The post, pending

This post deserved to come online way back and I take total responsibility for keeping it waiting for this long.

Some things.. you want to make it sound perfect. Do justice to the feelings, through your words. So, I tried ..and kept trying. Then, it looked like, the post would never make it here if I tried longer. So, here are my words on the Virtual BabyShower Story..not perfect, but heartfelt.

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Look at the Lovely little Cutie pies in the picture below –


Know what is common among all of them, other than the adorable chubby cheeks? AllΒ here are the current generation of lively, young and spirited blogger ladies of today. πŸ™‚

And, if at all there is anyone who is curious to know what brings them all in the picture together? They are the wonderful virtual sisters of mine…or let us say aunts to my baby-to-be, who made this tired and heavy pregnant soul SO HAPPY that she broke into tears of joy one day.

It was Jan 4 and I came to work as usual. Found a curiously inviting line as a comment on my previous post which said “Got something for you on the blog babe. Come, get it!!!” and I clicked on her blog link.

Starting from there, what followed was this thrilling journeyof blog hopping, instructed by poetic little clues and puzzles. I was left amazed, to say the least. Amazed that so many of blogger girls were involved. Amazed that I was completely oblivious to any of these or the planning all along!

To be honest,I did not take an extra minute to stop and admire the witty usage of words and the creativity involved in forming the puzzles on each site. Though, I did that later in liesure, the clue hunt was way too exciting at that moment. πŸ˜€

Some answers were easyΒ  guesses, some were tad tough, but some others were so mind wracking difficult ( at least for me!),that there was much frowning and head scratching, literally. The one girl who was part of it all and was constantly online with me, on chat, was far from being helpful (Hmmph). Who knew she was a secret spy trasmitting live status updates of my poor ‘hunting’ skills to the rest of the gang πŸ˜‰

Almost getting there, being misled by trouble makers, tracing path back and forth like a headless chicken – allΒ happened. πŸ˜€

Finally, all is well that ends well. But, all is FANTAFABULOUS!Β  if it ends with something like THIS.

Totally surprised and feeling utterly humbled,I read through the pages..savoring each word, every picture and often rubbing off the brimming water in the eyes ..to let me read more.

There is nothing I can compare the feeling to. Really.

“Thank You” will not suffice, but I do want every one of the 16 of you , from the 6 different countries, to know that – You have no idea what a brilliant gift you have given us. For one,t he thought of so many sweet souls ( not one that I know in person!) getting together for this purpose, will bring me the happiest smile, every single time. πŸ™‚

You gave me one of those precious memories to cherish all the way.. hoping to narrate to my grandkid ( if at all) with pride one day!

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On a side note, the little one is growing bigger by the day. My stomach looks like a giant cantaloupe ready to burst. πŸ˜›
I waddle like a sedated penguin who stops every 15 steps to take an extra breath to carry the extra weight πŸ˜€

Not all is bad though. Random comments from various people offers much entertainment at this stage. Samples below:

  • “Eighth month?? Oh, you don’t look that big at all!”
    ( Very nice try. God bless you lady πŸ˜€ )
  • “First one? Hehe. You will get used to it by your second or third”
    ( Hehe.Okay.Now, please eff off)

  • “Do you want water? No? Do you want juice? No? Do you want water?No? Do you..?
    ( First, I need absolutely no fluids of any kind.No water too, no. Second, we are standing in the wash area of the restroom for Gods sake. Let me go use the loo please?)

  • “My cousin had a 26 hour labor.Suffered much.See, that is exactly why we should never have kids.”
    ( Hmm. Okay, now what is your point again..telling such a thing looking straight into my eye, smart lady?)

  • “You know, you should not do anything that you are NOT good at when you are pregnant.Then, your baby will really suck at it big time! Hahahaha!”
    ( Can you move away from me wierd man? Your low IQ PJs are bothering my unborn child.)

