Saturday, November 19, 2005

A star is born

This was my best birthday ever. I became a first time aunt. My sis delivered a little baby girl on my birthday.

We weren't prepared. She went to the US for a week on work, seven and a half months pregnant. She even wished me for my birthday and the next thing we hear was, she was uneasy, got hospitalised and delivered her baby there.

First we were shocked. Then overjoyed. Then reality sinks in. She is stuck there for the next 3 months at least. Bro in law is trying to get there as soon as possible. My parents back home are worried. Mom's going on repeating "I knew she shouldn't have been working and travelling so much. My poor child! Giving birth all alone in that strange country!"

This thus was my craziest party. I had no clue what was happening. Happiness gripped me as I struggled for sanity. The gang and some more turned up. I got lovely gifts and rude comments. Hubby wins hands down for drinking the most. Not that anyone was sponsporing a prize. But he probably felt nobody deserves to drink his booze more than he himself. The food was fantastic and the evening turned out lovely.

Thank you God, for a brand new scorpio niece, who all my friends are praying doesn't turn out to be like me!


Blogger Prerona said...

Congrats dear to you guys for getting the little angel and welcome the little one to club scorpio ;)

4:03 AM  
Blogger Ashish Gupta said...

whooaaaa !
time for a double party and a double congrats to you :) [prolly hubby drank double too to celebrate both joys;) ]

//rude comments
wondering wat did u do to earn them? ;)

6:09 AM  
Blogger Arundhati said...

Congrats Anumita! Both on your b'day and for your niece :-).

Hope your sister does well! I am not sure where she is, but if there is anything I can do, please let me know.

Else take care n enjoy!

8:03 AM  
Blogger Gangadhar said...

Hope your sis is fine..
And you had really a grand gala time on your birthday..Glad!!
And congrats on the birth of your niece..

10:42 AM  
Blogger Ad astra per aspera said...

Congrats Anumita!
My lil one is a Scorpio too..(16th November) She just turned 10 three days ago. Looks like a month of celebrations.
p.s Are the Scorpios taking over the world (:-S)? I seem to be surrounded by them.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Geo said...

a lil belated happy bday and congrats for becoming an 'aunt' :_)

- a fellow scorpion

11:17 AM  
Blogger poonam said...

absolutely brilliant! i can't wait to read the story, you just narrated on phone. your niece is one helluva girl, she is gonna be popular. :P

12:21 PM  
Anonymous sherriff said...

COngrats...Hope the little angel is doing well

1:47 PM  
Blogger Abhishek said...

thats too good....congrats!!
any was da party........
and u'll be giving a treat for two reasons now.

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Kahini said...

Wowee! CONGRATS!!! And hippo birdie! Hope you realise you have a phorenor in your fambly now!

4:37 PM  
Blogger Kapil said...

I guess the baby too had some dreams like many other Indians - GREEN card chaiye. So now would she be eligble for one?

And I am with your husband on this one: When it's your own booze, you should drink the most- you don't owe anyone anything!

Belated wishes and have a great life ahead! oh yes...keep blogging this great life.

5:04 PM  
Anonymous pallavi said...

Cool man ... my best wishes and good to know that you enjoyed your birthday.. what they say.. sone pe suhaga... Awesome news.. hope the mother and the baby are fine..

8:03 PM  
Blogger johnny boy said...

Wow! Someone's just had a fantastic day! :) Congrats, aunt anumita... The word 'aunt' has all its letters in your name.. :)
Hey i am quite shocked that your sister travelled to the US, being 7 and 1/2 months pregnant! Anyway, good to know that her hubby will be with her soon!

10:23 PM  
Blogger AmitL said...

Hi,Anumita Auntieji.:)Can imagine ur feeling of elation.Plus,belated happy returns of the day.:)

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey am a little late....but happy birdie anyways!! :-) and congrats on ur neice too!!


8:10 PM  
Blogger Akruti said...

Oh,hope everything is fine and god bless the littleone.

9:25 PM  
Blogger Parna said...

congrats on the niece. which city is sis in? tell me if she is anywhere near and i can help. best would be if You come down too :)

9:29 AM  
Anonymous Melody said...

Hey Congrats on the new niece! And a very happy belated bday to you too!

Have a blessed year ahead :)

11:16 AM  
Blogger Swathi said...

A huge Congrats on becoming an aunt (i know how it feels :))

but then Scorpios wud b Scorpios there r no 2 ways 'bout it :)

11:55 AM  
Blogger Rat said...

Awww. Congrats Anumita. Im sure youll make an awesome aunt.

12:21 PM  
Blogger transience said...

wow! belated happy birthday. and congrats, too.

1:58 PM  
Blogger WA said...

Wow, Congratulations & Belated Birthday wishes. Hope your sister is well

2:57 PM  
Blogger Chakra Sampath said...

Wow! thats great!! Hope your sis is doing fine.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Shubhodeep said...

Congragulations and a belated "Happy Birthday"

1:35 AM  
Blogger anumita said...

Thank you all guys.

yes Kahini, she's a US citizen now. Imagine the little one needing a visa to come to India!

Arundhati, Parna: She's at Raleigh, North Carolina. Will be there for a couple of months since baby is going to be in hospital for some time. How far from where you guys are?

10:59 AM  
Blogger shub said...

how cute!!! glad to had a blast dear! and so nice to have a niece born on the same day as you! :)

11:55 AM  
Blogger jaygee said...

congrats!!! arre we spoke on ur birthday and u mentioned sis was travelling.. wow this is some surprise. hope she and the baby are ok.
thought of name? u shld have the honour of naming

8:53 PM  
Blogger Priyanka Mahanta said...

Hey, just read this one today. Pretty late thou. So your little angel's growing up now I guess. So what did u guys name her finally?

2:27 PM  

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