I guess the title sums it up pretty well. Although the term ‘mother of a toddler’ is still hard for me to digest considering she just turned one not even a month ago, but it is what it is. She was a toddler for weeks before that. But I digress. For the uninitiated, Karwachauth is… Continue reading Karwachauth as a breastfeeding mother of a teething toddler
I was the fifth girl among my friends to have a baby, so I saw firsthand how social behaviour changed once my friends became parents. And then there were other people I knew, whose behaviour I observed. There was a pattern, clearly. Of course, I knew people wouldn’t be as ‘available’ as they were before,… Continue reading 101 Excuses I can make, now that I have a Baby
In less than two weeks, my little Laddoo will be a year old, and other than the many countdowns that I am already doing I thought I'd add another one and do it on the blog too. So for the next two weeks, every alternate day, I will blog (or at the very least, I… Continue reading Preparing for Baby’s Arrival | Things you should Buy
My baby survived the first six months of her life solely on breast milk - barring two occasions at the hospital when the nurses managed to convince my husband that my baby wasn’t getting enough milk from me as my milk supply wasn’t established, therefore was crying because she was hungry. I was too tired… Continue reading Nourish, Nurture & Flourish
Babies know only one way to communicate every uncomfortable feeling - a cry. It's easy, it's quick, it's loud, and it definitely gets the message across. At the very least, they get us to stop whatever the hell it is that we're doing, and take notice. But if they thought that just getting us to… Continue reading 101 Reasons why Babies Cry
WARNING: Extra Long Post with loads of pictures and videos. This is the second time I've done A Day in The Life (first post here) and thanks to work, not being able to find another cook, and baby's changing sleep schedule, I'm posting this almost three weeks late. Oh, and how did I miss my… Continue reading A Day in the Life #2 | Sunday, February 19, 2017
For the first five weeks or so, my baby had a very predictable routine. She woke up early in the morning around 7, took a few cat naps here and there between then and noon, and then, after her maalish and bath that started at noon but went on till 1 PM, she would sleep… Continue reading Bedtime Routine? Yes, Please!
WARNING: Extra Long Post with loads of pictures and videos.On Sunday, I did something I have never done before in my life: I documented my entire day. Ideally, I should have done this once before I got pregnant, once in each trimester, and then again, after the baby's birth to actually compare how my life… Continue reading A Day in the Life #1 | Sunday, January 22, 2017
I swear I really intend to post about stuff other than my baby's weekly and monthly updates. It's just that just when I think I have figured a schedule out for my baby and that now she will stick to it, she laughs at my plans or cries her lungs out and after that, I… Continue reading Baby Update: 18 Weeks Old
Dear Nikita,This is future you, exactly one year from now. I know that you’re trying to get pregnant, I know what’s about to follow and how you’ll feel about it. So I just thought I’d warn you about a few lot of things and also tell you what you will enjoy during a major part… Continue reading Dear Nikita: A Letter to my pre-pregnant Self.
With only around 5-6 weeks left till Baby Bear's arrival, we ought to start thinking of baby names. But I am soooo over looking through a website or going through a book of baby names because that's so normal and regular. I wanted to see if there was another place where I could… Continue reading 6 Unconventional Resources for Baby Names
Oh my, the last weekly update almost EIGHT WEEKS ago! Darn! This means even if I club two weeks into one post I'll have to do four posts! And that's a lot of backlog to clear. So this time I'm going to club four weeks into one post for this one and the next one,… Continue reading The weeks that were | Weeks 27-30