Tuesday, May 22, 2012

514. I am a dad now

At 5 am on the 18th of May 2012, I got a call from my wife. My wife was at her parents' place which was more than 500 kms away from Chennai. I was sleeping when she called me. Half asleep, I picked her call and this is how the conversation went.

She : Pa, I think, I am gonna deliver our baby now (She calls me Pa)
Me : Wow! That's good news.

and I hung up. I went back to sleep. She called me again


That raised tone woke me up completely. No husband would dare to sleep after such a raised tone. I am no exception.

Me: Whaaat? Our baby is gonna be born today? Can she stay inside the tummy till the IPL finals get over?

There was silence at the other end.  I knew that if I asked any more silly questions, I would have to face a loud symphony. But how do I reach her place on time? The only available flight was the infamous King fisher airlines. When I went online to book a ticket, there was only one seat left on the plane; I booked the ticket immediately. When I boarded the flight, almost all the seats were empty. The local town bus was lot better. The push back in my seat was not working. The air hostess came to me and asked "Sir, Do you want to buy food?" 

The "BUY" part seemed suspicious to me; but still I ended up buying the Non-Veg puff. After eating the cold puff, i realized that there was no meat in the puffs. Vijay Mallya might have used the meat to pay for the losses incurred. The captain must have had a bout of fits when he landed the plane. The plane hopped three times before it came to a halt. As soon as I landed, I switched on my phone and I got a call from my mom with the news that I had become the father of a beautiful baby girl. I became numb and thanked God for the amazing gift he has given me and my wife. Then I updated my status message and rushed to the hospital.

As I walked into the hospital room, the nurse gave me a bundle and there I saw my baby inside the bundle. She was sleeping peacefully. I am not able express that feeling through words here. That is in fact the best feeling I have ever had in my life. She was a little shy of 3 kilos.

Every thirty years a new member enters our family. 1892 - Selvanayagam(my great grandpa)
1922- Robin( my grandpa)
1952 - David ( my dad)
1982 - Prason (Me)
2012 - Anya (My daughter)

Hope Anya would break this record in future. The life of little Anya is something everyone would yearn for. The following flow chart explains her lifestyle.

Henry David once said " Every child begins the world again." Yes, Anya has changed my world yet again. There will be a new series in this blog dedicated for my Anya.

Note: I am still contemplating whether I should use the pet name RENU for my princess Anya.

When my wife told my little doll that her dad is a humor blogger, this was her reaction. This was her first smile too. A poker faced one.



  1. :) She is indeed a Princess! God bless

  2. Aww... she's a darling, I hope she learns to strum the guitar too like you. Congrats dude, new phase in life... enjoy it, there is nothing more eventful in life.

  3. Congrats Chriz! Anya is a very pretty name...fittingly!

  4. A very beautiful post, which conveys the joys of being a father.

    "Me: Whaaat? Our baby is gonna be born today? Can she stay inside the tummy till the IPL finals get over?"

    You are way too brave to ask your wife such questions!:P:D

    Anya looks like an angel!(Including her adorable poker face pic) My best wishes to you, your wife and your little princess! Do bring her to the next meet! I badly want to see her!:):)

    Keep blogging!:)

  5. Oh and I forgot about that flowchart! Where did you find that? It's truly hilarious!:):)

  6. Lovely, I Could Feel the Bliss Moments through ur Narration.

  7. Congrats for new arrival ..Wow ! sounds great I guess now its going to be your baby cricket round the clock trust me its gng to be awesome .I' m regular reader of your blog .. wooo.. era of Jr. chronic writer .. all smiles...

  8. Hi Chriz .
    Congratulations and a big hug. Hope your daughter always keeps on making you smile as you have done for us through all these years.

  9. she is soooo cute and charming!!
    Congratulations again Chriz!

    Enjoy the new change of life and be the best dad that you can be..

    Lots of wishes to you and your wife.

  10. wow..eagerly waiting for Anya's little things...!!

    congratulations Prason..!!

  11. Thanks every one for th wishes

  12. Congrats Prason and best wishes to you all!!! Thanks for sharing

  13. Aww. She looks so cute, what an Expression! Congratulations to you and your wife :-)

  14. like dad like daughter making funny yet priceless faces :) wanna meet her soon :) waiting!

  15. Congrats and wishing little Anya lots of smiles and joys. Hope the world is a better place.

    Joy always,

  16. Congrat brother... she got a humourous dad..

  17. that's quite an entry.. and the blog's got a face lift thanks to this new "entry" to your blog and family! :)

  18. கலக்கரே சந்துரூ! வாழ்த்துகள் ஓய்!

  19. Here after long time. Feeling really happy that you had a girl child. Congratulations.


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