Saturday, April 6, 2013

Now Introducing.....

Hellow World from Zombie-land to normal-land!

Nice to be back to normal world with natural sunlight and normal people on the roads doing normal things. Nice to be back..after a life-altering event.

Childbirth.

Rangan V Balaji (a) Venkatesh , was born on April 2, 2013 @ 1.19 PM at the El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California. He weighed 7lbs and 6 oz and measured 20inches long. His was a normal delivery.

A harrowing 35.5 hours of labor, cracking jokes, laughing, walking, yogic breathing, crying (sobbing?), praying, and many many loops of Vishnu Sahasranamam playing on full volume, he came screaming into this world.  The nurses @ El Camino hospital now can chant Vishnu Sahasranamam better than any of us!

I have seen GOD in so many people in the last 5 days. My Husband, My Mom, a fantabulous team of nurses and doctors @ El Camino hospital. I will remember this pain and the happiness for life. 

Due to prolonged labor, he was at a risk of a bacterial infection and had to be in the NICU for a couple of days on medication, but now has been discharged from the hospital and is doing very well! We are back home now and are slowly getting to know each other.

He is sooooooooo cuddly, alert, responds to Balaji and me so well. Sleeps EXACTLY like his dad and is stubborn EXACTLY like his mom! If he gets annoyed with anything, he lets us know. By "us", I mean, people who are in the radius of 100kms around him.

Though we are woken up every 3 hours, we are overwhelmed, underslept, well-fed (thanks to mom), and very dazed. If we miss taking your calls, please assume we are either begging and pleading the baby to go to sleep or fast asleep ourselves. We will return your call when we can, forshure! We know you mean well and are happy for us. Many many thanks!!

All we need now, are your blessings and prayers for Rangan to have a happy, healthy and a long life. And also pray that we be good sensible parents who can give him all the love, nourishment and good education to be a great citizen of the world.

As I write this, my dad and sister are cuddling the baby and having such a sweet time with him! Thank God for a fabulous support system @ home! 

That, brings us to.....pictures? We have very very few of them, since we are overwhelmed by the roller-coaster and haven't thought about having fun yet. We will take a few and share with you soon.

Thanks again and Peace!


9 comments:

Raajii said...

Congratulations! I don't know how you got through such a long labor!

sushmitha said...

congratulations vasu:-) welcome to the world rangan.have a lovely time with the baby vas,moments you can never get back. really:-)

Vicky said...

Congrats ma...
Wishes to you, Baj & Rangan...
Cherish these moments ma...
Appappo take care of yourself too...
Will call you sometime soon...

hizibiz said...

Congratulations !!

Thats the problem of being there . Had you been in B'lore / Chennai - they would have done a Cesarian section on your "chosen" date.

Well now be careful. You are a mom of a US Citizen and that eagle is watching you. So no scolding, shouting or stick rules when he does not listne to you :)

Hemanth said...

congrats!!!

Vishakha said...

Awwww..congrats...am sooooooo happy for you..happy nappy changing...blessings for Rangan......

ranjini said...

Hey congrats to all of you. All the very best and take good care.

Aishwarya Govindarajan said...

Congraads and take care!
Welcome lil prince :))

Revanth said...

Congratulations Akka.
Beautiful post. Every thing you write is immensely beautiful! :)
My hellos to Rangan! :)