June 03, 2009

Artnavy Combine presents...

The Artnavy production house has been busy and is on its way to a new release in early October. Ably supported and encouraged by their previous block buster - Anushka.

Phew! Finally made it official. At the Blogger's meet in March, I thought Itchy might notice and ask me. But she did not and no one else did. I guess they just assumed that is how fat I am.

I thought Anush may spill the beans but she did not (unlike at her school where she advertised her knowledge of graphic gynaecology-" Doctor aunty will cut open amma's stomach , remove the baby and then will stick up amma's stomach. There will be some blood but it will become alright" ......and at Navy's office, where she told all who did not care to listen as well)


While Navy knew the home test result first, Anush was the first to "see" the baby, since she accompanied me to my first doc visit/ scan.

My parents and Navy's family seemed surprised but happy and my grandma is thrilled. ( If your baby's "beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time," you're the grandma)


Some of you will recollect that I was pretty indecisive about having a second one. Navy did not have an opinion either way, except that he was against adoption which was something I would have liked us to consider.

My first thought on testing positive for pregnancy was rather petty- that the much awaited Australia trip stands post poned indefinitely now! The anticipation of the first time was missing. But once I began feeling the movements, things changed. The implications continue to daunt and to thrill alternately... now I believe, that the baby chose to have us as its parents and I am thankful for that. ( The cynics can say we did not use birth control. )


The journey so far has been without hiccups. Touchwood. My mother continues to be my pillar of strength. Work goes on as usual for now, but a pregnancy break will mean some professional set backs, but I am fine with it and infact looking forward to a change from the routine.

Navy is okay with boy or girl as long as the baby is healthy. I would like a boy to balance the overload of women in the household. Anushka is excited and is very clear that she wants a sister.....more on this later.

71 comments:

Monika said...

congrats lady

this is a great news

first monika and then u we will have some cute babies coming in soon :D

DC said...

Yay! This is great news Art! Am so happy for you. Wish you a safe and healthy pregnancy.

Suma said...

i read this on my reader and had to come here and congratulate you...

congrats...enjoy this time :)

Swati said...

Yippe !!! Congratulations !

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Art!!

Swap

Anonymous said...

Wow. Congratulations!!
Poorni

VJ said...

congratulations !!!!
that is great news !!!!
and maybe for the same petty reason of yours.. I am slightly disappointed.. thats ok..will meet you as a mom of 2 when you come here !!!!

Kodi's Mom said...

what a wonderful surprise, Art!!! I am so so so happy for you :)
Anushka will make a wonderful big sis for sure. hey you shud have told us at the meet, we'd have given you a spl treat.
and, you have Ro for company. how exciting is this, babies of '09 are in the making!

Itchingtowrite said...

official congrats!!
uff finally u have announced. i had been bursting..we live in a vicarious world that's why!

~nm said...

This is awesome!! Congrats!!! I'm so excited..baby boom happening our our blog group again..yippee!!

Monika,Ansh said...

Aww..........congrats. I am so happy for you & Navy & Anush. You have quite a patience to keep this wonderful news under wraps for so long.
Wish u a very happy & healthy pregnancy.
*Hugs*

Blogeswari said...

Congratulations Art, Navy and Anushka and good luck for a healthy blockbuster!

Swaram said...

Congrats and have a happy and healthy pregnancy. Loved the header :)

Sunita said...

Congratulations Art!!!!!! Awesome new I am sure Anush must be thrilled. Hugs and wishes.

Rebus said...

Congrats!!!!! liked the title.

Sue said...

Just saw your mail and rushed over. :) So happy for you guys!

Just Like That said...

Wow! WOW!!:-D
Congratulations, dear! to all of you.
I LOVED your header. That pic of Anush is so cute.

How do we know said...

CONGRATULATIONS LADY!! Though we hardly know each other, this news warrants a personal congratulation.. if you will have it, that is.

