An Expectant Father

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For a country that is mostly conservative, elderly family members are sure able to suspend any and all manner of delicateness when it comes to the serious matter of issues, or as The Hindu matrimonial ads would have it, encumbrances. Short of bluntly saying “Put sattney, produce baby”, there are several unsubtle tricks employed. An example –Β  “The caterer for my grandson’s Ayush homam makes an utterly delightful sambaar. You should seriously consider him, I mean, after you produce a baby of course”. There was also a “haha” at the end of that.

So after five years of what felt like the Battle of Helm’s Deep, waves of orcs throwing themselves at the battlements of our “free wille and righte to make babies at a tyme of our choosinge”, the wife announced one day that we were successfully enrolled in the dastardly plan to make economy class airflight more uncomfortable for fellow passengers. I said “Oh!” and went back to drawing rage toons. A few months later she told me we had to go for some sort of scan, where doctors take that most beautifully romantic idea of a baby inside a woman’s womb and turn it into a cryptic medical report written seemingly by crows who had dipped their feet into a bottle of Bril ink and walked all over the paper. Pregnancy sort of whizzed past without much ado, aided in no small measure by the fact that it was the wife who was doing all of the work while I pondered long and hard about what it would eventually mean to become a father.

I kept pondering as the wife increasingly complained about the baby’s tendency to kick a tad more than Wayne Rooney on coke. I offered to play a soothing prelude by Bach to see if the baby would kick less. It didn’t help.

The wife then seemed visibly discomfited by the Chennai heat and TNEB’s tendency to shed more load than snakes shed skin during this time. Since I didn’t have any influence in the matter of regulating the the earth’s movements relative to the sun, I really couldn’t help. In fact, she helped herself by going to work pretty much the entire 9 months because office had reliable air conditioning.

As we got closer to the due date, I thought perhaps now is the time for some serious discharging of fatherhood duties and prepared myself by installing several baby related apps on my iPhone and doing a whole lot of reading online. That didn’t help much. You see, the internet has this habit of telling you about Brain cancer when you google for headache. I asked her if she wanted any of those apps. She politely declined and asked me to install board games like this instead.

Eventually, at 3 am on the 11th of May, she woke me up and asked me to get ready. At that moment, I didn’t feel much like a to-be-father. I felt like Kamal Hassan in Tenali about to do a solo sky dive. I was as shaken up as my wife was chilled out. I attempted clumsily to take control of the situation and asked her if she was experiencing labour pain. She gave me an expression that suggested that Messrs Holmes had some serious blockages in his digestive system. We had to climb down a flight of stairs and I was worried if she could manage it. She then told me to relax, climbed down with the grace of a ballet dancer and got into the car and I drove. She even navigated as I didn’t know the route and once we reached the nursing home, an assortment of nurses descended on her, took her inside, and asked me to wait outside.

After hours of nervous pacing, the doctor came out with what appeared to be a mildly peeved small sized male human being who seemed more bothered about the harshness of the corridor’s tubelight than gazing upon the mien of his creator. He further reiterated his distinct disinterest in his dad by starting to cry.

After a few days, I offered to pacify the babe to give my wife a break from the routine. I somehow managed to reach some kind of resonance frequency with my patting and he seemed reasonably peaceful. I then put him down with the gentleness of a bomb disposal expert and gazed into his face as he still seemed to be looking around, eyes wide open. Now Wikipedia had told me that newborns are short sighted so one needs to get real close for them to see you. I had this feeling that we were having our first dad-son moment. What Wikipedia didn’t tell me was that newborns will mistake your nose for being a nipple, expect nourishment, get disappointed and start bawling.

When he was a week old, the wife asked me to cut his nails because he was scratching his own face with them. He was born with longish nails and my wife did not have fond memories of them as he had quite often attempted to draw scratch graffiti on the inner walls of the womb when he was inside. She handed me a “baby nailcutter” and I asked her where the rest of the equipment, namely a powerful magnifying glass, was. I wasn’t going to risk hurting his tiny fingers. She gave me a vote of confidence and I went through 3 nails successfully before the nailcutter pinched something other than nail and his cry pretty much came with the subtitles “Who hired this incompetent baby-attendant?”. A while later, I was changing his nappy and my inexperienced hands took way too much time as he ended up peeing in a projective path that was aimed at his own face before I finished. Womanly intervention was required again to pacify him.

