Saturday, May 27, 2017

Baby Chakra - The Parents Peer talk

Okay did I forget to tell you. I had attended Baby Chakras Exclusive Mommy's meet on 17th May @ Hyatt and it was wonderful to be in a beautiful  gathering of mothers of all ages with babies of all adorable sizes discussing parenting - the only thing I love to do these days discussing "being a parent and what's best for my child"

The highlights of the event, let me sum up, so that just in case you have an opportunity to attend this event in your city next time you'll kill for it.

- We discussed the pros and cons of age old practices like massages to babies - mailsh, oils and how a thin oil which does not permeate the baby's skin is the best
- We discussed about lotions, washes and also about approved baby fragrances which we can pick for the babies.
- We discussed about the mammoths task of a parent - dealing with washing hoards of clothing which nobody knows how babies bring into the washing machine on a daily basis!
- We touched base on how J & J has products aligning to the three points mentioned above. The J & J advisor effortlessly addressed a lot of our questions including the legal issues​ and also made the session VERY interactive.
- OH, and did I mention we had sumptuous food and lovely women who did help us by keeping an eye on the toddlers as we kept the discussions running.

To call it wraps we had a beautiful hamper with cloth bags from J & J, a baby new born kit and Baby chakra a cash voucher - yay! Right? Back home I did sign into the Baby Chakras app only to find clothes to toys to baby essentials to queries discussed all over - It was beautiful and I hovered around a healthy time happily!

And which new mother doesn't wants to socialize right, so though this post comes  late it comes with a tiny sense of accomplishment - we can still talk like adults you know! Ha!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

2 years and nursing

This! And I am proud to have had supportive peers and pro-bf paeds in all these 2 years. When I told my doctor that I am planning to rejoin work, his next question to me was 'are you planning to express and feed'. No, he was not formula shaming, he wanted to know if I was educated about the breast pumps etc. Even before that day I was already thinking of a 2 year nursing benchmark because that's what WHO recommends - 'nursing at least for 2 years' and weaning when the mother or if possible when the child wishes to.
 
We have a beautiful 2 year and one month old nursing relation with today. What a beautiful roller coaster ride, I say and this post so reminds me of everything - articles I had read as a new mum, infographs I saved up as a new mum, galactagogues I swallowed as a first time mum and more. #probf #firsttimemums  #WHO

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Parent teacher association

Years ago, in college.

The list of girls Manoj sighted gets demarcated like this -
Juniors - not so much
Class ponnunga - no no ellam frenemies
Professors and teachers - adhey, adhey, eyes wonly for lady profs... avanga azhaga irukkanga, ivanga sari different kattirukanga, andha ma'am ku mapla paakranga pola ippolaam makeup jasthi podranga and all that.
Me - thala ezhuthu. Teachers pinnadiye po.

Today. At PTA meetings.

Manoj - Rhea'oda miss eyes azhaga iruku la?
Me - dei, ni innum thirundhavey illaya?

#thala_ezhuthu_returns #malarteacher_and_co

Monday, January 23, 2017

The story of the mummy pillow

So R sleeps pretty much on my tummy - every. single. night. I have told her multiple times that she can sleep on her pillow. That it gets difficult for me and after sometime I can't roll etc.
She will constantly say - "venam ma, I will sleep on you.. mummy-pillow"
Me - more reasoning
She - "no Amma, vaithla thoongren" no Amma I'll sleep on your tummy.
Yesterday she came up to the bed and announced - "Amma vaithla padukka maten ma, pillow la padukren.." I won't sleep on your tummy ma, I'll sleep on my pillow, in such an matured I-understand-your-plight tone with all those tiny 23 months in her exuding nothing but warmth. She added "enna katti pidi", but u hug me and slept on her pillow and dozed off.
 
I then cried and cried and cried and didn't sleep a wink since.
 
Why is motherhood so devastating - why do I not know what I want? Do I want her to sleep on me or on her pillow. *weeps* then say by 5 am in the morning she woke up and slept on me again. Then I was contented that my little girl was staying little.
 
I sometimes hate things and please add a Monday to it, thank you :( I want to be with her at home right now, I am seeing her videos on my mobile literally waiting for the work-day to get over.....:'( what a mean start to this week :(