Who said being pregnant is not all fun? πŸ˜›

If that isn’t enough, here is a picture to prove, from last weekend. The Office Winter Gala party had some amazing music and a happening dance floor. My colleagues, freinds and the hubby tried hard to stop me..but is there a rule banning women with gigantic stomachs from dancing in parties ? πŸ˜‰

Heard this more than once that evening –Β  “Oh, slow down.We don’t want the baby coming today!”

Of course, s/he didn’t come …..s/he was way too busy inside, swaying with mamma πŸ™‚

As of today, my countdown calendar says ” 36 days to go

Excited, nervous, scared ..and anxious.

Please keepΒ us in your good thoughts.

Take care πŸ™‚

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31 Responses to The post, pending

  1. Nu says:

    Aww…AHK ! This thank you was so sweet πŸ™‚ I’m glad we all made you smile by our little efforts πŸ™‚

    You look gorgeous in this blue dress lady !

    Of course you are in my prayers dear πŸ™‚ All the best and I’m waiting for the news πŸ™‚

    Waiting to see the cute little bundle of joy…tell him/her that massi is waiting πŸ™‚
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    Me: Thank you Nu! I need those prayers and wishes..and you have no idea how much I am waiting too! πŸ˜€

  2. Lovely lovely post! Wishing you a beautiful bonny baby and and all my prayers too πŸ™‚
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    Me: Beautiful bonny baby – exactly what I want! Thank you Sunshine πŸ™‚

  3. You go girl..partying is always nice..and the more you move the more the baby gets to have fun πŸ™‚

    36 days..wow..you are almost there..Lots and lots of wishes coming your way..

    Pst..tune out those pesky people..what do they know..

    As we have said before..we are super glad you enjoyed the shower. That was the whole idea behind it and we are all so glad πŸ™‚
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    Me: Oh, yes..I sure think the baby had as much fun dancing too πŸ™‚
    Tuning out pesky people – thats what I try to do these days, trust me πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for the wishes dearie..need them all !

  4. Rani says:

    Oh so sweet. You and the baby are always on us aunties’ minds. You look stunning in that blue dress babe.
    And I will send you the gals’ names I had for my didi’s baby. Wishing u a very happy time πŸ™‚
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    Me: Thank you for the ‘stunning’ compliment Rani. I honestly didn’t feel it when I was in the dress though…good words from good freinds make you rethink πŸ™‚

  5. Dee says:

    We are so glad u had fun.. Considering tat I did nt do anything πŸ™‚

    And 36 days, another month, that’s it?!? Where is the time flying?

    I am sooper excited to see the baby.. really, really excited!

    Has mom come down?
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    Me: I Know!! Where does the time fly??!

    Amma flying in 2 days..am sakath excited about it! πŸ˜€

  6. BlueMist says:

    Oh my look at the dazzling mommy. The kid sure liked it. Play a deaf ear to rest. You go and enjoy lady. πŸ˜€
    Prayers and wishes your way. You will be sail through with bright shine don’t worry.
    and lastly I am so glad you enjoyed the baby shower. All the efforts were worth for happy MTBs.
    Cheers
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    Me: Thank you !! For the nice wishes, compliments and efforts..and everything dear πŸ™‚

  7. Abha says:

    πŸ™‚

    that was such a beautiful to say thank you for an awesomely amazing gesture! πŸ™‚

    i got teary eyed too! πŸ˜€

    and just another month to go! you are looking stunning! haffun girl!!

    and yes, lotsa prayers and positive vibes being sent your way!
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    Me: * eagerly grabs all prayers and good wishes* Thank you Abha! πŸ™‚

  8. Enchanted says:

    36 more days!! grt.. eagerly awaiting an update from you now. Wishing you a very smooth labor and god bless the baby!!!
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    Me: Its only 27 days left while I type this re πŸ˜€
    Thanks much for such good wishes!

