Baby, Birthday, Musings, Personal

Spice And All Things Nice

“Ooookay,” she says in a sing song voice and toddles upstairs to help her dad find his belt. Relieved for a moment’s respite from her at the stove, I turn my attention to fixing lunch and getting the twins ready for school. They leave and their daddy right after them. Laddu and I stand by […]

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Baby, Musings

The everyday mothering

She walks with her entire body, propelling herself with everything she has got. I watch my seventeen month old as she strides purposefully to the pantry door. She raises herself on her toes and hangs on the handle pushing it down and pulls the door toward her. I am astonished, proud and amazed at what […]

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Baby, Children, Daughters, Happiness

Older, Wiser

I stand in front of the mirror, you in my arms. I move the dryer in gentle circles around your head. Your curls shine and tighten. I put the dryer down and tousle your curls. There is a smidgen of moisture left. I look at us in the mirror as we walk out. I love […]

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Baby, Feelings, Happiness, Musings, Personal

Falling in love

It is late afternoon. I sit with my baby on my arm. Her head is cradled by the crook of my elbow and the rest of her ensconced along the length of my arm. I hold her close and bend down to touch my lips to her forehead. She scrunches her face and looks towards […]

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Adoption, Baby, Daughters, Feelings

I see you. I see myself.

Just as we wrap up our conversation, I hear your daughter T squeal in the background. I hear her talk excitedly to you punctuating her baby talk with ample “mommy”s. I hear the contentment and the happiness. I picture you giving your daughter a hug and see a smile play on your face as you […]

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Baby, Daughters, Daycare, Lessons

Lessons learnt… so far.

A little over a week since the girls started daycare. Reviewing the past ten days, this is what I have learned. Jotting it down here as a record for posterity. 1. Kutties have figured out that this is for the long haul and their faces change as soon as they see the school building. 2. […]

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Baby, Daycare, Poll

Do tell

When it came time to drop your little one in a daycare (home or school) how did you do it? Did it cold turkey. Dropped baby off and did not turn back Dropped baby at school. Spent a few minutes playing and snuck out when I would not be missed. Walked in, put baby down […]

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Baby, Family, Feelings, Happiness, Home, Life, Musings

One week hence

Today marks one week of the girls homecoming. There are moments like now when the house is silent save the keystrokes and the even breathing filtering in through the baby monitor when I wonder if this is my life I am leading. Not in my wildest dreams did I think come February 2010, I’d be […]

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Adoption, Baby, Feelings, Personal

We are paper pregnant!

Yup. We are. Well!! Almost! About three months back, K and I made the decision to grow our family through adoption. It had been on our minds for a couple of years now but this June we decided to take the steps necessary to make it a reality. The first step in the process was […]

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