What does fatherhood really mean? There are cliches about being a friend, philosopher, guide (and add-on credit card provider) but those come much later. What’s a father to a newborn mean? For several months I have no role to play in the arrangement of his full meals and tiffens. And the women in the house have mostly kept me away from nappies and once in a while they amuse themselves by watching me try to burp him while he attempts to extract milk from my ear lobe. Any attempt at googling for information and passing it off as advice is generally met with a “Do you have a womb? No? Then let us handle this” response.

I wonder if there is an expression for that feeling of being over prepared for what everyone around tells you is going to be a whole new difficult experience in life and then realizing that one’s help is not really required for quite a while. I suppose every man goes through this. 9 months of just twiddling ones thumbs as the baby chills out in the womb and a few more months of watching the women nurse it to some semblance of mobility before you have any kind of role to play. It’s like nature is trying to remind us men what insignificant role we really play in the production of the next generation. Visitors keep telling me I must feel like a proud father. I keep telling them that I feel like a manager who takes credit for someone else’ work.

Of course, I know he will grow up to become someone I can play with, buy Darth Vader suits for and introduce to T Rajendar, but till then, I suppose I am still an expectant father, and I just can’t wait.

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136 responses to “An Expectant Father”

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    1. abhinaynatraj Avatar

      Dude! Really? Impossible… U were the icing on the cake!

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  2. M Avatar
    M

    Congratulations! And your wife is a better woman that me: I insisted on dad sharing the pain of sleepless nights πŸ™‚

  3. aparna Avatar
    aparna

    πŸ™‚

  4. Sashi Avatar
    Sashi

    Krish, this is one of the best posts made by you…Ever! πŸ™‚ I am going to share this with my colleague who is going to be a fother next month…and probably add to his anxiety! πŸ˜€

    And good luck with the Darth Vader suits! πŸ˜€

  5. Shankar Avatar

    Congratulations! Despite the ample humor and I-don’t-have-a-role message, one can feel the joy and fondness in the post!

  6. daddysan Avatar
    daddysan

    Superb! Brought a smile to my lips – part appreciative, part evil because now you’re going to be nightwatchman for the next few months. Muhahahahaha!

    Jokes apart, congratulations and hope the little one’s doing well.

  7. Ellie Avatar

    You can use one of Darth’s most memorable lines: “I am your father?” if you named the kid Luke it would be even better!

  8. Harikishan Avatar
    Harikishan

    Too much of thinking will never do any good sir! πŸ˜›

    A father undoubtedly is the sole person from whom the child derives unconditional security and comfort right from the very beginning without the knowledge of the child itself !!

    When your away from your child for more than a few days, I’m very sure you’ll long to cuddle around and ‘konjify’ your kid and above all realize how significant you are to your child. Good luck sir!! πŸ™‚

  9. Siva Avatar
    Siva

    Congratulations.

  10. Nandini Avatar

    Congratulations!!

    Your dominant concern expressed in this post alarms me, however. My serious, heartfelt, though unasked-for advice: get in there, jostling as many elbows as necessary, and claim your share of work/fun in the care of your son. The elders, especially elder women, may not like you very much for it, but balls to them, right? Don’t let them pressure you to stay in your “man box”. Break out of it. Your son needs you.

    Plus I guarantee that your wife will appreciate it, if not now (she might be too exhausted now to notice) then surely in the very first hour of the helping relatives’ departure when it dawns on her that you are not a complete n00b at babycare and can be trusted to give her a few hours off every day.

  11. Anirban Avatar

    Heartiest congratulations from one whose son was born approximately two months before yours. Newborns are pretty helpless and dads are pretty clueless, but you’ll be surprised at how fast they grow (and bond). Ours is three months and he “talks” in some language I don’t understand (maybe Tamil), goes on walks (when we support his arms) and likes to sit in the bathtub with me on weekends. As soon as they can keep their head up on their own, its like a small person who is real.

    Also agree with daddy_san about the nightwatchman bit. I have not slept an uninteruppted full night except the two days I was on tour and lying in a hotel bed. Guilty pleasures but my wife doesn’t know and she doesn’t read your blog. πŸ™‚

  12. Naga Avatar
    Naga

    A mixture of fondness, pride, excitement and the as usual fun elements. Congratulations sir! Hope your child has awesome gaja buja fun! πŸ™‚

  13. Chip Avatar
    Chip

    Have a diaper cloth or clean nappy at the ready. The moment you pull the dirty nappy back, drop the clean one over the…um…firehose. The sudden cool air encourages them to let fly, and if you don’t cut off the stream you’ll be wiping down the walls for ages. (My son once managed to urinate in his own ear.)

