Pregnancy Confessions – Craving the uncravable

I have heard that pregnant women crave for really weird things at odd hours and enjoy weird combinations which may sound even taboo to the others! Ask a husband who went through the “preggy” phase of life and you will be astonished as to what he experienced and his various marathon adventures.

All I crave for is my mother’s handmade Kerala cuisine.

Sadly, I can do is crave, crib and crave more because mama is back in India now. I dream and slobber about mom’s food especially when I walk through the corridor towards my flat. Most of my neighbors are from my community and I experience a culinary explosion of scents by the time I reach my doorstep.

I have only read that pregnant women have a strong sense of smell… trust me , I really have the “greedy-puppy” nose now because the mere scent of crackling mustard seeds, onions, curry leaves and coconut overloads my senses so easily.

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My husband who is clearly a vegetarian, on one occasion, cringes his nose and says “Something is smelling bad”

I snapped at him saying “It’s called Kerala fish curry, how dare you say it smells bad!!” (Mind you, I was mentally hogging that fish curry before he said that !!)

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He never repeated it again. ( Just held his breath 😉 )

At work, I shamelessly wait for my colleague, Deepthi who brings Kerala food for lunch and grab a few bites to just calm my taste buds. My eyes close with this immense pleasure of fulfillment and thank God for His mercy as I slowly chew the divine “rare” cuisine. On seeing this, she would further nudge me to eat more – bless her heart!!

Yum Yum !!
Yum Yum !!

It’s funny how the things I have taken for granted came right back at me in disguise of a pregnancy craving!!!

Who would have ever thought of that !!!

Now, Pregnancy just took a U-Turn for me in the culinary world as now I am so grounded to Kerala food.

One thought, Mom when will you be coming ?!?

Writing Challenge

Weekly Writing Challenge: Threes

I came across this blog on weekly writing challenges by TheDailyPost which I have found to be quite intriguing.

MY TAKE ON THE PICTURE 

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 My eyes surf the ceiling while I anxiously wait for the doctor as she examines me.

“The cervix has dilated but it’s not time”, the doctor tells to my husband as she left.

A sudden surge of contraction rocks my body violently and I cried out involuntarily.

I felt the room was closing on me and felt a pang of terror to the untraveled path of labour. I have heard so many stories of how painful it is and how labour pain can last for hours.

I guess my husband felt my fear; he gently took my hand and slowly caressed my head, whispering that everything will be fine.

The contractions immediately came on me like a cold wave, literally taking my breath away. I felt this one was different and I frantically look towards my husband and screamed “I want EPIDURAL !!!”

Everything else was a blur, until I heard a feeble cry.

As soon as I laid my eyes on the little one, I realized that all those hours of labour pain was worth every second.

For more information on the weekly challenge, please click the following link,  http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/writing-challenge-threes/

Happy writing !!

Life is all about change!

I thank God for constantly changing my life and making it worth living every second. As we step into adulthood, we tend to appreciate life and see things in a very different perspective. I guess that is what we call growing up or growing old.

What changed my life currently?

The Thadathil family had a landslide of babies – (baby boys to be exact) in the last year.

My brother and sis-in-law gifted our family with a child again – a beautiful baby boy named Joshua. He smiles and laughs at people and he resembles so much to his sister Joann.

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My favorite niece, Joann is as spirited as ever and such an adorable darling. Miss her so much… She has grown up so quick! She has started going to playschool and pats on every baby who cries. She definitely has the big-sister personality in her.

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From my fingers to the toes, I have this great itch to just hold Joann and Joshua and just nibble on them. I know it sounds cannibalistic but I guess it is the only (extreme) way how I can convey my immense love for them. It is so frustrating when you have siblings so far away and it’s sad how much I miss out on their growth.

My cousin brother had a baby boy and the good part is since they live just next door all my love is diverted to this little champion. I was able to exercise a photobooth which included various mustache and shades.Got some hilarious shots !!!

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This year 2014 is a special year for me. I am embarking my journey to motherhood….. with lots of anticipation. It is a different feeling to carry your child within you and just marvel how your body nurtures the little one inside.

The little one now is moving around with delicate ballerina movements and like any mother, I look forward for every ultrasound scans. Super excited to what lies ahead of me and I know things will never be the same anymore.

So readers, do tell me what changes are happening in your life… I would love to hear all about it… 🙂

Happy Reading!!