Monthly Archives: November 2010

Blood work-Baby No#2

Last night,at the doctor’s office,we got the blood work back.
She said all the levels are normal.She assured us not to worry about the progesterone because HCG is increasing,as it should.
Thyroid levels were lower so,she increased the dosage.
But,VitD levels are still very low and there was a low level of Toxoplasmosis.may be I picked it from the garden..damn!
And WBC count was quite high..so,now I am on antibiotics-thrice a day and VitD thrice a day.
Stay Safe,Diego!

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This Pregnancy

I am so scared this time.I dunno why..I am happy and excited but I keep praying silently,”Please God!Let everything go smoothly.Please let this baby be fine”.
I hope it’s just normal maternal anxiety.I am worried if something goes otherwise,how will I explain to Aadya.I find myself wishing I had waited before telling her.
The last 2 weeks my boobs have been very sore ,I couldn’t even bear to be hugged..when they are not,I find myself checking..if they still are.Everytime I go to the toilet..I am worried and holding my breath. I guess I am worried because my progesterone levels were low last time..and I don’t know what they are this time.We have a dr.appointment later tonight..and I hope all the blood work has come back normal.
Last time when I went for the U/S,I had no idea what to expect..this time,I know what to expect and it has me worried if everything will be as expected. I can’t wait for the 3rd of December any longer..
I can’t wait to be safely past the 12week mark..
On the other hand,I also get a very happy feeling that this is meant to be..time is just right..it has to go well…but the very next minute..I chide myself about being too hopeful..
sigh…

Aadya&Diego-2

Aadya has started a new bedtime ritual.Every night,after we tell her a bedtime story,she put her hand on my tummy and tells the story to Diego.
This morning she told me..Diego has to sleep in his crib and Aadya will sleep with Mumma.
Last night,she asked me.. “Mumma,who do you love sabse jyada-Aadya ki Diego?” I said,”aadya” and she tells me..” Mumma,you have to love Diego too!and papa too!”

The week that was…

We had a great last week..My sister arrived for a much awaited visit and Ms.Aadya is on the top of the world since then.Every night she wants to sleep with her and after the bedtime story,comes running to our room..:)
Sis is on Mission Organise and is doing just that to all the rooms and cupboards in the house!!LOL!
Yeah Yeah..I am a lousy housekeeper..
We got the christmas tree out and put up the ornaments..it looks nice..but I still want more ornaments..so,we’re bauble shopping now.
The look of adoration on Aadya’s face when DH took out the christmas tree!Daddy is the superhero!She couldn’t stop saying “Wowwwwwwwwwww” and “Thank you Papa”.She picked one side of the tree and sat down to decorate just 3 branches!!LOL!
Ohhh!I love the holiday season..Diwali,Thanksgiving,Christmas..
I am nostalgic for the holiday seasons spent in USA..specially the decorated malls and holiday spirit. Here in Australia,the christmas decorations came up last week..but still I miss the holiday hustle-bustle in USA. May be city will be busier!
I can’t believe it..we have been here 3 years.:) I am still getting used to a summer christmas..:)
How was your week? and what are your holiday plans??
P.S. do try and guess the exhibit in the last pic of the last post.

From the Arts museum

These are long over due.When we went to Canberra,Aadi and I visited the Art Musuem..here are some pics from there

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Check out the guitars on the wall.In the center of the picture is painted recycled cylinders.

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who knew rakes had other uses?Smile

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The most colorful display..Aadya’s favorite-Silicon plates and bowls!

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Knick-knacks

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Ceramic kangaroo with real paws

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This one’s my favorite- Sugar model of the Parliament house!

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And this one is for you to guess???Can you??

Aadya’s Diego

When we came back from the Dr.’s office,we told Aadya,”Aadi,you are going to be a big sister! There is really a baby in Mumma’s tummy.”She was excited and then went back to watching her cartoon.
She wanted to call her baby sister Dora.I asked her how about Diego??And she now calls the baby Diego and I get an image of a little green Dino!
She is so sweet..it makes me want to cry.She kisses my tummy and talks to Diego.She is being extra careful-she kept pushing me away,when I tried to hug her.Finally,I coaxed her to sit in my lap,she sat gingerly and then said,”Mumma,I think Diego is scared..is Aadya didi squeezing him?” OMG!!I don’t want her to be so understanding..I hugged her tight and told her,”No Diego is fine,he likes it when Aadya didi cuddles him and mumma.”
Yesterday,I was feeding her dinner.She took the first bite and then told me,”Now you give one bite to Diego in your tummy”.
Oh my little baby girl..I love you so much!you are going to be such a sweet big sister.

Today

We woke up to a rainy gloomy day.Overcast sky,drizzles and humidity!
I woke Aadya early-I hate doing that ! She wanted to sleep more..but I didn’t want her to miss daycare.not that I have anything special planned..but she is just getting in the groove and I didn’t want her to stay home and get all out of sync..tear-free drop-offs are really nice.
So,I woke her up early and told her,daddy will drop her.But,she wanted me to go along too.So,we all went.I dropped her off and then DH dropped me back..and DH ended up being horribly late..the rain,the traffic and the diversion!
Anyway,when I left,Aadya was just sitting down to breakfast.Alls well,i hope.
Me..?I am just sitting in an empty house..feeling a little tired.I didn’t sleep too well last night..It was quite a muggy night,even though it was raining..I think I fell asleep well after 2.00 and woke up by 7.00.but now I am too awake to go back to bed.
And its stopped raining!! LOL!!and now I feel bad for waking up Aadi..ugh!

