Hriday’s birthday is on 4th June and this post was to be put up on 4th but blame the impatient me….. lets post it right away… now that its ready…
5 years ago this day he came into our life with all of us eagerly waiting at the hospital in Bhauch… All my friends had come over since morning and we waited (played a bit of cricket too with the kids near the hospital) and finally he came into our lives at 1.15 pm. His birthday reads 4-6-4 which tell to my cricket crazy mind that a cricketer is born… and hopefully a fast bowler at that… !!!!
A long time ago Solilo tagged me to do the first born tag, so since then I had been trying to get my missus to do it but she is really very reluctant to sit on the computer and type things… Eventually 2 days back I sat at home and asked her the questions and typed her answers.
Also my expert commentary will accompany : here we go…
1. Was your first pregnancy planned?
Mrs : Yes
2. Were you married at the time?
Mrs : Afsos.. !! but yes !! (silly question this)
3. What were your reactions?
Mrs : Thrilled, ecstatic…
4. Was abortion an option for you?
Mrs : No
5. How old were you?
Mrs : 25 years
6. How did you find out you were pregnant?
Mrs : Pregnancy stick.
7. Who did you tell first?
Mrs : My hubby on phone..
8. Due date?
Mrs : 5th June, and he came 1 day early on the 4th of June after making us wait a lot.
Me : I would ask her almost every day before leaving home, after reaching home and that was my first line everytime she called… is it time ???? I really could not wait and Hriday made us wait all the way !!!
9. Did you have morning sickness?
Mrs : Never.
10. What did you crave?
Mrs : I craved for nothing … I ate everything like a horse.
Me : All the time I am telling her to walk, jog stay fit not eat too many sweets etc.. (being a medical rep makes u like that) but this was her time to eat any and everything without me actually stopping her… my Mom would kill me if I stopped her.. !
11. Who/what irritated you the most?
Mrs : Everybody’s suggestion, this is good and this is not.. no one was thinking of me just the baby !!! GAWD
12. What was your first child’s sex?
Mrs : Baby Boy.
13. Did you wish you had the opposite sex of what you were getting?
Mrs : Only for one reason, if it were a girl I would have been able to dress her up in so many different dresses. Otherwise it didn’t matter
14. How many pounds did you gain throughout the pregnancy?
Mrs : 10kgs
15. Did you have a baby shower?
Mrs : Small one. My MIL gave me a coconut in my lap and we did lit a “diya”
16. Was it a surprise or did you know?
Mrs : Not applicable.
17. Did you have any complications during your pregnancy?
Mrs : None whatsoever.
Me : she had an almost non-problematic pregnancy, our gyneac did not prescribe her any medicines not even folic acid .. no nothing… she worked in a school as a teacher …. 12pm to 6pm her job timings where she rarely used to get time to sit… i guess it all helped in the end… she worked till the school ended in April.. there after she and my mom would everyday walk a pretty long distance guess about (2 kms one way) to eat Gola’s (Indian Ice Lollies, incase you didnt know) 🙂
18. Where did you give birth?
Mrs : Hospital obviously !! lol in Bharuch.
Me : ha ha ha !!!!
19. How many hours were you in labor?
Mrs : About 3 and half hours
Me : Amazingly she wouldnt let me inside the room, she wanted my mom and mil but not me.. everytime I would go there she would push me out… sigh 😦
20. Who drove you to the hospital/birth center?
Mrs : My father, Mother, MIL FIL. Hubby and his brothers took the two wheelers at 5.30 am.
Me : at 5 am suddenly someone was calling me from the bathroom… i woke up as if what happened.. and she said we must go to the hospital… I think its time… and we were all like thrilled… !!!! 🙂 😀
21. Who watched you give birth?
Mrs : My ob/gyn & 2 nurses. My husband wanted to come in but the gyneac wouldn’t allow.
Me : These are strange things, why wouldnt our gyneacs let us husbands in ???
22. Was it natural or c-section?
Mrs : Natural
23. Did you take medicine to ease the pain?
Mrs : No.
24. How much did your child weigh?
Mrs : Almost 7 lbs
25. When was your child actually born ?
Mrs : 4th June at 1.15pm.
Me : I was the one who heard his voice first outside !
26. What was your reaction when the doctor announced the sex of
Mrs : I was more happy that the baby was healthy. Strangely they wouldn’t tell me the sex of the baby for the first 10 minutes till they cut the cord and stiched. The sex didn’t really matter though ! Was really relieved that its all well and OVER !!
27. What was your first reaction on seeing the baby?
Mrs : After seeing his bums and his head I was almost like what is this.. the paedriatrician assured me he was normal. I was very happy, Hriday had very rosy lips and seeing them made me feel elated.
Me : when the nurse came to us with the baby in blue we knew it was a boy, she came to me but i was a bit nervous to hold him so my mom took him… then slowly i took him, my brother commented immedeatly that he is a duplicate of his Mom… but I didnt agree then and dont still… he is a duplicate of me in my childhood… almost a carbon copy … I ll post pics of him and me as young kids a lil later to prove this… we all were thrilled.. I never used to like small babies or hold them, but when i took him from my mom i knew exactly how to hold him… he had really red lips, eyes closed and really thin fingers… he was bathed in powder… then again as I and my brothers noticed his head we were all worried its too long… and my MIL and mom assured he was perfect… !!!! My dad was thrilled… he is very quiet doesnt say anything… but i could see it in his eyes… he was probably happier than me.. !
28. Did you cry?
Mrs : Yes… a lil.
29. What did you name him/her?
Mrs : Hriday.
Me : we had it decided if it would be a girl it would be Reva and if a boy Hriday. I dont believe in any Rashi vashi and I didnt want to even know what it was… I hate such things.. we both loved these two names… Reva means Narmada… we used to live on the banks of Narmada.. we simply loved that name… !
30. How old is your first born today?
Mrs : He turns 5 today.
Here are pictures of the cakes of his first 4 birthdays… !! drool…
On his first birthday we had two parties with all the kids that came to our house for tutions at home. This bugs bunny was his favourite toy in those days. The cake wala did mess up his spelling but… !
In the evening we all had a party at a restaurant with all friends !! This cake in chocolate was really lovely !!!
Trains were his fascination at 2 years age.. !! and so a cake with a train.. !
This was his first birthday in Indore and we didnt know any one here… so just my boss and his family and my parents so the cake size smaller.. but Mickey mouse was his favourite in those days… !
Dinosaurs…. had a real tough time to find this cake.. no one was ready to make this… finally Simi’s !!! a home grown bakery that bakes the best cakes in Indore… helped us out… :
Now a days we are scared of asking him what he wants coz he might just say something impossible to provide.. he wanted birds.. but had to explain to him that they are to fly in the skies… !! eventually came the acquarium and we couldn’t deny… this 5th birthday the cake is to be a lion !!!! (will post pics later)
So while I go find the lion I’ll share one more picture of Hriday with you all…