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Being a Mother – Part 4

My parents had booked their tickets to reach my inlaws place around my last week of due date. Dont know suddenly they thought that they should prebook their tickets. They came one week earlier and even my contractions started. Along with that my husband got tested covid positive and he can’t be anywhere near me. He got admitted himself for 15 days.
Luckily my mother was there at the right time.
For 2 nights I had contractions every 10 , 15 , 30 minutes..  since it was not on the same durations I took it as a false alarm. I was waiting if we could delay some more and I could hold on for few days ..atleast my husband will be there during the delivery time.
I was in pain and I could rarely sleep at night hence after 2 nights my mother told me to call doctor and explain the situation. Early morning 5am I called doctor on 29th April and she immediately told me to get myself admitted and do the covid tests for my mother as she is my caretaker. Also they wanted me to repeat the covid test since I was in contact.

It was one of the best hospital..they took proper care of me. I did a lot of breathing practice and was well prepared on what to do during the whole process.
I was having mild contractions and also I had gestational diabetes..doctor told me not to delay. They induced me and woww the pain…Can’t explain. Initially I was fine..with each contractions I would breathe out and think about the baby. I was able to manage.  I was dilating slower and they made me excercise on birthing ball. With each pain , I was asked to do sit ups. Nurses supported me by holding my shoulders and pushing me down.  I kept asking them the time.. every 15 minutes and finally after 2 hours I got exhausted. They asked me if I wanted epidural before but I said no.. now what to do..

My doctor was giving me hope..  just half an hour.. hold on.. and yes I was somehow able to do it! Keep focusing on your breathing.
After 4 hours..  I pushed with all the strength and along with all screaming my throat was almost gone.
Babies voice 🥰 the crying sound. Baby is crying but you are smiling and happy 😍

If I have to describe the whole journey..I can write a book and it would not be enough.

Today she has turned 1 year .. oh my God! Time flies so fast.

The best blessing in my life is my sweet Baby.

To every Mother.. ” You are awesome, you are beautiful. No matter you have someone with you or you are alone.. you can achieve anything cause you are strong. Never give up your happiness , your career for anything. You can find a way if you think and you can do it. “

Being a Mother – Part3

Finally the decison was made to go to his parents. It would be a lie if I say that was the best decision.

During pregnancy when your hormones are all messed up…at that time I believe taking any decision will take time or else you are going to be taking a decision based on what others tell you. That’s what happened to me.
Had to go through a stressful and depressed phase at the wrong time.
Trust me .. NOBODY will ever understand you like your Mother and NOBODY will love you unconditionally.
I have learnt my lesson. Especially during pregnancy think about your happiness and think about your comfort. Keeping you and your baby happy and safe should be the first priority.
Happy part is that I was not alone and with each movement or kicks I could feel in my stomach I could overcome everything.

I was very careful with what I eat and did all the exercises doctor asked me to. But my blood test on 7th month showed I had gestational diabetes. Doctor asked me I had to take insulin.. but I was too scared. Instead I asked for sugar tablet. My routine changed..I was given a diet chart to follow. I got up every morning 6am .. made sure I eat something.. drink milk..walked half an hour and I had to test my sugar level daily at home before and after food.
Depending on how the level is ..I had to control my food. Stopped eating sweets and measured my food intake based on the doctor instruction.


All these made me more stressed and emotional. I felt I don’t have anyone to rely on and nobody would understand its hard for me.
As any mother would do.. I was eagerly waiting for my baby.

To be continued

Being a Mother – Part2

5th September 2020 I got a positive result.😁 Since it was too early initial scan nothing came up. Took a blood test for them to check the hCG levels. Doctor asked me to come back after 2 weeks, still unsure if everything is alright.
2 weeks felt so long for me..
Finally.. at my next appointment, they could see the fetus. A very tiny dot. Could not hear the heartbeat yet. Again another blood test was done. I am very scared of needles..but the endless number of blood tests made me to overcome this fear actually. I was like blood test right.. come on take my blood🤣.


Again waited for a week and in my next scan.. I heard the most amazing sound. Baby’s 💓 it was loud and fast. I was filled with tears and I was filled with love.❤


Doctor advised me what to eat and how to be careful in the initial months. I have heard most women have upset stomach or vomiting in the initial months.. I guess I was lucky, I did not have much of that.. only two or three times at the most. Smelling lemon helped me I guess 😀
I was happy and everything was going well. Since it was during covid wave..it was at the start , at my office they allowed me to work from home.
We are staying away from parents and it was decided that, we will be going to parents place when I will be around 5 to 7th month of pregnancy.  My in-laws wanted us to stay with them, whereas my parents wanted us to stay with them.
I was not sure what to decide..  should I go with what my husband is suggesting ..that is to stay with his parent’s or should I go and stay with my parents!

