Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Rutvi - Day One

Rutvi was born at 3:16 p.m. 

Tanvi's school would leave at 3:30 p.m. When she left for school in the morning, she had no idea she would return to see her baby sister. We got her picked up in a cab and brought straight to the hospital. She was in her school uniform. 
She was beaming when she saw the baby. Her hands were steady as she held her - quite surprising for an 11 year old. 

I have heard of adults being fearful of taking a new born in their arms. They are either plain scared to touch a new born or afraid they might hurt or concerned that they might pass germs or an infection. 

Tanvi was confident from day one.
Rutvi's Day 2 - thinking pose. The way her index finger is on her cheek! What was she thinking? 
All of us were pleasantly surprised to see her head full of hair - long, straight, black, silky. Tanvi didn't have this much hair when she was born. Rutvi came after a full 40 weeks, Tan 37 weeks. That could be a reason. I have read that acid re-flux during pregnancy causes hair growth. I did have acid re-flex but just the usual amount. Quite a normal occurrence during pregnancy. Nothing worrisome. So wonder how she has such a good hair growth. 
Her picture with her father
On day one, no one remembered to click a pic of the baby with her mother! Not even on day two, day three......and so on. A friend had rightly commented on Facebook that the person is charge of keeping the memories is seldom photographed. It took a month for the father-daughter duo to realize the mother too needs a pic taken with her darling.


  1. The entry of the neonatal might have enthused both father and daughter forget to click you with her. Both sisters with agap of eleven years look dearly.

  2. Congratulations to the whole family. Rutvi is very lucky. She will have 2 motherly love.- one from you and one from Tanvi.

  3. Congratulations...Visiting your blog after years. Such a cute surprise...God Bless you.

    1. thank you Ranjana :)

      I read your post on Gujarathi kutch work and commented too but the comment is not visible / not published

  4. The first picture does speak of confidence.