    Congratulations to you and your wife! Parenthood is AWESOME. (Except when it isn’t.)

  14. iked Avatar

    Unbelievably heartwarming… Looks like the little bundle is bring out Som’neNew in you:)

  15. Karthik Avatar
    Karthik

    Congratulations Krish…. Finally a worthy competitor for you πŸ˜€

    1. Divya Mohan Avatar

      Haha! Well said!! πŸ™‚

  16. Praveen Kumar Avatar

    Wow! Sir!!! Awesome experience as a father. All the newly made dads should see this experience (perhaps, this generation) to make sure they follow your advice. πŸ™‚ Nice read sir! Expecting more from you, like “An Expectant Father”! πŸ™‚

  17. Ramsu Avatar

    I’ve had a baby or two try to feed from me (if all you have is a digestive system geared for milk, everything looks like a nipple, I guess), but the nose-for-nipple switch is a new one to me.

    How is he dealing with the french beard? Most kids I’ve encountered take a while to get used to it.

  18. SAURABH GUPTA Avatar

    best is! you lead me in believing you are a expecting father! which after reading your post .. YOU ARE!! πŸ™‚ very thoughtful!

  19. Divya Mohan Avatar

    Loved it Krish! Especially the ending! πŸ™‚
    And, congrats on becoming a dad, thought you might still think you’re expecting to be one soon! πŸ™‚

  20. Nandy Avatar

    Congrats Sir πŸ™‚

  21. Giridhar Avatar

    I knew this was coming. was looking fwd to this post πŸ˜‰ Happy fathering..

  22. Anand Natarajan Avatar
    Anand Natarajan

    Congrats!

  23. sujeshsp (@sujeshsp) Avatar

    Super stuff KrishAshok…Congrats!! Jr ku wordpress la oru account open panniyacha?? πŸ˜€

  24. Girish (@higirish) Avatar

    Congratulations Krish Ashok ! Thoroughly enjoyed reading this one. It’ll be a Boys’ den in a few years and that’s when the “real” fun starts πŸ™‚ Enjoy ! πŸ™‚

  25. Violet Avatar
    Violet

    Congrats!
    The fun begins once they are past the first 8 weeks. Be prepared to have fun with “poke the tongue out” games. Also, your every move from then on will be carefully watched and internalized. Boys may love their moms but they are sure to ape their dads 100%.
    Have fun! πŸ™‚

  26. Nitin Sundar (@knittins) Avatar

    Oh, you are free-a? Please to upload more jalsa jilpa posts then πŸ˜‰

  27. Karthik Kumar Avatar

    Awesome Post Krish… Congrats on your new phase in life..

    Your Nose seemingly is rather odd shaped by your own take :))

  28. Bhavia Avatar

    Congrats on the arrival of KrishAshok Jr πŸ™‚
    Then, father to a new born doesn’t mean much but vice versa do mean a lot.Try watching him close you can see your “kid” version.Don’t miss those unexpected saliva dripped smiles and rare facial expressions which make you wonder “OMG!! he reacts like me”

  29. Nambirajan Vanamamalai Avatar

    What have you named him?

  30. Archie Avatar
    Archie

    Congratulations! Now that aside, maybe it’s just the post but after reading this,you come across like a self-centred egoist who couldn’t support your wife during her pregnancy. You sound so disconnected from it. I feel sorry for your wife, because you seem like one of those husbands who would just play on their iphone while the wife who is unwell carries on her duties (seen some of those cases in the hospital and it’s pathetic!). But hey, I know have no right to be so judgemental, as I do not know you. A baby does change your priorities… enjoy πŸ™‚

    1. Mallipoo Avatar
      Mallipoo

      Eh. Po ma nee.

  31. Amba (@MumbaiCentral) Avatar

    Thus post actually brought tears to my eyes πŸ™‚ I can imagine how disconnected men are from the whole process but I know you’re going to be one of the best πŸ™‚ I also feel lucky that I got to see you in the act πŸ™‚

  32. pensivethumbs Avatar
    pensivethumbs

    Reblogged this on pensive-thumbs and commented:
    Absolutely hilarious. Amazed at how he manages to bring the Madras flavour to his English writing. Something I can learn from him.

  33. Rakesh Kumar (@RakeshTheKumar) Avatar

    Excellent post Krish. Congratulations and wish you all the best with your newly attained status of a Father.

