Ola….and a tip!!!

Yes, I am backo!! I haven’t abandoned my blog! Yayyy!!! Blog mein toh kuch hai…kheench ke waapas le aati hai! 😀 Anyhoo….I find it very difficult these days to write. I login….check out the new themes…and logout. Right now, my eyes are burning, crying out for some sleep but I’ve decided to write something…even if it’s nonsense…but don’t worry…it’s not…i think… 😉

I still keep getting comments on posts I wrote long time ago….and it makes me sad to realise that I’ve totally ignore my blog in the last few years….but it’s quite difficult when you have a toddler at home…to find time to do things you love…

My little one turned one recently and it is such an exciting time for us. He’s trying to take his first few steps too….yipppeee!!! It’s such a pleasure to watch him grow up. I feel so contented. I thought I’d share a few tips on dealing with some baby issues when ever I write a new post….which will also be a good motivating factor to return to my blog. If any of you new mommies out there have any question at all, just drop me a line. I will do my best to answer. I can only give you my tried and tested tips…which might work with A but take it for granted that they MIGHT not work with your little ones 😀

OK….so here goes:

Tip 1 : A was weaned when he was 6 months old. I was not sure of “self-feeding” concept since I felt more satisfied when I fed him variety of fruits and veg. But if your child shows interest in putting spoons of food in his/her month, you have to definitely encourage the habit. I was scared of the mess A would create so fed him everything myself and he’s now used to it. OF course, babies have these phases when they show interest in self feeding and suddenly quit. But encourage their new found talents.

If you just started feeding your baby…and started off with fruit and veg purees…to which your baby is not showing any interest…I strongly suggest mixing baby rice with BREAST MILK and feeding to baby. It worked wonders with A and helped the transition onto solids.

Ok….gtg…gotta put A to sleep…but will be back sooN!!

Peace!!

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New Beginnings…

My last post was sometime in March last year…I think…and it is only apt that I start writing again on Mother’s Day. Our son A was born early October last year and since the day I found out I was pregnant, I was simply dedicated to taking care of myself and nothing else. Time flies and he is already 7 months old.

I’ll be frank here. Becoming a mother was not on the top of my agenda after S and I got married. In fact, I was always nervous about becoming a mother. I thought it would effect my relationship with S, I’ll have to give up on many things I loved, like travelling, watching movies at the cinema, going to watch plays, or just being free…free of ‘adult responsibilities’. I kept pushing it back. I didn’t want things to change. I did not want to wake up in the middle of the night for feeds neither did I want any early morning diaper changing calls. I just wanted to be. But what scared me the most was the fact that I was quite a lazy person by nature and motherhood involves a lot of hard work. It is simply not easy.

So when I found out I was pregnant, I guess I was more nervous than happy. I had heard some scare stories of friends who had a rough pregnancy and I simply crossed my fingers and hoped nothing to go wrong. The first three months were tough. There were so many new pregnancy symptoms every week, I did not know which ones to take seriously and which ones to simply ignore (only to learn later to ignore most that did not affect my pregnancy seriously). My mistake was to browse the internet for any little blip and the information overload just scared me even more. So to all the expectant mothers out there….just chill!!! You’ll know when things are seriously wrong and if you are worried about anything….just see you doctor. Do not read any book or browse the internet to find an answer.

My mum was here, cooking for me, taking care of the house so it was a smooth ride and through out the 9 months, I just wanted one thing, for the pregnancy to go well, and to have a healthy baby.

So now that A is in our lives, how have I coped with motherhood? Have my doubts been put to rest??

YES!! In fact, I cannot imagine my life without my son, even though he’s been a part of me for just 16 months. He gives me so much happiness, so much love. His smile lifts my spirits, his tear tears my heart apart. I did not know that I had this much capacity to love someone. I thought my love for S and my parents was the limit, but A brings out this vulnerability in me that no one else can. It has not been easy though. The couple of months, we were getting used to him, and he was getting used to us and the surroundings. There were times when I thought if I could not do this….I questioned myself as a mother, I wondered if I was doing a good enough job. But now, I am a confident mother, more in sync with my son. I know what he needs and when. The sleepless nights do not disturb me any more. I am actually a sleepaholic but now I cope with minimum amount of sleep and I also end up doing all the household chores, take care of A, sometimes for a full week when S is away and I always thought I would not be able to do it.

To put in simply, having my son has been the best thing in my life so far and I would not change a thing. Yes, motherhood is not easy, but the journey is fulfilling to the heart and the soul. He completes me and I am looking forward to some exciting times ahead 🙂

Love you A!!!