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June 03, 2008

Mamma mia!

Written after the definite realization that there are several worlds out there, not just ours. I don't mean like parallel universes or something (although that is an interesting topic to blog about), I mean just different worlds that you can get totally immersed in and lose yourselves. And I thought becoming a mom meant one such new world - "The pregnancy world" or you know something cute like "The googoo gaagaa world" and just that one new world. We learn about this one new world, neatly step in and continue living in that world happily ever after.

Oh boy! Was I wrong! Having a baby means entering multiple new worlds that your current world does not provide you enough time with which to research. You know what I mean?

So far, I have come across an incomplete list that includes:
  • "The pregnancy world" - Basically lists of stuff that you can read and be scared about mainly, and also get excited about once in a while :p
  • "The baby world" - This is where you learn that just because someone is little doesn't mean you do little things to make him/her happy, you do lots of really big things!
  • "The materialistic world" - This is where you buy and then buy some more stuff to make sure the little one has all it's demands (and some of ours) met.
  • "The mothering world" - How can you be the #1 mom and live under the illusion for quite some time and so on.
  • "The diapering world" - This is big. There are like 568 varieties of disposable diapers and 295 varieties of cloth diapers you can buy and 2008 accessories you can buy for each kind!
  • "The feeding world" - This Venn diagram kind of intersects with the baby world but is big enough to be it's own world
  • "The rest of the world world" - This a shrinking world consisting of this blog and such, my work, my life, you all and me :)
Being pregnant is funny business, especially if you take the time to watch people's reactions and expressions carefully. Different categories of people communicate with you differently and it can be quite an amusing experience on the whole, at least it is for me ;)

  • For instance, there's the been there done that mom-and-dad-and-mama-and-maami category -I get loads of good advice, the occasional weird advice and the frequent, "You must come home, I will cook whatever you feel like eating, just for you!" which doesn't really materialize but is nice to hear anyway.
  • Sometimes, there are these people who would like to check out how big my stomach is really but are too ahem...polite to ask, so they discretely check out my belly in what they consider an invisible glance. I catch it every time. Well, that's not really a category, I don't believe much in categorizing people anyway :p
  • There's the caring bunch, the people who go out of their way to make things convenient for me and my growing self. That's nice. They also make it a point to remind k how he should always be nice to me and so on and I love the look on his face when he gets advice like that! Anyway, I really like this bunch.
  • There's the oh-nice-ok-then bunch - Basically the people who don't pay much attention since their lives are consuming their time as usual. So, they don't really offer to do much or go out of their way to accommodate your wishes. Oh well, the world doesn't revolve around me, it does obviously for me, just not for them :p
I could go on but I just remembered I had something more important to say, "By the way, I am pregnant" :)

16 comments:

Loga said...

Congratulations!! All the best :-)

Gopinath Sundharam said...

Congratulations! Enjoy every moment of it. :)

prabukarthik said...

Cool!
Congratulations!:)

Glad to know someone with K's spirit and RS's writing ability is on the way :P

SK said...

Congrats Ramya!! When is the baby due?!

Gayatri said...

Congrats! We may be worlds apart but now we are in the same "mommy" world! Welcome and Enjoy every bit of it-lots of trouble but defintely worth it:)
take care

IBH said...

heyyyyy! congratulations! join the club buddy :)

anyways is there a mail id that I can write to you? please let me know...mine is ibh.blog@gmail.com

Harini R said...

hey ... congrats Ramya !

Red Phoenix said...

Congratz.....

K - U should b good to her. Be nice... No more fooling around :P

Lookin forward to see adventurous posts of changin the diapers, feeding him/her (which one by the way?), etc....
All the very best mom.....

VeeKay said...

Congrats, I know some of the initial months may be a problem. But then the final result with tiny-tots to cuddle and soft pudgy hands will be fun.

As always looking forward to your post on experiences during this period

Parth said...

Congratulations and all the best. Looking forward to hearing some more anecdotes on this experience.

RT said...

ramya...hope u r having a nice time...mail pannu. btw do u know if it is a boy or a girl?

Kumari said...

Congratulations!
Have tons of fun while pregnant. Not that you won't when the li'l one arrives but that's whole new ball game :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!!!!! This is wonderful news. Good luck with everything!

-Sandy

Sowmya Srikrishnan said...

Good news there!

Wish you a safe journey!!!

RS said...

Thanks a lot! Hope to enjoy the "journey" till Sep end :)

rt - Don't know, wanted that to be a surprise - the old fashioned way :)

Siripriya Katragadda said...

Congrats Ramya.....

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