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Once more! #AtoZChallenge

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Conference Room, 2:00 p.m.

Natasha is a not a big fan of post lunch meeting sessions. A happily fed person needs a little nudge to fall asleep and the sales figures and budgeting numbers were putting her to sleep. When suddenly, she sat up straight as a rush of adrenaline ran through her body.

‘Ah, how much gas can a body produce and I have not even had coffee since morning. I feeling a balloon already and still 4 months left. Funny that doctors call it fluttering. What is fluttering? I should be feeling butterflies in my stomach and all I feel is gas.’ thought Natasha.

‘Ouch, I hate cramping. It hurts. One too many butterflies fluttering in my belly today!’, Natasha continued thinking.

‘So, we have the sales from last quarter in this slide…’, her boss was explaining when she felt another pinching pain.

‘What is wrong today?’ wondered Natasha, and just then she realized something. This was not pain. It was her child kicking. Her child was awake and kicking in her womb and she felt it for the first time. First kicks!

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How long she had waited for this moment to feel the first signs of her child playing. The surge of emotions took her by surprise and she exclaimed aloud,’Wow!’

‘Are you alright Natasha?’, asked her boss.

‘Nothing’ replied Natasha and she felt her child kick more prominently.

‘It can be a figment of my imagination. But, every time my boss talks about numbers my kid is kicking more. I might be giving birth to a mathematician’,murmured Natasha.

The whole meeting went in a jiffy with Natasha trying to concentrate between the presentation and the baby kicks. She could not wait to reach home and share the wonderful news with Ananth and feel the baby kick once more.

——-To be contd.——–

I am participating in #AtoZChallenge and this is the thirteenth part of the 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!

Never again! #AtoZChallenge

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‘Never again Ananth. I had enough of it.’, yelled Natasha.

‘But honey, its for your own good. You need the classes to be prepared.’, said Ananth trying to convince Natasha to attend the prenatal classes.

‘Ananth, you are aware that I am not wired for so much patience and even our mothers gave birth without attending any classes.’, replied Natasha.

‘But…’

‘Not another word Ananth.’

‘Okay, what if I will come with you for the classes. Why should you go alone?’, replied Ananth.

It was thus decided that Ananth would accompany Natasha for the next class before she stops going altogether. The next Wednesday Ananth dutifully reported for the class where he found Natasha smirking. There were ten couples attending the class with them.

‘Hello all, today we will be talking about the birthing process.’, announced the trainer as each couple looked around nervously.

The next thirty minutes were the longest Ananth had ever spent as he tried to shut out the world around him and to stop listening to what the trainer was speaking. The detailed instructions about the pelvic floor and the birthing video were scary for him and he had decided he would never force Natasha again!

‘Who ever came up with the idea to invent these classes? Why would you force 10 pregnant women together in a single room with only one loo? And, why invite husbands to attend it? I would have been happier without knowing it all.’ spoke Ananth in a single breath.

Natasha did not reply and gave him a I-already-told-you-so look.

Ananth continued,’ And what is up with her telling every five minutes about not panicking. The situations demands panicking. I will have to learn few relaxations techniques myself to calm myself if I have to accompany you in the labor room.’

‘Do they realize that birthing plans are the most absurd things. Who would want to write that I plan to suffer in pain and have maximum contractions. No body wants it. We all plan for two minutes birth with zero degree of pain.’, spoke Natasha breaking her silence.

‘Now you understand what I was saying earlier about not wanting to attend the class. I do not want to discuss my feelings with random strangers. I am never coming back.’, said Natasha firmly.

This discussion of wanting and not wanting to attend the classes continued till the next week when they again attended the session. They both had their inhibitions and shared jokes about the classes. But, in reality they were both thankful to get the understanding and find people like them with whom they could easily connect. The never again saga was soon buried away.

——-To be contd.——–

I am participating in #AtoZChallenge and this is the twelfth part of the 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!

Keep it simple! #AtoZChallenge

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After weeks of hassle, things were now looking up. Natasha’s parents were staying with them for time being. She was nearing the end of her first trimester and already planning how she would be spending her maternity break.

One moment she can be elated and in the next moment she would be bawling her eyes out over the events of last month. As it is, she suffered enough mood swings without being pregnant and now she was a walking pile of emotions. She would start crying at advertisements or start smiling at small things like getting an ice cream. And, she was told this is just the beginning!

