Waiting For Ghattu

20 Sep

Ghatotkachh B M is a much-loved baby, by virtue of his very special momma, who, mind you, is my best friend first. Ghattu, as he was named by a friend amid much protesting from his parents (but who listens to parents anyway), is also a lucky baby. To be born to calm, stable, happy parents with only the odd hysterical aunt (stop looking at me!) waiting to chomp on his cheeks is a privilege.

Of course, Ghattu could also very well be a she. Since s/he is taking his/her own sweet time about showing up, we’ll just have to battle our butterflies and wait for the filmi wail. (Although if he’s anything like his mother, he’ll save his breath and begin organizing his bedclothes according to size and color.)

While my peaceful Virgo BFF goes about her days stoically, I’m tying myself into knots in anticipation. I’m not very helpful, I know, calling hopefully and bouncing around Mother Care eyeing: 1. things I think will be Very Useful for Ghattu, 2. things that will actually be Very Useful for Ghattu, 3. things I think look will look pretty scattered around while Ghattu poses for his/her first pictures. I’d list my purchases so far, but the BFF reads this page (I think…. do you, J?) so I don’t want to ruin the surprise. Ack. I think I just did.

While we’re on the subject (don’t ask “what subject?”—I just wrote that because it sounds like an almost-auntie thing to say), does anybody know of any research that proves children’s personalities could possibly be influenced by their mother’s best friend? Two pairs of sensible Virgo eyes raising their brows at me would be a tad unbearable. Right now though, I’ll take my chances, if only to see a tiny version of one of my favoritest people in the whole world.

Please pray Ghattu is among us soon. Safe and healthy and blessed. I’m worried I’ll have to start on my toenails very shortly.

8 Responses to “Waiting For Ghattu”

  1. dipali September 20, 2008 at 7:05 pm #

    I can see you out-pacing the proud papa outside the delivery room, OJ! May your friend have a safe and comfortable (as comfy as possible) delivery. Eagerly waiting news of little Ghattu:)

  2. Orange Jammies September 20, 2008 at 9:07 pm #

    Dipali: We already know he is a cooperative personality. His father has been very busy at work, and so spoke to him firmly, instructing him not to emerge until Sunday. And our little Ghattu’s staying put, although his due date was two days ago. Absolutely my friend’s baby, this.

  3. Aunty G September 20, 2008 at 10:28 pm #

    Gosh, now you’re making me too nervous
    Baby-waiting-anxiety is way too contagious
    But the prayers hold so true
    We join you through and through
    And when you chew his cheeks, tell us how delicious!

  4. D September 21, 2008 at 12:33 pm #

    All the best to your friend. And Ghattu is an adorably cute name. MY husband is called Gattu at home 😀

  5. Orange Jammies September 22, 2008 at 2:05 pm #

    Aunty G: Sure will 😀

    D: My friend doesn’t think so. Because it means we’re calling her Bhim. 😉

  6. damnhobsons September 23, 2008 at 9:57 am #

    My “Ghatt” feel says ETA Wednesday.

  7. Orange Jammies September 23, 2008 at 11:15 pm #

    Damnhobsons: 😀 Missed by 3 and a half hours. Time, tide and babies…


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