Tuesday, December 03, 2013

She had always wanted a daughter but now...

When she had gone through hours of labour with all those Lamaze techniques and finally went through a C-Section (much to her relief!), the first sound she remembered after coming back to the hospital room was this tiny little creature screaming her lungs out. And her first thoughts "They can be so loud?!" "Is something wrong?" "What should I do now?"...

Hahaha I will always have vivid memories of that first year.. the sleepless nights as my little baby for some reason seemed to not want to go to sleep.. trying to think up new and effective lullabies.. passing the breastfeeding phase to find it was going to be a challenge to get her to eat solids as well... Phew!

And just as quickly, at 8 months she started sleeping through the night (it was still a challenge to actually put her to sleep, but still 7 hours of PEACE after that!).. got her first tooth.. got toilet trained super fast.. and started walking a couple of months after her first birthday.

Oh yes, the memories of those labour pains fade and whatever craziness you go through in those early months, there are just so many "Awww" moments that it absolutely fools you into wanting to have a second one ;)...

That bawling bundle now wakes up at 6 am with hardly a fuss, gets ready to leave for school by 6:45.. does most of her homework on her own... reads at least a book a day... loves to draw.. loves to write... where did the years fly my baby?

10 comments:

  1. Awww.. lovely :) I can totally relate, except for the c-section part :)

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  2. Beautiful Aparna... you are so lucky... even today... 7 years on... my little Ms Restless ensures that we are all up at least once a night - toilet runs, conversations in her sleep and once she even woke us up giggling to glory about some tom and jerry sequence that she -remembered in the middle of the night!!! While she promptly went back to sleep, we were left twiddling our thumbs!

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    1. haha Ruth, I can imagine the sweetiepie doing that, being the bundle of energy that she is :)

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  3. adorable, I am loving reading all these birth stories. when I read that theme I hadn't imagined birth stories coming out of it but thank god they are.

    hugs

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    1. hehe Mon I have to admit I might not have gone in this direction if I hadn't seen a couple of the others ;). You would have probably been subjected to some verrry bad fiction by me otherwise, so thank your lucky stars!

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  4. Lovely post Aparna! I cant think beyond "lovely" all these birth stories are lovely, beautiful, heart warming and make me happy. I am commenting on all these beautiful posts with a huge smile on my face and my thoughts taking me back a few years....

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    1. Thanks so much Swathika, I really enjoyed reading everyone's take on it as well :).

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  5. Wonderful post. Isn't it strange how birth stories are similar yet so unique. Gosh even I was relieved I had a C-section. Twice over..I would have died!

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    1. Thanks so much Tulika! Yes it's been so great reading everyone's experience.. as you say, basics are similar but so unique :)

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