Monthly Archives: July 2012

Happy 1st Birthday

23rd July,2012

Ananya turns 1 today.Wow!I can still see all the happenings of that day,last year,as if its happening right now.

When she arrived into this world,I was unconscious,her Papa was waiting outside,she was all alone,surrounded by strangers.Thats how I think of her arrival in this world..My baby all alone..I feel terrible for being under General Anesthesia. All the delivery staff instantly fell in love with her and couldn’t stop gushing over her.She is a fighter..she fought her way through the haze that the GA had created for her..They called her the ‘Indian Princess’…So many of them came to check on us during the next three days,that we stayed in the hospital.

Its amazing how she has still kept up the trend that she  started then..Ananya has a knack of making people hers..yes,she is a born charmer,my gorgeous girl.Wherever we go,her big beaming smile is sure to attract people’s attention.

My Laddu,she is such an easy baby.. sometimes its easy to take her for granted.. she doesn’t complain,even when she is hungry or tired or sick,unless you push her to her extreme limits,she continues smiling,babbling…:) Gosh!I love you so much,Ananya!!!….You are the noise and joy of my life…in the truest sense.

When Aadya was born,I wondered if I could ever love any other baby as much as I loved her..I often worried that I wouldn’t have any love left for anyone else…and then,I got pregnant again…and I fell in love with the new baby,even before the first ultrasound..

I took a long time coming to,after delivery,but the first thing I asked S after waking up was where was the baby…when he put her on me and she cuddled up like a koala.. there was no turning back..I was filled with the same overwhelming emotion,the same all consuming love that I felt the first time…This is my baby..I made her..she came out of me..I love her more than my own life..she is precious…:)

Last few weeks have been so emotional for me..Ananya started walking.. its as if she has been rubbing it in my face reminding me that she is not just a little baby anymore..she is toddler now.. I have a toddler and I am so not ready for my little baby to grow up.This year has gone by so quickly…its like..I had a new born and suddenly I went from telling her age in days to weeks to months and now she is a year old.

Our home is filled with sounds of Aadyaaa,Nanna/Nanya(Ananya),Baba/Papa,Mumma-Mumma(Mumma is her favorite word and she says is so sweetly too!) de-de(give me).She loves typing away at my laptop..and generally loves imitating everything her sister does.Today we got some lollipops for Aadya-I gave her one and let Ananya hold the spare one.She kept looking back and forth at the lollipop and Aadya,till she noticed,Aadya sucking at the lollipop and then she started trying to put it in her mouth too!

My cheeky monkey…S loves saying that she is in a rush to grow up..she has to do everything before time…either that or she doesnt want to try it..she can be quite stubborn…like she has been walking without shoes..but when I put her shoes on..she just stays there…keeps pointing at her shoes..asking me to take them off.

She loves following her sister around and her eyes dance with joy,the moment she spots her Didi.. school pick ups are her favorite time of the day. Next in line of her affections is Papa..yes,he gets most of her love… When he is home..she doesnt need/want me..coming to me only when she needs a feed..I wonder how it will be once I wean her off…She doesnt let go of him for a single minute when S is around.

This one year with Ananya has taught me so many things..I have really learned to appreciate life’s simple pleasures and everytime I see her,I can’t help but thank God for giving me a chance to be able to be a part of her life..to be her mom..I had a  tough delivery and a very difficult post-surgery recovery,in the OT..and I am so grateful..that I am here for Ananya.. and for Aadya.

Ananya completed our life in a way,I had never imagined before..She is perfect.. my little blessing..my little baby.. one that was meant to be..One that was well worth the wait.. one who couldn’t have come any sooner.

A tiny little angel,perfect with 10 little fingers,and 10 little toes,came into our life…time took wings..She’s made me appreciate the small luxuries of life..always ready with a smile..my little darling is perfect.. I am so thankful,for this miracle that is Ananya..I am so grateful for being able to mother her,nurture her..She completes us in a way,no-one else could and I don;t know what I was thinking,when I was worried about being able to love Baby#2,as much as Baby#1. Happy 1st Birthday,Baby girl… this year has been so exciting n so much fun!!!Love you..Soooo much..today and always…

Mumma,Papa and Didi,we all love you..my cuddlebum!

I leave you with the picture that defines the true spirit of Ananya:)

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This Day Last Year

….I was so restless.. in pain… waiting for the dr. to decide if I will be meeting my new baby girl that night..I was more nervous about having to spend my first night away from my precious firstborn..Little did I know,I was in for a longggg night of pain…:) Seems surreal to me,that this time last year,Babychino was still inside me….

