Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thanks Zoe

I have always been a believer in “Nights are meant for sleeping”, but since my baby Zoe has arrived into my life … things have changed. I don’t mind getting up in the middle of the night to feed her or to change her nappy. In fact at times it’s just being awake to avoid listening Zoe cry … and I happily do all this. I loved going out and enjoying myself but now my schedule revolves around my baby.
If it would have been for anyone else I would’ve cribbed and cribbed; but when it comes to Zoe I don’t feel the C of cribbing or the D of disappointment for that matter.
Like any other new mom, I was skeptical even to hold Zoe during the first few days but now I hug, kiss and caress her all the time now. Just looking at Faizan hold Zoe and play with her, brings tears in my eyes (which don’t come easily otherwise).
I’m loving the development of this strong bond and am looking forward for it to develop even more as time passes …
Love u Zoe and thanks for giving me a chance to get introduced to motherhood…


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Just a couple of days to go…

The wait is going to get over and soon my baby will be in my hands… All cuddled up. I don’t know how I will manage, the sleepless nights, the nappy changes, the love and pampering. All rolled up in one. People say I lack patience but would the baby change it all?
All I can say is – wait and watch. I’m curious, excited and extremely nervous… I hope things go well. For once on this topic my lips are sealed and can’t say more.

Monday, October 11, 2010

My Plight


Ever since I got to know that I was pregnant, I dreamt of having a baby girl... Not that I have any grudges against baby boys... It is a matter of choice you see...
Faizan and me have always wanted to have a small little angel, a Barbie doll of our own to play with... For Fizz it will be more of a Princess.
In India getting to know the sex of the baby (whatever your intentions are) is punishable. Hence I couldn't gather the courage to even ask my doc that question.
Old tales can be found a plenty... Different people are predicting different things but the scale is definitely tilted towards a baby girl....
Now that the time is coming close (with only a little over 2 months left), I have prepared myself and just want my baby to be healthy, happy and our lucky charm :-).
S/he should be able to make us proud and happy... Now it is just looking forward with my fingers crossed for our Zoey/Raif to arrive...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

For my Angel - From Mommy



Two little hands and two tiny feet
Born to a dad cool and a mum upbeat…
It’s time for hugs and lots of smiles
Cuddling up with the little sole will go on miles
You are the stuff of which dreams are made
So beautiful it was worth the wait…
Presenting Zoe Akhtar who has made our lives special
Not just a part of dreams but this is now for keeps and real…

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Second Trimester - A Joy Ride



I have always been someone who took most of my illness and small pains very easily in life... (Touchwood) I decided to take control of my diet and continued regular exercise in my student years, so have never faced any major health problems (thanks God again, thanks for being an obese child :-). When I got to know I was pregnant all I wanted to do was enjoy my months, and live life like I have never done before. Frankly, after seeing my elder sis going through pregnancy I was a little skeptical about my pregnancy being all hunky dory...

Well the first trimester was tough... With all weakness, mood swings and above all nausea... It was really tough, but I did manage to pull off really well.

The second trimester arrived and things changed as a fairy would have cast some kind of a magical spell. I was glowing, the nausea lessened and then stopped, baby shopping was my priority on weekends (and I was loving it). I loved buying maternity wear and flaunting my bump... Received loads of compliments...

My baby has started twisting & turning, Rocking'n Rolling sometimes... and I am on cloud 9. Every kick, every turn and each sensation makes me feel great.

Now in my 27th week, I looking forward to the 3rd and final trimester to start... Hope I would handle it really well.

A special mention here to Fizz, I have started respecting and loving him even more now (though we have always been inseparable... :-) touch wood.) He has been my support system and is by my side whenever I want him to...

Here is to Parenthood, Cribs, Bibs, Feeds and a Great new healthy life coming into our lives... Here is to being Pregnant :-)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

5 Months...

The big question… Whether or not?

Well here I’m talking about whether or not you should resume work after your maternity break. I’m of the view that once my baby comes into the world and I spend some quality time with my sweetheart, I would definitely want to join back work.

My immediate family thinks otherwise and keeps suggesting me to take at least a year’s off after I step into mother zone. My hubby on the other hand has left it on my hands and says he would support whatever decision I take. I seriously feel this support is more important for me than anyone else’s. Especially when it is about our baby.

Right now I am of the view that I would resume my work when my Chutka is around 3 months old. Frankly all this depends on how things progress and on the situation then. I don’t feel that I would neglect Chutka by going back to work.

I don’t know whether I would be doing the right thing or no, but this is what is right for me. It is a case of “to each his own” here. So decide in advance and don’t stress… be a happy mom. Here is to all the mommies who decide to go back to work.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mumz the Way to be...

