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Mum of two-Day 20

Yes,by now its well established that I am mum of two.:) SD was home and Ms. Ananya had a cold and fever(she is cutting a new tooth!).So I left her home with him for school pick up.And at least 4 people asked me where she was.Forget about others,I felt weird walking with just one.

After school,we went grocery shopping-Aadya and I . Since Ananya came along,I can count the occasions on my finger-tips,when I went out without her.But having just one of them,on the grocery run made it so much easier.I found everything I needed from three stores and in less than 1 hour,we were done. Aadya had my full attention and so she didn’t mind walking around,because it was our special time. I only forgot the mayonnaise.Not bad,eh?

We came home from shopping and Ananya’s excitement at seeing us..Awww..it was so cute. She came to the door and I tried to pick her up,she pushed me away and followed her sister to their room..They cuddled and chattered on.And then,there was silence.One was on the bed lying down-tired from all the walking  and the other was sitting on the floor,pretending to read a book. 

Being a mum of two means its your job to break their fights-it doesn’t matter if they are 4.5 years apart. It is also your job to make sure you give them both the same of everything..even if they are 4.5 years apart. *smiles* But it also means that you get double the love,double the cuddles,double the kisses.. double of everything. 

They were trying out a new snack and I asked Nanhi to give me a taste.She said No! (No is her favorite word! She says No,when she wants to No;she says No,when she wants to say yes) Aadi offered me hers and immediately this monkey offered hers too. 

I was in the kitchen and Nanhi came running and grabbed my knees.I said,”I love you,Nanhi”,Ummmah she replied..and piped another voice..”Mumma do you love me also? “..”Yes I do baby..I love you,Aadi”,I replied…Ummmmahhhhhhh Ummmaahhhhhhhh.. See double of everything!

My days are crazy..my night are sleepless,but I love every moment of my crazy life as a mum of two..If I have another life,I’d happily chose this crazy chaotic mush,over any thing else in the world..:)

 

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The one where I wanted the earth to open up and Swallow me!

If you are following My Sunshines on Facebook,you probably know that Anani is unwell..And if you are not,then why not?:D OK,I digress..

So,she started throwing up at 2:30 am this morning and generally was very poorly.Both SD and I were convinced that she is choking on something,based on the sounds that she was making.We called up the Dr.and he asked us to take her to the ER..So at 3:15 am,we woke up a very tired Aadi and bundled them both in the car and went to the ER..where the Resident-on-Duty,listened to her lungs and sent us home to come back,if she got sick again!

We came back and she threw up again!By then it was 4:30am and it was a matter of waiting for our Dr.’s Office to open.So,we waited.I got an appointment for her and we went in..got seen after nearly 1.5 hr of waiting..I don’t even know,why they bother with appointments!!! Anyway,so,she saw the Dr and went from this sick child to a bubbly cheerful bubba! No!Really! The Dr.said to me..’Oh Mum,if I look at this child..there is no way,I can believe that she is sick!’ I really like him..but today I snapped ..I had had no sleep..and after waiting 1.5 hours,with a cranky monkey..my sense of humor was lost somewhere in his waiting room.

So,he diagnosed it to be a tummy bug,from something that she might have eaten..Alright..all good..he even examined me and gave me a script,in case I catch it..ok all good. Then it was time to leave.And this monkey,refused to climb off his lap! The Good Dr.came out with us,carrying her.I asked her to come me and she just waved..Aadi asked her to come ‘Tata’ with us,she just waved..The Dr. asked her if she wanted to stay with him and she just said,’Yes’!!!!!!

That was too much for Aadi to take,she all but snatched her away from the Dr..and this cheeky monkey,wiggled out of her sister’s arms,down on the floor,pushed her legs apart and crawled through them..as if clawing her way back to safety and tugged at the Dr.’s trousers to pick her up..sneaking glances towards us,as if we,her own flesh and blood were strangers,trying to take her away !

By now,the all the people in the waiting room,the reception staff,everyone was watching..some were laughing loudly,others smiling politely..Me??I just wanted the ground to open up and swallow me..LITERALLY!!! I muttered under my breath,’Great !First she makes a liar out of me..and then she embarrasses me..!!!’ The Dr.heard me..and laughed out loud..yeah .. really.. !If I had decided to leave her there,then,I don’t think he would be laughing!! Same goes for SD..who was laughing so hard,when I told him the whole incident!

Oh My God!It was scene out of those comedy movies..only it wasn’t funny,because it was happening to me! I finally retrieved my bratty toddler from the Dr..and she continued to do crocodile turns in my arms..till we got to the pharmacy..where her big sister decided it was her turn to argue and sulk about CANDY! I bribed them both with lollipops..right!Which one of you raised their eyebrows?  If you had been through those horrifying 10  5 minutes..you would be offering them the whole tub of M&M’s!!

Finally,meds paid for and we got into the car..lollipops were given..and I got 5 minutes of peace..on the drive home! Seriously..I thought Terrible two’s with Aadya were  scary.. but if Ananya’s 1 yo tantrums are anything to go by..I dread to even think about what her Terrible two’s would be like!

I love her so much!

I was laying in bed,feeling sick and sorry for myself,when she stirred.She opened her eyes,saw me next to her and moved closer..hugging me tight!

Now,as I breathe in the cocktail of olive oil,strawberries and sleepy baby smell-I stop feeling sorry for myself…instead I am grateful to be around to experience this heady feeling all over again…And yet again,I am amazed at how this tiny body fits as perfectly in my arms as the not-so-tiny-anymore body that I hugged a couple hours back,at school drop-off! Love you Ananya for being you!

No more excuses…

Babushka was playing in her room a few days back and she found her skipping rope.She came out and asked SD and me to help her skip.We,each held one end and swung it,while she tried to jump over it..

