Thursday, October 13, 2011

when a woman wants to be a mother

If you are under 18, go and read something else.

When I wanted to buy a microwave oven some years back, I saw a print ad with the image of Lord Ganesh on the front panel. I wondered how it could be possible for a microwave to have Ganesha on the face. I realized it was the ad of a digital camera but I wanted to see an oven so, I assumed it to be one. When I wanted to buy a house, I saw only ads of flats, on the billboards, the papers, magazines, just about everywhere. Paulo Coelho and whatever the ding dong about the universe conspiring you to get what you want, the mind definitely play tricks and makes you see what you want to see. Now, I seem to see only pregnant women, or women with small babies. In the U.S specially, the complex where we lived was Indian dominated. Many of the women there were in their twenties or early thirties, and I guess they felt it was the best time to have kids. I saw only preggy or young mothers everywhere to add more pressure to a wannabe like me. The following is written after some group therapy with fellow women in their 30s.
So, when a woman badly wants to get pregnant: 
• She looks longingly at the wine bottle in the fridge every day, just to open it the day her periods start and repeats this every month.  
• She reads up all possible articles on pregnancy. 
• She tracks her ovulation cycle and calculates and recalculates the same thing over and over again. 
• She suffers from IPS (Imaginary Pregnancy Syndrome). She feels pukish or pee often for no reason. 
• She does pregnancy tests before time, and stocks the test kits. 
• She doesn’t care whether her husband has just had a long day and then a long overseas call after work, her ovulation cycle is the most important thing in the world.  
• She sees only babies everywhere and pregnant mothers. 
• The whole world seem to be pregnant. 
• Babies are suddenly cute, even when they pluck flowers, which bloomed after 6 months in the apartment complex, and destroy them.
• She doesn’t wonder anymore why parents have to bring them kids to malls, and leave them everywhere, howling and bawling.

To prove my point about pregnant moms and kids everywhere, I have this photo as a proof. Isn’t the whole world pregnant!?


kirti said...

hahaha, And when you are done with your obstretics career the whole world with cute bawling babies suddenly looks so noisy and chaotic .
NOw my younger one is 7 and whenever I see a young mom struggling with a baby I cant stop myself from heaving a sigh of relief that ' my phase is over'.
my comment is out of sync with yr current feelings , so pl excuse me .

Stone said...

Well I see two of them; this makes me wonder what you were doing at the "Gymboree Play and Music" singing "push push log something something" :-)

Meenakshy said...

Oh! what a comeback.. enjoy all the orgasms and good luck ;)

Arunima said...

@Meenakshy: This is not about a natural course of baby making. This is about desperation. i don't think one is actually bothered about orgasm. One is only bothered about the right timing, the right position. lol! it would be something like, oh hell, did i just do it? well, great else, doesn't matter. There will be lots of time for that later.

Arunima said...

@Stone: Well, there were some 5 or 6 of them. I accompanied my friend and her kid. They are not in the pic though. :-)

Arunima said...

@Kirti: I wish, I was where you are now, but since there is no short-cut. I better get over with it. :-)

austere said...

Are you?
Good luck.

Meenakshy said...

:)leave off the desperation hun and simply enjoy it! Nothing else works and trust me.. time for it later?
Baad ki baad mai.. abhi bus lage raho! Once again.. Good luck with that! And wish the same to me as well

claytonia vices said...

If you were still trying, it would have been good to know that a good orgasm increases chances of conception. Nature is very utilitarian, nothing seems to be just like that, without any purpose! :D

Good luck anyways! :)

AmitL said...

Hhaha..a Welcome Back to the Arunima special brand of humour.(I gather that you're back home, as well?)..:)
It's all the Law Of Attraction at wanted a microwave, you saw one everywhere, you wanted a flat, you saw them,naturally, the course of things follows that...haha:)

abhilasha said...

Hey arunima lemme quote ur previous post.. I which ur mom was pestering u to get married n save n buy some gold... In dat u said " nvr had a arrange life , den how to have a arranged marriage"
Arunima den why to have a arranged baby... Chill yar... Masti Maar ...

Asha said...

All the best and let us hope to hear some good news very soon!

wishesgalore said...

this topic reminds me of the Friends episodes where Monica so desperately wants to be a that time i thought, she is going a bit over-board but well now i see the point..

n oh so liked your beleive in the pauolo coelho gospel:)