It is so fascinating to know that you have another life taking shape inside you. You start feeling special and want to do all you can to ensure the baby is safe, secure, healthy and happy. Chutka's acrobatics can be felt and s/he becomes more active when I plan to sleep around 11-12 in the night...
Chutz I guess knows how badly mom wants to sleep and wants to assure I feel him/her just before going to bed. :-)
I'm enjoying my pregnancy and for me (Mashallah) its so far so good. I love each and every moment and want to be as happy as I can for me... Fizz and specially for Chutka...
Off late I have been getting this feeling "Will I be able to become the world's best and coolest mum ever?" I just wish... I dont want my baby to feel "I wish my mum was like ---'s mum..."
I want to do all that is possible for my Chutka to say "My mum's the best mum in this whole wide world..."
Guess I would need to wait... :-) but it is for sure worth it...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Dilemma of an Indian Mum-to-be

I have hit the 5th Month and am doing good (Mashallah). I'm enjoying the cravings, the weird feelings, reading about baby stuff and my new found small little BUMP... :-D

But I have a problem... Well any fashion conscious Indian mum-to-be would have this problems. Finding the right Maternity Clothes... Well I keep on going through international maternity wear websites and feeling sick we don't have these options available in India. I don't want to wear over-sized Kurtas and spend the rest of my mommiehood days.

Thankfully these days there is Mothercare, Mom&Me, Bibs and Cribs, Morph Maternity etc. offering special maternity clothing. They come in all shapes, sizes and designs.

So here I'm all smiles and just the thought of having a new wardrobe gives me a high. BTW I have finally got a new haircut and I'm loving it... :-)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Looking at the brighter side....

They say the second trimester is the best out of the three… Well I have just entered it and I don’t feel much of a difference. I look forward to enjoy the coming 3 months. Chhutka is doing well for all of those who would want to know. One thing I liked in the past couple of days was so many of my relatives came over and I was being pampered (don’t I love being the CENTER OF ATTRACTION?) … I just hope I land up with a job ASAP… Coz I can’t wait for long… And the thought of spending the rest of the days @ home is killing… Things are looking brighter and all I want to do is hope for the best.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Lots goin on my mind....

Welcome to the 11th week of pregnancy... Nausea has almost... almost disapeared (Fingers crossed) well right now it isnt as regular as it used to be.

I have started working out with my favorite Jane Fonda again...(After taking my physician's expert advice) and I feel much much better.

I have started browsing through list of names but right now there is a lot more besides that which is going on in my mind. My job for instance... hope things stabilize over this week... They should, else I'm gone. I hate sitting idle at home and just hate when people say "Enjoy your pregnancy... Pamper yourself". I mean how much can you "PAMPER YOURSELF"? That reminds me... I need to get my new haircut this weekend... (Mommie special...) Will upload a pic as soon as I get a chance to do that.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Week's Update

Just got an update from a pregnancy site and it was weird to realize my baby is as big as my forefinger already... Mashallah... It's just a matter of couple of months when s/he would be wrapped in my arms.... And soon I would be dancing on her tunes...

I have literally started hating sight of some food stuff... and Faizan has to literally force me to have things... But me being me I dont budge... Have a slight cold today and have been sneezing all day.

I made my chutka undergo the torture call 'Kites' this week... Really sorry chuts... I didn't know it would be such a disaster... Besides this the week has been good... except for Sunday where I was in a terrible shape...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hoping and wishing and praying....

The feeling did take it's own sweet time to sink in... I mean I didn't imagine I was ready to become a "mommy."
Now when I know its a nice feeling ... and what better way to do it than to express my feelings in words... Thats the best I do.
So here I am dragging myself through the 1st trimester and trying to be stronger for Fizz and for 'Chutka'... Yeah I know Chutz you gonna hate when we call you that but thats what it is... And Dadda chose your name because he loved JLo's name in "The Back Up Plan"... Yeah it is a movie ... remember the one 3 of us went to watch last Saturday...
Pregnancy is a lovely experience... (with its share of mood swings, nausea, and exhaustion) but the worst part is when both my sisters and my mom keep on saying its goin to be a "baby boy"... I mean no.... I have always wished of having a sweet little baby girl just like me... her mommie dearest...
Well even it is a baby boy :-( I would be happy, but Allah knows I would be elated... really excited, on top of the world if I get a real life doll to cuddle and play with.
So here is wishing one more time - the nth number of time... that my wish comes true and my world turns 'pink' in a matter of 7 months now...