πŸ˜‰
    Trying to stay more calm and happier than I can ..

    hugs (so what if i am commenting for the first time!;)

  42. Preethi says:

    Hi,

    I have been a regular visitor of your blog(from the past one month) and have read all your posts. First of all, Congratulations. I felt really sad when I read your ‘last incident’ but didnt want to comment as its been many days already.

    Anyways, I am very happy for you. I still remember my u/s appointments with the doc and the joy we used to share…your blog brought back all those sweet memories( I have a 6 month son) and I was also due at the same time last year. Sorry for the looonnnnnnng comment but its just that I am realllly very happy for you.
    You take care and as everybody says you ‘both’ look hot!! πŸ™‚
    ——-
    Me: Hey Preethi! Thanks..I loovee long comments, so bring them on !

    Yes, past is gone and there is no reason why we shouldn’t just be happy for the present πŸ™‚

    Oh, so you had a March baby too..nice! Must be a handful already na?

    It’s difficult to wait so many more months to actually hold the little one in my arms..

  43. Swara says:

    Congratulations!….Lovely pic.
    Take good care of both of you πŸ™‚
    —–
    Me: Thank you..and I love your blogname, Swara πŸ™‚

  44. ittakestime says:

    Here for the very first time and was in tears after reading ur post. Wow congrats and take good care. I can feel right there in ur post how much u guys were waiting for this to happen. Sending all my good wishes along ur way πŸ™‚
    ——
    Me: They were tears of happiness..no? πŸ™‚
    Thank you for this sweet comment and yes, we were eagerly waiting for this.

  45. Casual Visitor says:

    Congrats!!! Wishes for safe days ahead
    ———

    Me: Thank you for stopping by πŸ™‚

  46. Rani says:

    First tym here. And what a wonderful post to see!

    Congrats lady. And the baby bump is cute.

    Take care and be good. Love to the tiny one inside.
    ————–
    Me: Hey you Goa Girl! Thanks for the wishes and nice words .
    Love your blog and a regular there since sometime now πŸ™‚

  47. SIG says:

    Wow. Congratulations!! It’s a great journey, and your maturity will be put to the test from day 1 of the pregnancy. The responsibility has begun already. It is a time for personal growth, for reflection. excitement & joy. And also to celebrate yourself. You have 6 more months of taking care of yourself FIRST, and enjoying many freedoms that you will give up (gladly, but still be giving up) after that point.

    Enjoy this, don’t fret or worry. Just enjoy the miracle that your body is engaged in. And read what all the religions have to say about creating a baby. Think what you want to make and why. Infuse the little one with yours and daddy’s aspiration for his / her soul and life. Cleanse your mind, your heart, your soul and your life in order to receive your child and the new life that s/he will inevitably steep you in. Life doesn’t stop or change suddenly, but it does alter slowly with each choice that you consciously make.

    Go out with the husband. Splurge. Have those dinners. Those dances. All those twosome things that will give way to threesomes with child. Squeeze these months for everything you love about just you two while you celebrate your impending transition.

    Congratulations. And oh, if you’re nostalgic at all, get a pregnancy journal NOW and start filling it out. Don’t wait until the 8th month for someone to gift you one at a shower…

    ———–
    Me: Your words are so very wise and extremely well thought out girl! Maybe am repeating this for a 100th time πŸ™‚

    Enjoy the freedom you say – am trying to do exactly that. But time seems to swoop by so quickly ..not there’s just 5 months to go!

    Thank you for suggesting the religious reads. I have added that to my list of reads in a couple of months. Do you suggest any specific book. Will save me some research time πŸ™‚

    Thanks again for the nice words.

  48. Dugi says:

    Delurking:

    Congratulations! May u have a safe and healthy pregnancy. It’s an exciting time. πŸ™‚
    ————-
    Me: Yes, it is! Thank you for the wishes πŸ™‚

    Thanks much more for the delurking!

  49. snippetsnscribbles says:

    Arreh!! Soooooooooooooper news and I’m innu suuuuuper happy for you deary!!!!

    Hearty Congratulations!!!!
    ————–
    Me: Thank you!!!!! πŸ˜€ Remember you will be one of my babies chikkammas!

  50. Anitha says:

    Hey there..Many Many congratulations dear!! Have been reading ur blog quite for some time..liked ur space very much! Ur narration of every incident of ur life is truly amazing.. I was really moved to tears when i read ur post ‘Lost’..Could u pls pass me ur mail id??
    ————
    Me: Hey Anitha, Thanks much for the wishes and very happy that you delurked πŸ™‚
    Email me at tryalwayshappykya at gmail dot com. A reply is assured πŸ™‚

  51. First time here.. and at the right time!!

    Congratulations!!! And I second what everyone else has said. You look hawt, baby bump or not.
    ———–
    Me: Hey..the print over is here! I have started reading you recently and thoroughly enjoy your taste and creativity.
    Thanks for the wishes..and the cool compliments girl! πŸ™‚

  52. DewdropDream says:

    How’s it going babe? Update?
    ———–
    Me: All’s well dearie. Posted just after I read this line from you πŸ™‚
    How’s you doing…with new boss at office et all

  53. chandni says:

    omigod omigod omigod!

    *runs around frantically to find wood to knock touch*

    Congratulations sweeheart!

    Take good care and stay well and keep updating with more news.

    I LOVE the picture above. You will be in my prayers πŸ™‚

    hugs!
    —————

    Me: A very happy big bear Hug back yo you babes πŸ˜€
    Thank you!

  54. Enchanted says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so happy for you.
    Just started catching up on all the blogs i missed reading past few days and look what an amazing news i found. Seriously this is really great. I had started following your blog around the time you broke the good news first and then the bad news and felt miserable even though we didnt know each other. But seriously reading this post today is really great. All my best wishes for you. And did i tell you u will be one HOT mommy. You rock in that picture even though blurred out πŸ™‚
    ———-
    Me: Hey there..sorry for the delay in responding here babes. Thanks for the nice words..and the compli’s πŸ˜€
    It’s been a while since I came to yours..hopping on there in few mins πŸ™‚

  55. desertmom says:

    Congratulations! :)……. Had a baby(2nd one) 2 months back…. and hence didn’t comment earlier.Am a regular lurker around here.
    Great news!! Take care of yourself and the precious baby…… And you look real good in the snap…..

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