To be continued..

Being a Mother – Part 1

Finally..I am ready to share my Motherhood journey with my viewers! My daughter is going be 1 year old this April 29th and I feel this is the right time for me as well to write about how I feel and what I experienced.

I never imagined that one day I will also become a Mommy. When I used to see a pregnant lady..at work or on road.. I used to think how do they manage to walk and how can they carry another life inside them. I can only see the discomfort and pain.
I was sure I don’t want to go through that phase. I am not capable of taking care of even myself..how will I be able to take care of a baby?
The big stomach that comes with it.. the pain during birth 😢. I definitely did not want to go through it.

Well… that me has changed

After 1 year of marriage..when I was 29, I started getting these weird thoughts and feelings. 😅
My YouTube search shifted from comedy videos, make up videos to baby videos!
I felt I am now ready for a baby.. I want to be a mother. I got that feeling of responsibility which was surprising to me as well. 😆

The me who loved to spend money shopping for things that I won’t even use.. started saving. 🙊

To be continued..

Happy 11 Month to my baby

Happy Bday to my beautiful baby girl

Your bright big eyes, your laughs and smiles..

Your screams, the way you say Banana, your kisses and your increasing naughtiness..

Makes us forget the sleepless nights.. and makes parenthood worth it.

The past Month you had to go through some challenges and pain, you have been very strong girl. We are proud of you!

I thank God for keeping you safe and healthy.

Keep smiling and laughing always! Love you more.

Happy 7th Month to my baby

Each day with you is a blessing.
It was like yestrday that I first took you in my arms..a scared mother who did not know how to hold a tiny baby.
Now I am a proud mommy , I am now an expert in spending sleepless night. I will tell you the truth I do scold your dad in my mind when I see him sleeping peacefully. 😄
I am managing my job and taking care of you at same time. So you know how talented your mommy is. 😇
I can now cook baby food, though I mess that up sometimes..I have to improve a lot.


You have now started sleeping at nights.
You clap hands even when you are crying sometimes.
Most times you laugh for no reason.
You can now sit with support and you love to stand.
You make funny and cute sounds.

My baby angel you are perfect and beautiful
Love you lots.

Happy 6th month to my baby girl

My baby girl turned 6 months old on Oct 29th. I couldn’t post on the exact date but here I am baby girl. I really wanted to write my feelings for you even though I am a bit late. 💝


You are already 6 months old.
I thank God as I hold you in my arms.
I have fallen in love with your laugh and smile.
As I hug you, I feel as if you are the one who’s comforting me.
You jump with joy , play and clap your hands.
Your big eyes that just brighten up.
My worries just flies away as I see you.
You always put a smile on me.
You are the reason that keeps me motivated.
You make me want to be a strong person.
Your innocent smile, laugh and love makes me want to be a better person.
You are my angel. Love you lots my Angela sweetu.

Tips for Flying with baby

Travelling with infant can be overwhelming especially if it’s your first time. My baby girl first flight was when she was 2 and half months old. Doctors usually recommend to wait for at least 3-6 months for the baby immune system to develop before air travel. Especially during pandemic, it’s not safe to travel but if its unavoidable then always good to consult with a pediatrician and follow safety measures.

Here are somethings I would like to share which can make your travel easier:

