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Pregnany & men :P

Lack of connection at home, uneasiness, no right frame of mind etc can be summed up as the reason for my brief vanishing act! Well its been days I decided its time I get back! Life sure had so many ‘blogworthy’ things and I just couldn’t keep it to myself 😛

In a couple of days I’ll enter my 5th month of pregnancy. The first and second went almost unnoticed..from the 3rd till now I should say things are worth mentioning. For all those ‘first things’ in life you have those nervous jumps and this was no exception. We both being ‘newcomers’ to the field sat and researched what “all” should be eaten, done during pregnancy. A kind advice to all those ‘to be’ moms never perform this act..especially infront of others..even more importantly infront of your husbands!

The day it was confirmed, we switched on the PC, internet and went through all articles possible on pregnancy! And mind you, that was probably for one single week that I have ever read those! All nutritional facts were digested more by Eby! He learnt that an egg a day is advisable..but apparently im a veggie!, milk is great, but I hate the very smell!~! He read leafy vegetables are essential and those who think the taste sucks you know what I intend to say!! All in all research was a very bad thing to do! Unfortunately for me no one advocated chocolates or subway :P.

2nd month we called up everyone and said – Hey Im fine..morning sickness??? No idea buddy!..cravings?? there was never a day I hadn’t craved for chocolates in life and this is no big deal, only difference being that the research made me boycott them (psssstt atleast partially). Well, 3rd month greeted me a tad different. I started throwing up with the smell of the things being cooked in the kitchen. And me being the fooddie I am, I just don’t give up. The fact is, my hubby just dint take account of how much I ate, but rather much I puked 😛

Operation phase no:1 Eby was analyzing the situation. A born critic that he is, he analyzed the worst! Not just that I’m having anything nutritious, but also puking whatever junk I stuff in! Action Plan : So first phase witnessed a lot of bombarding me with the possible ‘disaster’ I’m causing to the kid by “puking”!! This is where I entirely miss to understand “Guys” They “”seem”” so logical, rationale in everything else but just don’t understand that “puking” is an involuntary action???? Result : The second scan with everything perfect, somewhat soothed the situation.

Operation phase no:2 – Cause and effect analysis! This indeed was the most horrid & hilarious phase of my pregnancy! Horrid coz I was the one to go through, hilarious coz.. Eby’s analysis went one step further. Everytime I puke he would stand and insist that I explain what exactly is the ‘feeling’ that makes me throw up.Till then I really was proud that my hubby never threw up no matter how much he drank..but then I started regretting! Action Plan – This was the most enjoyable! He took up cooking as I finalized that it is my spending time in the kitchen behind all problems! Well his entry into kitchen is a story in itself to narrate! The first attempt was to make maximum use of the few minutes he spends in the kitchen and he came up with most nutritious ‘plantain stem’!!! with…. ‘tamarind’. J I should say his later attempts were adorable and I have fallen all over in love with him again for even attempting. But the first few did crack me up!!!

Operational Phase no 3 – Cure stage! He discovered that puking is a purely psychological. Do I thank the Gods that he aint no real doctor!?!. He believes that instead of rushing to the wash basin to puke I should rush to the kitchen, have some water, some candy and start diverting my attention..and I wouldn’t puke! Is that true?? Well go try for yourself I really don’t want to explain the enjoyment I had in throwing up when he was not around 😛

Well there are more..the way you deal an arguement..(btw ladies..make max use of the 9 months..the only phase where you will okayed for everything) the way ur silly mistakes are forgive (gritting one’s teeth) and..errr Lemme stop here, Vimmuuus cartoon confessing his blog addiction..has sent eby sleepless 😉 he believes I’m close 🙂

For all those who thought, pregnancy was only for the woman to go through 😉 well suppressing the small feminist in me let me admit, the man does have an equal 9 month process. He may not get a bulge in the tummy, a burp when least wanted, a back that aches, incessant puking and completely irrelevant cravings~But he does have his own apprehensions which he never thought he would have, whilst teasing his colleagues about their fatherhood. Ive seen him rolling with laughter for the tension his friend went through when that guys wife got pregnant, now too at times he does roll 😛 in tension not knowing what is happening inside my tummy 😛 It is troublesome, painful, hilarious..for man & woman alike..but the fact that it is Beautiful stands true for both too!