BFP-Baby no.2

Faint response on 16th nov
two clear lines on 21st nov.
DH took an appointment for the 22nd.The test at the doctor’s office also showed just a faint line.But he ordered the blood test.
Got blood work back and 23rd and yes-definitely positive.Another batch of blood draw and fixed and ultrasound appointment for the 3rd dec.

Baby No.2

AF was due Nov 9-10.And it didn’t come. I knew something was up this month.I was feeling tired,had back aches,nausea after eating and generally tender BBs .I couldn’t even bear to be hugged.
14/11-I asked Sanj if I should test.He said,if I had a test at home..to not bother buying one.I said ok and dropped it at that.
16/11-Aadi was in the daycare and I was busy cleaning and cooking,still feeling extremely tired and hurting all over.And I found a test in the cupboard and tested….I saw a faint line.I couldn’t see it at first.I looked in the mirror and there was definitely a line.but quite faint.
I called Sanj after picking up,Aadi and told him.I got another test and Sanj asked me to wait another week before testing.The week just went by.
21/11-I tested again on Sunday morning.My hand was shaking,only the control line came up.I put the test down and the second line came up!!
Yayyyy BFP!!

Catching up….

or getting over the blogger block!!I dunno what?Somedays I find my mind brimming with thoughts-I do mental posts then..coz I am just too busy or tired or both busy and tired. On other days ,when I am not busy or tired,there is nothing to write!!!
Anyway,its been long since I wrote something..picture posts are great fillers and my way of ensuring the blog doesn’t die a slow death..but really..I need to write..to stay sane and happy.And I need to write for you guys to keep coming back!Thank you so much for not giving up on me.
BTW,do tell me how you WP-bloggers keep up with all the blogs that you want to keep up with?I have 100plus blogs that I want to follow but just end up,backtracking to those of you,who leave your url with comments.
Sometimes I want to move back to blogger-just for updated blogroll!!!
In other news, Aadya has started going to a daycare twice a week and though,I love the break..picking and dropping her is tiring.I walk 20 mins one way..in a way,its good,it gives me the much needed excercise..but days are getting hotter and walking in the heat is quite dehydrating! I have cursed myself,every single day this week and the last…when I walked in the heat…About time,I take driving lessons and work towards getting that licence.
The first two days at the daycare were nice and easy-she just waved me off..and then,then third day,started the tears.I left her crying and screaming..and walked out,before I changed her mind.Its hard leaving your crying baby in another persons arms.When I called up later,she was fine.The same thing happenned next time.When I went to pick her up,she hugged me tight and said,I missed you sooooo!
Now I am seeing that she is a getting involved in the group..instead of sitting by herself,as she did initially.And there were no tears,yesterday(knock on the wood!)
Ms.Aadya is suddenly eating less these days..and at the daycare,she barely pecks at her meals. In her own words,”I take two bites,then I scraped my bowl in the bin!” But,she enjoys her snack and fruit there.So,I guess thats alright.
In the last month,atleast 4 people have commented on her comfortable and fluent Aadya is in,both English and Hindi.Some people have an amazed look,as to how she can talk completely logical sentences in both languages.One of our favorite games is to switch language and she switches with us.Our friends pretend to not understand English or Hindi and she even translates for them!
Another favorite activity these days is story telling.And now the story teller is the little diva.And wow..she does tell such lovely stories and she makes sure to include all of her audience as the characters in her stories!
Oh!!And she is writing some..the letter A and the number 1 and 7 and she tries to write other random letters..My dad sent her a slate and she loves it..and practices writing on it.Ohh and she is coloring inside the lines now!I dunno if other kids her age are doing it already..but I am so kicked that she is doing it now.
When I came back from India,I was so stressed,because the kids there,seemed to do doing so much more than her.Then,we came here and she didn’t get admission in the kinder for next year and some friends here,pointed out,how she would be missing 1 year.DH and I talked and I spoke to so many moms in school and then,I thought some more and realised that most kids in 4 year kinder and nearly 5..because Australia has a rule that the kids should turn 4 by 30th april in the year they are to attend.So,all the kids born from May onwards will go next year.By that logic,Aadya would be one of the younger kids,if she went to kinder next year.
I noticed some of the kids are so comfortable and more involved in the 3 year old activity group only to be told that they are all 4 year olds. Aadya is just beginning to get comfortable..but still her involvement and her activities are quite minimal compared to those older kids.So,in a way,I am glad that she didn’t get into any kinder for 2011.By the time,she goes in 2012..she will be ready:)
As I write this post,I realise,I haven’t done an update on Aadya in a long long time…heck!I hadn’t written a long post in a long long time..:)I am glad I wrote this one!