Knock Knock, Delivery for you!!

Well folks, as you can guess from the title, Ducky has hatched!!!! And Ducky is a girl, so I can continue to use the feminine form of address in my writings….It is so exciting to actually see this little bundle that was growing within me and see how perfect and complex she already is. As…

7 – It’s Squishy Squashy Time

Time is racing by as each day merges with the other, and before you know it, Ducky is one week older in her cosy intra-uterine environment. Lots of changes are happening too and it is becoming more and more exciting. We have reached the latter half of the third trimester and it feels like I’ve…

Is my baby belly big enough?

Like a lot of young girls, I started having issues with the way my body looks from my early teens itself. It has been an ongoing saga for the last two decades – wherein there have been periods of triumph and times of complete loss. Once I crossed the first trimester (with all its associated…

6 – Traipsing into the third

Its time for the next update from Ducky and me. Its been quite a few weeks since the last post as Ducky and I took a break from everything just so that we could focus on each other and our bonding. First of all, I had written before that I started the third trimester from…

5 – Bumping along beautifully

There are so many exciting things happening with Ducky that enough has materialised for the next blog already. Her kicks and punches are strong enough to be felt by others!!! This is such an exciting development. A little over 7 weeks ago I felt the first gentle movements that were more like gas bubbles. I…

4 – Ducky’s 360 degree impact

Ducky and I have a lot to celebrate in this article.  We have successfully completed the first 2 trimesters, i.e. 24 weeks, and we have only 1/3rd of our journey left before a whole new set of adventures begin. Can’t believe how fast time the golden trimester has gone by and I’m not ready for…

My Big Fat Green Indian Wedding

Weddings!!! A source of incredible joy and unbelievable stress. Atleast this is the way that most Indian weddings are. And mine was no different in this sense. This article is a bit of a long read, but that is purely because I have written out in detail the steps we took to for my big…

3 – My golden lining during the Covid19 pandemic

My second trimester started towards the end of March 2021. I was very excited when I was told that this is called the golden trimester as the body settles down into a rhythm with the emerging foetus, morning sickness disappears and the pregnancy glow appears. All of it was so true for me. As April…

2 – Rock and roll: Here we go

As the days went on, my uncertainties about my pregnancy definitely reduced, but it reared its ugly head once in a way. A few days after my 6 week scan (where I saw and heard my baby’s heartbeat for the first time), I woke up not feeling nauseous at all. It felt very strange for me…

1 – The continuing uncertainties

Things are not as straightforward as they seem. In my experience there are always additional twists and turns. Because of my previous experiences, I was unable to imagine myself pregnant and giving birth to a baby. I had been asked to think positively in that way soon after the embryo transfer so that good vibes…

My Struggles with Infertility

“The urine pregnancy test is negative”, “My periods started”, “I’m sorry you are not pregnant this time” – dreaded situations that I was in nearly 40 times and all because I have issues with fertility. This is my experience with the struggles of conceiving and so similar to what thousands of women go through across…

Awash in sensations

Exactly 10 years ago to the date, i.e. 12th November 2010, I was introduced to the world of autism. As a student of psychology, I had briefly heard the term autism while studying human development but had not really understood it. A friend of my father’s –  Ms. Jayashree Ramesh – is the  Director of…