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A Daughter

I knew it the moment I felt that I was pregnant. I knew it the second my instinct was confirmed by two pink lines. I knew we were having a daughter. I knew it long before we took that gender verify test. I just knew.

But then, how could I have possibly ‘known’ right? Based on what really? People would ask me for my symptoms and declare I was having a boy. I’d laugh and just say ‘Okay’ and not argue simply because the basis of my argument was just as jerky as theirs’.

Well, no sensible answer to that question really. If only everything we do was driven by logic, then, we won’t be having this baby in the first place. I mean, let’s be honest here. My husband and I are independent, we travel to beautiful places every year, we binge watch TV even if it means we watch Interstellar over and over again (seriously what a brilliant movie! I have a huge crush on Matthew McConaughey AND Anne Hathaway after watching this movie. I don’t know if space scientists at NASA make decisions based on emotions, feelings, love, gut feeling, ever, but if they really do, then it makes me feel a little better about myself). Like I said, we must really be crazy for willingly wanting to go down this path but hey, what is life without a little craziness?

Now for some exciting bit. She has her tiny heart beating 174 times per minute, I can tell that she has my nose from the ultrasound but Murali does not agree, I think he is just jealous that she picked my nose. She has tiny paws (for now) plus feet and she was flipping like a dolphin during the scan, moving constantly. She is already a whole other person and I don’t think she knows that. I am falling in love with the uncertainty that this relationship brings every day. The physical, psychological, emotional changes in all its entirety so naturally, so quietly.

I sure do wish we were millionaires though. That way, we didn’t have to work as hard or as long and be living in a huge mansion with a big backyard, wooden swing on the front porch with a couple of Labradors running around wild and free. Someday. We’ll make that our goal for the next baby! This one will have to make do in our tiny two bedroom apartment and swing in the warmth of my arms for now.

I can’t believe I’m 12 weeks already. Already! These moments are fleeting and my memory is escaping me quickly. Though mundane, I know reading back on this time of our lives in the future will be delightful. That’s what this space is for after all.


It’s one of those nights

I’m wearing the most comfortable pjs on the planet (I wanna get married again just so I can wear these pjs at my wedding. That’s how much I love’em!), balancing my make-do ice-cream bowl on my toes (shredded coconut+ honey, thanks for asking), my bedding’s in the living room, that way, I can just glide from my couch onto the bed without opening my eyes even and I’m watching FRIENDS (yes, again!) and am able to see all my favorite characters really well because I finally have my glasses on!
Clearly a night to remember.

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Bangalore Diaries

There is no other place like home I tell you. Murali and I lived like blissful new lovers for two weeks, without worrying about work, cooking or cleaning! I took long showers, wore short dresses, ate Jalebis to my hearts’ content and partied every other day.

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What’s cooking?

I may be onto something in the cooking department. Well, it’s not exactly cooking per say but more about making healthy choices. Honey for sugar, quinoa for rice, millet mash instead of potato mash, cacao instead of cocoa and the list goes on. And for me to able to make one choice over another, I have to know what a certain type of fruit/ vegetable/ grain/ oil does to my body and see if I’m able to recognize what it’s doing. Yeah I know I don’t make sense but you catch my drift, don’t you?

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Welcome Home

I’m currently wearing dust, stuffed boxes and an almost empty home for now. I will miss living here so so much. When I moved to the US two years ago, I had no idea how to do what. I was fighting a bad jet lag, missing home, learning how to cook and shopping like a lunatic every weekend. So, it took me 3-4 months to put things together. But not anymore, I’ve dirtied and cleaned my home like a million times already. So, I know the drill. Phew, dragging my husband out of the bed to start packing took me an hour this morning, but we are having so much fun!!

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