Thursday, May 04, 2006

Losing Ground

Six weeks after a baby is born, a lot of things change. With respect to the baby, we have gaze-holding, smoother arm movements and cooing. Stuff is on somewhat of a schedule (though the schedule might change every day). With respect to the Mom and Dad, well, the Mom can start exercising, Mom can go back to work and Mom and Dad can err...get started up again.

Usually, baby is better with meeting these milestones than Mom and Dad are. Mom is hoping going downstairs counts as exercise. Work...well she has a whole month of maternity leave left (yoo hoo). As for point 3, a lot is usually said about the mood, the energy, and an opportune time...but one of the main reasons I can best depict with this sketch. Yes, we have space issues.


Blogger shub said...

sorry besides the point, but you sketch byoooootifully gabby! WOW! and htat sushi plate painting too! really! wow!

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Zoheb said...

FINALLY we get to see a pic!!! But what I am wondering is how did itni chhoti Gabby manage to fit itna bada baby in her "pet"?!

5:51 PM  
Blogger anantha said...

Oye.. wonderful sketch. I just hope you dont have any alone sketches. I mean you and Mr.G alone! Please.. spare us from that experience.. *shudders*

5:59 PM  
Blogger alpha said...

looks like maharaj is afterall taken after us Tamil mafia..he's wearing a veshti...or is it that dress with a hole?

8:19 PM  
Blogger Arunima said...

Ha ha!! all children seem to do this. One of my friend was also telling the same.

"Maharaja came" post was damn good. I almost cried.

10:38 PM  
Blogger Shana said...

Ha! You have obviously been peeking in my bedroom at night... or maybe new baby boys conspire to do this. Cute, cute drawing.

10:51 PM  
Blogger phatichar said...

Aage aage dekhte jao hotha hai kya.

11:04 PM  
Blogger Swathi said...

space issues...heee hee :)

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Twilight Fairy said...

Yeah he seems to have taken more space than you or Mr.G! BTW why's Mr.G's face stuffed into the pillow? Would you rather do that? :)

Lots of action here! I was thinking you would be quite busy with the maharaja!

12:11 AM  
Blogger sanguine said...

there is this kid of these frens of mine who always jumps inbetween them sayin "kya kar rahe ho , papa " "kya kar rahe ho , mama " ..they claim they havent even kissed in past 3 yrs leave alone anything else .. hee hee
so now you have somethin to look forward to .. just let him start to speak..

3:19 AM  
Blogger Rhyncus said...

Nature's way of ensuring space between issues, I guess.

5:37 AM  
Blogger AmitL said...

LOL...Gabby,u made that pic?:)So true...:)Now,these space restrictions will continue for quite some time,I guess.heh heh.So,'starting up' may be a difficult job...(*smiles at memories*)

5:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

t. fairy:

that is probably the only way mr. g can interact with madame z.

- s.b.

6:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


how do your friends make up without... ummm... kissing?


i bet the next photo will have maharaja and you in the bed and mr. g on the floor (or in the next room)!

- s.b.

6:26 AM  
Blogger alpha said...

lol at rhyncus... that didnt deter my grandparents though.

gabby remember the phrase- 'heard you are having an issue?'

remove word veri..hoping motherly love makes you feel like like honoring my wishes.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Prerona said...

shift to the bassinet? that would even give momma the incentive to slim down :)

8:03 AM  
Anonymous VC said...

space issues
Bah! Excuses, excuses.
Three words - Living room floor.
If carpet - well & good. If hardwood or tile - just improvise!
Oh wait. There is a grandmom around, right! Aren't there some relatives around the country that she should be visiting??
Better get to it before the terrible twos.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Deepa said...

The bugger in between both of you is one of the best birth control methods known to man( and woman). Even if you dash of someplace else to coochie-coo you can bet Bugger will wake up and holler his head off:) Have fun with your baby, Gabby. They grow up real fast.

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is mr. g sleeping butt naked ?
Does that have something to do
with he not getting any action ? ;)

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoo Gabs, you are on a roll!