    When he grows up, do regale him with the tales of Goundamani-Senthil.

  34. rajiv ramanujam (@RR2303) Avatar

    hahaha.may he inherit tambrahm rage comix too.

  35. Srijith Avatar
    Srijith

    In about 10 years from now, every guy will get a copy of @krishashok ‘s book along with his first Shaving kit. It’ll come with a set of DIY procedures to help all men folk.

  36. Moon M (@moonsez) Avatar

    I can quite imagine the way you must’ve been seriously “discharging your fatherhood duties” in a “non-influential” way! Congratulations! & thank you for sharing all your angsty moments in such a delightful way. Happy parenting even when it’s not too happy!

  37. Krishnan Avatar

    Hahahaahahaha… I had a similar fatherhood experience! Many people ask you, how do you feel or how does it feel to be a dad. Trust me mate, the first 3-4 months you feel nothing! You just chill out with friends who are nagging you for a party, have some beer, etc etc, when wifey is still @ her mom’s place! Its all great fun as you have no one to snatch away that remote control while watching “How I met your Mom” or 2 & a 1/2 men! And if you are managing your wife & kid alone with no family support, make that a year! Oh those sleepless nights, I remember! My champ was born nocturnal!

    Only after a good amount of time, fatherhood begins to sink in & you actually realize what it is! Especially when the little one begins to recognize you & give you that spectacular smile to make you day! Every smile junior gave to me was as good as living one completely satisfying life!

    And about being insensitive to the whole process, or being called a self-centered, hell! I was & it was awesome! So what!

    1. rd Avatar
      rd

      wow what a douchebag

  38. gopal Avatar
    gopal

    reminded me of the last episode of coupling.

  39. Nambirajan Vanamamalai Avatar

    Like Madhan Karki’s kid, will you create a twitter account for him?

  40. Divya Avatar

    Many congratulations!!!!

  41. Atrisa Avatar

    He’ll be forced to take up the violin, no? Y U No post his teeny tiny picture?

    1. zarinem Avatar

      Awesome post! Congrats on your beautiful baby boy!

  42. Vinay VA Avatar
    Vinay VA

    Congratulations for that little dude.. You’ve got one of the coolest (as of now lamest) & creative dad.

  43. vadakkus Avatar

    Congratulations! Well, very very familiar, since I am right now going through the exactly same thing. While at the hospital, the nurses used to give me the “who let this male specimen into the realm of absolute female supremacy” kind of looks, and nowadays the ladies of the house snigger while I struggle to hold him for two minutes before he starts screaming “put me down!” in baby-ish.

    Still, an enormous experience, I am still sitting around wide-eyed looking at him while me makes eye-contact and says “goo”. I can sit like that for hours.

  44. baidik Avatar

    Congrats Krish πŸ™‚ In a few years from now when your Son reads this post, your biggest fan might just be ‘in the house’. “I then put him down with the gentleness of a bomb disposal expert” Classic !

  45. Neha Avatar
    Neha

    Awesome post πŸ™‚ and congratulations!

  46. Sundar (@oligoglot) Avatar

    Ha ha, congrats. By the way, sign up for babycenter.in and keep forwarding the weekly emails to your wife for some brownie points as dad.

  47. Ananth Avatar
    Ananth

    Congratulations. Awesome blog post.

    >but till then, I suppose I am still an expectant father, and I just can’t wait
    Wonderful way to close. I like.

  48. NW Avatar
    NW

    Congratulations! So glad you made the decision to reproduce – we need more funny, smart, rational minds in this world.

  49. hawkeye Avatar

    you hit the nail on the wall. there isnt really a lot of work for the dad. most dads who say they contribute are like managers of coders. they just hang around the programmer’s cubicle and distract them in the name of helping. you get kudos from the wife if you pretend to help in a way that doesnt annoy her.

    1. Uma Avatar
      Uma

      Having witnessed first-hand, men contributing actively from day one, I think you guys are just being lame.

      1. guru Avatar
        guru

        The levity was ok although tad chauvinistic/sexist, As someone who was the first person in the world to hold my daughter, cut the umb chord, I think you are missing out on one of life’s joys. The way I see, since dad’s cant do as much about input( at least in the early stages), output processing/burping is the only place you can contribute/be part of the experience. My life has grown richer for doing these things hands on( more material for writing:)) It isnt as much about caring for wife or her letting you do things, as much as it is you missing out on one of the few pristine joys of life. Getting the rabbit hold right is a right of passage into fatherhood.

