Prayers to the Lord, our God.
This year is the Celebration of Parenting..
366 Days of Learnings of Parenting
Thank you Carolyn for making us parents ❤️.
From here on , I shall put down the few learnings and episodes which we shared with you especially the “firsts”.
And let’s see if this helps to make our bond be more strong.
|DAY||About you||Something new.|
|0||19 April||Contractions begin and I try to be as much calm as possible. You did great helping me do that. Finally after trying to push u a lot so we could share same birthday you had plans of your own. Ha ha ha.|
|1||20 Apr mon||finally at 2am u sweet angel came on my lap. Honestly tht time I had no feeling at all. As I was just hoping everything goes normal and smooth. By God’s and your graceit did. I was a bit skeptical of u will tk my milk or I cn breastfeed u but u did great my love. And by next day we had our bonding. This was after your daddy and nurses tried a lot to get you to me and we have the connection.
|2||21 Apr tue||Had a very pleasant and beautiful stay at hospital. Since u came at 2am on 20th I got an additional day stay offer. And we had your new born photoshoot of 48hours.|
|3||22apr wed||the next day we got discharged and we had our lunch at the hospital and got u home. Now this moment I won’t forget as that moment a sweet melodious song came.into my ears and finally I cried thinking about you and getting u home. This was really special moment for me as I felt that I’m mom now and for u totally responsible. https://youtu.be/COV1a8T5PDg|
|4||23 apr thu||now this day was little memrabyas well….I started getting heavy pain and I realii didn’t take care of me …sad face. I wasnt able to recover the way I wanted to moreso I had severe severe constipation. Hahhah. Laugh but not something I could do tht time. I felt horrible. Hehehe. Pallavi masi gave food. It was really nice and tasty .|
|5||24 apr fri||now this day was your first Ped appointment. And it went well. Doctor over the video call said you are doing well with the breastfeeding. And I was getting enough for you . Let’s see how to goes further. Pain was a lot by now and I had almost given up as two times the pain became more. Birth pain and constipated stomach. I was just hoping I get past his phase as soon as possible. Thankfully it started working on Saturday onwards when I took the antibiotics .|
|6||25 apr sat||we are very happy we r keeping a log of you for whole 24 hrs. And this has helped us to track your feeds and other things.|
|7||26 Apr sun||finally I’m back on my mojo. Had a lovely hair wash and I’m so glad yourdaddy can be with me for another week without work
Yipee. All’s well. Rochit chatted for about 2hrs and had good time..
|8||27 Apr mon||Planned one week photoshoot for you. Hopefully it goes well. And we had nice nap plus you re giving no trouble at all.|
|9||28 Apr tue||the photoshoot went well. We have planned dresses photoshoot as well..so let’s c. Also daal lauki and rice today. Yes we had paneer sabji. Trying to make without spice. We did swim wear photoshoot. Your feed increased today. Came to know two people who you share your birthday with. Modern Singh’s baby boy and Bhavani one boulevard apartment friend.|
|10||29. Apr wed||Ped appointment. Your diet has increased from today . We noticed . So I have to increymilk supply. Started manual pumping which could make it enough for you. Let’s see how it goes. U slept more the last night. We had pav bhaji and chicken mayo with raw banana chips.|
|11.||30 Apr thu.||10day for u. We had groceries from Costco and 99. I made paneer. U are very hungry today..ur diet has increased.|
|12||1may||baby book has been started . Your hard disk is getting filed with ur memories.
Swim wear shoot
And more videos will h coming soon.
Mother days is what I’ve planned to do YouTube channel inauguration.
|13||2 may sat||oiur rouitine has bnecomje of food…idli for bf, egg b hurji foir lunch, chickjen mayo for dinjner. rest ncludes
trying to make a diet chart includfing everythinghthat can help yoiu wityh getting all nutrients
|14||3MAY SUN||Expected date of arroival. but u came early in our life. we r blessed to have you on 20th of 2020. MAJOR WORK starting todayu, got the whte boad to rt tracig y schedulke and food intake to have balanced diet.
daddy wert to ofc for prints for youir baby book album.
