Baby's Day Out
Guest post by Karthik Balaji
Hello all. As you must've guessed, my name is Karthik Balaji. I was born on June 6, 2005 in El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California. My parents are Balaji and Anu and I have a big sister Kavya, but enough about them. This post is all about me... I have learnt that I have quite a few fans and wellwishers in other states and countries. So I thought I'd use this, my crib on the web, to give you all a short account of my arrival.
I am a pretty impatient one. I wasn't supposed to come out until June 28 but what do the doctors know?! If I was all ready to get out of mummy's tummy on June 6, thats what I was going to do. I let her know that I was ready on Sunday night and then started pushing hard for a few hours. Around 2.00am on Monday morning I heard someone say "Push!" and thought "Hey! what do you guys think I've been doing all this time?" . But that "Push" turned out to be for mom as as she finally started trying to get me out.
Around 3.25am I felt some hands grab my head, then my shoulders and finally my feet and at 3.28am I was officially born! With apparently no concern that I had just made such a long and difficult trip, they immediately weighed me, measured my length and started rubbing me with soap to clean me up. Apparently everything was OK since they placed me on mom right away. Dad carried me soon after with a huge grin on his face.
I spent most of the day sleeping(I think it was jetlag). Oh well... its time for another nap now. I hope to be back again soon to give another update. Bye!