I am at esha_braille@yahoo.com. if u'll pass a no., would love to call u and congratulate.

Am very happy for u.

Pooh! said...

Congrats! Our due dates must be around the same time.. I am due mid Sept

Poppins said...

Wow ! Congratulations Art. How far along are you? And are you coming to Bangalore? Pls can we meet?

arundati said...

omg!! great news... congratulations and take care...

Sri said...

Hi

Have been a silent reader of ur blog for about a month now...

Just wanted to say "CONGRATS!":)

Btw,i am from Chennai too and im due in November..

Sri

Artnavy said...

thanks all for all your wishes

kodismom/ monika/nm-
4 of us now- rohini,monika.ansh, pooh and self- the batch of 2009

VJ-
yeah that sounds nice but another 2 yrs away at least- hope all is well in your part of australia with the indians

itw-
;D kudos to u - chox and apu knew as well- told minka yesterday

swaram/ jlt-
that pic of anush on the header is rather old but the expression is so telling is it not?

howdoweknow-
we r not strangers either after so many yrs of blogging!! will mail u

pooh-
congrats!! i am due in october first week

poppins-
yes - am there in Blore on monday-
june 8th- airport- sarjapur and back- let us try to catch up if possible- JLT/ mama mia/ chox and u- anyone else???

Artnavy said...

congrats sri-
that makes 5 in the 2009 batch rohini,monika.ansh, pooh, sri and self

Niv said...

Hey, congratulations!All the best!I just had a baby girl, by scheduled c-sec due to gestational diabetes, had a few sideeffects, scared everybody, but alls well now.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and asking me:), thought I would inform you.The baby was born on May 11.
Take care abd ya even Meghana has been telling everyone the graphic details, including the gynaec who cut me up, she was reallly amused:)
Going to name her Anjana.
Just prepare yourself for the second c-sec, its not as easy as the first one, although my first one was a really long story:(
Whew, this is too long for a comment:)
Nivi

MADHAV said...

Congrats and best wishes Ma'am.

Madhav

ammani said...

Congratulations and all the very best!

Smitha said...

Hey - Congratulations. Here's wishing you a healthy, safe & fun pregnancy.

B o o said...

Ooh laa laa!! What a news to start my day with! Congrats, Art! Im so thrilled for you! Ashu cant wait for Anush to join the big sisters gang! ;)

Mama - Mia said...

woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!

thats such super news!!! safe and healthy pregnancy wished for ya!!

cheers!

abha

Collection Of Stars said...

Congrats :)
Wishing you a safe and healthy pregnancy.

sole said...

Congratulations!!!! That's great news..Good luck for the rest of your pregnancy. I hope it all goes well!

megha punater said...

congratulations :)

IBH said...

congratulations..just got to see ur blog...and Sue informed as well after ur mail :) congratulations and Kaju is an October child as well! she is more than thrilled to share the October birthday :) so what date is it?

Tharini said...

Congrats Art! I am so thrilled to hear your news~! Lovely! Glad everything is going well and you sound very happy and excited! :)

Upsi said...

Hearty congrats, dear Art!
Wishing a smooth pregnancy.

Sands said...

Congratulations Art! Am so excited for you and am glad all is well. Good luck :)

Lavs said...

What a delightful news. Many congrats!Wishing you a safe and healthy pregnancy.

Aditi's Album said...

Congrats Art and have a lovely pregnancy

Shobana said...

Congratulations! and a very big one at that too. I am so very excited and have a happy pregnancy.

2 B's mommy said...

Wow ! CONGRATS to all three of you !! I am so thrilled for you !

Please keep us updated.

Best wishes and a big hug.

take care

2Bs Mommy

Anusha Parthasarathy said...

Congrats Arthi...Wishing you a healthy pregnancy...

Sree said...

Congratulations.. and celebrations...

Prashanti :) said...

