Baby Daughter’s Birth – Day one

The word has spread and all the nurses have ganged up against me in order to save Rekha her husband. This is the problem with today`s World – news travels fast. Esp, news of somebody being a flirt.

My sense of humor didn`t help me either when I met my match in ‘Sister` Rosa Kutty (not the twin sister of Indian middle distance runner of the 90s).

“Sister, can you tell me how you differentiate between a boy and a girl when they are born?” I asked in an attempt to get closer to her.

She replied as if she had practiced the reply a 100 times before: “That`s simple. We just wrap the baby in a soft, white, cotton cloth and if he looks like an angel in it…it is a boy and if she looks like an angel in it, it is a girl.”

Moral of the Story: Never trust your sense of humor to take you anywhere.

Thanks to the baby daughter…we Rajans have achieved many firsts –

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  • A lady who always called herself ‘A` and who has anonymously left comments on Ouchmytoe for the last 3 years or so… revealed her identity, today. (Discussion about her identity has spiced up our dinner many a times. Primarily because Rekha uses very little of spice and salt while cooking)
  • The Rajans have never received a call from Australia congratulating them on the birth of a baby. Probably because they have never had a baby before. Today, Ramadas Mannattil – a regular reader and friend called us from Down Under.
  • The Rajans have never received so many comments in a single day. On earlier occasions, 40 comments would have meant 20 stupid replies to beef up the number….but not today Sire.
  • Never before has anybody called from New Delhi and asked what the Rajans wanted as a gift for their new born. Again, probably because before 12 noon on 29th March the Rajans didn`t have a child. Please note that we quickly said ‘We don`t want anything` ‘We don`t want anything` and ‘we don`t want anything` and then in the same breath said “Why don`t you send us a white, cotton mosquito net?”. The Rajans always refuse thrice before accepting anything. A loop-hole left in Rajan`s mother`s diktat: ‘Whenever anybody give you something to eat, always refuse thrice before accepting it. Don`t rush for it.”
  • As of now the most photogenic person in the family is our little daughter but before her arrival the Rajans didn`t have anybody. The most photogenic person in the family before 12 noon, 29 March was uncle Subramanian who still steps in for Babloo the bear in Wandalur Zoo, Chennai whenever the original gets a stomach upset.

    Post Script: Rekha is getting discharged from the post-operative ward tomorrow. If anybody wants to wish her, you can reach her at 09884391220 after 1 p.m. IST. I am sure she would love to hear from you. I am not giving my mobile number because I didn`t do much except for standing on a stool and clapping as the baby emerged out of the operation theatre.

  • By Jamshed V Rajan

    Jammy, as Jamshed V Rajan is affectionately called, is a wannabe stand up comedian. He has a funny take on most things but documents only some of them. If you are interested in chatting up with him, do drop him an email at or message him at +919650080255.

    22 replies on “Baby Daughter’s Birth – Day one”

    I missed the actual launch so thought of commenting on the mahurat, congratulations on becoming a father! I know you must be on 10th heaven now and I thank you profoundly for blogging even in these happy moments. I know how tough this can be!

    now you will keep feeling when will this kid grow up and you are gonna have night mares when the kid sleeps in day time and wakes at night time

    LOL Jammy, i did not know i was so famous…. thanks for the snaps… 🙂 convey my regards to rekha, will call sometime later when she is better and ready to talk…

    congratulations and celebrations!!
    all the best wishes to you both for starting a new chapter in your life

    Jammy… You must be a proud dad!. Hope we get one more good junior blogger like you… and btw did you think of a name for her ?. Hope its not as long as yours. and she lands up writing something like “About Jamshed Velayuda Rajan”

    Nina: I agree with you…i wonder if i will ever want this kid to grow up. Dont want her to bring a stupid yuppie home (who has dyed his hair violet) and introduce him as her boy friend.

    nandhu sundaram: Thanks man…and when u do any story for your newspaper on “Blogging babies or babies famous before they were born”…dont forget to get in touch with my angel.

    A: Anytime. Yes indeed…you are famous. Now you will endure what is known as “Paris Hilton effect”, where one gets more famous because they are already famous. And i am not making up the “Paris Hilton effect.

    kausikram krishnasayee: ha ha ha…thats because she has gone on her father’s looks.

    *Footnote: A pretty lady had gone to Bernard Shaw and said: “Hey, if we marry…our child would be the most eligible in the whole world – it will have my looks and your brains.”

    At this Bernard is known to have replied: “What if the kid gets my looks and your brains?”

    ArryPotter: yes…i am indeed a proud father. But havent yet become her ture father in the sense haven’t yet been pissed on yet.

    Apparently, naming will have to wait till 14 days after whioch an atrologer gives some alphabets to choose the name from. Then Rekha and I get another 14 days to decide on the name etc.

    And promise…she gets a shorter name. I dont want her to undergo what I did. Iam even contemplating two letter names…something like “EL” “XL” or “SO”

    The last two comments on the previous post was from me (“Test” and “Hi”). Sorry to play the role of a tester, in your website, without your permission… 🙂
    But as I scrapped (in orkut), I am not able to enter any comments on your website… By the testing, I found out that it happens only when I try it with my name “Abru”. Without that, I’m able to enter the comments… (the previous ones and this one..)

    So, what is happening???
    is this name blocked on this website???
    If yes, I would like to know why???

    Nyway once again, congrats.

    Abru: YES! I is happening as you said – when i use the name Abru, not comment is possible. let me find out why.

    Will take some time please – till then why dont u use the name “The Abru”?


    too gooda jammy.. must’ve been some hard work all this while..

    the prize being so beautiful.. im sure u and rekha must be all on glory mountains..


    Hai bhaiya , thera kahani sab bohut ,bohut acha hai ouur theri bachi 13 days mein itne popular hogai.theri bachi ka ouur thoda photo’s bejana.

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