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On 26th February 8.44pm our angel took her first breath.
This marked the end of a very eventful, challenging & interesting 9 months in our lives and is the beginning of  a lot more interesting, challenging & happy-fying life ahead.


There was a lot that I wanted to share over the last 9 months, but did not. Partly because of cultural and parental guidance and partly because I did want the arrival of the baby to be a surprise to most of the world. Also, because all of this was happening to both me & biwi (mostly to her)  I was not sure about sharing it with folks she did not know.

I will try to capture most stuff in a nutshell below, though each of the below could ideally be a separate post in itself:
  • Getting pregnant: the questioning, the planning, the frustration, the anxiety, the euphoria. Short lesson : planning may not work.
  • A difficult difficult first trimester: biwi on bed-rest, a lot more anxiety, biwi quits her job (tough decision for someone who was the life of her team & loved being it)
  • Subway sandwich, strawberries, cake fudge, strawberries with ice-cream : these were very mild demands compared to what I have heard & most of them were at earthly hours.
  • Preparing for parenting - joined ISP: Infant SSY programme conducted by RSVK  2.5 hours for 9 sundays was a lot of time, but I totally recommend the program to all to-be parents / parents  with kids less than 8 years of age. I am not following everything I learnt there, but I did acquire a new way of thinking about children - their needs & abilities and how often adults show disrespect to their needs & abilities.
  • Finding the right hospital / gynaec : Lot of choices, lot of experiences; we chose Dr. Padmini Isaac at Cradle.
  • Preparing for birth : lamaze classes - very helpful again. Just the knowledge imparted was more than worth it. Knowing what you are going to go through makes it a lot more easier.
  • The last few days - waiting, anxiety, phone-calls : any news? :)
  • A lot of pain & then a section - Ouch Ouch Ouch!
  • All's well :) Baby & mommy doing fine, return home. Home decorated beautifully with Pink & white balloons lined on the roof throughout the home by shashwat_09675 , ankitaprasad , Sapna & Sonu</lj></lj>
  • Post partum haemorrhage - another tough 2 days, had to return to the hospital. But things came under control quickly.
And a lot more .. right now, her every turn, her every smile gives us immense joy!




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From:fus
Date:March 15th, 2009 10:56 am (UTC)
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I could not wish you more happiness
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From:mekin
Date:March 15th, 2009 11:06 am (UTC)
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So when is appu uncle coming to bless / seek blessings from the kiddo ....
and of diya, disha, deeksha - which is your preferred name?(other short & meaningful names with D will also do)
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From:fus
Date:March 15th, 2009 11:15 am (UTC)
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she will have to do all the blessing :-)

one of my favorite names is Devi

I like Deeksha too, how about Dhruthi ?
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From:mekin
Date:March 15th, 2009 11:41 am (UTC)
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I like Devi, but it is a bit too common.
Dhruthi gets a bit complex to pronounce. What does dhruthi mean ?

Anything else from this list : http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pgx24tYya6b_iO_gv_4a3UQ&hl=en
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From:fus
Date:March 15th, 2009 11:48 am (UTC)
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Updated the meaning of D(h)ruti there
I like Diti too, and the short of it is cool too, Dee
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From:mekin
Date:March 15th, 2009 11:55 am (UTC)
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I liked Diti too, but somewhat ruled it out after I read the wiki entry for it - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diti

Druthi's meaning is impressive. Need to take a call quickly - pondering about asking the angel to pick from chits :)
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From:mekin
Date:March 15th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
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Are you sure of the meaning?
When I look I find the meaning to be "softened" - http://www.hiren.info/indian-baby-names/Girl/D

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From:umang
Date:March 17th, 2009 01:16 am (UTC)
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I liked Dia (is it the same as Diya?) most.
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From:mekin
Date:March 17th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)
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yes Dia would be the same as Diya (in meaning).
That is Richa's fav too.
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From:varshaac
Date:March 17th, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
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'Diya' gets somewhat common, if that is a criterion. I have already heard of some 'Diya's in the vicinity . Just see if you can venture out a little.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 16th, 2009 04:26 am (UTC)

Savvy here

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Very interesting but scary post :)
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From:mekin
Date:March 16th, 2009 05:31 am (UTC)

Re: Savvy here

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Yes, I deliberately shared the scary parts.
God forbid if a friend goes through the scary stuff - they know they are not alone.

For us, we had no precedence, no previous knowledge and no friend to guide us.
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From:varshaac
Date:March 16th, 2009 06:03 am (UTC)
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Maybe the effort and the troubles are finally worth it :). Wishing you and Richa a very happy parenting. And was wondering why I was not seeing her around in SAP labs campus. This explains it.
I too had an experience but of a different kind and no less difficult.
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From:mekin
Date:March 17th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
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Oh yes ... everything and more is worth the baby's arrival :)

From:ulaar.wordpress.com
Date:March 17th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)

Congrats

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Dear Mekin & Richa,
Congratulations on the cutie!! Life's going to be a bigger blast than before! Good luck with the naming.

btw, are you open to non-"D" starting names? If yes, I have several suggestions :)

Vishy
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From:mekin
Date:March 19th, 2009 01:42 pm (UTC)

Re: Congrats

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Thanks Vishy!

Hope to see you guys come & bless the kiddo sometime. DO drop by.

As of now 'D' is a strict requirement :|
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From:ganesh_312
Date:March 19th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations on the new arrival to your family!

This post is interesting :)
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