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First of the many! #AtoZChallenge

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20 February,2015

Natasha was walking around the room playing with her hair. Ananth had noticed that she was biting her lips and had clenched fists. She was a nervous wreck, jumping at every sound of  door opening. It’s not every day that you meet your child for the first time.

Natasha and Ananth were called in for the first ultrasound of her pregnancy. Till now their child was a feeling and today they will see the physical existence of this new life. Like all new parents, they were scared of what to expect. They had so many questions which obviously they would forget later to ask the doctor.

As Natasha lay on the examination table, Ananth stood by her side, reassuring her.

‘First pregnancy?’, asked the doctor.

‘Yes, first time’, both replied in unison.

‘Okay, Natasha you need to relax now. Soon enough you will meet your baby’,said doctor and continued with his examination.

Doctor spoke after what seemed like eternity to them and points them to a small dot on the screen, ‘Meet your child’.

Ananth and Natasha both gave puzzled look to each other as the baby resembled a bean more than a human. They had read baby forums online, still nothing could have prepared them for this exact moment.

Further into the examination doctor confirmed the heart beat of their child. They could hear it themselves. The knowledge of their child’s well-being was a relief. It was a proof that they can see and hear for themselves.

In that moment their eyes met and they knew they would love their child forever. The doctor confirmed a single live fetus and explained that everything was alright.

They walked out of the clinic with their most prized possession- their child’s first photo. The photo would have a prominent place on their bedroom wall. It was just first of the many they pictures they will cherish!

————- To be Contd.————–

I am participating in #AtoZChallenge and this is the sixth part of 26 chapter series that I will be writing this month. You can read my theme reveal here. Tune in tomorrow to read what future holds for them.

Do share your thoughts about this post. Did you like what you read & would like to read further? Looking forward to your thoughts. Happy A2Zing!

Dream comes true! #AtoZChallenge

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‘A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.’ -Yoko Ono

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Natasha has always believed in this quote, for together you can achieve the world. Last few days had been spent in a jiffy. Both Ananth and Natasha spoke about their feelings. How and when did they start craving for a child. Discussions revolved around who will change baby’s soiled diapers or who will feed the baby at night. From being unsure to eagerly waiting for having a child – they had both matured quickly!

13 February, Early morning

‘Ananth wake up! Ananth get up!’

There was no need for a second reminder and Ananth was up before Natasha could speak another word. He did not need any verbal confirmation from his wife, cause her face was a mirror to her heart’s true emotion. He could see the twinkle in her eyes and her lips curved into a shy smile. His heart knew no bounds as he rose up from the bed and hugged his wife. He was about to pick her up and break into an impromptu dance session then & there. But, he abruptly stopped.

‘What happened Ananth? You stopped suddenly. You are going to be a father. I am pregnant!’, Natasha spoke in a soft voice trying to hold back her tears of joy.

‘Not you, We are pregnant!And from now on no more dances and jumping around. You need to rest & stay safe. No more running Natasha and no more heavy lifting allowed’, Ananth continued speaking in the same breath without a pause.

‘You will always be cheesy Mr. Ananth. The pregnancy test is positive but we still need to visit a doctor and get the blood tests done.’, Natasha replied as her tears turned to a chuckle.

‘I am already on it Madam Nats!’ and Ananth walks out of the room dialing the doctor’s clinic for appointment. Both of them took the day off from their offices & visited the doctor’s clinic, who advised them blood tests to check for pregnancy confirmation and other vital minerals/ vitamins.

‘You can collect the blood test report tomorrow.’ , spoke the doctor and gave them a general list of do’s & dont’s.

14 February, Valentine’s Day

Natasha did not have any important engagements in the office, so she was working from home. Ananth will be collecting the blood test reports in the noon and head to home soon after that. They had decided not to tell anyone else about the pregnancy for few days & wanted to cherish this moment together for some time.

It was difficult for Natasha to stop herself from telling her mother about it. But she waited. As soon as she heard the car stop outside the house, she rushed to open the door. She stopped only after Ananth gave her an annoying look and instructed her in a stern voice, ‘ Nats, you are now taking care of two. Running & hopping is a strict no-no’. They planned to celebrate the special day with a romantic dinner at their favorite restaurant.

The day of love became dearer for them as the blood tests had confirmed her pregnancy and their dream came true!

————- To be Contd.————–

I am participating in #AtoZChallenge and this is the fourth part of 26 chapter series that I will be writing this month. You can read my theme reveal here. Tune in tomorrow to read how they celebrate their special day & much more.

Do share your thoughts about this post. Did you like what you read & would like to read further? Looking forward to your thoughts. Happy A2Zing!

Cuddle & Kisses! #AtoZChallenge

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8th February, 7:30 p.m.

The house was filled with eerie silence. None of them had spoken a complete sentence since returning from office. All the conversations were done in monosyllables.

The wait was unnerving for Natasha. She was holding her breath and waiting for the right moment to speak. How is Ananth so poised? Doesn’t he know we need to talk?

‘Ananth…’

‘Natasha…’, both of them spoke at the same time with a nervous laugh.

‘Natasha, I have to say something about today morning. The negative test result has led me to think about our future. I have never spoken it out loud before, but I am ready to be a dad. Obviously, it will be our mutual decision about when we want to start a family.’ , Ananth was speaking without realizing that Natasha had not spoken a single word in long time.

Ananth continued, ‘Nats, are you listening? Please don’t be shocked. I had this sudden realization but it does not mean that we both agree to it. What are you thinking? \’

Natasha was dumbfounded at what she was hearing, as if Ananth had read her mind. These are the exact same words that she was about to speak.

‘Do you know that the pregnancy test had shown a faint line in morning?,asked Natasha.

