Papa is chooooooooo chorrrryyyy for writing to you so late! I was so badly stuck in my work that i did not get time. But you have started to respond to my voice. Papa feels so happy..! You kick when i put my hand on Mummy's tummy and speak to you..! How wonderful is that feeling, is inexpressible in words..! :)
Now you are almost 7 months old. Remember last time i wrote to you, we were going to Punjab for Holi..! Okay i will start from there..
yea.. so.. we boarded Rajdhani Express to Delhi.. Everything was going okay untill it was time to sleep. Mummy was having a bit of uneasiness in lying down in the moving and shaking train. But later on she found a way and things were smooth thereafter.
We spent sometime at Sanju Chachu's place. We both were seeing Adish (Sanju chachu and Arti chachi's son) for the first time. He’s so cute. We really had a good time there. Next day we boarded Shatabdi for Punjab.
While in Punjab, Mummy started having toothache..! :( Now lemme tell you something.. Mummy is not supposed to take any painkillers (except crocin) during her pregnancy coz this might cause harm to you. The dentist at Jalandhar hospital suggested removing her wisdom tooth immediately as we had the time upto 6th month of pregnancy only. This was really a tricky situation for us as we did not want to go for surgery untill we consulted our lady doctor who was back in Chennai! Even after surgery, she would not be allowed to have any painkillers except crocin..! Luckily we consulted Rewari aunty and she suggested us a dental surgeon in Nawanshahr. She gave mummy a pain relieving gel (safe for pregnancy). It really worked and her toothache was getting better. :) But you know wot.. Mummy had to eat on left side of her mouth only. Coz the aching wisdom tooth was on the right side and it hurted everytime she tried to eat on that side..!
We spent two weeks in Punjab.. Played Holi. It was awesome time. I am sure you would have enjoyed your first trip to your mom n dad's birth place. :) Your Dadaji, Dadiji, Nanaji, Naniji and your Masi.. All were so happy to meet you. Till the time you come to this world, we wont know if you are our son or daughter but hey u know wot.. Daddy wants you to be his little princess..! Mummy wants you to be her naughty son.. Dadiji wants you to be her grandson.. Masi wants you to be her niece.. hahaha.. Different choices for all.. but for us, you are our precious gift from GOD and doesn’t really matter if you are a boy or a girl.. Still we all have our likes..! :)
Now m gonna tell you something really important that happened during all this time. The lady doctor here in Chennai told mummy to keep her sugar intake controlled coz ur naniji is diabetic and this runs in her family too.! same is the case on ur daddy's side too but mummy's family history is relevant coz this decides if sugar level control is required or not. After we came back to Chennai. mummy had her second scan. everything was okay except that you were a week bigger in size than wot you were supposed to be. So the doctor prescribed mummy to take GTT (Glucose Tolerance Test). And guess wot.. Mummy had Gestational Diabetes..
Now you might be wondering wot is Gestational Diabetes (GT).. Lemme explain it in brief.. See wotever we eat, contains natural or artificial sugar and to break down that sugar into useful stuff, we need insulin. Now insulin is produced naturally in our body. In mumm'ys case, this naturally produced insulin was not enough to tackle all the the sugar coming from food. After seeing the report, the lady doctor referred mummy to a Diabetologist. He prescribed Insulin injections. Since that day mummy has been taking 6 parts of insulin every morning (half an hour before breakfast)
You know wot.. Mommy loves sweet things.. cookies, pastries, cakes etc.. but now she had to stay away from all of this stuff.. To add to it, she isnt allowed to have potatoes too..! You dont have any idea how much she loves to eat Aloo Tari.. Now with no potatoes in her diet, we were left with limited options for cooking too..!
Her fruits intake too has to be controlled. She is not allowed to have mangoes, bananas, grapes, pineapple.. basically all those fruits that are having high sugar content.. Only apples. pears and small amout of watermelon is permitted..! On top of this diet control and insulin shots, she has to walk twice everyday for 20 mins. All these three things.. insulin, diet control and walking are equally important to keep the sugar level under control and to keep you away from harmful effect of GT.
But the good news is that in her second sugar test, her sugar level in under control but mainly due to the insulin shots. The diabetologist has recommended insulin for another three weeks. Its really very hard to manage baby.. but mommy's doing her best to make sure that your health doesn’t get effected coz of this condition. Anyways we have been told that this GT will stay there only untill the time of delivery. After that, it will go away by itself. but it has to be controlled by all means coz if not controlled then it may lead to you being bigger in size at the time of birth and normal delivery wont be possible. Mommy would have to go for c-section and we really dont want that. We want you to be born in natural way but then who knows wots gona happen next.!
Now we are gona see you this monday (21.05.2012) mommys due for her third scan. We have been reading and researching over internet and it says that you have opened your eyes by now and you are able to see as well.. So excited to see you.. :)
You know wot.. you have started moving inside mommy's tummy. Sometimes it feels that you are doing martial arts inside. lol.. :) Sometimes you kick so hard that it hurts mommy. :( But she happily takes the pain and feels better coz your kicking assures us that you are active and healthy inside while we patiently wait for you to come out and fill our lives with joy and bliss..!
Looking forward to see you on Monday.. Stay put there sweety.. You are soon gonna see your family and the family's soon gonna welcome their little angel..! :)
Loads of love :) :)
Papa and Mommy