Baby Milestone: Sleeping Through the Night. Not Yet.

1:17 a.m. I open my eyes and turn around to check the time. Silence. The house is quiet and dark. I especially try to listen to any kind of sound coming from my daughter’s room or, what used to be the parents’ bedroom. Nothing. I check her video feed. She is asleep. I fall back asleep.

What Worried Me/ Worries Me About Raising a Daughter

I wished my daughter into being. I know this. I wanted a girl really, really badly to make my family complete. Not that having another boy would have made my family any less complete, but there is something about having a boy and a girl combo that makes the family dynamic just a little differently specialContinue reading “What Worried Me/ Worries Me About Raising a Daughter”

To My Daughter on Her Half Birthday

Dear Baby E, Oh the joys you bring into our lives – the lives of your daddy, anna (अण्णा, big brother), and mommy! Since the day you were born, you have brightened our lives just a little more each day than the previous one. We thought there was something missing from our lives, that somehowContinue reading “To My Daughter on Her Half Birthday”

Stop Comparing Kids. Now!

“She is so tiny,” said the random woman holding a baby. Just seconds before she said that, I had said, “I already miss that stage even though I am excited for what comes next” referring to the baby in her arms. She was rocking the little one to sleep and had just told me, uponContinue reading “Stop Comparing Kids. Now!”

Oh, Divine Sleep!

1:13 a.m. I hear little sniffles coming through her slightly open and my completely closed doors. I shuffle quietly in bed. Take my eye mask off and just lay there. Then, the sniffles start getting louder, less muffled, more obvious. I try to turn the AV baby monitor on. It says, “Login Failed. Device disconnected.”Continue reading “Oh, Divine Sleep!”

The Exciting Journey of Solid Foods

Two seconds of inverted lips curved with displeasure, eyes staring at me, ready to tear, as if pleading, as if silently protesting, as if having given up her faith in me to make her world always shine bright with hugs and kisses, and having lost all hope in the humanity of a mother, she letsContinue reading “The Exciting Journey of Solid Foods”

Wishing upon a daughter

And then she arrived…just popped out, almost literally. I held her skin-to-skin almost immediately and the only word that came to mind was, “Perfect”. She is perfect. There she was, my little angel baby. My daughter. Words I never thought I would say – I have a daughter.

My angel baby takes her 4m shots #likeagirl

My darling little angel baby girl got her 4 months shots today as well as an oral vaccine and she took it #likeagirl . I was so proud of her! I scheduled the appointment for today so TJ could be away at school while I took Baby E to the pediatrician. After dropping him off,Continue reading “My angel baby takes her 4m shots #likeagirl”

Our visit to (anywhere) – Part II – Taming my anxieties

For Part I, click here. Okay that taming part – that doesn’t always work. If I ever write an autobiography, I might call it “A work in progress” because I am never done. A personal philosophy that I hold most dear is: (this is an original quote. You will need to cite me if youContinue reading “Our visit to (anywhere) – Part II – Taming my anxieties”

Things no one tells you about having a second child – My take

Recently I read this article by Kate Spencer on ‘Things no one tells you about having a second child‘ and there are some things I agreed with and others that I did not. So I thought I’ll provide my own take based on my experiences