Tuesday, March 24, 2009

How sweet to hold a new born baby

It feels like it was just yesterday, but it’s been 6 years since we, Scatterbrain and I were college sweethearts and madly attracted to each other, spending hours in the coffee shop sipping on one cup of coffee, just to keep the table occupied and gazing into each others eyes, dreaming about getting married and about our unborn children. And now we finally have our little angel to call our own. Now it’s just us and our little family. It’s the only thing that matters to me the most.

Scatterbrain is “The Worlds Most Amazing Person”. I was in tears while I watched her in pain in the labor room. All I could do is hold her hand, kiss her on the cheeks and pray that the pain would go away. That one hour of watching her hurting in agonizing pain was the most painful experience I probably would ever go through. In the end the result was amazing. The pain and the agony, it all went away in a blink.

It almost felt like all my troubles and worries had been wiped clean from my memory. It was like time stood still. The feeling was indescribable. I sure most people feel the same way when they hold their newborn in their arms. I have only heard what it feels like, but only now I know. She is the most beautiful creation I have ever seen. With those sparkling eyes and dainty fingers and toes so delicate she feels like a drop of heaven in my arms. All I could do is look at her and not notice the time going by. All that seems to me as a passing dream, since I got only 2 days to spend with my baby and now I’m back to work :(

Nanma Anna Jacob. That’s what we’ve named her. Nanma – means “Goodness” in Malayalam.

It’s been a long day, and you’re tired of play,

Your little eyes look sleepy, go to sleep little one,

And smile as you dream on, cause you are loved.

As you sleep tonight, dream of things that you love,

Tomorrow is a new day full of promise for you,

So smile as you dream on, cause you are loved.

You are our greatest miracle, God’s “Goodness” taken form,

Each day as you grow older our love only grows stronger,

You bring such joy, such love, such happiness.

Only God could love you more than us.

The world outside is scary, so much you don’t know,

And though life isn’t easy trust god he’s always there,

So smile as you dream on, cause you are loved.

Scatterbrain & Paunch.


Shaaz said...

Love this PIC.. its so CUTE!

The Scatterbrain said...

Love you! This post is beeeeeeeeautiful! I cant wait for the weekend to see you again.

Aleta said...

What a beautiful post! I came over from Scatterbrain's post to read what you wrote. Beautiful picture and such awesome love in the words. Congratulations to both of you!!

Nandini Vishwanath said...

Congrats, Ashwin :) Loved what you wrote.

The PaUnCh said...

Shaaz - Thanks :)

Scatterbrain - Love you too, uuummmaaahhhh!!!

Aleta - Thanks :)

Nandini - Thanks :)

Pradip Biswas said...

Congraulations! We bengali's distribute sweets so mentally take "Mishti" pieces from the box and give to everybody to share the joy. I was reffered by scatterbrain to visit your blog and you did a good job.

Macabreday said...

wothax...nice poem..
ok...now am waiting for the weekend

The PaUnCh said...

Pradip - Thanks for the benglai tip. Will sure do.

Mac - wothax, lets party

Anonymous said...

Totally stumbled onto your blog by accident, but this was a very touching post. God bless you and your family!

The PaUnCh said...

Bince - My wishes to you too.

ZiLliOnBiG said...

congrats, i understand everything what u have written, since almost a month earlier (20th feb2009)i became a dad.but i arrived a day too late, she was supposed to deliver a week later, but the baby said, enough is enough.tada, she was out to this world. so missed the first day.took an last minute flight and landed right at the hospital. Cheers:p

The PaUnCh said...

ZiLliOnBig - Congrats to you too. My lil girl arrived 2 weeks ahead of schedule.