Monday, July 21, 2008


Last Sat was time to see my baby again. This time’s scan showed the baby’s heart besides face, hands, feet and body.


This is how I feel right now -  alive and looking forward to life. BV thank you.


Friday, July 18, 2008

6th month of pregnancy has begun

Dear Baby no. 2. I hope you feel the joy I feel ever since I came to know you are in me. It’s only that circumstances around me do not make me go easy on myself at times. So if you ever feel negative vibes, it’s me who needs a wake up call. Please don’t ever think I don’t love you. I do. A lot.


Pregnancy now is something I’ve got used to. But stepping on weighing scales still scares me. I don’t want to put on 25 kgs by delivery time like I did during my first pregnancy. Currently I’m satisfied with my weight gain. Baby’s begun kicking alright. Sometimes I think it’s trying to do the ballet. Other times it’s ‘balle balle’.


Sangi will be home by next weekend. It’s a definite goodbye from her to Infy BPO. And then it’s all studies once more in good old St. Agnes College. I wonder how she’s going to face having restrictions placed on her again. The nuns there always seem to have more rules than any other place I know or hear about.


Vivek will be home too around the same time for a few days. My guess is that he’s lost a lot more hair. And weigh the same. And he and mom would have another session of ‘Why don’t you get married’ and ‘Why don’t you get off my back’.


Seeing mom and dad together in the kitchen every morning is a little odd for me. For one thing I never woke up early. Second I can’t remember them being together in the kitchen unless it was a crisis situation like a party at home.


At work, coming to office feels more like punishment. For all the crap I’ve seen and faced with a few colleagues. Thanks to Anitha and Deepthi once more, I’m on my feet again. We’ve been together fairly often. Either for lunch or treats. And level headed ladies that they are, I’m learning to keep my thoughts and sanity intact. God bless them both.


Went out for lunch with Deepthi and Suman to Gold Finch – Sanadige to try their Thali offer. Food was really good. A good stuffing and I’m glad that there aren’t any wild animals around. Else we 3 would have made wonderful meals for them.


Suman joined the department on Monday. She’ll be handling the new office activities from Monday. Although a fresher, she seems to pick up fairly well. Came to know today that her favorite color is Purple. Kind of odd to me since I just finished reading the book ‘The Color Purple’. And I’ve never come across folks who like that color.


Jeethy will be back from her leave due to chicken pox. Was a little worried when she said she wanted to join back yesterday even though she still had a few scabs falling off her tummy. Thankfully boss man intervened and asked her to join back on Monday. By then I hope she’s in good shape and health again.


Braggs’ birthday was on the 12th. Wanted to call him and wish but I was just too tied up with work. So had to resort to wishing over gtalk.


Got to speak to AK over gtalk after a very long time. I think he’s in B’lore now. Or should be pretty soon. Love to hear him talk about his son.


BV is facing better days. Pretty soon he’ll be facing Training days for 3 whole months. My best wishes to him to survive on his ownsome lonesome for the entire period.


Have been on the myfamily site reading and not posting much. Have lots happening but just no urge or intention to write. Maybe something’s wrong with me. Maybe not. Oh well! Until the next blog post.


Wednesday, July 02, 2008

An accident

Last evening was a time I hope never repeats ever again for me or for anyone.


I had to meet Anitha had Empire Mall. We were planning to buy a gift for Deepthi from Eden. Wanted to beat the rains as well as meet Anitha at 6:30 PM as we’d decided. So I started from office just after 6 pm.


Approaching the Urwa Stores junction, too many vehicles around. So slowed down a bit. Was getting annoyed at the pedestrians who chose that point to cross roads.


One man just ran across my path when there was a Maruti Van to my left. Was just getting over my instant annoyance when a little boy immediately followed suit. Braked but not sufficiently in time to avoid an impact with the kid. I almost flew off my seat and bumped stomach first into the handle bar section of my bike. The kid was sprawled on the road. I was worried that he was badly hurt or bruised. Was about to get off my bike.


The kid just got up, smiled and ran away.


For a few minutes, I was stunned on the road. For all the panic and worry that little incident caused, wanted to whack some sense into the boy. Riding after that was an effort. I’m glad he’s safe. And I know my baby’s safe too. But I still am annoyed at pedestrians who think they can use the spaces where speed breakers are to cross the road.