Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Pics, Pics and Just Pics

Navya's Bumbo Chair Photo Shoot.
DAY 1:
Camera is here.. I am looking cute, I know.... Here I
Smile :D
Make up time.. Spot Boy....

Oh No !
How about this? Burrrrrrrrrr.......
Mama..You forgot to say SMILE !!!!!
In the Gym
Close Up
Bad Light :(
Don't Mind.. Old photo.. I did not know how to sit like a Good Girl.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Winding up from Calcutta

Hello Friends,
Sorry for not posting.
We are shifting to Mumbai this Thursday, so this week we are busy with the relocation work. And yes there is plenty of due at office, clearing all.
There are lot of updates. Would try to post soon.
Have a nice week ahead.
Take care

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Mothers' Day - Ashish here...

Dear friends,
This is Ashish (Navya's father) .
Pallavi couldn't post any blog for quite some time as she is very busy managing Navya all alone at Calcutta while I was trying to settle down in my new role at Mumbai (Bombay). Hence I thought of taking this opportunity to share some thoughts with all of you.

Pallavi has made me a hero by writing all good things about me, but am really not that good. I am just a simple human being who has strong faith in GOD and believe that HE never gives us anything that we can't handle. HE has been very kind with me and has blessed me with a set a amazing parents, a lovely life-partner and the latest and cutest of all - Navya....
While I know Navya is a blessing (infact our entire family also feels the same or even more because she was born on a very auspicious day), I also know that the time ahead is going to be different and may be more challenging. It was around 10 : 15 am on 6th Sept 2008 when I first saw Navya, she was pink in colour, looking around the place and not crying.... I was speech-less, it was a feeling that can't be explained in words now... then the Doctor told me that she was showing the symptoms on Downs' and we need to go for some tests to confirm it... I had many questions on my mind but the joy of seeing Navya and Pallavi superseeded it...

Then I first read about DS on the internet the next day, I was shocked but I decided to keep it to myself because the tests results will take some time to come and I was hoping it will be negative. In the meantime, Pallavi would also recover from the ceasarian operations. I still dont believe that I actually kept it to myself for over a month, given that I am quite an emotional person. But, I am really sorry that I kept it a secret with someone whom I share everything. Thankfully Pallavi has pardoned me for it.

Pallavi is a tough girl, and she had proved it several times. I would have broken down completely if I was in her place. The way she has handled Navya and herself in the last 8 months is not an easy task. She has taken control for her and Navya's life, studied extensively on the internet and found the best possible medical care at Calcutta for Navya... My respect for her and more so for all the mothers in this world has multiplied several times... HATS OFF TO YOU BEAUTIFUL MOTHERS, We (men) can never do what you do...

Besides being a software engineer, Pallavi is also a good painter, a good speaker too. She is definitely a very good swimmer as well [atleast 100 times better than me :) ]

Thanks to all of you for appreciating our efforts and sharing your experiences... Now we are going to enjoy life more... Posting some photographs, hope you like it.

Signing off with warm wishes to each one of you - Ashish

I fell for this smile 4 years back :)

Navya is telling her mom that Papa has sent you the flowers :)

Missing both of them a lot...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Thank you !

Hi Friends, Thank you very much for your comments, mails and phone calls. It means a lot to me. Initially, I was scared to let people know that my baby has a chromosomal abnormality. I myself believe that we pay for our sins in this life itself. So, after Navya's DS diagnosis I started self evaluation, why me? I must have done something wrong to someone that's why GOD has punished me, all my dreams were shattered, lost confidence. (I think almost all go through this cycle). In this difficult time my husband was my pillar of support. He gave me the strength to carry on.

Every single spare minute I was surfing Internet. Initially it was all Bad things that I read and got depressed. Then I started reading about the inspirational stories of Adults with DS and then came the Blog world and I read about Ella Grace. Then the other blogs related to DS and I realised I AM NOT ALONE. What I also noticed was all families said their child got immense joy and unconditional love to them. It did not take much time for me to realise the same. I got a different perspective now; I believe GOD chose us because GOD thinks we can give her all the love and care she deserves. We are BLESSED. GOD has a special place for us being Navya’s parents. Some of you might think it’s a way of consoling yourself. May be you are right, but you need some strength to carry on and you need to be in our situation to understand the feeling.

Now I thank GOD for sending us such a joy, we know there would be challenges ahead, I am sure we will get the strength to face those as well.
I am also sure raising her will teach us various lessons of life which we would have not learnt otherwise.
I know it’s a heavy dose; I will spare you from the other thoughts.

Before that I want to thank all you mommies out there, thank you very much for posting about your kiddos.

Now, posting Kittoo's snaps to lighten the mood. Hope you enjoy :)
Kittoo is Navya’s pet name.
Feeling Sleepy Fingers and Toes taste so good I never knew :) Oh she loves to check out the ads

I am showing her the 'Sale' Ads.
New Dress, had gone to b'day party of Navya's aunt at Pizza Hut.
She was eating that frill all the time

On the way to Raichak, with Teena Aatu (Aunt, Ashish's Sister)