‘Yes, I remember that Nats. I know it was a negative result.’, Ananth replied.

‘That’s what I am trying to tell you, a faint line means the result is inconclusive. It can be either be negative or positive. Best way forward is to test it again after few days.’

‘Okay, so? You have not yet replied to my question Natasha!’, exclaimed a tensed Ananth.

‘Ananth, I gave you the answer. Best way forward is to test it again after few days. So…’, Natasha pauses before saying anything more.

Ananth rushes towards Natasha, picks her in his arms & does a little victory dance. ‘I love you Natasha! Why do you never say anything directly? You know I am still unable to decode your unspoken words. I will just go and get another pregnancy test kit from chemist. Thanks honey. I love you!’

Natasha smiles shyly and stops him,’ No, we will wait for a day or two & then retest it. But, we should not have such high hopes right now. And, I love you too my dumb darling husband’.

Natasha still could not believe how the day turned out to be. It began with confusion but ended with cuddle & kisses! 🙂

————- To be Contd.————–

I am participating in #AtoZChallenge and this is the third part of 26 chapter series that I will be writing this month. You can read my theme reveal here. Tune in tomorrow to read what they both want from their lives. Are they both going to agree or disagree with each other?

Do share your thoughts about this post. Did you like what you read & would like to read further? Looking forward to your thoughts. Happy A2Zing!

 

Bemused & Bewildered! #AtoZChallenge

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8th February, 6:30 am

‘Natasha, open the door.’

‘Natasha, you have been inside for last 10 minutes. I am worried sick now. Come out!’, exclaimed Ananth while banging on the bathroom door.

The bathroom door opens with a jerk, as Natasha walks out stomping her feet. ‘So are we going to office today or should I apply for a leave?’, asked Ananth.

‘And what for do you need a leave. Ananth, stop fooling around and go ahead with your day as planned’, replied Natasha as she moved towards kitchen.

‘Honey, are you okay? I get that the pregnancy test result was negative. But don’t be upset. It’s not that we are planning anything now.’ Ananth moves forward to hug his wife and plant a kiss on her forehead.

Natasha shrugs off & ends the conversation as she knew that Ananth was right!

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They both need to focus on their careers and establish themselves. They have never had a serious discussion about having a child. It does not fit their plan. Then, why is she feeling so low. Why was she upset when the pregnancy kit had shown only a faint line?  She has spent hours since morning researching on the internet. A faint line can be a false negative or positive, the test remains inconclusive. Was she secretly hoping for it to be positive?

There were so many thoughts running through her mind whole day. She could not focus on her work and left office early with a resolution to clear things with Ananth.

Ananth also had an equally uneasy day at work. He was unsure of whether he had seen Natasha wiping off tears when she walked out of bathroom in the morning. He was bemused and bewildered when Natasha had told him to bring home pregnancy kit last night. He had felt his head would explode with too many thoughts at the same time. By the end of the day, he had decided what he wanted and would tell it clearly to Natasha. If Natasha disagrees with his reasoning then they will have to find a workaround.

————- To be Contd.————–

I am participating in #AtoZChallenge and this is the second part of 26 chapter series that I will be writing this month. You can read my theme reveal here. Tune in tomorrow to read what they both want from their lives. Are they both going to agree or disagree with each other?

Do share your thoughts about this post. Did you like what you read & would like to read further? Looking forward to your thoughts. Happy A2Zing!

At the beginning! #AtoZChallenge

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7th February, 2015

Tring Ding Tring Ding…

‘What is this sound? What is happening?’ ‘Ananth, turn off this irritating sound!’

Tring….Ding…Tring… Ding…

‘Oh! This alarm is a nightmare. What time is it?’, Natasha murmured with a sleepy voice.

‘It’s already 8:30. I am late for office!’

‘Ananth, why don’t you ever wake me up. You know I have an important meeting today’, shouted Natasha while getting up from the bed.

Each morning begins with the same story for Natasha. Not that she does it deliberately. She is a night owl. Late nights are the only time she gets to spend her Me-time. And, this late night sleeping has been continuing since ages!

‘I hate early morning meetings, why can’t they schedule it for evening. I am feeling so tired already and the day has just begun.’

Same Day 12:30 Pm, COnference Room

‘…Okay, so now that the client has finalized the proposal we should move ahead with the budgeting for the project…’

What did I eat yesterday? Why am I feeling so bloated today. My stomach hurts. And these cramps are killing me! Natasha’s chain of thoughts was broken when her boss asked her to present the budgeting slides.  She did return to the present world, but her mind was replaying same thoughts over and over.

Same Evening, at home

The messy hair & lost look in her eyes were enough for him to recognize that his wife was had a terrible day at office.

‘Ananth, I might be coming down with flu or something. I don’t feel so well today. My migraine has returned and I am feeling nauseous’, spoke Natasha.

‘You might have eaten a rotten food probably. Wait, what date is it today? Are you sure you are not craving for chocolates yet?’, replied Ananth.

He could see color drain from her face. ‘What happened Natasha?’, asked a worried Ananth. The time seemed to stop as there was a solemn look on her face.

With raised eyebrows Natasha finally broke the silence, ‘Ananth, I think I know what is happening. You need to go the chemist right now…’

‘But what happened. Is everything all right?’, Ananth stopped her mid-sentence.

‘You just do as I am telling you, we will talk more in the morning’ replied Natasha.

—————-To be continued—————

I am participating in #AtoZChallenge and this is the first part of 26 chapter series that I will be writing this month. You can read my theme reveal here. Do share your thoughts about this post. Did you like what you read & would like to read further? Looking forward to your thoughts. Happy A2Zing!

 

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