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March 13, 2008

The Big Three O and an even Bigger News!

While I was thinking how to make people forget that I am turning 30 today, I had this brilliant idea. To announce that I am PREGNANT. So yes, I am pregnant and the baby is due on July 5th. Just when I was ready to share the news with you lot a month back, Kodis Mom broke her news, and before that news could sink in, Poppins Mom and Moppets Mom came out with their news. And Desi Girl gave into the pressure as well. People have been REAL busy now, have nt they? ;) So like a good girl, I did nt steal their thunder. But let me grab the opportunity before another round of pregnancy news hits us.

I am 23 weeks pregnant and doing good. Realizing I am pregnant only when people remind me. The pregnancy has been very similar to the first one so far. No nausea, no sickness, no weight gain, ... And to think I was born with motion sickness and gaining weight is like breathing to me. Pregnancy is the only time people comment on how I have nt gained weight and it does wonders to my ego. Don't know of its a boy or a girl. Last time, the Dr could nt tell me as the baby's position was nt right and its the same this time too. So all my bets are on that this is a girl as well. Two girls are my first choice. A girl and a boy come a close second. So its a win win situation, so to speak. And since its confirmed that I'm not carrying twins, that's one heart attack saved for Hd.

Ashu knows that theres a baby in my tummy. "The baby is blowing bubbles inside Ammas tummy" is her favorite statement and repeats it all the time to anyone who will listen. She thinks its a boy. She has christened the baby "Pinocchio" and all of us have got used to calling the baby the same. So heres to Pinocchio, a special welcome post on a special day.

79 comments:

anantha said...

yaaay! Congratulations to you and HD!
And Happy B'day to you. Only the news about Pinocchio caught my eye! Awwsum wonly. :)

Anonymous said...

SilentOne

Delurking to say many congratulations. Been reading your blog for a while now, you sure lead an exciting life. Enjoy your pregnancy.

inbavalli said...

Happy Birthday and Congrats! But *looks very smug* I KNEW it. With all of blogdom going for a second one how could Boo be left behind ;)

Big welcome to Pinocchio :D

yaadayaada said...

Happy Three O!!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Congrats and Enjoy!!!
--Manjari

Kodi's Mom said...

woo-hoo!!! very, very nice of you to wait till all of us announced ours.

and doh! in all my prodding, I forgot the big 3-0 - Happy, Happy Birthday! ├Żou couldn't have timed the announcement better :)

K 3 said...

Eh! 30 is the new 20 or something like that ... Anyway! Congrats, Happy Birthday and All the Best of Wishes!

IBH said...

whoa! too many good news and too many mommy bloggers.....Happy Birthday! and many many wishes.....

big 3-0...another 2 more years..so should take pointers from u guys....but happy happy birthday dear

Daisy said...

I knew it ! KNEW it! when P's mom, K's mom and M's mom came out with their news, I somehow wanted to ask you.. had to stop myself, for the fear of offending you..CONGRATS!and oo yeah.. happy bday..

Shobana said...

CONGRATS!!!!!! Wow...and Happy B'day!

Pooh! said...

Happy Birthday and congrats!

upsilamba said...

o-hoo o-hoo ha-ha!
Its a thirty day
and pinocchio is on his waaaaayyy!
o-hoo o-hoo ha-ha!
==

Happy Bday, Boo and hi there, Pino.

Balaji said...

Congratulations! And Happy birthday too :)

Tharini said...

Wooohooo! Fabulous news. :DD Ashu's going to make a fantastic sister to her little Pinocchio! think another girl will be just the thing...I can see why you are leaning for that, given how close you and your sister are!

Girl or boy, hope the reminaing 17 weeks are just as smooth as the first 23!!!

And happy 30 dear Boo. Not a big deal to be on the other side, illa? ;)

Am so excited for you now, and for how this space will evolve henceforth. I still have terribly fond recollections of when I first started reading here and one of the posts I remember are the breastfeeding travails with Ashu. Have enjoyed all your pregnancy posts soo much!

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

Congratulations !!! What a timing to annouce !! For some reason, after reading Moppet's mom post, I kept thinking it was you ... for a long time, I'd get confused!!
Now both are having little ones ... no more confusion :)

Me said...

Congratulations !!!

& happy birthday

AA_Mom said...

Congratulations on both the accounts Boo!.

I see how everybody is not forgetting to wish you Happy B'day even if you wanted to play it down :) Welcome to our side of the fence.

Moppet's Mom said...

Yay! CONGRATULATIONS!

Ok, you can come off my official hate list now :-)

P u said...

Hey Congrats again and Happy Birthday! Now I can publicly announce that u look divine in all the pictures, all aglow and everything! And needless to mention, u dont look one bit pregnant! After watching half the snaps, mom said that and only then I remembered u're actually pregnant! U go girl...

