Monday, July 28, 2014

Mother of All Cliches

I have a demand-fed, breastfed little baby who wears cloth diapers (and pre-folds and lengtis), is swaddled in ancient muslin squares, wrapped in kanthas and sleeps with us in our bed.

And I've been using cloth pads, worn maternity jeans and shopped ahead for the baby.

I tick all the right internet boxes, which is a really funny thought.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Presenting Puchke

Born 11 July 2014, one wee baby to a very happy family. I'm told I muttered, "But I wanted a girl..." to our paediatrician but I think we can overlook things said under the influence of anaesthesia. I may have wanted a daughter, but I have to say I can't imagine a life without this second son of mine (and he's not even a fortnight old).

We have a nice name for him but Rahul has requested he be given Puchke ("Tiny") for a daak naam (pet name) and that's what he will be on this blog. Say hello to your little friend.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Things Heard around Our House Today

After a night and most of a day tending to an unusually fussy baby.

Person: I'm starting to understand why your mother feels sons are dispensable.


Trying to mop up leaking breasts yet once more.

Person: Damn, I'm bathed in my own milk. Oh well, at least I'm one up on Cleopatra.