  9. revsjoiedevivre says:

    πŸ™‚ Glad you like it AHK and you HOT HOT mommy! Im sure you had the men drooling at you in the party πŸ˜‰

    Cant wait for the baby to arrive.Yaaayyy!
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    Me: Men drooling @ a heavily pregnant woman dancing like crazy with her husband along? Now, tellme revs, where does THAT happen? πŸ˜‰
    Still, am happy thinking that at least someone out there in the party hall might have..who knows πŸ˜›

  10. Titaxy says:

    Glad to know you enjoyed the treasure hunt, AHK πŸ™‚ We sure had a lot of fun putting it all together πŸ™‚

    Just another month left, eh? Awesome πŸ˜€ Best wishes and hugs to you! Take good care.

    You look fabulous, btw πŸ™‚
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    Me: At this point..its only 27 days left, not even a month πŸ˜€
    Thanks you for the sweet wishes..and of course the compliments. Love’em πŸ˜‰

  11. Never Mind says:

    You are one HOT momma, AHK. Good luck for the coming 36 days!
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    Me: If normals like me can make a hot momma..imagine yourself someday! πŸ˜€
    Thanks NV..and I sure need lotsa good luck..for next 27 days ( only) now!

  12. snippetsnscribbles says:

    Cant wait at all !! Cant wait at all !!

    Just 36 days to go !! yay!! I’m going to be a chikkamma for the first time πŸ˜€ yay!!

    ..and you rock in that dark blue dress!! *whistles*

    And you dont even ask us to have you in our thoughts and prayers. You always are πŸ™‚

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    Me: Whistles for me??? Wow, that had not happened for quite a long time now πŸ˜‰

    Thanks loads for the nice words SnS..you are one great chikkamma-to-be πŸ™‚

    Praying the BESTEST for you, gurl! πŸ™‚

  13. Good luck girl! one month πŸ˜€

    (now I know what ‘hot mamma’ means ;))
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    Me: Thanks for the wishes πŸ™‚

    Haha! Now I know what it means too..after I heard it from some of you πŸ˜‰

  14. Preethi says:

    Glad to see an update from you. And that was a very sweet thank you note for a wonderful gesture from all the bloggers. You look pretty in that blue dress….dont listen to others and have fun gurl !!! You are always in my prayers…didnt have to ask for that. Keep us informed !! Take care.
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    Me: Yes Preethi, that was way too long without posts and updates here, isn’t it? 😦
    Thanks for the compliments..and more for the goos wishes πŸ™‚

  15. La Vida Loca says:

    eeeekss 36 only?? just seems like yesterday when u announced the news πŸ™‚
    good luck
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    Me: No yaar…27 only ( as of today) !
    I know!..time just zooomed by.

  16. Anu says:

    Hey, that was a wonderful thank you note…couldn’t be better!
    Just a month to go, you must be so excited and anxious! Don’t worry gal, you are in my thoughts and prayers for sure! πŸ™‚
    You look gorgeous as usual and looks like you had some good fun on the dance floor… way to go!
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    Me: Yes, had a lot of fun..and spent all day in the couch recovering from tiredness the nxt day πŸ˜›
    Thanks for the wishes Anu πŸ™‚

  17. DewdropDream says:

    Hello, Gorgeous! πŸ™‚

    Man I hope I look half as good as yu do when I get pregnant! πŸ˜€

    36 days ONLY?! Wow … fast approaching! I do hope you have a very easy delivery πŸ™‚

    “I waddle like a sedated penguin …” HAHAHA!!! May your baby inherit vast amounts of your sense of humour πŸ˜€

    *hug*
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    Me: I was so sure you would notice that line, if none else , haha! πŸ˜€
    {{Hugs}} back πŸ™‚

  18. Gnightgirl says:

    What a great surprise, I love it! So much effort, so much fun for you!