  50. Vasu Avatar

    Congratulations!!!

  51. Shyam Avatar
    Shyam

    Very nice post. Congratulations!! I am a new dad too. My son was born on May 10th and I so understand every bit of this. I am having the exact same thoughts. Very well written. A friend of mine shared this with me and I am so glad he did. Let us wait for the little boys to grow up and get us out of the “expectant” phase. Good luck!

  52. At Sita_Iti Avatar

    While the biological burden & glory of bringing forth a baby go to the woman, the father CAN have a role after birth. It is learn as you go, just like for a new mom. Drape a towel while changing, trim nails while sleeping etc. I don’t see the need to wait, especially if there is desire to be involved. An infant falling asleep in the arms and smiling in sleep is a gift that is yours to take. (It won’t last long, hurry!) Access to care-giving for first born has to be … taken. Babies are precious, everyone wants to hold on, competition can be stiff.

    You seem to be suffering from a mild case of a male version of postpartum melancholy. Take care πŸ™‚

    p.s. Wow. So many comments!

  53. VJ Avatar
    VJ

    My daugther was born on 14th May. 3 days after your son πŸ™‚
    Loved this post

  54. Lost and Found Avatar

    Congratulations! Now there’s one more of you. That makes me happy! Do blog more now. You will have so much to write about!

  55. avadai Avatar

    congratulations!
    a lot of humor as usual in the post. surprising that only burping the baby is the daddy duty you are able to perform..not able to buy πŸ™‚ enjoy

  56. sajanrajagopal Avatar

    Well Said! my Bro had a kid recently and it amuses me to no end to see him ‘shadow-helping’ the ladies with the ‘karate kid’ at home! Really enjoy your work.

  57. 2rupeetea Avatar

    Oh congratulations! Such good news! I am so happy for you guys! I came to this blog from Pri’s, and have been reading through your old posts in my spare time.

    And enjoy the journey, don’t just wait for the destination πŸ™‚ sing to him, put up puppet shows out of socks made to look like funny characters – lots you can do! πŸ™‚

  58. rajeswari krishnan Avatar
    rajeswari krishnan

    Nice feeling of a father.Every father had the same feeling but the period in which they lived matter a lot.The time when the fathers were allowed to see their baby once in a way as the mothers used to be with their mothers house after delivery and the time now where both the father and mother stay together and look after the baby together the father role is the same.With the change of time and other advancement in our way of living, the expression of father son relationship might change but the real relationship between father and son in whatever period you are will be the same and it is a nice feeling.Enjoy and don’t miss even a single smile of him which will bring down all your tensions.

    Parenting is a gift loveit and enjoy.

  59. Josu Devasia Avatar
    Josu Devasia

    Wonderful! Congrats to the parents. God bless the new born. Have fun!!! Fatherhood just gets better as the days, weeks and months go by! All the best

  60. Nandhini Sathyamurthy Avatar

    Congratulations Sir!! Great write-up. I’m looking forward to seeing the day when your son raps along with you for Suppress Oppress Depress V2.0 πŸ˜€

  61. mukeshrijhwani Avatar

    Congratulations.

    Your post is thoroughly entertaining.

    Pure expression.

    Keep writing.

    Cheers,
    Mukesh

  62. Giribala Avatar

    Congratulations!! Best wishes to the baby and proud parents!
    Coincidentally, I just watched this video “Congratulations” by Somegreybloke and couldn’t help sharing πŸ™‚

  63. Archanaa Avatar

    Wow! For having waited every day to see a new post on your blog, this one was worth that much and a whole lot more! Hearty Congratulations Krishashok! Although, uhm, the video above doesn’t give you much credit. πŸ˜› πŸ˜€ Can’t wait to read more of your ‘Dadventures’ from now on..

  64. wanderlust Avatar

    congrats.

    if i was your wife, my first priority would be to train you as much as possible in taking care of the baby so that i’m not completely burdened by baby responsibilities after all my female relatives have left to take care of their own lives, and i’ve to put my career on hold to take care of the child. put this thought in your wife’s head and maybe things might change for you?

    and ‘giving birth’ doesn’t automatically make you better-qualified in all things baby-related. the womenfolk in your family seem to be very particular about gender roles, i don’t know.

  65. serendipity Avatar
    serendipity

    Congrats !!!

    “And the women in the house have mostly kept me away from nappies”.

    Elderly womenfolk always seem to treat their sons and husbands as some prized possession who should never be allowed to help their wives especially with regards to baby .I wonder why.

