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My busy free time…

Before Pratap

7am

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8am

Ginger Tea in the balcony, soaking in the sun ( Best thing on earth to start your day!)

9am

Bath (Pondering for more than half an hour on what to wear, which body wash to use, which hairstyle day is it today and what not!)

10am

Breakfast (Aloo Parathas! Yummmm! I love them!)

11am

Planting myself in front of the TV to watch my favourite TV show that starts at 11.30pm!

12 noon

Cleaning my room and doing the laundry.

1.30pm

Lunch

2.30pm

Watching the repeat telecast of another favourite TV show of mine.

3.30pm

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4.30pm

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5.30pm

I’m up! It’s Ginger Tea time again!

6.30pm

Yoga–Ah! Feels so fresh!

7.30pm

TV! TV! TV!

8.30pm

Dinner.

9.30pm

Post dinner walk with my husband on the terrace. The most relaxed time of the day and also the most romantic. 🙂

10.30pm

Time to doze off!

11.00pm

zzzzzzzzzzzzz

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After Pratap

7am

[Baby crying]

“Oh my baby! My daaaarling! Hungry? Are you? Two mins! Gimme just twoooo mins!”

Up on the bed, scruffy hair, smelly mouth, half asleep! It’s Milk-Time!

8am

Ginger Tea… tea cup in one hand, tidying the room with the other…me still half asleep, but baby fully asleep, so this is my busy free time!

9am

Knock! Knock!

The maid who massages the baby is here!

Arranging for hot water, baby’s clothes, diaper, massage oil and tidying the pram.

10am

[Baby crying]

It’s Milk-time!

11am

Oh Gosh! Totally forgot to have my breakfast! Have to finish my bath as well! Thank Heavens the baby is sleeping, let me finish my bath and breakfast…this is my busy free time!

12 noon

Doing the baby’s and non-baby laundry separately!

1pm

[Baby crying]

Changing the diaper  It’s Milk-time!

2pm

Good Lord! I am damn hungry! [Baby sleeping, so this is my busy free time!]

Whoa! My favourite veggie for lunch! Looks like a reward for all that I have been through since morning!

[Thought gets over. Baby gets up! I wonder…is it Milk-time? I realise…Any time can be Milk-time!]

3pm

[Baby sleeping, so this is hopefully my busy free time!]

I decide…let me take a nap, as a result, shall be fresh at night time.

My head touches the pillow to rest, baby’s crying sound touches my ears!

Diaper change. Baby wants Mumma. Could be Milk-time.

4pm

Tea time. Badly need some tea,if not sleep! Totally tired due to lack of sleep.

5pm

Time to change the baby’s clothes: shirt, diaper, pant, mittens, booties, cap and swaddle.

6pm

It surely is Milk-time! Where is that busy free time of mine? 😦

7pm

Dinner preparations

8pm

Whoosh! It’s Milk-time! Let me check the diaper! Oh! No! Gotta change!

9pm

Dinnnnnneeerrrrr! Am hungryyyy!

10pm

Preparing the baby’s bed. Changeover of baby’s clothes! My night-time medicine! My nighttime brush routine! Could have been my busy free time, but…[baby crying]

Milk-time again!

12 midnight

Baby crying incessantly. Is it the diaper? No!

Is it Milk-time? No!

Is he sleepy? Not at all!

Arrrggghhh! Then what is it?

Whole family pacing up and down my room and flourishing is the guessing business of ‘what’s-wrong-with-the-baby’?

Damn! This is neither my busy free time; nor Milk-time! This is just sleeping time for a normal human being…which- I realize- I am not anymore!

2.30am

It’s Milk-time!

Totally sleepy! Clueless as to what is where and what’s going on.

4.45am

What else? Milk-time!

6.30am

Just can’t manage anymore!

I put the baby on his Papa and plead him to help me catch up on my sleep!

7am…and it’s a vicious circle, you know!

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Children will know how much their parents love them, when they have their own children!

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Yahoo! Pratap is here!

I dedicate my first post on ‘Being Mumma’ to my son (Ah! feels so good to write that! 🙂 ), Pratap, who gave birth to me… a Mumma!

The 9 month long wait finally came to an end on Sep 5th, 2013 at 08:02 pm when this bundle of joy (literally) glided into my life. The joy of having a baby and having been able to deliver him naturally was and will always be inexplicably great enough to be described.

I knew exactly what other mothers meant when they said that you forget all pain the moment you see the baby! I knew exactly what being in labor felt like and most of all, I knew exactly what ‘Being Mumma’ felt like!