    36 days, wheeee! So excited!
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    Me: Oh, yes. It was a LOT of fun πŸ˜€
    Not 36 , but just 27 days left now. Excited too! πŸ™‚

  19. Roop Rai says:

    om gosh, all WILL GO well darling!!! πŸ™‚ I can’t wait !!!!!!!!! honestly!!!!

    may you keep dancing till the last minute and keep us updated with the wishes that other good souls bestow upon you. πŸ˜€ always a fun to read.

    take care, hun. all is going to be great and more!! πŸ™‚ *prayers*
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    Me:”may you keep dancing till the last minute..” – Aww, such a wonderful thing to say Roops, means a lot πŸ™‚
    Thanks very much.

  20. Lively says:

    That s so damn sweet AHK and you look totally great in that lovely blue dress, I’m sure you rocked the dance floor πŸ™‚
    Gosh me getting butterflies in my stomach @ 36 days to go.
    Hope everything goes well and we receive good news as soon as it happens πŸ™‚
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    Me: Thanks for the compli Lively and trust me, I have more than just butterflies with 27 days to go now πŸ˜€
    Thank you for the nice wishes..totally ned’em πŸ™‚

  21. chandni says:

    glad u enjoyed it hottie πŸ˜‰

    Have fun, smile along and share the good news soon.

    Lots of love and hugs, always
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    Me: Love and Hugs right back to you πŸ™‚

    Thanks!.

  22. Swaram says:

    That ws a beautiful note of thanks and they totally deserve it too πŸ™‚

    LOL @ the remarks .. they never stop giving advice will they πŸ˜‰

    Hv fun πŸ™‚
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    Me: Thank you Swaram..and yeah, the free-advicing never stops πŸ˜›

  23. Stone says:

    Niiiice!

    All the best!
    —–
    Me: Thank you πŸ™‚

  24. D says:

    Late reaction to a late reaction! πŸ™‚

    By the time I got here, the calendar would say ’28 days to go’ and I’m sure they’re going to fly away like time always does. All the best AHK. Take
    care of yourself and keep us posted on what’s happening!
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    Me: Hehe, I don’t mind at all..as long as there is a reaction πŸ˜€
    You are absolutely right….time flew jet speed before I knew!

    Thank you for the wishes D, will surely keep things posted ( this time more promptly, I hope) πŸ™‚

  25. Dido says:

    wowwieee… thankss for this lovely post πŸ™‚

    and for the lil one..
    “sweetheart dnt call me aunty πŸ˜› ” we’l b frds okiee πŸ˜› ”

    hehe…all the bestt AHK…’)
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    Me: I really typed -erased-typed -erased that ‘aunty’ word couple of times before putting it up. But, my little one is gonna be at least 20 years younger to anyone reading, so aunty, it is πŸ˜‰

    Well, we can make an exception for one and call Dido by name πŸ˜€

  26. CA says:

    You are doing just fine …. enjoy your days and your baby when he /she arrives.

    Best wishes !

  27. soulmate says:

    I am the last one… extremely late.. Now the calendar should say 21 days to go… Keep dancing lady and the baby will also come dancing his way out to this world.. Take care.. Waiting for the good news..

  28. Abirami R says:

    Hiii! Best wishes to you πŸ™‚

    The baby and you will do absolutely cool, no worries!

    In fact, I have a feeling that having had a starter course in dancing(you look totally fab in that pic!), the baby is going to arrive tapping her tiny feet πŸ™‚

    All the best again and take care!

    PS : I would LOVE to be called an aunty!

  29. takshaka says:

    Twenty-two days done, 14 to go (is my math right?? day-um the placenta brain!!). Howz it going, AHK?

  30. Just two more weeks! I’m super excited for you!

    Wish you a comfortable delivery, smiles, sunshine, and all the things one might need to warm one’s heart πŸ™‚

    God bless you!

  31. Melvin says:

    It’s an exciting time for you — enjoy every moment of it! Looking forward to your next post.

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