Saturday, October 17, 2009

Say Hello to Tarana

Since Poppins Mom already stole my thunder by announcing the arrival of my baby girl in the comments on the last post and Doula Sue compounded it by revealing her name, the only thing I am left with to do is to post a picture of my little daughter Tarana.

She arrived eight days early. The borderline low amniotic fluid from the Week 32 scan dipped to worrying low levels. So we decided to get her out safe and sound via c-section rather than wait for a labour that looked unlikely to happen in any case since she had not descended adequately. So yeah, I didn't get my VBAC but you know what, it didn't matter as much as I thought it would. She was born healthy and full-term and that makes how she got here nothing more than an irrelevant detail.

On to the vital stats. She weighed in at 3.2 kgs and is 50 cms long. The jury is still out on who she looks like but she looks quite different from what Ayaan looked like as a newborn. Talking of Ayaan, he has yet to meet his baby sister as he only comes back from Jaipur tonight with my mom. That should be fun and post-worthy :)

We are back home and settling down now. More later. Thanks a million for all the lovely wishes that you guys have already left.

77 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:21 am

    Congrats! Tarana is a beautiful name. She looks so cute.
    Seetha

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  2. Congratulations!!! Tarana is gorgeous!

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  3. Congratulations! She looks great, way too early to tell who she looks like.

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  4. Congratulations!!! :) Tarana is beautiful :)

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  5. Mallika told us about Tarana. Congrats. My daughter's 2nd too is a gil born on Oct 6th.

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  6. Congratulations ... she looks adorable.
    Tarana is a very sweet and lovely name.
    Take care.

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  7. Congrats Rho!! She looks beautiful

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  8. Beautiful name-Tarana.
    Congratulations.

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  9. May God shower His choicest blessings on her. Wishing her all the happiness in the world

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  10. Congratulations! Got the news from Sue, saw pictures on Facebook of everyone celebrating the new arrival, and came here to finally see who all the fuss is about! :)

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  11. Oh Ro!! She's perfect! And that's a beautiful name for a beautiful girl :)

    God bless the little one and her family!

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  12. She's sooo beautiful... hope you are in good health..
    waiting to see the big bro's reaction...

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  13. Ha ! Her name is Tarana. Fat Jai kept trying to convince me that the name you had chosen was Tamanna and not Tarana.

    Love the name Tarana.

    Please adopt a daughter next and name her Afsana. :-) It's my next favourite name for a girl.

    Love and hugs,
    Z.

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  14. Congratulations! She looks Beautiful, and I love her name.

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  15. pretty baby, pretty name...give her some kisses from us:)

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  16. Ohmigosh..she's so beautiful! Lovely name btw. And that pic just reminded me of how a newborn smells like. Makes me wanna go for another one. Must resist, must resist.

    Best wishes for your perfect little family :)

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  17. oooooh!!! *squeals with joy* she looks like YOU!!!

    I'm so delighted to know that she's here.

    I was wondering yesterday how many weeks were remaining for you.

    So good to know that you both are well. and ohmigod she's soooo deliciously cute!!

    Many many hearty congratulations!!

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  18. What a beautiful baby and a lovely name.

    Congratulations.

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  19. Congrats Ro!
    A girl! A girl!
    A beautiful name for a beautiful baby.

    off to google what Tarana means

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  20. Congrats Ro!
    A girl! A girl!
    A beautiful name for a beautiful baby.

    off to google what Tarana means

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  21. was awaiting your post to leave a comment here though I did a mini announce it on the shower group

    congrats and gorgeous baby with a gorgeous name!

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  22. Lovely name and lovely baby! :) yaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy!

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  23. Congratulations!! Girls are gods gifts :) .. Lovely name that is .. Tarana..

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  24. Congrats and what a pretty pic and Tarana is a beautiful name :)

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  25. Congratulations.. cant wait for more pictures, esp with her older brother.

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  26. Congrats, Tarana's a beautiful name

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  27. oh she's adorable!!! congratulations! and a beautiful name! :)

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  28. yay to the pre- diwali release (laxmi incarnate???)
    see my checklist below- did it very discretely

    http://itchingtowriteblogs.blogspot.com/2009/10/diwali-checklist.html

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  29. Stealing your thunder? And me? How can that be possible? When you are the one with SUCH a gorgeous baby! With an awesome name to boot.

    God Bless the fab family of four! Keep us tuned in with Ayaan's reaction - am most curious. And take good care of yourself you hear?

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  30. Been reading your blog of quite some time now...

    Congratulations! And she's so cute and a lovely name...

    AND I LOVED your list-I am due in December for my first baby and your list is JUST what I was looking for! thanks!

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  31. Hi Tarana, it's great to see you, finally:)

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  32. congratulations for an angel.take care.

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  33. congrats for such a beautiful gift on Diwali...She looks like an angel..touchwood and that's such a lovely name you have given..God bless all of u ...and hope you also recover soon ..God bless all of u ..

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  34. congrats for such a beautiful gift on Diwali...She looks like an angel..touchwood and that's such a lovely name you have given..God bless all of u ...and hope you also recover soon ..God bless all of u ..

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  35. awwwww she looks beautiful a big kala tikka :)

    and the name is lovely

    congrats to all of u

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  36. Anonymous2:47 pm

    Congratulations Rohini. Here's wishing you and Tarana a beautiful mother-daughter bond.

