Parenting Woes #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

She kicked her way into this world with aplomb.

A 13 hour labour which left me exhausted for the first 2 hours and then came a saviour called “Epidural”. The delivery process was then a cakewalk, literally. I lay in my bed comfortably, laughing and chatting, a part of my eager to catch the first glimpse of my baby.

Motherhood was nothing like I had ever fathomed. Night outs in office, watching late night shows and those occasional parties that lasted till  3am made me feel like staying awake will not be a big deal but this girl here was a night babe. She woke up at 1 am each day and cried her lungs out. Any amount of cooing, cuddling, feeding, entertainment dint work. As the clock struck 7 am and the world woke up to a new day, our babe hit the bed and an exhausted Mommy Daddy tried their best to get some rest but could hardly sleep a wink.

I am not a very hands on mom, I had my mother and Mom in law around to help me with bathing the baby, caring for her which gives me some breather but boy I had those eyes rolling at me. Like the other day when I went to the spa as I really needed some time off to maintain my sanity, I had Mrs Sharma bump into me. Her first question was “aree did you have a normal or C section?”

I looked at her for a minute, all confused wondering why would that be her first question. Whats this obsession with the kind of delivery? Then started the long list of rapid fire questions about the baby’s maalish (massage), breast feed, the various religious ceremonies to be followed to ward off evil eyes, how every Mom needs to be a hands on Mom etc etc. leaving me famished. Can someone get me a mojito please?

The Baby had a twinkling smile today, it made my heart leap with joy. Those dark circles, my tired bones, unkempt hair, aching body everything seemed to vanish into the background as I held her little finger tenderly and fell in love with her all over again.

Linking up with #BlogchatterA2Z


My theme for the challenge is

“A slice of life through Myra’s eyes” – a fictional tale of growing up and learning some vital lessons about self love, feminism, sisterhood, a working woman and the essence of being a woman in urban India.  

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45 thoughts on “Parenting Woes #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

  1. Joys of becoming parents are just limitless! They come with all hues of satisfaction, though there are flip sides like burning midnight oil.
    There are some nuts around that dilute this experience. I am sure Myra will keep such nuts out of reach of her sanity!

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  2. Lovely post Akshata. My older one also only went to sleep at 5 in the morning and had colic all night. it was pure madness. I was a mombie for months.

    Myra I still recommend the ear plugs. And those imps do have us willingly dancing to their tunes don’t they.

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  3. As long as Myra and her husband continue being understanding of each other’s needs, and divide responsibility/duties equitably, I think they’re going to be just fine, both of them seem to be sensible enough people 🙂


  4. Congratulations to Myra. She is lucky to have two moms helping her taking care of the child. I know how tough those initial days are. I used to feel so exhausted. Those sleepless nights, those questions.. thankfully my child is grown up now and I don’t have to do those. Nice post Aks

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  5. This was a nostalgic post for me. One of the perks of having family around. I had my mother and mother-in-law, a maid and a baby sitter..not to forget the male members to help, pamper and play with my baby. It´s a beautiful phase of life…pregnancy…motherhood 🙂

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  6. wow aks. loved this phase of myra, cherishing the motherhood. lucky did she have two mom to help her out. i came back to singapore when A was 60 days old. after delivery, i stayed in my parents place for 1 month and 1 month with inlaws. it was totally exhausting and made me breathless. i did never wanted another child again fearing the aftermath.

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  7. Well, we are going through this with our tiny-tot now. It’s a phase every parent has to go through. I don’t care for those noisy neighbours though. Myra would be well advised to ignore them.

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  8. Motherhood is a special feeling and a smiling face of our child makes us forget everything. Good to know about next new step in Myra’s life. Let’s see what unfolds next.

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  9. My daughter did not bother me as far as sleep was concerned. But she compensated it with bring an extremely fussy eater. I guess, we never know we have so much strength within us before we become parents.

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  10. So Myra is a mother now and enjoying the perks of being one. That’s so beautiful. I always believe that a woman should be a mother once in her life – whether to human babies, pets or trees. It makes her a better person.

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  11. The last para is so sweet. The society is burdened with so many unimportant things and you bring them out so easily and are conveying the message with each post wonderfully 🙂 Looking forward to the phases of her life ahead.

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  12. Oh the joy of motherhood. 🙂 I have a small one and after all the 3 am giggling parties and poop through every diaper of course as a mother a little “me time” is needed. Then at the end of the day the best part is you get to see that precious little smile that melts your heart….and of course start all over again with the 3 am parties. lol

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