And here's to Pinocchio... Ashu being the responsible has already come up with a sweetie name!

howiwishfornewbeginnings said...

Many congratulations to you and HD! Been a lurker for long and this news made me come out to comment!

Anonymous said...

Hey,

Hope you had a wonderful b'day!! Happy Birthday!!

-San

Timepass said...

Happy Bday Boo.. And Congratulations too.. July 5th is not far off...

Suganya said...

Congrats on the big 3-0. Have a happy and healthy pregnancy.

~nm said...

Congratulations!!!

The Inquisitive Akka said...

Congratulations, that's wonderful news!!!!Pinocchio is a great name :)

Kowsalya Subramanian said...

waah re waah.. I was thinking how about Boo after reading K's mom, poppins' mom and moppets mom but then I also remembered from one of your comments to madmomma that you want to wait a little longer for the second. you had made this trip and a cruise and I thought no way someone will make a trip - so Boo ruled out ;) but you proved me wrong. I forgot you are a very easy going and a fun loving person and my heartiest congratulations to the little one. I somehow feel two girls or two boys - somehow a boy and a girl doesn't pair well for me ;). I have read all your pregnancy posts and was awed at how one can take things so lightly.. so now waiting for the updates on the second one.
p.s - I cannot stop thinking how my MIL didn't even want me to goto bangalore when I was carrying Abi and how I fought, cried and made all fuss to goto a conference in bangalore :-) and how my mom didn't allow me to wear Jeans when I was pregnant :(

Kowsalya Subramanian said...

your timing of announcement was perrrrrfect - i got carried away with the second one that I almost forgot to wish you "Happy Birthday" :) :)

Lavs said...

Many congratulations!!!

[I lovingly demand to know why my name was missed out in the list of preg bloggers, wasn't I the first one to announce:-0]

Many more happy returns of this day!!3-0 is a big mile stone.

I have a pregnancy new board in my blog. July was the only month missing. I am glad you are filling up that space!!!

Om said...

Congratulations to you both.

I have been following your blog since last 5 months, joining my office after my 6 months maternity leave. I once placed a comment too but since your blog is full with others you must have missed it. I am also in the same process as you all and due on August. So it was nice to hear from you about others who are due close to us.

Happy Birthday to you as well.

Anu said...

Hi Boo,
Congratulations and Happy Birthday! I have been reading your blog for a while now and love the way you write...you have a wonderful way with words.... I too am a South Indian living in Europe with hubby and toddler, so I really relate to a lot of things....
Hope your pregnancy goes well and welcome to the other side!
Anu

desigirl said...

Happy Birthday! Big 3-0, eh? My turn comes in July and am not looking forward to it. But you are right - a baby is a nice way to deflect attention from the fact that we are growing old!

So, congratulations! We have all been such busy bees eh? ;) And I so envy you - no nausea, no weight gain! Why can't I have such a pregnancy! sigh!

Aqua said...

is it the water? or the "cookies". holy moly! you too! Congratulations to you and your Hubby!!!

Happy Birthday also! double barrel celebrations going on at yr blog today :)

Random Vignettes said...
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Random Vignettes said...

Oh hey congratulations!!!!!! One more aboard the baby boat..awesome..the more the merrier..
welcome pinocchio and happy birthday boo!
Umm just btw I dont know why but turning 30 somehow is soo much cooler than turning 27..that is such a half baked age to be..but anyways Il sulk abt that later...Have fun u..

Its Our Space said...

Happy 30,boo ! And Congratulations !

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

Sounds like all you ladies are keeping yourselves busy! :-)

M

Laksh said...

Happy Birthday and Congrats!!

Collection Of Stars said...

Happy Bithday Boo :)
and CONGRATS !!!
What is it that Ashu is looking at?

ddmom said...

Finally, you announced :) Congrats!

Welcome to the 30s club. Hey, you are the youngest member of this club, now that should make you happy :)

B o o said...

Thank you each one of you. It feels so good to share the news with you all.

Kowsalya - Ah, thats so sweet of you. Your comment made my day. I can see my sister rolling her eyes at your comment. She thinks I am a drama queen. I am SO not! ;)

Lavs - Sorry, sorry. I was so carried away with people "Bungee Jumping" for the SECOND time that I missed including you. After all, you are the one who started spreading this bug, did nt ya now? ;)

Jayashree said...

Congratulations Boo.....and Happy birthday.

Mad said...

Hearty congratulations and Happy B'day. Wow..more stuff for us to read :D

B o o said...

COS - Thats the ultrasound picture of the baby, Ashu is looking at.

utbtkids said...

She announced, she announced, she FINALLY announced.

Now,I don't have to worry about accidentally mentioning it in a comment.

Chitra said...

Wow...Congratulations to you and HD. Fantastic to hear abt it !

Hope you had a wonderful birthday

Sue said...

