Joys of Kids

What I Love About Being a Mother

I am currently a mother of two kids– a nine-year-old boy and a six-year-old girl. Both these children have given me unforgettable moments of joy. I have also experienced a lot of tensions and have spent hours worrying about the welfare of my kids and myself. I have successfully placed these negativities aside and only carry the pleasures, the awesome surprises and the magical moments that are a gift of motherhood. I wish to share, with everyone who is interested my stories of becoming a caring mother from a carefree- easy-going- twenty-

two-year-old young woman.

Loving naughtiness

A couple of years ago, when my kids were not as understanding as they are slowly becoming now, I used to have a tough time keeping them in control. They wanted the same things and often quarrelled. The younger one would snatch at the elder one’s picture books and before I could stop them, their favorite rhyme page was in pieces. The toy basket was always tumbled upside down, and both of them wanted to climb over it at the same time. I had my daily chores to complete, yet I had to help them climb over the basket. The laughter that followed was more precious than everything in the world.

Responsibilities

Growing kids demand time. The modern age with its technical overgrowth is making my kids smarter than I expected. My responsibilities today are to help them develop their understanding of the world and its ways. Moving in pace with time they need to know all yet refrain from things that can contaminate their innocent minds. I want them to grow up with pleasant memories, and for this, I spend as much time as I can with them. I know that very soon they will grow independent and their innocent mischief will not be there in the days to come.

For now, I enjoy everything that my kids do. It is a time that I wish will not pass too soon!

Breastfeeding, Tales

Week 1 with My Baby: The First Problems I Encountered

There are so many things that make people happy. We are overjoyed with things that are special and expensive like a diamond ring or a holiday package. Sometimes, ordinary things also offer pleasure like a blooming flower in the garden or a flowing stream. But, the joy that a mother gets from the first look of her baby is above all these kinds of happiness. It cannot be compared to anything.

When I saw my son for the first time, I just could not believe my eyes. The doctors were still fidgeting with my body- stitching, injecting and what not, but my senses were all drawn towards the little screeching thing in the nurse’s hand.

I smiled and felt so good. Gradually sleep overtook me, and I was asleep.

The next significant moment I had with my baby was the painful enjoyment of breast feeding. It was so painful, and the tiny lips could hardly suck a drop. The nurses helped me for sure, yet it took a couple of days for my boy to learn sucking.

The trial did not end here. There was much more to learn. I was at my wit’s end when after a few days, I felt milk squirting out in full force and making me all wet. What was even more panicking was that my poor baby was almost choked. My nurse and my mom came to our rescue and taught me how to control the flow.

The next problem was my baby sleeping only after a few sucks and again beginning to cry in a few minutes. He was unable to suck enough.

Everyone, including my doctor, friends, and relatives, laughed at my small discomforts. Soon my baby was an expert, and I was trained how to do it right.

Motivation

How I Turned My Pregnancy into a Pleasant Experience

It is not easy to go through all the physical and mental troubles of pregnancy, but it is a phase that passes quickly. It’s a journey that you have to value. There are a lot of things I can complain about it. However, there are also a lot of things that make it pleasant.

Consulting a doctor is necessary, so you have to do it a lot. However, to have a doctor who is more of a friend than a physician is rare. My pregnancy wasn’t complicated, but it was my first time and I was very nervous, but it was my doctor who made me feel that everything was fine and normal. She helped me keep my spirits up by always speaking positively.

Aside from my doctor, I also had my family with me. There were certain advice I had from my loving parents and in-laws that I would like to share. These things will help pregnancy easier for you, too:

  • Always remain positive. Think positive and act positively. If there are complications, accept them and go for a treatment feeling positive that things will turn out well.
  • Be happy. Your mood affects the baby’s health.
  • Prepare a cosy and decorated space for the newcomer. It will keep you engaged and also keep you happy.
  • Do not over exert or tire yourself. Take help from others.
  • Walk and do small household chores or office work. The more you keep your body in movement the easier will your labour be.
  • Eat nutritious food and lots of green vegetables and fruits. However consulting a dietician is always good.

I followed their advice, and kept myself busy taking care of myself and my baby. When I felt tired, I only had to touch my belly and told myself that I would soon see my child.

Pregnancy Testing, Tales

How I Knew I was Pregnant

I was married at the age of twenty-one. My husband is a tall, handsome person who has great affection for little children. Wherever we went, he was sure to find a kid and start playing. He used to laugh and did all sorts of tricks to make kids happy. At times, he got so involved with the kids that he used to completely forget my presence. I felt a bit jealous, but I admired him even more for this, and one day, I thought that I should have my own baby.

It was as if Providence was reading my mind. That very evening, I felt uneasy and nauseated. We went out for dinner, but the sight of my favorite food made me feel dizzy. I went twice to the washroom and returned home. I felt very sick. My husband was really worried, but I was feeling a bit happy. “What if I am pregnant?” I thought. I bought and used a pregnancy test strip and was overjoyed. The result was positive.

The next morning, we went to the doctor, and my pregnancy was confirmed. My husband was really glad, and my happiness was so great that I completely ignored my dizziness and my nausea.

The period of nine months was a period of mixed feelings. Most of the time, I felt really happy- the soft kicks of tiny feet, the imaginary face of my little angel, the preparations and shopping for my baby and above all, the loving care of my husband made me feel so precious. Sometimes, I was worried, tensed, irritant and moody. But there were lots of people who coaxed me out and everything was fine.