When you're a parent you sometimes become your own worst critique. You push yourself to go beyond what you are capable of doing. You tell yourself you have to do more, sacrifice more and BECOME more. And sometimes, you forget about yourself; you don't think it's as important to look after yourself, you think it's… Continue reading I was Operated for Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
If you have a little baby like mine, chances are he or she would spurt out her vitamin/medicine drops whenever you have to give it to him/her. It didn't matter if I was using a dropper or a syringe, some days it all went to waste - out the liquid oozed as soon as I… Continue reading How to offer Vitamin Drops to Baby – and actually Succeed!
Like I posted a 3 month-old baby schedule a while ago, I thought I'd share my 6 month-old schedule with all you mommas and dads in hopes that it will help you have an idea or what to look forward to or have a very tough guide that you could follow. But keep in mind… Continue reading 6 month-old Breastfed Baby Schedule (guide)
For the first time since being pregnant and having a baby, I went out for drinks and a night out with my friends, leaving her behind. I was very nervous and I was worried. But her daddy assured me that I deserved this and that I should have a night for myself. I pumped enough… Continue reading Dear Stay at Home Mom,
This little hand. It was this little hand they stuck the needle in. It was a needle removed from a standard syringe and then stuck at the back of her hand. When she was four and a half months old, she had a fever. I took her to the paediatrician and a dengue antigen test… Continue reading Why my Heart Broke During her First Blood Test
The past two weeks have quite honestly been hell. First I caught the flu, again. Then, she caught the flu from me. Her fever was over 101 and a dengue antigen test was recommended by her pead. Thank god it was negative. But the process of drawing blood, drop by drop, with a needle stuck… Continue reading A Flu, a Rash, Consultations, Medication and Solo Parenting my way through it all!
At 4.1 weeks my sweet little girl started waking up to feed often at night (like a newborn!) and her day naps became short and few. She was cranky and clingy and was feeding every one and a half hours, again. And even though I've read so much about it, in reality it's an awful,… Continue reading 4th Month Sleep Regression & Growth Spurt (with a good dose of teething)
I've been writing from home for one whole month now! It's been quite a feat freelancing with a baby who needs constant attention and care. But I'm glad I started working again. It's very little work I've been doing, but it still makes me feel like I have accomplished something (not that any Stay at… Continue reading Stay at Home Working Mom
The past week and a half was tough. It was a trying time as we hit a growth spurt and wonder week simultaneously at 12 weeks. I had a baby who was fussy, clingy, cranky and restless. Her sleep routine went for a six. She started waking up in the middle of the night for… Continue reading Growth Spurt or Wonder Week or Both?
At three months old, Ahalya has grown accustom to a somewhat reliable schedule. Some days it all goes according to plan. Other days, especially when she's going through a growth spurt or a wonder week, it's a disaster. She even wakes up in the middle of the night for a feed. I haven't included this… Continue reading 3 month-old Breastfed Baby Schedule (guide)