Monday, December 22, 2008

Son-Rise!

India will have to wait, because a little someone had some other plans in mind. In all his wiggling, crying glory, my offspring has made his appearance in this world. My wife and I were blessed with a beautiful boy with a mind and schedule of his own. Parenthood is here, and I am thrilled, excited, and awed. I'll probably be off the radar for a while, or maybe you'll just see some posts on my new experiences in parenting. Who knows?

Here's introducing Aarush Parth Pandya; whose name means the 'First Ray of the Sun' (you can see the optimism of the parents reflected here: may he sleep until dawn). Both mother and son are doing fine, and father, well, he is surviving too :-) The blogger has turned father, and requests the blessings of his readers for his son and patience while he adjusts to his new role. In retrospect, there was one post left for 2008 after all. As it turns out, it was the most important one of them all!

22 comments:

Radha said...

Congratulations!!! Didn't know you were expecting a baby!! Aarush is a lovely name!

Hope u're enjoying the diaper-changing & burping duties :)

PS: How the hell did you make travel plans so close to the due date, in the first place?

30in2005 said...

Congratulations Happy newly expanded family!!!! What a lovely name.....

May 2009 be full of joy, happiness and all things baby!

Parth said...

@Radha: Thanks. What's with the yelling? :)

@30in2005: Thanks so much. Indeed, 2009 promises to be very exciting.

Priya said...

Congrats Parth. Wishing you three wonderful New Year.

Parth said...

@Priya: Thanks. Wish you and your family the same.

Lakshmi said...

Lots of love to Aarush and both of you... may the years ahead be filled with happy adventures!

Princess Fiona said...

congratulations :) i look forward to posts on Aarush spittin up on your fav shirt...:)

Parth said...

@Lakshmi: Thanks for the warm wishes

@Princess Fiona: Thanks. I suppose that event is somewhere around the corner :-)

sagar said...

happened to visit your blog by chance after quite some time....

Congratulations ... it is said (in Rigveda I think) that that a child is the father of man....

Wish you and your better half some sleep, in coming months and blessings to little Arush.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!:)

Enjoy the new parenthood n a Happy new year!

-Sparsh

Anonymous said...

Oh and I LOVED the post-title and the baby's name. Lotsa blessings to the lil one!

Parth said...

@Sagar: Thanks so much. The sleep patterns are already being readjusted, but so far so good.

@Sparsh: Thanks for your wishes :-)

Nocturne said...

Congratulations, Daddy O!! You can hold the posts, but we are dying to see the pictures!

Sridhar said...

Congratulations, Parth!! And Happy New Year to you! May the new year bring you even more joy!

Parth said...

@Nocturne, Sridhar: Thanks!

Ankit said...

My heartiest wishes for the new sunrise and the sonrise.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Parth, on the kid. And happy new year to you and the family.

Rajagopal

Sneha said...

Congrats, Parth! Aarush is a lovely name!

And yes, Happy New Year!

Parth said...

@Ankit, Rajagopal, Sneha: Thank you so much for your wishes and wish you and your families a happy new year too!

Praxis said...

Hey Parth, Many congratulations."Aarush" is a lovely name,in fact my husband and I had chosen this name if we had a son :). I am really excited for you and I am telling you by experience that nothing could make evolve more than learning by parenting. And the sleepless nights will not get better for a while but you will get used to it, I promise you :). My baby, Mahika just turned 6 months, oh so wonderful a time it is. Against my liking, at the moment I am taking aid of a cliche " Enjoy each moment of being a new parent" Many Many congratulations to you and your wife.

Parth said...

@Praxis: Thanks for the wishes. I totally agree with the learning with parenting. It has been three weeks and so much has changed for us. I am optimistic about the sleepless nights, but the results aren't out yet :-)

Stone said...

Congratulations!!

Post some pics of lil Aarush :-)