    But It should be your priority to learn how to help your wife with regards to baby care.

    gudluck !

  66. HG Avatar
    HG

    Congratulations!!! I’m a longtime lurker, but just thought I’d wish you and the wife all the best πŸ™‚

  67. asliarun Avatar
    asliarun

    I stumbled upon your blogpost from the Nirmukta parenting group in facebook. Thanks for the wonderfully insightful post! I will hopefully be taking this journey soon too. By the way, your rage toon page is most definitely the funniest thing I have read in a long long time, and I say this without too much hyperbole. I was laughing out loud several times and it probably connected with me due to having similar roots. I especially loved the armchairirony one.

  68. arzvi Avatar

    haha.. light hearted view of becoming a father.. al the best. I am still shit scared of having a baby..

  69. Antara Kundu Avatar

    Finally found a blog worth gulping-down-and-then-letting-out-a-belch-of-‘Ah-What-A-Treat’… and that after a whole afternoon of search! You’re witty, you’re fun, you’re thoughtful and you have this exact sense of how-much-of-what-to-put-in to make the read thoroughly enjoyable :-).

  70. arteehazari Avatar

    Congratulations and thanks for the hilarious post!! Now we understand the reason behind your months long silence on blog…..

  71. krshna Avatar

    Congrats KrisAshok! Wish you a wonderful fatherhood!

  72. Roji Abraham Avatar

    As usual, a delightful blog posting! And Congratulations Krish! You just made me gulp thinking about fatherhood; quite an achievement considering the fact that I’m not even married yet! πŸ™‚

  73. mala Avatar
    mala

    lol..
    read out the post to my hubby & bro
    they felt betrayed….
    jokes apart
    congrats …..

  74. Usha A. Avatar

    Congratulations! Real funny post. Happy parenthood to you and your wife πŸ™‚

  75. ANKUSH Avatar

    congrats sir.. πŸ™‚

  76. luvsuksam Avatar

    ‘Introduce to T Rajender’…? thou shalt never be forgiven…

  77. elixir_of_life Avatar

    Hi congratulations (though a lil late)… a very interesting post that made me realise that I been observing expectant fathers for quite sometime … here is my observation..

    http://www.betweensaneinsane.blogspot.in/2012/09/read-thistremendously-interesting-post.html

  78. Taa's mom Avatar

    Hi Krish and wife, Hearty Congratulations.
    Inspite of my husband doing nothing ever, for my son, he is the most favourite person, the son looks up to. He travels the whole week and spends very minimal time and probably that is the secret to the great relationship they have. My son, all of 9 years, pondered loudly the other day – i am more like daddy no mama, the way i do things. He just picks up all the stuff daddy does, almost subconsciously. He loves pickles, just the way daddy does, flings his tshirts off himself just the way daddy does and walk, talk and part his hair just the way daddy does. You are the hero the son is scrutinising to be, even while in the womb. And you dear Krish, is the apt hero anyone could possibly dream to have. Have fun parenting !!

  79. Shruti Avatar

    Congratulations!!

    It was a nice read that brought smile on my face. I believe that the experience was amazing and will create some good memories in the years to come. I am sure you will have a great time parenting!! Have fun and do keep sharing such great posts.

  80. Neha Singh Avatar
    Neha Singh

    Amazing read SIR! I’m a fan. Best ever Indian blog

  81. kkdas89 Avatar

    A very sincere post indeed….

  82. R.Aishwaryaa Avatar
    R.Aishwaryaa

    Dear Krish,
    It was great to have you here at Pondicherry University on Sunday. I am Aishwarya currently doing my MBA, final yr. Your blogs are really so much fun! This particular blog, i felt, can be related to the entrepreneurial aspect as well. I mean, every budding entrepreneur would face certain odds that demotivate him/her but the lesson here is to be persistent! πŸ™‚ I would like to ask you a question. How do you think the wait can be effectively managed? If you can talk in the business terms, it would be most helpful. πŸ™‚ Most importantly, Congrats on your fatherhood! πŸ™‚

  83. saira Avatar

    i liked it so much Krish. πŸ™‚ family ! πŸ™‚

  84. padmaja Avatar
    padmaja

    Hey, congrats!!! Having a baby is the most wonderful thing to happen to anyone.. Don’t worry abt ‘not having a womb’.. Lots of men I know (including my husband) took it like fish to water from day 1.. Just relax & enjoy the ride!

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