Welcome Baby Hemanshu


On Dec 14th, a new phase of our lives started with the birth of a bonny baby boy.

Now, two weeks old, our lil Hemu is turning out to be a basket of surprises. For some reason, we were all expecting a baby girl and when he turned up, well, we were all caught a bit unawares. All the names we had thought about were girl names, and here we were with a boy.

We totally scrambled around for names coming up with various options before we finally named him Daksh. Unfortunately, our priest who was going to do the religious naming ceremony refused the name outright, saying that it conflicted with his birth star. What to do…we literally had only 5 minutes to come up with another name and finally came up with Hemanshu. And now, we are still trying to get used to the name.

I have to say that I am starting to like it a lot and believe that it suits the tot’s personality. However, he must be the only baby who has gone through 3 name changes in the space of 2 weeks >.<

Our little bundle of joy - Hemanshu

Our little bundle of joy - Hemanshu

His appearance is also surprising mostly because he looks so much like the snubnose when she was born. I mean so similar that they could be twins. Except that Hemu is the bigger baby…well, technically. He weighed more than the snubnose at birth but he is much tinier with all the extra weight on his hips and thighs. Add a diaper to the mix, and he looks absurdly misshapen, with his tiny body, arms, and legs, accompanied by huge hips. Adorable, though!

He also looks somewhat apologetic. Even when he cries, he looks and cries in an apologetic way as though he is sorry for the bother he is causing. And oh yes, he cries in a series of funny porcine grunts when he is extremely hungry…totally hilarious! Am I a bad mom for waiting to feed him till I hear his grunts? I can’t help it, it’s so cute to hear him go Oink, Oink, Oink 😀

I just know that he’s gonna be such a barrel of laughs in the years to come.

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  • Congratulations! He is soooo cute!!!

  • I am late in commenting Nishita. This is really wonderful news! Congratulations! Baby Hemanshu looks really cute! Hope you and Baby Hemanshu are enjoying each other’s company and having lots of fun 🙂

  • Hi Nishita! Happy New Year and congratulations on being a new mom for the second time! 🙂 I admit I like to hear the cries and gurgles of a baby especially when they are few days and a few weeks old. They are the cutest things in the world.

  • bhargavi

    Visiting your blog after ages.. Congrats on the baby !.. He is super cute !

  • Congrats on your healthy baby boy! I’m sure he’ll be full of surprises and keep you on your toes for years to come! I’m glad to hear that both you and your son are doing well… what a great way to start the new year!

  • He is soooo cute !!! Congratulations Nishita ..:)

  • Finally! So glad you posted the pic here. I like the name 🙂 He looks very cute!
    Wish you and K – a very Happy New Year!

    • @Casey: Thanks 🙂 Wish you both the same. Are you traveling during the new year?

  • Oh my goodness, oh my goodness! Hemu is adorable. I was thinking about you the other day and wondering whether or not you had delivered. Congratulations, and best wishes to your sweet family.

    • @thepickygirl: Thank you so much 🙂

  • Amy

    Congratulations! Hemu is adorable! I love some of your descriptions of him, too, you sound so happy…Enjoy and Best wishes for a wonderful New Year!

    • @Amy: Thank you so much for the wishes. Yes, I am feeling pretty terrific right now. Wish you also a very happy and prosperous 2012.

  • Many Many Congratulations Nishita 🙂 Very cute little baby boy.. Nice name too.. Enjoy the lovely moments with little Hemu.
    Best wishes,

    • @Deepa: Thanks so much Deepa. Been ages since I heard from you. Need to catch up. Will shoot you an email soon.

  • Congratulations to you and your family, Nishita. What a lovely boy! I hope you get used to is name soon.

    • @Judith: Thanks for the wishes. I hope we do get used to the name. It seems such a long name for such a tiny thing but I am sure he will grow into it :).

  • Congrats Nishita! He looks adorable! 🙂

    • @Psych Babbler: Thanks so much 🙂

  • he is soooooooooo cute….and congratulations!!!! enjoy your time with your darling baby 🙂 btw, even I like the name Daksh but that’s sad that it conficted with the start…anyways Hemanshu is also good 🙂

  • He looks sooooper cute!!!

    Congrats lady!!! Normal or ces??

    Happy days ahead 😀

    • @Smita: Thanks so much :). I wanted normal for both my kids, but both turned out to be CS. No complaints though, my doc was super-wonderful, and I had a very quick recovery both times.

  • Very cute! Congratulations

  • He looks soooo cute.. congrats Nish! 🙂

    • @Ava: Thanks 🙂

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