Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Catching up

I know I have dropped off the radar for almost a year. A few things happened in the interim:

1. S and I had a baby boy.
2. S, baby boy A and I relocated. Again.

S and me being ultra special and all, number 1 was not the usual 9-months culminating in a squirming baby arriving wailing into the world with smiling faces all around. Not at all.

Baby A arrived early. Really early at 26 weeks. He spent a few months from birth in the NICU at the children's hospital before he was well enough and later, weighed enough to be able to come home. A's entire NICU stay was the most intensely stressful experience of our lives so far. I would not have believed it if anyone had told me that I would have the strength to face the first one month especially. But we did. Baby A is a fighter and his fighting spirit and courage humbled and inspired us. He is our big miracle and is doing well now :-).

We relocated back to the US recently. I guess it is in our destiny to keep moving back and forth between India and US. Let's see how long we stay this time around! Relocating with a baby, a very young one, and a former preemie to boot, was no joke. But the support from family and friends made it as painless as was possible under the circumstance. Baby A was a trooper and behaved beautifully during the long flight journey as well through the setting up process in a new country. Now we are almost all settled in.

So here we are, back in the US, with new baby in tow. That's what was happening with me. What were you folks upto :-)?


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! How exciting for you guys.

- a fellow harry porter fan from a long time ago.

Archana Bahuguna said...

Hey welcome back to US and congratulations for having a baby boy ... I was just browsing around when this thought came to me to check if amongst all of the bloggers, are you still blogging. And yes you are .. A true writer .. Nice to read through some of yours..


J said...

Hey Archana, good to hear from you. checking your blog after a very long time. Congrats on the baby arrival :-) happy for you. And, back to US? which side of US this time?

Prabhu said...

hello there........

browsing this blog after a looong time!
welcome back and congrats on BA.

now trying to catch up on your blogs !