29 Aug 2013

Bumpy Stare

In India as much as people have overrated asking “any good news?” question, have also overrated viewing the baby bump. Or should I say “staring”
The other day in the mall, while Pati held my hand and walked, one lady who was gobbling McD Maharaja looked at us. Then her eyes went straight to my belly. & then 10secs passed, she still had her eyes wide planted on me. Finally it was a stare, and to end it, a cold one from me. I still don’t get it; why make the watching deliberate? This doesn’t happen only at public places but at the hospitals too. Hospital where one can find big bellied women waiting anxiously for their turn to see the doctor, the onlookers don’t spare here as well.
Men never (ok 90% of them) look at you. Even if you are wearing a deep neck or the tight dress is showcasing body in weird ways possible. Pregnancy seems to be a turn off to the men.
Basically how men orgasm on staring boobs, women orgasm by staring baby bump. Yes, you can look, and then make eye contact with lady trying hard to walk; lastly give a smile. Smiling at strangers is not creepy, staring continuously with wide eyes is. 
You might tell me, “why venture out?” it’s the hormones people.  That gives you weird bayakes and asks you to demand things that are out of reach; that I have no control on. With twins, it’s double and yes you can send all you sympathies to the husband.
Lastly, Yes, I love to flaunt my belly; it’s a high. But that’s only about me, a woman. As motherhood kicks in, I also want my kandammas to be safe, and that is why I do not like the stares.

15 Aug 2013

Bonds arriving Soon.

Sammy here is running a contest. On writing letters. We've come long way from horrifying telegrams, contest postcards, funny leave-letters and mushy love letters; Oh how can I forget writing letters to self. They say writing is the only place there is no interruption so the contest required a 140 characters extract from a letter.

Contest has been entered, and the whole letter goes below. This also is an official announcement on the blog, first time.

Little Bonds,

Never knew two lines on the pregnancy test meant I am having two of you. Mommy loves shocks more than surprises, Pa is yet to understand that in 4 years and you guys already know?

Forced bed rest now to no sleep later, people around scare me. God granted my wish in plural because he knows mommy is an over achiever.  Apart from normal sundry mommy stuff, I will never let anyone of you compromise on things in the name of gender, traditions, culture or customs and most importantly because you are twins.

Apologies for the space crunch, suck your thumb well, kick more, and sleep peacefully because these are banned in this part of the world. Remember “sharing is caring”; take good care of each other till you reach mommy’s hands.

To-Be-Soon Mommy Bond