Then I had a go and re-discovered the joys of skipping..Thats it..Skipping is now my no-more-excuse workout.

 

Today the kids were sick and I was stuck at home with them..not that I had any inclination to go out,in the cold. So,before dinner,I propped them infront of the TV and skipped rope..Babychino clapped and Babushka cheered! 🙂 

Next time,I will remember to wear my HRM so that I know how many calories,I burnt!

Today we are into week 4 of Mish’s 12 week body transformation..I cant believe how quickly the last 3 weeks have gone. I had really planned to stick to the nutrition plan 1 100% and if I can’t for some reason,then to make sure,I stick to my 1700 calories..but..today was a major flop..I was good till lunch time. Then we had the Dr. appointment at 3 PM..We didn’t get seen until almost 4 PM..the stress of a cranky 5 yo and a tired and very very upset 11 mo and the endless waiting got to me.By the time,we got back,I was hungry.And the Babychino threw up,all over herself and on me..and was so upset..by the time,she calmed down,I fed her and put her to bed,I was hungry enough to eat a horse..no seriously! I had planned to make some pumpkin soup..but didnt have the patience to make it .. just ate,packaged mac& cheese and some rice..Oh well!Tomorrow will be a new day!

Oh!I am so excited..this is the last week of school before the school holidays..then 2 weeks of sleep-ins..YAY!! 

 

Day7- I am not giving up!

Neither the blogathon, nor the weight loss journey!! The 12 week challenge that I had started has officially ended today.. But it’s not over for me…I haven’t officially signed up for the next round of the challenge but I will follow the plan guidelines- my next goal is to lose another 5-8 kgs till Babychino’s birthday- that’s 10weeks away.If I aim for 5, that’s 500 gms per week…that doesn’t sound so scary…:) let’s see…one step at a time…slow and steady:)
It’s a stormy night here…and all the nightly sounds are even spookier, when everyone else in the house is sleeping! Lol! There! I’ve managed to produce another post!!!
More tomorrow 🙂
Much love

Day 6

Only day 6 & I have nothing to write. Have been rather sick – cancelled the swimming and went to the doctor instead.he asked me to rest..after giving me nebuliser- but really, can moms really rest?
I was sick of takeouts and of feeding babushka crappy fast- food. So came home n cooked chicken curry and sambhar -extra cooking for tomorrow-because I hope to sleep most of the time between school drop n pick up!
I m in bed now.. Will write tomorrow

Day-2 NaBloPoMo

You know what I like most about daily posts? The fact that I can write about the mundane happenings of my day and not feel guilty about boring anyone. 

Like now for instance,I am trying to type this post,babushka is in bed,singing to herself,SD is rocking Babychino to sleep…and I know we’ll have an hour or so of quiet time before she wakes up again!
It’s getting cold here..today was one such day..and the rain Gods like to joke around with us,especially at school pickup and drop times.you get in the car and as soon as you reach school,it starts raining…drop the child come back to the car,it’s stopped raining! Same thing at pickup time..Gah! And I have the little one with me too…:( its at times like this that I wish even we had family around to help,like so Indian families..they have at least one set of grandparents staying with them for the first year of the child’s age…to help the parents. I feel if we had someone else at home, then I wouldn’t have to drag li’l Babychino out in the nasty weather:( and it makes me sad..and at times like the,SD tells me how proud he is of me,to manage everything so well:) and that cheers me up…a little…but the unfairness of it is not lost to me… I mean it’s not fair that a baby is dragged around for her sibling’s cause…oh well…there I go again…but I try my best to make up for this lack of sleep and warmth every morning,by cuddling her extra long,dropping eveerything that I am doing the moment she wakes up from her naps…etc… As they say there is nothing worse than mother’s guilt…you can fight it but never escape it,isn’t it?

Two Weeks and Counting….


Can you believe its been 2 weeks to the day that Babykins made an appearance?
We are trying to find our groove..My aunt left yesterday and SD goes back to work tomorrow. My sister is here till the 21st.
Today,Babushka woke me up,when the alarm rang.She has her dance class today-she missed the last two classes..one because I was in the hospital and the next because,we were all sleep-deprived! But today she was eager to go,got dressed quickly,finished her milk and SD dropped her off.
Babykins woke up just as SD came home,giving me just enough time to finish my morning routine!Then,the usual rounds of feeding her and self started.Today,I made tea and breakfast after more than 2 weeks and it felt good.I am just not used to be waited on:) That being said,it felt nice to be pampered,while my aunt was here!
OK enough about the mundane stuff,lets talk about Babykins..
We have been having appointments every alternate day or every two days..because she hadn’t gained her birth weight back by even day 10.We have the next appointment on Wednesday now..I hope she has gained back her birth weight and then some by then.
This little Monkey is already in love with her big sister as the big sister is with her!Babushka refuses to go to sleep,unless the’tiny person’ is sleeping next to her.And Babykins,has to her face turned completely towards Babushka when she is sleeping.
This little one has already been to Babushka’s Kinder,a restaurant,the temple and the airport:) -all these places and the hospital and the Dr.office! The only places her big sister went to at this age was,to the Dr.’s office,a shop for mommy to buy breast-feeding gear and a car ride to the airport!
We have had a couple of massages-for both sisters together..and a few baths for Babykins..Its too cold to give her a bath everyday.
When I started writing this post,I had so much to write,but,as I took breaks to make lunch for Babushka,feed Babykins,then stuff my own mouth, then admire the girls cuddling each other,feed Babykins again,put a movie for Babushka.. etc.etc.. I lost my train of thoughts..and so.. this disconnected post…
Hope you guys are doing well…I am working on the birth story(in my mind!) will put it in words soon.. till then.. be well and miss me!