Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Bundle of Joy

It has been almost a year since my last scribble.....
Thanks to the Bundle of Joy!

On one of those usual monthly checkups, where we secretly wished to know the unspeakable, just to trim down the list of names of course. Doctor says "fluid levels are a bit low, we need to induce delivery". And we ask calmly "So shall we come back next week to induce?". Doc replies calmly "No, induce now, nurse will take you to delivery ward now". And thus, I joined TCS a week late. Thanks to, bundle of joy!

Inducing delivery is not that easy; after 2 and a half days of splendid time at Aster Medicity's lake-view room, our bundle of joy finally decided to come out of his comfort zone, with the help of a bit of vacuum technology. Having a smoke might have given faster results than medicine inducing; pokuchu purathu chadikyal ayurvedathil parajitundo avo. For those who have had the luck of seeing a human birth, I bet your expression will not be a smile if someone clicks at that moment. I was in a bundle of questions first, then in a bundle of relief and back to questions; But I could see the bundle of joy at the end of the tunnel! ;)

Then came the Simba moment! And as the initial excitements toned down a little, I could hear praises for me for withstanding the 2 and half days of inducing... And that was not good, from the non-glances of mama bear. But thankfully, Bundle of joy had covered it for me. Then, I realized the chap is not just a Bundle of joy, he is a Bundle of Magic!!! ;)

The next many days were about bundles of everything! Bundle of bill payment to start with. Bundle of extreme caution, bundle of curious cases of poop color, bundle of breastfeeding troubles but then... Bundle of joy raises his tiny little arm and moves his little fingers and magic works!

I had not figured why babies were called bundles of joy for a long time but I do now. It is love, magic! And I wish it was as easy as a recognition is to baby, to bring that smile, does not fade away when we grow up.

I hope we see each other, recognize, smile and recognize more deeply. Recognize the life within us, the essence within us. A world without strangers and stranger thoughts, will keep us smiling forever.

Thanks to the Bundle of joy... Keep smiling! :)


My Dreams For Sale said...
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Deepak Warrier said...

Honest and bright Ganesh! Lovely, keep writing.