Sunday, April 16, 2006

Home for Easter

It's great to be home, Koby is back with his grandparents in the college campus. He needed phototherapy because he was a bit jaundiced. His blood group is special - I am A negative and Anne B negative blood groups, he is AB negative ( perfect - because those are universal recipients - i.e. they can be transfused with any blood group if they need a transfusion).
Koby is a real bundle of joy, he's up all night, and hungry virtually every half an hour- but all the effort of changing his nappies, feeding him is just sooo worth it, when he clings onto your shirt and sleeps - oblivious to al the commotion about him.
Anne has recovered from the delivery, her blood pressure is back to normal. Back home for Easter is great - full house. Amma's mother and sister Lizzie ammama are here. They are thrilled to see the latest addition to the family - Koby is luck because he has all 4 great grandmothers alive. One is 96 years old - In Tiruvalla - Anne's grandmother and she just can't wait to see her great grandson. Anne's mother is here and they will leave with Anne and Koby to spend a month in Kerala - to recuperate and be spoilt silly by her parents! Sniff! I'm going to miss them, but I have to sadly grin and bear it as such is the "custom".
We went over to the Scudder Auditorium this evening to listen to the Celebrant Singers. It was Anne's first outing after the delivery and my mum and Dad were left in charge of Koby.

Here is a picture of Koby and me with a big and little chocolate Easter Bunny! It's been a great Easter. Thank you - all of you who have shared this most beautiful experience with Anne and me. The e-mails of congrats and comments on the blog. I hope Koby will grow up to be and do as God has planned in his life. To be a channel of Gods love. As the leader of the Celebrants today said - when we enjoy a sip of cold lemon soda, we don't say what a lovely staw - we appreciate the drink. It's the same way we need to be the channels of what God wants in our lives. Koby is nothing short of a gift, to Anne and me - when we least expected, but he has a purpose and I only hope God reveales to us what he is to be and do.

11 comments:

Nysha said...

Happy Easter =D
that first photo of Koby is beautiful. i don't know when we'll see him for ourselves but fingers are crossed. congratulations tarun achecha and anne ammama, koby's a beautiful and healthy baby boy.

Anonymous said...

For God so.....loved the World(people of the world)that He gave His only begotten SON!!!!!! (to the death on a cross),that
whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16.
Enjoy your son!!!!! Have a wonderful time...we love you all. what a blessing!!!!!!!!!!!. keeping you in prayer.

geetha said...

Conratulations to you and Anne. Best Easter gift of all. Enjoy and cherish the moments.. :)

Btw, Koby in the first picture looks good!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

Lovely to see and read about Koby's arrival. Must say, i came upon your blog by chance and since then look forward to your entries.
It's lovely to see the way Anne and you see everything that happens in your life as God's will.
May the Lord continue to bless and guide you both..and now Koby too.

Anonymous said...

Have a nice time .. Iam happy to see KOBY . He is too good ...Congrats ANNE and TARUN

Anonymous said...

Congratulations...what a lovely baby.
Also your blog is very inspiring and I have been reading thru the archives. I noticed that you had named Koby even before he was born :) Just curious as to why and what does Koby mean. Hope u don't mind my asking.
All the best to you and your family.

- R. Pal

HMTG said...

Just wish you all the happiness with Koby ! ( Been busy wish my new academic rigour so can't comment in detail )

Kumar.

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Chris Baldwin said...

I saw in one of your posts that you were with the Celebrants. Are they still in India? If so please give them our best and let them know that we are praying for them. God's blessings to you and your family. Where are you in India? I was there last in 96 or 97. I don't remember any names of the people . . . other than CV James and his wife. Email me when you can. Chris
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