July 20, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Verby, Your husband is so cute!! Believe me if I had been puking and found it difficult to cook – he would have said, ‘Shall I order a pizza’!!!! And he tried making plaintain stem – isn’t that tough to cook? He is adventurous 🙂

    And he is so cute to be so worried about every symptom of yours 🙂 In our case – I was the paranoid one – running to refer to my ‘bibles’ – 2 very medical books on pregnancy 🙂 – every time any little thing happened 🙂
    But it is a wonderful time.. enjoy every bit of it 🙂
    I do hope your puky phase goes off soon. Take care.

    Comment by Smitha | July 20, 2009 | Reply

  2. Wow, what a tribute to the guys; especially Eby !! I never knew he was this sweet considering the sooper chat sessions I had with him 😉

    Btw, all this is actually scaring me!! 😦

    Comment by Vimmuuu | July 20, 2009 | Reply

    • For a change I second you!!! She scared me as well 😦

      Comment by Smita | July 22, 2009 | Reply

  3. Its an amazing time. AMAZING

    Wait till the baby is out.. you will be thrilled and killed. Cause the baby takes in from one end, pours out from another.

    Comment by Ava | July 21, 2009 | Reply

  4. @ Smita – after the first few vain – he did start asking abt ordering 😛 but is cute in a strange sense to see them running around for nothing 😉 im a lill less paranoid in certain cases!

    @Vimmuuu – buhahahahahaha cant just stop that laugh thnking ur plight!!! all the best! and im actually glad i scared u :)nd hes still thrilled to get u online so all the best for that too 😛

    @Ava – Im eagerly waiting for the kicks 😉 which is just a month away 🙂 cant wait till the baby cmes out…:)

    Comment by verbivorehere | July 21, 2009 | Reply

  5. tht was awesome.. i have been hearin abt ur blog frm here there.. just loved this post!! and ys.. i completely agree with ur view evntho i dn have any personal experiencE!!! bt thts natural!

    Comment by sachi | July 21, 2009 | Reply

  6. oops wht have u been hearing?? tht its high time im thrown out of blogosphere ? 😛 hey ur blog is damn interesting..unique unable to comment frm office as theyve blockd smethngs from here..lemme try from home

    Comment by verbivorehere | July 21, 2009 | Reply

  7. good to see u after a long time :)have heard it from amma all such things papa used to do wen she was pregnant with me and my twin bro:) and to tell u my mom had a good time reading this post..kind of memories revisited..and bet u she would be discussing some of them today with pa 🙂

    Comment by sangeeta | July 21, 2009 | Reply

  8. Congrats wud be mom :))

    So how does it really really feel???

    And ur hubby is cute!!! He is at least trying to be helpful 😉 but frankly speaking u have managed to scare me a bit!!! 😦

    Comment by Smita | July 22, 2009 | Reply

  9. @ Sangeeta – Ur mom read ths post ? 😛 how cute 😉 just another examl of how much blogging is getting into our lives!

    @ Smita – 🙂 it really really feels like a smile…long lasting one 🙂 Dnt be scared, lill difficulties are bound to occur.. but its for a sweet result~ 🙂 and you backing Vimmuuu??? is the world coming to an end? 😉

    Comment by verbivorehere | July 22, 2009 | Reply

  10. wow!! congratulations.. n gook luck with it all!!

    Comment by av | July 22, 2009 | Reply

  11. @ AV – theyve blocked a lot of sites in office..hence nt able to comment n ur last post..but i do have an ans for ur question there..there is a scientific explanation!! ill sure get back whn i reach home.and thanks 🙂

    Comment by verbivorehere | July 23, 2009 | Reply

  12. Congrats Verbi 😀

    Men do have have a similar 9 months pregnancy period where they call back home incessantly…

    Return back home and gawking look at their spouse had fun watching few of my Uncles around in a similar state…

    I guess its purely fun for the couples..
    I’m too young to speak about it i guess 😉

    All The Best for the rest of the 9 months 🙂

    Comment by Whacky | July 23, 2009 | Reply

  13. Hey congrats lady! And I’m all praises for ur hubby :), at least he is trying so many things to soothe u :).
    All the best for the next 4 months & keep blogging 🙂

    Comment by Kanupriya | July 24, 2009 | Reply

  14. Hey, hey, hey, congratulations and good luck! Hope to hear more pregnancy tales! Stay happy, girl!

    Comment by Thought Bubbles | July 24, 2009 | Reply

  15. @Whacky.u alive?? 🙂 u had fun at ur uncles plight??? Wishing all the best to your nephews 😉

