Yesterday was one big day – one of my closest friends S, here in Singapore gave birth to a beautiful girl. I cannot tell you how happy and overwhelmed I am. We have been waiting for this day and yet it caught us unawares. Just a normal Monday, S started clearing her annual leave and I was in the lab working on something when she texts me saying she was so excited about the baby and was just adding little ornaments in the baby’s room. 2 hours later, she is on her way to the hospital. I rushed immediately, sab chod-chaadke and there she was clicking selfies of herself. After 8 hours of waiting and 45 minutes of pushing we welcomed the little princess at 10:46 PM. I am too overwhelmed, too ecstatic and a wee bit sleepy-but-cannot-sleep right now. I got home around 3 AM and will go back to the hospital in a couple of hours. I don’t know if I can post in-time today but I will post by US time for sure.
Such an amazing feeling. She (S) went through much and just watching that little nose, that beautiful pair of eyes and rosy lips and teeny fingers and toes chokes me. Welcome to the world little one, you have such beautiful moments waiting for you to make them happen 🙂
Chithi in Tamizh is aunt (mother’s younger sister)
Chod-Chaadke in Hindi is leave everything as it is and dash for it!