    Sarah

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  37. Well, I didn't do any announcing except some excited non-committal hopping around at my place -- until Kiran and Poppy told the world. But gosh, a lovely name like hers, how could you not expect me to blurt it out at some point? :)

    And once more, she does not look like a grumpy old man.

    We want sibling pics, please. When you have time.

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  38. congrats again ro. ayaan must be curious, excited, surprised, happy!

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  39. Congratulations!

    Take good care

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  40. hi rohini! i see congratulations are in order! wow, she looks delightful. i'm in new mother for second time mode too - tara has a baby brother now, arjun who will be 3 months in a week. take care! i can say for myself, its much easier this time round!

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  41. Raman4:48 pm

    Hey Rohini,

    Congratulations to Jai and you! Your baby girl looks very very cute!!!

    -Raman

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  42. She is absolutely gorgeous, hope she'll grow up to love taranas and tillanas! Congratulations!!

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  43. that's a lovely name and an adorable picture..congratulations!

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  44. Congratulations!!!!She is adorable!

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  45. Congrats Ro. Tarana is such a beautiful name. As soon as I saw the name I started humming this song "Rohini leke aayi hai Dil ka Tarana" :)

    Wish Jai and the Big-Brother Ayaan as well. Once Ayaan will be there, there will be craziness in the house, but all will end well. Enjoy your new bundle of joy!

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  46. Congrats! She is beautiful. And her name is beautiful too. What does it mean?

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  47. Been reading your blog for some time now. Congratulations :) Lovely girl and a lovely name too :). What does it mean?

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  48. Congratulations!!!!
    Tarana is such a lovely melodious name!

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  49. Ro,
    Hearty Congratulations !! Tarana is just looking so adorable and is too perfect for words..God bless the family.

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  50. awww. she's looking ado-rable! Waiting for the sibling posts (and pics) :-D Am sure Ayaan won't disappoint:-D its bound to bt entertaining!

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  51. Many congratulations Rohini :)

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  52. Anonymous11:28 am

    She's perfect..so precious! Comgratulations

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  53. Awww Ro,she is really precious...lots of lve to the little princess..waiting to hear the big bro's response.

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  54. Chocolates & Olives12:39 pm

    Hey Congratulations! Tarana is a lovely name and she completely lives upto it! :) Do take care

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  55. welcome Tarana!! and congratulation Rohini.. she is beautiful :)

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  56. Awesome! Congratulations to you and Jai. She's a doll. Very nice.

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  57. Congratulations! Your daughter is beautiful.

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  58. Congratulations, Rohini! She is gorgeous, and so is the name Tarana! :)

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  59. Ariel8:15 pm

    Congratulations!!

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  60. Hey! Congrats!! The baby is adorable and that's a lovely name. Hope the meeting with Ayaan went well, and that u're all settling down ok.

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  61. Congratulations!!!Tarana is a lovely name and she looks adorable!

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  62. Congratulations! She looks beautiful.

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  63. Err. I did my bit in stealing your thunder too you know. My second doula baby, nope, third, Munch became mine by default...

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  64. Congrats Ro! Tarana looks lovely :)

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  65. Delurking!
    Congratulations!Your baby is gorgeous and Tarana is such a lovely name!

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  66. Wow - huge congrats! She looks really lovely and I just looooooove the name Tarana. Hugs n kisses to the little one.

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  67. Anonymous11:06 pm

    Hi Rohini, congratulation to Jay, Ayaan, you and all the grandparents. So finally your family is complete with all the babies you wanted for or am i being too early in declaring it thus. A dog, a cat maybe ? too ;) Anyways lets enjoy Tarana as she is brand spanking new for now !! Take care, you two dolls !!
    - with much love
    thetaamommy

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  68. ok! i am terribly late!

    Tarana looks gorgeous and i love the name!! :) hope ayaan and you are settling down!

    hugs

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  69. Congrats again Ro to u and ur family! Lovely name and a very very pretty baby! Kala tikka and God bless! Waiting for the big brother's reactions :) ..am expecting them to be some bombs ;)

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  70. Thanks for the wishes, everyone :)

    [Hillgrandmom] Congratulations on your granddaughter's arrival!

    [Z] Yes, that's going to be my primary motivation to adopt a child. So that I can name her YOUR favourite name :P

    [Mummyjaan] She does? I can't make out yet...

    [Pops] Just kidding :)

    [Manjima] Congratulation to you as well!

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  71. [Manchus] LOL at the song :)

    [Shobana/ Lavanya] Tarana simply means song/ melody

    [Kiran] I know. But at least you did it on your blog :)

    [Taamommy] Never say never, right?

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  72. I've been reading your posts for some time now. Congratulations on a beautiful baby and a beautiful name:)

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  73. Congratulations ! Wow... it doesn't seem that long ago when Ayaan was small, now he has to grow up very fast. Hope you guys are getting some sleep.

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  74. God Bless you! Tarana is beautiful. And what a pretty name. Congrats to your family and the big bro ofcourse!!!!!

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  75. Priya Balakrishnan3:26 am

    CONGRATULATIONS. What a beautiful baby.

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  76. Congratulations! She is so beautiful, Rohini. And I LOVE her name! What does it mean?

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  77. Congrats again and Tarana ahhhhh such a beautiful name. Simple and timeless :)

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