Posted in Mommy space

Motherhood induced chillness

I mentioned in one of my previous posts that planning and I have a complicated relationship. I like order but along with the beautiful perks of motherhood came this ultra-thin patience level. When we got Happy, our 2-year-old puppy-son, both my husband and I discovered this brand new sense of patience. We liked it. He made us calmer and we had this ‘so what?’ attitude to most things. They said it will only get better after a child. Nope! It didn’t. I think we got a different version of it all. We are calmer, as we were when Happy came into our lives but with our baby, we’ve learned to choose our battles. If it’s not affecting our day, then we will hardly bother about it but if it is affecting our immediate circumstances, then, boy o boy! As you can see, the status of my relationship with planning, order, and patience is complicated.  Continue reading “Motherhood induced chillness”

Posted in Mommy space

Strange yet funny things new moms do

No memes, no explanation. These are few of the many strange yet ridiculously hilarious things I caught myself doing in the first few months as a new mom. I got some down but I still struggle with a few. Let’s see:

  1. Swaying back and forth to pacify or soothe yourself
  2. Driving way too slowly when the little one is with you in the car
  3. Sitting with your child behind when someone else is driving
  4. Waking up in the middle of the night out of fear, and playing it cool
  5. Checking if your baby is breathing properly, again and again
  6. Singing that one song the entire day, even in the middle of an important conversation and getting annoyed about it. [Bingo was his name-o!]
  7. Singing ‘ABC’ and ‘wheels on the bus’ in your sleep
  8. Lots of clapping and weird funny noises. Lots of them.
  9. Reheating the same morning coffee cup at noon cause you couldn’t finish it in one go
  10. Celebrating with a warm shower, favorite pair of pajamas, and a glass of wine after the baby falls asleep
  11. Then, regretting the celebration/excitement cause it won’t let you fall sleep
  12. Fearing the doorbell or a knock would wake the baby, even though the baby is wide awake
  13. ‘Please shower!’ begins your to-do list
  14. Forgetting the diaper bag
  15. I once tried to open my house by pressing the unlock button of my car keys. Yep, that happened!

I am sure this is part 1 of a rather long list but one thing that tops all lists is the abundance of love we have for these little humans we’ve created.

Until next time,

Please spread love &  be kind,

Pooja

Posted in Mommy space

Shit people say to New Moms

You do not want to mess with a woman whose hormones are on a big bad rollercoaster ride. Let’s get straight to it, shall we?

10. You will never sleep well, ever again.

sleep

I do not get why everything has to be so dramatic when it comes to sleep and parenthood. This is total BS. Eventually, your baby WILL sleep longer and that will help you sleep better. Of course, you won’t get to get sleep like a log, motionless for over 10 hours but it certainly won’t be as bad as they say it would. Also, I don’t get it when people say ‘sleep as much as you want now’ to pregnant women. It makes no sense at all. As if your body has a ‘sleep bank’ where you can deposit hours of sleep that you will later withdraw.

Continue reading “Shit people say to New Moms”

Posted in Mommy space

New mom clichés that you’ll eventually realize are SUPER TRUE

Hey there! I am a new mom of a (now) 9-months old cutie-patootie. I am one of the ‘let-me-have-my-own-experience’ kinda gal myself but to my surprise, some of the clichés thrown my way during pregnancy that I thought were only clichés eventually turned out to be super true.

Here are my top 10 picks, now that we have all surrendered to reading in bullet points:

Continue reading “New mom clichés that you’ll eventually realize are SUPER TRUE”