Congratulations Art !!!!!!!!!!

choxbox said...

official congrats to you and the big sister-to-be! also to the other producer and the rest of the unit members.

Subhashree said...

OMG! OMG! Can you see me jumping up and down? I'm so excited for you. Congratulations. Love to Anush.

Artnavy said...

A big Thank you from the artnavy fraternity to all of you

I never knew I had so many blog buddies!!

Hope all is well and we have more stories to share soon.....

this is for those of you who feel i could have shared the news earlier-

After my first misacrriage way before Ansuh i had been careful about "announcements" - the first trimester being the most vulnerable phase.

Then I heard about the downs test and the anamoly test so i held on for those resulst to come in before going official

Do keep the little one in your wishes and prayers.....

starry-eyed said...

Congrats! All the best:)

Usha said...

Great news! My very best wishes to you for an easy pregnancy ( second time is always easier) and a safe delivery.
I love the way anushka has received the news. Give her a big hug on being such a good akka already. We have seen anush as a baby - nowe it is time to see her in her new role and the anushisms that are bound to accompany it.
Love and hugs.

Artnavy said...

thanks a lot and see u sometime soon Usha

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS!!!! This is a great news Art! Wish you a safe and healthy pregnancy.

Sri said...

Congratulations Arthi and Navneet!

And a bigger one to Anush for her impending promotion to akka-hood.

Parul said...

Congratulations, Art and Navy and the big sister to be! This is great. Hugs and love and the warmest wishes coming your way!

Rohini said...

Congrats! Talk about dark horses - look who's going to beat me to the finish line :)

mommyof2 said...

congrats and Good Luck!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Been a reader for quite a while and I am so happy for you. Would love to see you write about another beautiful and intelligent baby like anush!
Seetha

Artnavy said...

Anon 1 wish you would identify yourself- thanks anyway

thanks parul, momof2, seetha, sri

rohini- i dropped u a subtle hint in feb- march by e-mail when we mailed each other:D- u take good care!

Reva said...

Congrats Art.. wanted to delurk for this!! :)
Have a wonderful and happy pregnancy.

The Inquisitive Akka said...

Congratulations!Take care of yourself!

Artnavy said...

thanks reva and akka

akka
let us catch up in july when the bloggers meet again hopefully?

Sowmya Srikrishnan said...

Hi,

I am new to your blog. I see some good news here. Many congratulations. I wish you a safe journey too!

A good blog you have here.

Take care.

artnavy said...

thanks sowmya and welcome here

Anonymous said...

I read your blog quite regularly. You have an adorable daughter, and a cheerful way of describing things. Congrats to the whole family and wish you a very happy pregnancy!

Best wishes,
Anjali

shubha said...

OK, I am probably the last person to wish u..nevertheless, its a heaty wish ok? Congratulations to the artnavy production team and may u guys continue to produce mroe and more blockbusters!
btw, I have a small disappointment, that u guys dint consider adoption.

artnavy said...

thanks anjali and shubha

shubha- have u adopted?- just curious

Anonymous said...

Delurking now... Congratulations!! :-)
I'm very fond of Anushisms in your blog. It's very refreshing to read, because I love children.
-Viji

Artnavy said...

thanks viji and keep visiting and commenting

Anonymous said...

congratulation...

you impressed me...

i am proud of u. anushka is lucky to have you as a mom.

sumi said...

congratulation...

you impressed me...

i am proud of u. anushka is lucky to have you as a mom.

AA_Mom said...

Although I have known you thru the group (a yr already gosh!, all these blog babies and Tarini off course are really lucky as they get the credit of making a garland out of the dispersed and diverse mommy bloggers), have started reading you today.

What better way than to give my hearty congrats

AA_Mom said...

Although I have known you thru the group (a yr already gosh!, all these blog babies and Tarini off course are really lucky as they get the credit of making a garland out of the dispersed and diverse mommy bloggers), have started reading you today.

What better way than to give my hearty congrats