This year has just flown off..Babychino has gone from a helpless newborn to a super-clever toddler..I refuse to say 1 year old..there are still a few hours left for her to turn 1! 

SD has taken a day off and we are keeping Babushka away from school,so we can celebrate our baby’s 1st birthday together as a family… 🙂 Life has changed so much since the day,we changed from a family of three to a family of four…and in a good way! 

Today we were sitting around watching TV,the girls were playing side by side.. Babushka was playing and Babychino was sitting next to her and grabbing her things,it was so nice to see them like that:) When BabyC got bored of grabbing didi’s things,she toddled over to her bike..Did I tell you,she is walking now???!!! So,she toddled over to her bike,lifted the safety bars,got on the bike and then pulled the safety bars down-all by herself!!SD and I were left gaping..and when he finally said,did you see that,she climbed on the bike all by herself..Babushka replied,without missing a beat..Oh yeah..she is very clever now..:) 🙂

Yup..she is very clever now..and she is turning 1 ..and this mumma is so not ready..but I know she is all set..to toddle her way into the next year…so I’ll see you next time as mom to a 1 year old and her 5 yo big sister!

 

One more sleep…

And hubby will be here..:) I am beginning to dislike this single-parent gig..by evening..I start feeling low..I am hoping part of the blues are due to the shorter days.. but really..how long can one continue being a responsible adult! 

Lying down on the couch and closing your eyes during the day is the rarest luxury and I cant afford it right now. Heck!I can’t even go to the toilet,without being followed in and/or being talked to from the door..Today,the girls were playing nicely,some music was playing in the background,there was some dancing happening too.I decided to sneak in for a shower..Left the door open,so I could hear them. And this is what followed..

Babychino abandoned the play and followed me in…banged on the shower screen and when that didn’t work decided to try opening the toilet..I called out to Babushka to take her out..and she did..BabyC screamed her heads off..as if,she was hurt..badly..I started calling out to Babushka and all I could hear was Babychino crying,screaming..I had to come out half-way through the shower..turns out missy was screaming,because she was angry!

Gosh! I can’t wait to have just 5 minutes of empty-mind time!!!LOL! does that even make sense??? 

Anyway,I think I will be able to fall asleep now..:) Now that I have shared a little snippet of my day here….two days of work follow!

 

Change of tides

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My co-worker is sick and so I have been filling in for her.Last week,when SD was here,I went in for work and took Babushka along-one of the perks of working in a toy library…:) 

Babychino was sleeping,when we left.When we came back,around lunch time,she was so mad at me.She gave me a mandatory hug,had her feed and then went right back to her dad.She would come and tug at my t-shirt,when she needed a feed and then once done,no cuddles or kisses..all those were saved for her dad..It was as if she was punishing me for leaving without saying g’bye.

And here’s Babushka exhausted after a day’s work(a work day for me is 3-5 hours,depending on how busy it has been that day!)

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Husband Appreciation week

How are you doing?I am still alive and very much a part of you- just that life is faced paced and the big Man up there has thrown yet another curve-ball my way! The husband is travelling now..he is away during the week and flies in for the weekend..which is nice,I can still keep my job..but it just means that we hardly get any time together..Oh well,that’s life.
But one thing is for sure..since SD started travelling,I appreciate him more..I have come to realize how much he does around here..he loads the dishwasher,nags me and picks up the kids toys,holds Babychino,so I can cook in peace,puts one of the girls to sleep,takes turns with me to watch Babychino,so I can eat in peace…takes the trash out,checks the mail,turns off the lights,locks the doors..gives me water,while I am cuddling the girls,searches for the remote/my mobile/glasses/keys..whatever I can’t find..In short,I have realised that we are a good great team..infact,I have almost stopped telling me that I do everything around here!well I have..sure I am main carer for Babushka and Babychino,but SD makes my life easier in so many ways,in turn making it easier for me to take care of them.
This week he is here,with us..and life seems nice and pink again:)Its nice to have someone,who comes home to you..Its nice to have someone to wake up to:) The house smells of food again and there are dishes in the kitchen sink!Seriously,when SD isn’t around,I don’t even cook or feel like cooking.Babushka is the pickiest 5 yo on earth..She eats either rice/Roti with yogurt and a teeny bit of veggies..or dal! Or she likes her toast/noodles.So,I just make one of those for her..and I just eat that..and otherwise,I could live on eggs and toast..so thats my staple,when SD is away..:)
Anyway,I better go and spend some time with my husband,now that the girls are in bed….see you soon!