Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Sugar





You turn a big 'Five' today my sugar-cube. Happy Birthday to you... may you have a long and wonderfully healthy life, full of love and laughter and your own brand of stubborn mischief. 

you were born almost close to midnight today five years ago after your mother was in labor for almost 17 hours. you turned your head at an angle that made it difficult for you to come out and your pulse rate was dropping as a result of what was just a cocked head! you made it clear right from that point that it would be your way or nothing. When i saw you a few hours after your birth, your daddy (my brother A), was so concerned if the cone on your head (the result of the way you turned your head, sent fluid rushing into your head) would cause permanent damage.... i laughed and said no... but actually i stayed up the whole night praying!

i watched you in your crib thru the entire night, to check if you were breathing and i was so terrified that i wouldn't know what to do....

i spent the first few weeks caring for you, my special baby. you put me thru baby boot-camp and i cant say that i liked all of it! i was happy to be able to help, to give you your first bath and cut your nails for the first time... i also had these chats as i carried you and walked about the entire night for weeks after you were born (because you just wouldn't go the hell to sleep), telling you how happy we were to have you, the first grandchild of the family and the precious prayer baby...i also asked you not to give me a hard time, because i was clueless.... those weeks spent with you are priceless baby chakkaru... you gave me such a life lesson....
So as you grow older and more obstinate, i silently smile when comparisons are made to me... apparently all your bad tempered stubbornness is because of my contribution to the gene pool! I want you to be fearless always, questioning everything and finding your own answers, i want you to pave your own way and find laughter in the most innocent of joys....

this year will be special as you are about to get your own baby brother or sister that you are already so possessive about. i told your mummy C that her new baby will have two mothers. 

the joy and pride you give your dadi is unlike any other accomplishment she has made in her long and eventful life!

bless you my darling... have a lovely year ahead... 

1 comment:

shilpa said...

this is so sweet Arundhati. every year, i sit at my computer, sometimes notebook, trying to write or bring to words what i feel for them. but, i fail.
also, she resembles you quite a lot. and, you must have been such a help to your sister-in-love.
happy new year to you :)