First Solar Return

  I spent the day trying to figure what I was feeling. It was like a constant lump in my throat crossed with ecstatic, rapturous happiness. So polarised. I didn’t know what to do with it. We spent the day in pyjamas. Both Sassi and I. We broke a glass and cleaned the house. We…

The Tooth Tales

  S has been teething since she was six weeks old. I of course had no clue. I’d just gone to her paediatrician’s Office and amongst other things raised a question over her excessive drooling. This wasn’t just any drooling. Her face would constantly elicit large pools of drool, wherever she kept it. To the…

How to Sleep Train Your Baby without losing your mind

*This is an opinion piece and contains information that worked for us. You’re welcome to try what we did* I put that disclaimer up here because even though Sleep Training babies is a real thing and not one for the faint-hearted, I am still writing it from my heart and not my head. Why? Here’s why. When…

38 weeks 4 days

That’s exactly the day Sassi was born. Gestational age though. Laddu, Today, marks the Time you’ve spent since birth matching what you spent inside me. Exactly 38 weeks 4 days old, you’re softly breathing on my arm you’re snuggled up against, after motoring around the bed, almost jumping off it three times in less than 20…

Half Yearly Check-in

  Two feet resting on my hip bone, a warm hand wrapped around my elbow, this little elf breathing softly against my skin tickles me in the wee hours of the morning as I patiently wait for her to stir and start sucking on my forearm, signalling her hunger. Sassi Beti, today marks six months…

Fresh from the Oven- Breastfeeding 101

  Half the resolve of starting a mom blog was, “darn no one tells you about breastfeeding the way it is. I need to get this word out!” So here I am with the first of the series focusing on literally Day One. Or maybe even two. Even though my boobs swelled through my Pregnancy…

The Hospital Bag Diva

  So here’s the story behind my beloved hospital bag. I put it together way before I needed it. I planned for it even earlier. Amongst my friends, there were three of us, expecting with due dates only couple of weeks apart each. Everyone thinks I’m super organised, Type-A, Wonder Woman kind of a pregnant woman….

Hundred days a’ chugging.

  Just as the official breastfeeding week ended we hit a milestone. 100 days of nourishing my child. With my body. How primitive and downright fantastic is that? Totally raw isn’t it? I think it’s quite cool (the process. Not me nursing haha) Not for the faint-hearted though I must say. If it isn’t for the…

What’s On Your Nappy Pail | August 06.17

  So being a new mom it goes without saying that books will inevitably keep piling up on my nappy pail and where I would usually take a few hours, a night tops to devour a book of this size and stature, this one was the first book postpartum that made me realise things have…

Promoting Pleuviophilia. One Baby at a time.

  Half of the gorgeousness of Lahore-i Monsoon is the spontaneity of it all. One moment you’ll be looking at overcast skies that have maintained their status quo for over 24 hours, the next second they will be pouring down so hard that a few seconds out there will have you drenched from head to toe….

Pump Action Guns!

After almost three months of exclusive breastfeeding on the boob, the last month of each meal being 1.5hours apart (sometimes even 40 minutes!) at the doctor’s orders to boost my baby’s weight growth which is in a lower percentile, I hesitantly unpacked the Electric breast pump I bought at 22 weeks pregnant. It would sit there on…

I will hold my child…

I hold my child. It has been proven that you cannot “spoil” a child before the age of 1.5 years. By spoiling one doesn’t mean the ability of spotting patterns. It means exploiting them for benefits. Yes the child spots patterns much earlier and asks for its favourite ones too but doesn’t and can not…