You're right, you've all beena busy lot all right! :)

Congrats Boo, this is wonderful news.

Usha said...

Congratulations.

F e r r a r i said...

Belated Birthday wishes. And congratulations :)

Anonymous said...

Belated Bday and Hearty Congrats.

mayG said...

Happy birthday!!
Many congrats for round 2.. hope everything goes great..

noon said...

Wow - Boo - I don't read your blog for a couple of days and I miss this big announcement! Wow! CONGRATULATIONS on both counts - 30 and the second baby! What a way to turn 30! Incredible! Wish you all luck and happiness always! Feels good isn't it - a nice family of four feeling! :) Take good care. Ashu is going to be a fab sis and your posts are going to be so entertaining. I am seriously thinking I should stop blogging so I can just come every now and then to the blog world, sit back, relax and just read all the "double" entertainment stories! :)

Premalatha said...

happy birthday and congrats. :-)

minchu said...

Hey,
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am a big fan your blog and your is the only blog that i check reguraly.Nice to hear that you are getting all that excitement again.

Nisha said...

Great, congratulations! Belated birthday wishes to you! Somehow people getting pregnant and enoying their pregnancy makes me think that the world is a great place to live in! All the best:)

mnamma said...

Congratulations on the big Big 3 oh Boo! And best wishes for a healthy, happy pregnancy and delivery!!!

Rohini said...

Happy birthday and congratulations. And how very cool of you to wait so that you didn't steal the others' thunder!

mumbaigirl said...

Happy Birthday and Congratulations!!

choxbox said...

congrats!

Sree said...

Congratulations and belated birthday wishes and God bless you all :).

Anonymous said...

"Stay-at-home-mom. Thats all I am right now!
"

looks like thats all you ever will be Boo! and a great one at that!
congrats :D

the mad momma said...

err...belated birthday wishes and all that jazz...congratulations...!!!!

i am going to go away and come back when i can deal with the excitement and be coherent....

Anonymous said...

Hi Boo,

Thats fantastic news and wish you a very Happy Belated Bday.

BTW I am a regular reader of all the Mommy blogs just that I dont comment much. This calls for a comment though:))

Have fun with your parents and sis and let me see if I bump into you in the Bay Area. Hope Ashu is having a blast.

Take care of your health and dont do anything adventerous now..

-Swathi

Poppins said...

Happy Birthday Boo!! Congratulations again, I was wondering if you would EVER make the announcement:)

Welcome to the two babies before 31 club (there are only two members right now, you and me - anyone else ??)

Gauri said...

Congratulations Boo :-DDD and Happy Three O !!!

Boy Oh Boy !!! The blogosphere is simply raining babies :-)))

Just Like That said...

I was thinking that pic in Ashu's hands looked like a scan of a foetus and it IS! Congrats! :-D Pinochio is a cool name, but what if it's a girl?
and Happy B'day to you too, tho' belated.

Spontaneity and Afterthought said...

heyy Boo,
I wish I had checked your blog more frquently. better late... Congratulations!! such a beautiful news.... Very happy for you and you undoubtly are wonders at giving surprises.

Trishna said...

Congratulationssssssssssss! And a belated happy birthday to you!

Aryan said...

Happy birthday and congrats for the new arrival...Good to hear the news...
AM

Aryan said...

Happy birthday and congrats for the new arrival...Good to hear the news...
AM

Blogeswari said...

Visiting your blog after a lon...g time..Belated birthday wishes and congratulations!

artnavy said...

FANTASTIC- Congratulations!!great to hear u r doing well.

I cant belive how similar Ashu and Anush look...hmmmm:-))

DotMom said...

what an aqsome news!!! Congarats. It sure is baby season. are you going to find out if its a boy or a girl? glad to know your pregnancy is going smoothly. Enjoy. And happy, happy birthday! You will love the 30s. I should know I have been there a while :)

Asha said...

BIG BIG Congrats!!!! Enjoy your second round of 'getting pampered!' :)

The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

Congrats mami!!!

Sundar Narayanan said...

btw, did congratulate you on the 2nd one.. but didnt get a chance to mention this..

that photo of ashu looking at the sonogram is just amazing..

the expression on her face!

:)

Sunita said...

Hey, Probably the last to wish, but a very Happy birthday and hearty congratulations!!! The mumma blogs are gonna rock-n-roll come june-july :).

Priyanka said...

HI, Congratulations! I liked reading your posts. I am a first-time mom and due on Apr 30th. Also, trying my hand at blogging :)

the mad momma said...

okay - i am back and more coherent...

God bless you and Ashu and pinochio - you guys give us so much reading pleasure...

and what is poppins talking abt? what abt me? i had both by 28 and she forgot me :( sniff sniff...

rayshma said...

heyy... blog-hopped from lavs... and delurking to congratulate u, albeit a bit late!
but heyy, pinochio shares my zodiac! yippie! :0)