  • Reduce hand baggage as much as possible: Not only hand baggage but try to reduce the overall luggage. While packing try to carry only needed things. Try to courier the things that you will not need immediately. This will make your travel easier. On our first travel, we did a mistake of taking overweight baggage and had to pay lot extra for it. Also, carried 3 back bags along with the baby it was really exhausting.
  • Baby carrier: Wear the baby in a baby carrier or a baby sling so that you can be hands free. If you will be using the baby carrier for the first time, its always better to try it on with the baby and see how it works before your travel day. When my baby was 2 months old, I took her in a sleeping bag so I could not carry anything else except a diaper bag. In my second travel, I used a baby carrier, I could carry 1 laptop bag, camera bag and diaper bag with me and it was not exhausting.
  • Security check at Airport: Security check might be different in every airport. My first travel I carried baby in sleeping bag and the security person did not make me wait for long and helped me first. My second travel I used baby carrier and a kind girl helped me to keep my bags in the checking area tray. She even asked the security check person to help me first as I am carrying baby. But when I walked in to the security check place the security asked me to go back and put the baby carrier in the tray. I had never practiced taking out baby by myself from the baby carrier, I was too scared that I will put the baby down but it went well and was not that difficult.
  • Extra diapers: Carry in diaper bag only the number of diapers that baby needs with a 1 or 2 extras.
  • Baby wipes: Take baby wipes with you its very useful in cleaning baby and also you can use for yourself. Hand wash is not available in most of the baby care rooms, they are replaced with sanitizers now.
  • Baby clothes and Towels: Take 2 or 3 extra clothes and towels incase baby vomits or overflow of diapers.
  • Extra cloth for yourself: Carry an extra dress for you incase gets dirty.
  • Blankets/ swaddles: A small baby blanket to cover the baby if it gets cold while travelling.
  • Socks and Gloves: Take an extra pair of baby socks and gloves. Babies will suck their fingers hence to keep them clean its better to have a change of gloves.
  • Cover baby in layers: Before you travel it can be hot and when you are travelling it can be cold. Instead of directly putting warm clothes on baby, it’s always better to first make them wear something light and then add a layer of another clothing if it becomes cold. In my first travel I did a mistake of putting on a thick sleepwear for my baby as the flight travel will be cold. But once we reached our destination the climate was hot. This made her to get red bumps on her legs, which took at least 2 weeks to clear up.
  • Toys: Keep a small toy for your baby in your hand bag/ diaper bag, take something which your baby likes to keep them happy.
  • Feeding: It is said that don’t feed the baby before boarding flight but its better to feed them before boarding if they are hungry or else you will have to handle a fussy baby throughout your travel. If possible, schedule your feeding so that you will be able to feed the baby while take off and landing to help them swallow to avoid the ear pain. This worked for my baby in my first travel when she was only 2 months old. I fed her during takeoff and she was sleeping in most of the travel. But did not work in my second travel, she was all playing while takeoff and she cried when I tried to feed. I just left her to play but before landing she started crying out so loud. The flight attendant asked me to keep speaking to the baby as she was crying due to ear pain. She calmed down after around 10 minutes.
  • Stay hydrated: All the mommies make sure you eat well and drink lots of water during your travel. Also keep your baby hydrated.
  • Pre book cabs: If you have the option to pre-book the cabs in your destination then do it, this will help you to avoid the waiting time and to avoid the last minute cab troubles.

Back to Home

Since I was on maternity leave, I was staying with my parents at Delhi for few months now. I had my mother to help me look after the baby, I did not have to cook 😁, My dad who cooks my favorite dishes and special biryanis… Now that I think of it, I rarely did any housework. Sadly, my leave has almost come to an end, have to join work on Oct 14th. Me and my husband are back to Hyderabad. Its only 2 days now but it’s been too hectic with all the unpacking, arranging and cleaning. With just two of us doing all the work… now I know it’s not an easy task to do housework plus looking after the baby. Hopefully things will get settled a bit once the organizing is done. Specially I have to maintain a schedule for doing things… These two days everything was messy and delayed. Its going to be a completely new experience… hopefully a good one 👸(Being positive)

In the coming weeks I plan to share any new tips and my travel ✈ experience with baby . There were somethings which I did not know as a new Mom and I have learned now. Looking forward to share those tips with you soon. 😊

To my baby girl

My baby girl has been suffering from cold and cough for the past few days. Seeing her suffer feels so terrible. Past few days had been busy. Hugging her, being there with her, noting all the medications and giving to her on time. Lots to follow – cannot give medicine after feeding and then taking her from sleep and giving medicine (forgetting to give some of them). All the changing of cloths after she vomits, fighting with her hands to put that nasal spray. Calming her, singing to her, making her sleep and jumping out of bed when I hear any sound. Now she’s recovering and its my turn to be sick. Since Yesterday I am down with cold and horrible throat pain but that’s fine as long as baby gets well. You feel so helpless when your tiny one is not well, when all you can do is hug them when they are sick as you never know if they are in pain.

Today she stepped into 5 Months. I am so grateful and thankful to God for bringing her to this world and keeping her safe.

To my baby girl:

It seems like yesterday you were born

Time flies and you are soon 5 months old

Can’t have enough of your laughter and cries

Its so fun playing with you

I never get tired of taking care of you

I know I am a lazy one but I will do everything for you

You make me realize that I have lot to improve

To the world you may not be perfect but for me you are most perfect and beautiful

You bring more happiness each day in my life

Love you lots, Hugs and Kisses