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She had not disclosed about her pregnancy in office and was still contemplating the future. To say or not to say summed up her daily struggle. She did not look pregnant but still she felt pregnant. She was unsure of how her colleagues would react. Her friends at work would be pretty excited or maybe she will get silent stares.

Things took a crazy turn when she broke down in office once after having a bad day. Back to back meetings and deliverable drove her mad. She loves her work and office but the emotions are running to high. And most of her meetings are spent running between the conference room and the loo. It would be better if she shifted her desk next to the toilets. At least it would save some time.

Maybe she can send out a mailer ‘I am expecting’ or sing it on top of her voice or paste the ultrasound scan photos on her boss’s desk! Too many thoughts and too much time to declare herself pregnant. Maybe she should just keep it simple!

——-—- To be Contd.————–

I am participating in #AtoZChallenge and this is the tenth 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.

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Juggling life! #AtoZChallenge

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Natasha was numb, she was already scared for Ananth and now her child’s life was in danger. She was trying her best to stay positive, but the extent of events was taking a toll on her. A week back she was living her dream and now the life has come to a standstill.

The doctor was checking fetal heartbeat with Doppler,’Natasha take deep breaths, you need to relax.’

‘Fetal heart rate is strong at 148. We will be performing an ultrasound to be on safer side.’

‘Okay, do all that you need to. The baby should be fine.’, replied Natasha.

‘The baby is developing distinct facial features and seems to be doing fine. As I have said earlier the heartbeat is strong and you can hear for yourself.’, confirmed the doctor.

No other sound was as melodious as her child’s heartbeat for Natasha. The doctor had decided to monitor her health for coming 12 hours and advised her bed rest for next two weeks.

Their parents were worried, as three lives were at stake. They were prepared for worst. The night was the longest one. None had slept.

Natasha wanted to be with Ananth, his words could calm her. Her thoughts were scary and she had nightmares about losing her child. She wanted to hear from Ananth that everything would be all right, but today he was fighting his own battle.

After the night full of agony, doctor declared that all was well and discharged her. Ananth’s doctor also gave him a go ahead to be released from hospital.

By evening they were both at home with an eerie silence around them. They were facing an uncertain future where juggling life continues.

——-—- To be Contd.————–

I am participating in #AtoZChallenge and this is the tenth 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!

Harsh Reality #AtoZChallenge

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‘Hello!’

‘…Yes, I am hospital’

‘Okay, I will ask directions and be there’, and Natasha disconnected the call.

Natasha frantically moved towards the emergency room, with many horrid thoughts racing through her mind. That’s when she heard someone call her name. She turned around and found Nikhil standing with the doctor.

‘Are you his wife? We need to talk and get your signatures on these admission forms here. Without this we cannot go ahead with the surgery’,  spoke the attendant to Natasha.

‘What happened to him? Is he alright?’, Natasha asked while her eyes kept wandering around looking for Ananth.

‘Ananth has had an accident with his motorbike. He was hit by an incoming vehicle. He is conscious.’, doctor replied to Natasha’s query.

‘Okay, what is the need of surgery then? I need to speak to him’, asked Natasha as she was taken to the room where Ananth was put up.

‘He has fractured his femur on the right leg and it needs to be operated soon. We will be performing a procedure called ORIF-Open Reduction Internal Fixation. The procedure involves cutting open the fracture and then use special metal devices to hold your bones in place while they heal.’, explained the doctor.

After completing all formalities Ananth was wheeled into the operation theater.

Same day, post operative Care

Ananth’s surgery was successful and he was moved into post operative care room. He was under anesthesia’s influence and should wake up in few hours. He would be staying in the hospital for about five days.

The surgeon had explained the precautions to be taken in coming weeks. Ananth would need 3 months of physiotherapy to help build strength and flexibility as he recovers.

The next five days were spent in a jiffy as Ananth recovered from his surgery. Both their parents had arrived the next day. Natasha had spent all the nights in hospital staying besides Ananth. Her parents had insisted that she should go home to rest but still she was adamant. Ananth would not have left her side if something happened to her, so she stayed. It was difficult to see him in pain, but this was the harsh reality!

————- To be Contd.————–

I am participating in #AtoZChallenge and this is the eighth 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!­

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