- Ur baby does not walk up till now?
- She is so big now, she does not stand on her own yet?
- Massage her legs daily, her legs are not strong enough to walk.
- Oh she is so weak, that’s why she can not walk.
- Go show her to doctor and get her treated, may be she has some orthopaedic problem.
If life gives you choices, choose a healthy life instead of an easy one.
Yes, the most laziest person on this planet is saying this to you. I have played the role of a sloth bear all my life. And by this I mean i can sleep for 12 hours straight, can lie down using phone or laptop all day long, late to bed and late to rise. This used to be my schedule for the day.
I used to be little active before, performing daily routine chores was enough for me. I had minimum house help at home after marriage and used to do maximum house work on my own, which was like an achievement for me.
But after Mish was born, things changed drastically. Since I delivered through a C-Sec, I had a mindset of taking rest for the first few month. Doctor advised this too, but she also asked to be active and workout a little throughout the day (a brisk walk, walk with the stroller) at least. But I ignored the second part completely.
I had a house help and a cook just after Mish was born, so things got easy for me and I became more lazy. The only task I used to do whole day was to take care of Mish. No dbout I did all her things on my own from bathing, massaging, washing clothes, changing nappies and all. I never wanted any house help to raise my kid. ( I am not judging any mom here, I have a personal reason for this). My mom was a working mom and both me and my brother were raised my maids all our life and I know what I missed in my childhood, so I don’t want the same for Mish.
But things started to get worse each passing day. My body was becoming numb and hopeless. I used to have body pains all day long. Sometimes shoulder, neck, back, hands and most of the times worst foot ache. Changed many doctors, had infinite pills but the pain was still there. Had number of blood tests and ate all kinds of vitamin tabs, no change. Somehow I convinced myself and adapted my body to have these pains all the time. I became habitual of such pains.
We shifted to a new place and here came the turning point in my life. My husband poked me daily to join aerobics and power yoga classes which was just below our apartment. Waking up early was one big challenge for me. But I was determined this time to do something for myself. I joined that a month back, first few days were so tough for me as my body was completely not used for this and had full body pains. But as soon as a week passed my body get used to it and I was feeling more comfortable day by day.
And today after doing it for a month, I am writing this blog to share my experiences. Trust me girls, my body pains have reduced a lot, I can walk for a little longs now. T he only pain I am left with is foot ache and that too sometimes.
So my learning from this is Workout, Stay active to be healthy. I cant share my workout schedule with all of you because I am not a trained official for this. The least I can tell you is to workout what suits you best. Even if you can’t join gym or any classes, go out for a walk, run or simple warm up exercises.
Do Anything But Do Something.
2.2 years of parenting but no scolding,hitting,frustrating on Mish.
This is my #honestmomconfessions. Before being a mom, I was the most impatient human on planet earth.
But when I was pregnant, I had an image within myself of what kind of parent I will be, the first rule in my parent book was to never hit or scold my little one, be it anything.
And I am here today, abiding by this rule. Parenthood obviously was not at all easy for me like all of us here. It challenged me with new problems everyday. Since Mish was 35 days old, I did everything by myself. No house help too. I get frustrated 10 times a day but none was reciprocated to Mish. I suffered from serious body pains too, but that too remained within myself.
People around me always praise me for the same. I don’t know how I manage to do this till today when she has become naughty, jumping all over the house all the day but yes!
Moms if you get angry on your little ones it will just be a one way process. Only you will release your anger, but your kid is not in the phase of understanding the same. He/she will may be cry for a second or so and then continue with the same activity. Because they don’t understand this emotion till atleast 3 years of age. They are born with understanding of only 1 emotion and that is love.
Why not treat them with the same? Trust me this has worked for me till now. She is just like other kids naughty and doesn’t listen to me at times. She throws tantrums all the day specially at meal times. It takes me half an hour to complete her meal, but here again patience is the key.
Just like every other kid she is fussy,irritated and demanding at times. I handle her whole day all alone due to the busy nature of my husband’s job. Handling house chores and baby alone is a tough task and that surely makes me frustrated at times. But then I keep that within myself. Never has the day come, when I passed it on to my baby.
Hug them, kiss them and make them understand things politely. Talk to them in the language they understand LOVE.
SEE THE CHANGE AND MAGIC.
“Sona ji, apko ek bhot cute ladki hui hai”. Said one of male doctor at 9.45am on 05/05/2017. These words still feels afresh in my heart and soul like it happened just now. Such is a power of motherhood. We girls are blessed with a magical power of creating a whole new life from us. What can be more magical than this?
I hated being a girl all my life because of the restrictions it came with. In our society we still have all types of restrictions on girls as compared to boys.
But when I became a mom, being a girl was like a blessing for me. The first time I saw Mish wrapped in a dark green cloth, she was looking all around. Her tiny little hands and feet was the most beautiful thing I saw in my entire life. My operation was not yet complete so doctor just gave me a glimpse of her and took her away. All my stress and pain went away with her! I completely forgot about myself, forgot about that I am still being operated.
This is the power of being a mom. I prayed for having a girl child all my pregnancy and I was blessed with a girl.
My pregnancy journey will be soon on my blog!
This blog post is a part of #LetsBlogwithPri with Prisha Lalwani from www.mummasauraus.com. I would like to thank Maitri Verma for intoducing me to blog trail and would like to invite Isha Sharma for the same.
Summers are here officially. And it’s also the time to change the baby’s skin care products which we used during winters.
Yes, summers call for extra care of baby’s skin. Itchiness due to heat and irritated skin is a common concern. During summer, the skin needs extra hydration and using the right products will help reduce the effect of the heat on the skin.
To cater to our summer skin care needs @himalaya.babycare is here.
Their Prickly Heat Baby Powder, Refreshing Baby Wash, Refreshing Baby Wash, Soothing Calamine Baby Lotion should be included in your baby’s summer care routine. Prickly Heat Baby Powder being our favorite. I regularly use the products on Mish and her skin feels cool and refreshed.
What’s best is that Himalaya offers you- ❣Free from harmful ingredients such as SLS/SLES/ALES, phthalate, paraben, alcohol, artificial color/dye, mineral oil, and animal-derived ingredients, etc.
❣ Gentle on your baby’s skin. ❣ Helps keep skin refreshed and helps prevent heat rash and diaper rash. ❣ Economic and easily available.
What I also love about the products are its ingredients: 🌸Himalaya Refreshing Baby Wash: Infused with the goodness of Watermelon helps cool baby’s skin and Neem helps protect baby’s skin from infections .
🌸Himalaya Refreshing Baby Soap: The soap is infused with the goodness of Watermelon, helps cool baby’s skin, Neem helps protect baby’s skin and Vetiver helps manage itching and rashes 🌸Himalaya Prickly Heat Baby Powder: Prickly Heat Baby Powder is infused with the goodness of Vetiver, which helps refresh baby’s skin, and Neem helps relieve itching and soothes baby’s skin. 🌸Himalaya Soothing Calamine Baby Lotion: The lotion infused with the goodness of Calamine helps soothe skin rashes and Aloe Vera helps accelerate healing of baby’s skin. . .