    @Kanupriya – yeah..i told him..all who read ths would praise him ;P but he gt pissed off 😛

    @Thought bubbles – yeah the tales just go got to wait and try out for yourself 😉

    Comment by verbivorehere | July 27, 2009 | Reply

  16. So sweet! This just goes to prove Newtons 3rd law. For every action read puke there is an equal and opp
    reaction read research somewhere 😉
    But yeah its fun to see their reaction haha
    Enjoy girl! Heres heartiest congrats and may you have a smooth pregnancy and easy delivery 🙂

    Comment by whatsinaname | July 27, 2009 | Reply

    • yeah it sure is fun to watch them 😛 thanks
      and hey why is ur blog sleeping from a long long time?

      Comment by verbivorehere | July 30, 2009 | Reply

  17. This is great , so you have a better option than blogging to keeep yourself busy 🙂
    Take Care of the baby+mama’s and paapaaaa’s 🙂

    Comment by Tarun Goel | July 29, 2009 | Reply

    • Tarun ..u sound as though i was too jobless with jst blogging before 😛 but yeah have really got the best option to kee myself busy! Thanks 🙂

      Comment by verbivorehere | July 30, 2009 | Reply

  18. Hi A!
    There is something waiting here for you

    Comment by Shayari | July 30, 2009 | Reply

  19. Ignore the previous comment!

    Hi Verbi,
    There is something waiting here for you

    Comment by Shayari | July 30, 2009 | Reply

  20. 🙂

    just loved this post 🙂

    Comment by praddy | August 4, 2009 | Reply

  21. everyone read just this much and says its all Funny??? Now, am i allowed to type in the half a million things yu didnt write about?? *devilish grin* 😀 😀

    Comment by scorpria | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  22. hey shayari thanks for that 😛 im still figuring out how to display that..:) wil put up soon

    @praddy – ur comments are like ur post 😛 short & sweet 😉

    @Scorpria – Naaaaa i hav very conscously censored u knw i cant hide my blog newhere and he has easy tried and played it safe 😉

    Comment by verbivorehere | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  23. first time on your blog
    your husband is so considerate and caring. I do admit that at times this must be getting tiring and irritating for you.;-)
    pregnancy is the time when most of the husbands pamper you to the maximum. so just relax, take a back seat and enjoy each and every moment of it

    Comment by anjugandhi | August 6, 2009 | Reply

  24. Congratulations to a would-be mom! Your post sure is funny. Sweet husband you’ve got there. Pretty useful trait later on for squalling baby nights. 😉

    Wishing you all the best in your new life as a mommy. 🙂

    Comment by Johanna | August 6, 2009 | Reply

  25. @anju – welcome to ths space..yeah am making the most of these rare times ;).. That last post of yours was really touching, I cudnt comment there..the site is not allowing me to..gotto try frm home

    @Johanna – Thankkkuu 🙂 btw hes specially told i need not expect these traits to continue after the baby’s birth.. 🙂

    Comment by verbivorehere | August 7, 2009 | Reply

  26. Hi Verbi,

    You have been awarded:

    Please accept it 🙂

    Comment by kanagu | August 13, 2009 | Reply

  27. ah! What a delightful post to return back to!!

    Congrats Mommy and my regards to the worried would be Pappa too!

    And he is super kewt! When I get pregnant.. I will make my then husband to read this post.. to tell him what I expect of him 😉


    Comment by Winnie the Poohi | August 18, 2009 | Reply

  28. the last line was so touching and an interesting read throughout !!!

    Comment by muktadhara | August 20, 2009 | Reply

  29. hey ..for me also first 2 months were very easy but then till 5th month puking neverstooped…and I also stopped all the cooking ..thankfully my husband is a perfect cook…so got all the good hme made food…but your husband is so cute analysing each puking …!!

    Comment by vandana | August 29, 2009 | Reply

  30. @kanagu 😛 – im stil learning how to put up aawards n my blog!

    @winnie the poohi – LOL smeone expects her future hubby to be like eby?? i gotto hand him with clips now!! lest he flies too high 😛

    @muktadhara – 🙂 thanks and welcome to ths space

    @Vandana – guess what..necessity is the mother of invention..ebys turned out to be a fair enuf cook by now 😛
    my puking still continues thanks to my consistent cold probs

    Comment by verbivorehere | September 1, 2009 | Reply

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