Monday, September 18, 2006

The night before

I keep tossing and turning here,
Unable to sleep, with excitement and fear
Your mother must also be feeling the same
lying in the hospital bed, thinking about your name.

We still don't know whether you are a he or a she
Whether you are going to be Anirudh or Poonkuzhali.
"The name is funny" you'll scream when you grow,
We are braced for the tantrums you'll throw.

There will be moments in future,
When you and me can't stand each other.
But right now, all I want in this world is
the first glimpse of you, as you open your eyes.

The written word, my refuge for a long time,
isn't able to soothe me as I hear the clock's chime.
It is down to hours and minutes now,
Please don't trouble your mother much, after all she's my first love.

I wrote this on the night of 17th September, waiting for my second kid. Today morning we became parents of a boy, so it is going to be Anirudh.


Anonymous said...

My best wishes.

neha vish said...

Warm bloggie hugs for the little one. :)

[What more can one do online?]

கொங்கு ராசா said...

வாழ்த்துக்கள் :)

F e r r a r i said...

Congrats on the ariival of pattathu iLavarasan :)

Lalita Mukherjea said...

Congratulations! My blessings for the little one.

Hawkeye said...


*love - check
*decent velai - check
*marriage - check
*traces of vazhukkai - check
*2 kids - check
*transformation to *perusu/kazhabolt - check
*kindergarten, school college fight
*dealing with kids romance

The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

congratulations! hope mother and son are doing well!

Guru said...

chenthil, good one. and congrats on becoming dad, again !!

Anonymous said...

Congrats, but why "Anirudh"?

Krishna Shankar said...


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ammani said...

Many congratulations!

Chenthil said...

Thanks a lot people. Why Anirudh? Well, I wanted to name the second kid after a character in Ponniyin Selvan, Kalki's historical romance and one of the all time favorites of Tamilians anywhere in the world.

Girl's name was chosen in a second, Poonkuzhali, the free spirited boat girl. It was her character that attracted me a lot, even better than Kundhavai or Nandhini.

Boy's name proved to be a tough one, Vandiyathevan, Arul Moli Varman, Rajarajan, Alwarkadiyan (yes I did think of that name for a second), none of them were to our liking. So we settled on Anirudh, a shortened form of Anirudha Bramma Rayar, the wise minister of Cholas.

Nilu said...

Kalpitha? not considered?

On second thoughts, how about Nilu?

Thangavel said...

Congrats Chenthil

Chakra Sampath said...

Congrats again!

Krishnan said...

Congrats !

Premalatha said...

Congrats :)

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