One week of motherhood

It’s been a week since K and I took the girls into our family promising to cherish and love them all their life. It’s been one week of never ending good wishes and blessings pouring into our fledgling family from all over the world. One week of sleepless nights and interminable diaper changes. One week of midnight feeds and rocking colicky babies. One week of trading onesies for sleepsacks and living in that twilight zone between day and night unaware of anything beyond the four walls we are closeted behind.

We sit here waiting for paperwork to be complete so we can fly home. Home to the beginning of our new life together as a family. A place where friends and family can visit. K and I are both homesick. We are craving regular simple home cooked meals. We are longing for the comforts of more space and the familiarity of everything. It has been a great one week bonding with the babies and spending time with the new daddy.

The highlights from this week are:

Standing by the kitchen counter heating up water to mix formula only to find wee hands tugging at my pants and wanting to be picked up. My little Kay has learnt kitchen + momma = FOOD!! Waking up each morning to squeals coming from the living area of the suite we are in and tiptoeing only to see two little babies playing with each other like there is nothing different about being locked up in a suite with two unfamiliar people. Getting two babies diapered, changed and ready to go out feels like a marathon. One for which I have had no training. Food is the only thing on my mind all the time. When was she fed? Is it 3 hrs already? Perhaps she needs a snack. What if she is thirsty? And this is just the beginning. I forgive you Amma! Each day as the kids wake up from their nap, the smiles on their faces make me forget everything else. I could die for it. Every time Kay or Cee stumbles or falls, my heart leaps out of my body and I am ready to do anything in my power to prevent them hurting. With each passing day, I can see how different both girls are! Kay is clingy and a mamma’s girl while Cee is standoffish and will only go to daddy. Both of them can bring the roof down with their cries if they are hungry which seems to be too often.

I am learning that every cliché I have heard about motherhood is true!

19 comments

  1. Laksh. This is very exciting!!! I’m loving the fact that you and hubby are loving this new experience….. Well,.. you know that you have a large Mother’s Support Group (your global friends) if you ever need one! Enjoy!

  2. Laksh

    what a lovely post. We are waiting for you all to come home to see the babies. You will defnitely have new appreciation for your Mom and as you grow older will find out you are turning into your mom and agree with all the things she said 🙂

    Love your posts. Take care

    Regards

    Aparna

  3. Hi Lakshmi,
    I have been a silent reader of your space for a while. I come here more for increasing my own belief and getting support from you blog. We just started facing the “infertility” truth. Its been close to 3 years since we started trying and all the tests results could not find anything wrong so far leaving us in “unexplained infertility” category. Tried one IUI so far and it failed. There are so many other things to try, but I am losing my hope already. I now convince myself with adoption if nothing works our. But I am now getting so much hope seeing you guys enjoying the parenthood. There is definitely light at the end of the tunnel. Am very happy for you as I am going thru the same pain. I will pray for you and your lovely daughters. I am sure you are going to be the best mom.

  4. I think it’s exciting to see you this way 🙂 – embracing motherhood. The only thing I can say is, it only gets harder – hehe – I’m just kidding – things definitely get easier as they grow and understand more. But like you said, just their smiles will erase every other challenging moment. I’m a little far away, but not too far away – if you ever need any tips or shortcuts :), just email me :).

  5. nice to see the girls adapting to you so well and you guys adapting to them as well. Regarding the feed, a friend notes each feed time in a notebook:)

  6. Such a lovely post..I am sure you guys will enjoy this experience to the fullest.. You will slowly get used to the routine of feeding and getting ready and getting out of the house on time…:) still getting used to it with ours…Have a wonderful time with your babies.. Hope to see more of them in your posts…

  7. I am loving it ! I knew you would both be natural parents 😀
    As SPillay says we are all here for you when ever you need us. Just trust your natural instincts as I am sure both of you will know what to do for your lovely daughters. Listen to all the advice given BUT use your own judgement to raise them. I already know you are going to do a fab job, well done and keep up the good work. Lots of love

  8. That was so wonderful to read…. I could see the joy in these words… you both are doing such a great job!

    Hope the journey is wonderful every step of the way and we will all be here, following you, cheering you on, and helping in any little way…

    have a great day! best wishes to all of you,

  9. Beautiful..! loved knowing about Kay and Cee’s contrasting personalities…. that’s how my brother and I are – our personalities contrast each other, yet we are similar in so many different ways.

  10. Thank you so much for the news new mommy..and daddy. K and you are going to be such wonderful parents. looks like I am going to ask for tips Laksh, though I have 2 as you know:). lovely lovely post. and lots of love to Kay and Cee.

    shy

  11. Lovely lovely post again. Very happy to see you and K are doing a marvelous job. Have a precious time with the little angels and enjoy every single moment.
    Happy motherhood 🙂
    Do call us or mail us in case of any help…..

  12. Came here through Blogadda.

    Lovely post and congratulations on becoming a mother. This is fantastic.

    I too have been trying to have a child for past 7 years and am facing unexplained fertility issue. Reading your post has given me a new ray of hope. Thank you so much for that 🙂

  13. Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that your wonderful post has been selected by BlogAdda as one of the top posts for this week’s ‘Tangy Tuesday Picks’.

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