Friday, June 03, 2011

A familiar beat

During the six times that I was wheeled to the delivery suite, I met some of the nurses again and again. Most would recognise me as 'that crazy case' and welcome me back so I was erm, kind of getting spoilt.

However, there was this one nurse who didn't recognise me even though she was attending to me for the second time that week. I was feeling a bit disappointed and almost said, "Remember me? The crazy case?" But I controlled myself. Anyway, she was hooking me to the CTG machine to record the baby's heartbeat. As usual, gundi Xena was using the walls of mommy's womb as her personal trampoline and it was very difficult to put the probe on a single spot on my tummy and 'catch' her to get the heartbeat. The nurse tried for a full 10 minutes (it usually takes about 10 seconds), and then looked at me for a while, showing faint signs of recognition. "Ah!" I thought, "Finally she recognises me!"

But she didn't say anything to me and I was disappointed again. I figured she saw thousands of faces every day so it was understandable that she wouldn't remember a particular one. She turned to try and locate the baby again. Once again, Xena gave her a tough time. Finally the nurse looked at me, grinned widely and said, "OH!!!!!!! THIS baby?! I know THIS baby!!!"



26 comments:

Arun said...

As usual, gundi Xena was using the walls of mommy's womb as a trampoline ....I know THIS baby!!!

Grin! Hope THIS baby is doing well! And you and Viv too. Its almost two weeks, so y'all may have settled into a comfortable routine, I hope.

(My blog gets RSS feeds from various blogs, so if I'm looking at my blog I get to know when you post. So I won't claim gold on this one. :) )

Arun said...

Also simply must compliment you on the titles of your posts. It is a joy like watching a batsman hitting successive balls to the boundary. :)

nidhi said...

ha ha a. Xena is so cute. from bhai to tapori to gundi....the family has got 'em all.

nidhi said...

oh and GOLD too!!

Yamini said...

LOL.. THIS baby is as awesome as her mom, it seems..
Pooh Nurse!! :D

Swathy said...

mast rapchick baby hey.. bole to..:)

Vivek said...

Queen of deadpan humour!! ....and Xena is alrite too :)

Sudeep said...

Ek din duniya Sayesha ko Sayesha nahi balki Xena ki mummy bolke jaanegi. And that I am sure will be one of the proudest moments where you will go 'yep this baby'.

Alice said...

:D :D
Totally agree with Vivek and Sudeep above. :D

Preethi said...

Ha ha...people started calling you 'Xena's mom' instead of Sayesha even when she was in the womb...THIS baby is indeed a cute little gundi.

Raam Pyari said...

bahin.
I am at a loss for words. Just read through all the Xena posts..i knew something was happening because of the few and varied posts, and some line i read somewhere in one of them that made me think...

I am at a loss for words.....how are you now? are you OK?

Love to Xena.

Achu said...

I Love THIS baby!! :)
How is she doing??

diyadear said...

ha ha thats a good one!!!

Raam Pyari said...

sheesh!

I still cant digest all this information!

niranjana said...

I'm visiting your blog after a while; just wanted to say congratulations, and wish you well!

Angelsera said...

ur daughter is certainly going to be remembered in KK :)


I jus realised that your "Kuch toh (b)log kahenge" doesnt have my blog on it anymore :(

Raam Pyari said...

right did i say that i cannot register all of this at one go!

I keep thinking about all this!

Sayesha said...

Arun,
Yeah, we're still getting the hang of taking care of her at home. All is well so far. :)
PS: Sometimes the batsman gets out for a duck. :P

Nidhi,
LOL! Yes! :D

Yamini,
:D

Swathy,
Hehehe! :D

Vivek,
:)

Sudeep,
Tere muh mein low-calorie ghee-shakkar! :)

Alice,
:D

Preethi,
:D

Raam Pyari,
Welcome back to the bar! I am doing ok. Xena is fine too, just that she has a lot of follow-up to be done over the next 8 years.

Achu,
She is doing ok. Weighing 2.5 kg now. :)

Diyadear,
:)

Raam Pyari,
Ho jata hai yaar, don't worry. :)

Niranjana,
Thanks. :)

Angelsera,
Hehe! Yesterday we were at KK for her blood test and dropped by the SCN. The nurse there was THRILLED to see her. :)

Your blog still exists?? I did a clean-up of my links last year and removed those where clicking on the profile did not lead to a blog. Yours still doesn't link to a blog! What's happening??

Raam Pyari,
Email par baat karte hain, tu bahut disturbed ho gayi hai lagta hai. :)

Angelsera said...

hahaha..comment from my husband "she will no longer be known for her blog, now she will be known as Xena's mom"

ya, blog exists..I just realised wat u meant, I dino that the settings had changed since its linked to gmail.

How do we know said...

i second what the others are saying.. Xena ki maa..... tu kabhi bewdi hua karti thi... sheesh!! Give her a BIG kiss for me...

Disha said...

Get ready Mommy...to be best known as "Xena's Ma" for rest of your life :). But, I am sure, you will love it.

Kavs said...

You are such brave fighters - i read your posts and i have tears in my eyes thinking about what you guys went through...Wishing you all the joys of parenthood with Xena!

Gowri said...

Sayesha, I have been a silent reader of your blog for quite a while now and have thoroughly enjoyed your writing. I have to say, it takes a very strong person to be able to maintain their composure through all that you and your family have gone through. Your posts have remained upbeat through all that you went thru during your pregnancy and the ICU stay. I only hope that you always find the strength to deal with all of life's surprises in the same manner and and that your journey gets easier. Stay positive always! Remember that not everyone can do what you're doing right now. Kudos!! Sending positive thoughts your way. God bless your little baby.

Sayesha said...

Angelsera,
Am more than happy to be known as Xena's mom, hehehe! :)
Ps: Ah ok, I have linked you back. :)

How do we know,
All kisses are on cap/hair at the moment, but will definitely plant one from you as soon as ticket counter opens. :)

Disha,
You bet! :)

Kavs,
Thank you! :)

Gowri,
Thank you so much! :)

bluejay said...

ha ha ha :D I enjoy the adventures of the kutti gundi already :) U go gurl! She's got spirit ..and has proven it time and over again! Happy motherhood Sayesha :)

Sayesha said...

Bluejay,
Thanks! :D