The hormones seem to have sharpened your skills in this area...Poor Mr.Gabs can't find out if the same holds in other areas :-)

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Ash said...

Haha, this sketch made my day ! Man, just look at the expression on his face - maharaja indeed !

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Arjun said...

Congratulations Gabby! And to the Mister too. What an expression the baby has on his face! :D

Good to see you back "in action".

8:29 PM  
Blogger The Reporter said...

Congrats Gabby!! What's his name? :)

2:34 AM  
Blogger KJ said...

Very touching posts Gabby "you break down in a flood of tears because you realize that this is so much stronger than love. It’s like the foundation of all feelings, beyond description." i can relate to each n every feeling...including the space issues ;-)

BTW, wat have u named the maharaja? or u calling him that only? u have mentioned the time that he was born but not the date.. :)

And Congrats once again gabby & to mr. g & ... kissus to the lil maharaja and enjoy :)

Waiting for his pics...


5:11 AM  
Anonymous Ph said...

We like very much that he crosses his legs when he sleeps. :)

6:05 AM  
Blogger Peg said...

HEHEEHEHE!! And baby makes three!!
Hey Gabby, please send me an email...want to do something, okay? I'll explain in the email.

5:34 PM  
Blogger :-) said...

he he he...
Ask my cousin Vinny. He has more nightmares

11:22 PM  
Blogger anumita said...

He's too cooool!!!!

4:33 AM  
Blogger ?! said...

You seem to have recovered pretty fast. Mr G seems to have got sympathetically preggers and is still awaiting delivery ... oops deliverance :)

Nice to see ya back.

7:20 PM  
Blogger Munimma said...

1. Congrats! That birth post was aaah inspiring.

2. this is a 'ghar ghar ki baat' problem. Not to worry, it just grows bigger, pun intended.

3. Friendly (very experienced) advice: Move him now - imagine a 3-footer sleeping perpendicular to current posit. It hurts!

4. All of us turn sappy for a short time :-) post natals

5. mood-energy-opportune time - completely disjoint!

9:51 AM  
Blogger KJ said...


how are u n hubby n the lil one doing?

kissus to lil one..



11:01 PM  
Blogger Tinky Toinkers said...

:) congrats woman ...

11:40 PM  
Blogger visithra said...

awww maharaja is ruling the roost i see - he looks so happy hehehe shooing u guys of the bed - n yes move him out in a crib ;) teaches kids independance ;p

2:11 AM  
Blogger Aqua said...

awww! this is an awesomely cute drawing. Reminds me of the time when my lil dd came home from the hospital. we tried to make her sleep in her crib,..but after a few sleepless nights, the baby was victoriously sleeping in our bad, pretty much like your pic. :)

3:41 AM  
Blogger Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Ahh.. gabby... am here after a long time and am really glad that things turned out so well for you. Caught up with the last few posts and well, almost understood the way you have potrayed your life, and the new life added to your life, etc. The pic you came up with is nice... you came up with that?

All the best with your baby! P.S.- What have you named him? Maharaja??

5:34 AM  
Blogger manuscrypts said...

yup, babies need space too :)

11:39 PM  
Anonymous khush said...

Congrats on the bub! :) And that is such a cute sketch!

8:23 PM  
Blogger Pallavi said...

hahah On of my friends husband slept in the living room for a long time.. then they bought a bigger bed... PHEW.. !! and all lived happily ever after.. placed the baby at one side to the wall.. all cushioned up... both got started again... LOLOLOL..

9:21 AM  
Blogger KJ said...

hiyaaa gabby

how are u doing? hope all ok at ur end? how is the lil maharaja?

waiting for ur posts!!!!



11:31 PM  
Blogger phatichar said...

Hey mommy...whassup? Junior not allowing you to blog anymore? :)

10:08 PM  
Blogger the mad momma said...

well between the maharaja and the job i guess u are too busy to blog.. just bumped into ur blog and looking forward to more!!

12:42 AM  

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