Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Bundle Of Joy Arrived on Feb 16

Wooohooo my Bundle Of Joy arrived on Feb 16, 2010.
It was a Caesarean.
Thankfully all went well :-)

I am struggling and enjoying with my new born.
Will post more about my new found joy.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

One Day To Go

As per my tickr (see on the right side) - only one day to go.

That's per my doctor too hardly anytime left.

She says that my body hasn't started showing signs of labor yet. She is worried. She says that she will wait till my due date and then she will induce labor.

I am both excited and worried. I just pray to God that everything goes smooth and fine and happy.

I am looking forward to pleasant, happy, healthy and joyful delivery....wonderful angel coming into our life.

Mamma and Dadda are looking forward to your arrival sweety!

Lots of Love to my Angel

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

To Bank Or Not To Bank

To Bank or Not To Bank?
That is the question. Should we go for stem cell banking for our child or no?
I am hell confused and can't make up my mind. I have had Biotechnologist, from one of the leading 'Stem Cell Banking' providers in India, at our place this weekend to get more understanding about this concept. Though after the session we have got an idea about what it is but we aren't sure if we should go for it.

My husband has a lot of valid questions like what accreditation the company had, rules and regulations for private cell banking in India. Though we are convinced that it is good thing and might turn out to be a blessing in future (God forbid if we ever need it, though!) ; we are not convinced if it will be stored properly. Moreover, Government of India hasn't yet devised or imposed any rules and regulations for this thing as it is pretty nascent in India and is just 6 years old.

Besides discussing it with the Biotechnologist from that company, we also took our Gyno's views. She said that we can go for it if we can afford it. But in future technology might advance and cell extraction would be possible from other sources as well in which case cord banking might turn out useless.

I also found out guideline for this on a parenting site:
  • If your family has a history of diseases, such as leukaemia, lymphomas, sickle-cell anaemia, immune deficiency diseases, aplastic anaemia or thalassemia, cord blood storage may be a good idea. Your family's odds of needing a stem cell transplant are higher than the general population's. For more help assessing your risk of having a child with one of these diseases, talk to your doctor who can guide you clearly based on your family history.
  • If your child belongs to a minority group, storing cord blood may be of more value to you. Research indicates that a Caucasian patient has an 88 per cent chance of finding a matching donor on the US National Marrow Donor Program registry, while an African American's chance was significantly lower at 58 percent.

If you’ve decided to opt for cord blood banking, ensure that you choose a well-reputed bank, which is certified, has technological experience and expertise. Check the pricing options and also find out about their storage facility, network, accessibility and tie-ups with hospitals.

PHEW!!! We are still confused.
Appreciate any suggestions regarding cord banking.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Preparing for my Angel's arrival

Only 30 days to go...wooohoooo!!!!

These days my walk has turned into a waddle. Earlier when I used to look at other preganant woman I found them too funny waddling and moving like a duck. But phew even my walk has turned into waddling ducky. Sometimes I laugh at myself and sometimes feel miserable. Nonetheless my excitement is soaring higher day by day :)

Though I feel all lost, confused and worried on what preparations I should do to welcome the new member of our family. I keep talking with my colleagues who already are mommies on tips to welcome the baby. Here is the list:

  • Clean the house of any dust
  • Prepare a sleeping area and a place to keep clothes and supplies
  • crib
  • bottles and cleaning brush for the bottle
  • diapers
  • blanket to warp the baby
  • bucket or plastic bag for soiled clothes
  • washcloth or baby wipes
  • plastic lined pail for disposable diapers
  • nursing bras
  • wash baby clothes before using

Wow...have got quite a few !!!

Request fellow blogger-mommies to enlighten me more on this aspect so that I make the most of it.


Monday, December 21, 2009

Pregnacy MythBuster #2

Myth: A common notion is that pregnant women need to eat double
Fact: Pregnant women need not eat double, but need to consume about 40 to 50 per cent more over the nine month duration. Every pregnant woman needs between 2,200 to 2,500 calories as compared to a normal woman who needs just 1,800.

I shall come up with more such myth-busters posts. Please share if you know of any such myth-buster related to pregnancy.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

This morning I woke up all of a sudden and I could feel immense emotional pain.
I've been trying to normalize myself after whatever happened last weekend. But I am not able to forget things that caused me so much pain and stress.
Though, I am not stressed anymore but I just cannot pull myself out of it.

Oh God! please take me out of this troublesome trap so that I get back on track and put my focus back on beautiful, spiritually & emotionally happy angel that I am expecting to enter my life soon. Oh God! give me the strength to stand this test of time.

I love you my little Angel !!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pregnacy MythBuster #1

It’s that time in life when I'm going through a mixture of emotions — excitement, happiness and anxiousness. As a soon-to-be-mother I want to try and do everything right in order to have a safe and healthy delivery .
But the endless advice that people are giving leave me perplexed. Right from the doctor to parents, friends, relatives and even strangers; everyone has an opinion on what I should and shouldn’t do.
A lot of pregnancy myths are created through hearsay and need to be sifted out from the truth.

Myth: A common notion is that eating papaya, eggs and other 'heaty' foods may result in an abortion
Fact: There is no such thing as 'hot’ foods and if eaten in moderation it will cause no harm to the baby

I shall come up with more such myth-busters posts.
Please share if you know of any such myth-buster related to pregnancy.