The perfect recipe to mothering..

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So we have this pretty picture of motherhood and cute chubby babies instilled in us.

Remember that adorable photo shoot of you caressing your bump?? <sigh>  Those were the days!!

Well, all is well till the bump pops and you realize you have churned out a blob of your karmic ruins.This amazing cute little thing could wake up the devil in you which will in turn rouse the little devil in him!! And then those animated scene of transformation begin – The picture perfect home will transform into a battlefield of  lunatics, age no bar here!

I am certain there are tons of other women out there who walked into motherhood expecting it to be just another phase of life, only to realise that it will be the only phase of life henceforth.

A bit of seasoning should help make this phase palatable.

Ingredients:

1. Love – How cliché’!

2. Patience – You may need to borrow some from your mom, mom in law, friends, neighbors and even strangers!

3. Energy – Buy it in wholesale. Tons of it.

4. Will Power – You will need to keep refilling this from time to time or it loses its flavour.

Seasoning

1. Ability to have fun

2. Ability to let go

3. Ability to forgive, forget and smile.

Instructions:

1. Take a huge bowl.

2.Peep inside. You will find lots and lots of Ego. Scoop it out. Leave some around the bowl so that motherhood does not make you totally devoid of I and me.

3. Pour all the Love into the bowl. Then add in Patience and Energy. Beat it all together till it is nice and fluffy. Let the air bubbles stay so that there is room to breathe. Sprinkle Will power on it from time to time.

4. Now let this mixture ferment for the first few months of motherhood; till the baby is about 4-5 months old and starts doing the fun bit.

5. Then add the seasoning of ability to have fun, let go, forgive, forget and smile – It is important so that you don’t miss out on this golden period worrying and cribbing!

6. Top the dish with lots of hugs, kisses and cuddles!

Voila! You are ready mommy!

Note: You may find that your dish is probably overflowing the bowl. That is precisely what motherhood is all about – overflowing emotions!

Go ahead and take a bite. It will be sumptuous and satisfying. I promise!

The Bumpy Bliss..Time To Reflect!!

There is more than what meets the eye!!

The real reason

The pregnancy test kit gave a strike against both the C and T?!?!

Yay!!!!!!!

You are pregnant….Awww…Congratulations!!

Despite the morning sickness, the irritability, mood swings and the many things it tags along, it still is a wonderful experience isn’t it?! (all dads-to-be, please ignore..)

Everyone showers you with attention. Your parents, your husband and in-laws pamper you like you are all that matters to them…Why, even the stranger on the road will make way for you…What a life!!

Is this for real?? What really has changed pre and post the test?? Is it you…??? How has the world remain such a beautiful place to be. Always??

Well, it would do you good to remember a few things through the months you are pregnant…

  • The reason for all this attention you get is not really you. It is your bump, the tiny little thing that is taking life in your body.
  • All the pampering is also meant for the bump!! So while you pamper the little one within you, people around you feel the need to do their bit for the little one and the only way they can do that is through you!!
  • SO the real reason for all the good that’s happening to you is not you. It’s your bump!!!

We can sense all you lovelies with those beautiful bumps….cursing us…Hold on…NO..NO!! Never lose your grace Missies!!

We’re sorry to burst your bubble but we are sure you know it deep within but choose to ignore.

Once this idea is clear in your mind then you are rooted.

So, this really is just a reminder. Now we are ready for the onward journey….

The Million Dollar Reaction!!

The roller coaster ride could start from the day the big secret gets revealed..

And it could be similar for both him and her.

But the underlying emotion could be only 2..its either OOPS!! or WOW!!

Either way it would help to gulp down a glass of water.

GULP GULP GULP..still not okay?? gulp down another glass..

Nope..no more glasses of water..you know you can’t wash it out …:P

It’s there and there to stay.

You need to take a deep breath and embrace the moment of truth.

The WOW people

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A lot of us would have been waiting for this to happen..

Smile…yell out to the world…jump on your bed…your prayers have been answered…!!

You could take a while to come out of your dream world.

Permission granted.. 🙂

The OOPS people

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For a lot of us it could come as a total surprise (or shock rather), well, it is never as bad as you’d think..

Put your hands over your tummy and imagine a cute little being taking form in you..

Google and watch a video of the foetus taking life. And you will instantly connect..

Believe me, it is the most beautiful path you would tread in your life…if you always thought a puppy, a kitten or even a bonsai is cute…then this far beyond all that!!!

And it is up to you to make it stressful or blissful..

This could be your jackpot..you lottery ticket to happiness..!!!

You would smile eventually, then why delay?!

Breathe.

Take it as it comes and remember to record your reaction in some journal.

You may stumble upon it someday and have a hearty laugh!!!