October 06, 2009

Presenting Aditi. . .


Artnavy combines formally named their second release yesterday. Names such as Arushi, Akansha and Ankita lost out, as did Abhinav or Arnav for other reasons.

The function is an eleventh day ceremony, marked by a special oil bath and a puja. We also clubbed the oonjal ( cradle) function on the same day since my ILs were present. The lovely blanket presented by a blog reader H from Australia who paid us a visit a day before the delivery, came in useful in the cradle makeover we gave Anush’s old cradle.

For the function, this time we had a lot more attendees with one significant missing person- my father- who will join us by the weekend. The catering was fabulous ( finally in Chennai) and recco by another blogger, Adya’s mom.

Some Anushisms before I get down to the detailed birth story in a couple of days.

Amma ! Will you take care of baby when I go to school?

Can I hold baby now- I think she will feel sad otherwise

To all who have not yet visited us, including very close relatives who indulge her with surprise…
I have a baby now. A surprise. It is just like me, please come and see.

To me, whenever the baby as much as whimpers…
Amma you should feed the baby….I think it is hungry or
You should change the diaper- I think she has done potty

To her paati
You must be very gentle with the baby okay- otherwise it will get hurt

Ask her what the baby does, she promptly says-
Susu, potty, ‘cycling’, cry, sleep and it loves us
I feel blessed. Kala tikka moments.

39 comments:

Poornima said...

Congrats again! Aditi is a lovely name and it is so good to see Anush as a doting elder sis!

Anonymous said...

Really missed being there. Glad to note that the function went off well. Love to both cuties.

Beena

Rohini said...

Aditi is adorable. As are the Anushisms. Congrats again :)

As you can imagine, I am watching this space very closely :)

choxbox said...

You know why I am smiling right?!

R's Mom said...

Congrats and Aditi is wonderful (wonderful name and wonderful babes )..imagine all the guys singing 'kabhi kabhi aditi' to her yaa a little too much in the future na...and Anushisms are so cute :)

VJ said...

Aditi is a beautiful name.
so H did manage to meet you before delivery is it?

Anonymous said...

ohh I havent stopped smiling either...
:-)
Lovely Anushisms Art...I suppose there will be too many from her, that you may have to note it down before you publish them.
Congrats again.

Swap

Monika,Ansh said...

Kala Tikka.
Aditi is a lovely name & lovely Anhuisms there .
*God Bless them both. *
Looking forward to your birth story.

Sowmya Srikrishnan said...

Good wishes to all of you :)

Have a wonderful time together.

sole said...

Lovely photos...I have a similar photo, with my little one on my mum's legs having a nice oil massage and bath..they grow up so fast..cherish every minute Art!

Sri said...

CONGRATULATIONS again!:)

Aditi looks really cute!

Poppy said...

Oh wow now that is so so sweet - God Bless Anush and her baby sister Aditi !

Art, hope you are recovered from the C-Section now?

Anonymous said...

Aditi is so cute.... Lovely name... Congrats again...

-Kokkilaa.

Swati said...

aww..god bless both of them ..lovely pics

Swati said...

aww..god bless both of them ..lovely pics

Sunita said...

All I can think of is OMG, OMG!!!!

Aditi is very cute and Anush does look very very thrilled.

God bless you guys!!!

Preethi said...

Hi,

Congratulations!!!
I have been reading your blog regularly for "Anushisms". God bless your family and the two little sisters seemed to have their special bonding already.
Hope you have recovered...take care

Krishnan said...

Welcome Aditi.

Bhavana said...

Aditi is a cute name. And Anushisms are priceless. Congrats to all of you!

IBH said...

Wow! just got to see the pic :) lovely Art...*kala tikka* :)

Sands said...

Such lovely pictures Art. Congratulations. Enjoy the moments. Arushi was my first pick and got dumped when the OH picked her current name right after she was born :) Aditi is a beautiful name!

Subhashree said...

Definitely a kala tikka moment. Love Anushisms. Aditi is a lovely name.

Uma said...

Hey, nice name! I thought I'll give you and the baby some respite before popping in...will call. Anush seems so much at ease with the baby..the big lady! :)

The Print Lover said...

Anush is beyond precious. She is beaming with pride and love in that pic with Aditi!

Congrats again guys! Job well done :)

Lakshmi said...

Lovely name! Congratulations once again.

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

Aditi is a lovely name ... one of my top preferences for my daughter ... and she looks lovely. We have almost same tradition on 11th day and the pic of the big sister holding her sister is just adorable.

artnavy said...

thanks all

How do we know said...

hey.. how did i miss this post??

Congratulations r there!!! and am sooo happy to c thse pics.. Anushisms are really cute.. give her a BIG kissie from me.. oh, and to Aditi too.

Just Like That said...

Aditi is a lovely name.:-) for a lovely baby.
Anush is CUTE! :-D

artnavy said...

sure hiwdowe

thanks jlt

poppy- a little respite is what we manage thru the breathing

starry eyed said...

Very sweet name and very cute baby! Big kisses to both the A's!

AD said...

Many congratulations on your new arrival!! First time on your blog :-)

artnavy said...

thanks starry

pl keep coming AD

artnavy said...

thanks starry

pl keep coming AD

Neera said...

Many many Congratulations Art! Aditi is a lovely name and Anush sounds like the most adorable caring big sister! Wishing u and ur family much happiness ahead!

artnavy said...

thanks neera- long time no see

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

What a lovely name and such precious kala tikka moments! May your life be full of an endless supply of the same :)

Deepa said...

Could you share the caterer's details? We are planning for a small function when we visit India and are looking for good caterers for the occasion.
Sorry for taking up this space for a personal question and I hope you do not mind.

Thanks,
-Deepa
deepsravi@gmail.com

artnavy said...

this is an iyengar caterer with kolkotta experience-9884253006