|15||4 may mon||Today you are 2weeks old. Will do another photoshoot. Yaay. Just love clicking your pics. And see the change everyday . Had your doctor’s appointment today morning. So you lost weight ….sad face. Now I HV to do more to make your weight proper. I do not wish to give you formula. ..do will try to feed you more. Hopefully your diet increase n weight too. Pls pls eat. I think my milk is not fatty enough for you|
|16||5 may tue||your umbilical cord fell today . We r so happy soon you will get your first bath. Your two weeks old and we r do I ng average. Yes we are tired inspite of you cooperating with us so much. Thanks for your support. We love you a lot. I m having melt downs . Sorry|
|17||6 may wed||lot of breakdown still happening. Daddy n I not able to communicate well. Ur second week photoshoot was just you ..we couldn’t come in the pics. Daddy has gone to get the weighing machine and then to Walmart. I was making the chart for the chores and food. Food intake is morning idli chutney. Then lentils with lauki . Take two bowls of it. I add ginger powder, suanf powder, kasoori Methi, Hing for your good digestion. If ur poo is good ..I’m happy since I feel a lot for those who are not able to. And therefore I have ajwain water and Methi water for milk production. Your birth weight has still not reached and we do not wish to give you formula as it’s just artificial. Your doc is adamant to give u but we r reluctant. Please gain weight fast so we cn have better mood. Earlier for the first two weeks we were giving u feeds as per demand basis and since you nicely slept for the night we also had nice God night sleep. But after doctor has continuously told us to feed you 8 times per day. With both breast and bottle top we have started giving you scheduled feeds .we have to increase ryour weight else you will have grwoth issues…which we do not wish to see. Pls pls grow in weight. Mother Mary help us.|
|18||7 may thu||finally good news you have put on weight and doctor is happy. We r trying to eat healthy and nutritious food. Zucchini egg omlete. Brocolli. Bread. Lettuce. Chicken mayo. Mushroom matar curry. Chicken wings curry. Main ingredients of the masalas are…jeera, garlic, kasoori Methi, ginger powder and saunf powder. Using these we r making food so it’s easy to digest for u. Love u. Yest u blasted poo poo on me. It was fun. This mother’s day il launch ur channel and then as videos in them. Sorry if u don’t like. But we want to keep all memories as much possible for u.|
|19||8 may fri||the day was normal..as we r at home. Daddy has started working. We have dentist appointment tom for me. Made paneer curry. With tomato boiled. Waiting for you to grow up and talk to us.|
|20||9may sat||we r regularly eating idli now. It’s an easy make and light food. Hope u like them as well. Dentist appointment was ok. Nothing to fear. Then daddy went to India Bazar and 99cents for grocery refill. We are trying to make things smooth but sometimes I lose my patience. Hope u get the patience factor from daddy. He’s the most calm person I know. He’s the best. Daddy made nice chicken gravy with chicken wings. Tomato and onion boiled and made gravy.|
|21||10may sun||you are 20days old today. It’s mothers day. Daddy got two lovely cards for us. We also did photoshoot. I made your YouTube channel today. Will try to keep uploading videos which will be your private collection a d whenever you feel like making them public ..it’s your wish. Hope you like this little surprise form your Mommy 😍💕💕
We had brocolli fry. Dal lauki.woth palak garlic tadka. Daddy got an option to move to Canada today. So let’s see where we will be headed. Nothing final yet just doing our research to see if it will suit us.
|22||11 may mon||Today you are three weeks old. We are trying to make one song video for the week. Week 1 was
Mere Ghar aayi nanhi oari
Week 2 you raise me up
Week 3 tu kitni avhi hai by puja masi.
Yest we made kale fry.
|23||12 may tue||had a wonderful day . We have formed a routine. Daddy n me are dividing the chores and doing them. Feels great to have daddy around. We had video call with Shilpa suman shashmita masi. Then at night anil and Anand. We had moong dal and kale with banana chips and zuchini bhaji.|
|24||13 may wed||lovely day today as well
You don’t give any trouble at all to us. We love you eternally. Made soya and gobhi with beetroot. Daddy made dal. We r enjoying every moment with u. So our routine is as soon as you sleep we start with our work of cleaning, sweeping, bottles then food . Morning idli chutney, after oats milk then fruits lunch curd coconut water tea snacks dinner.
|25||14 may thu||so another feather to your pics is that we have taken a memory board to place behind you and capture all moments with caption of milestones. Today we put your first Mobil on your co sleeper. It’s nice to see u gazing it. Food we had soya chunks bhaji, beetroot , raw banana chips and bread. Pallavi masi sent evening dinner of beetroot raita orange masoor dal and sabji..|
|26||15 may fri||the day is very lazy sleeping a lot. Family day today. Both daddy n me enjoying the time with u. U had ur first head bath today. Hope it makes u feel good. After three weeks giving u head bath. Ur hair is so pretty and I love combing them Everytime.|
|27||16 May sat||all three of us slept together in the morning. Woke up at 1130. Had nice khichidi and now. Sleeping with you has become a habit.|
|28||17 may sun||Costco run
Curd, milk, dishwashing liquid,paneer, moisturizer, ghee for ladoo.
Mustard seeds for your pillow, green Veges , garlic, snack items .
Yes we have u hair bath. You enjoyed it a lot. These days you are pulling your hair and crying as you don’t know you are only doing it yourself…hah ahahah
Made kale bhaji, mushrooms , moong dal with brinjal and lauki. Yestoallu masi got grocery from 99cents. So I have brocolli and nice mushroom which I like…hope u like the too
|29||18 may mon||hada nice relaxingsleep.intbr morning with u in my arms. Then did all regular work and waiting to make second batch of ladoos. Did hair wash . Your stomach not tht well . May b cos I m not eating right. I’m triyngto do everything possible. Pls forgive me. .had masoor dal. Idli. Mushroom. Methi thepla. Kale|
|30||19may tue||you are one month today. Will be celebrating at home. You know we always wish to have family time and this year is exactly for this. We have to be indoors for our safety and so we are having the best time with each other. Your daddy is the best husband I could ever ask for. He has been for us every thick n thin. He has been a blessing to me. I love seeing him play with u.
We got up at 325 today and awake till 615am. Different experience as everyday I’d different with u. We switched on TV after a month. Saw back to future. Meanwhile made another batch if ladoos and made paneer and brocolli for lunch. Ditched daal. Hahaha…I love paneer ..hope u like it too….
Did laundry also and vacuuming the house
|31||20 May wed||waiting for one month birthday tom. Daddy worked today. So I had u. Did the photoshoot. The schedule is very tight. Want to make more videos. Uploading all videos for your channel .|
|32||21 may thu||planning for making more videos for you. Organized a list of video series. Uterus contractions pain in abdomen like period cramps since two days.|
|33||22 may fri||how quickly days r passing. Getting period cramps.
Series of food options
Green – kale spinach brocolli. Beetroot leaves bellpeppers
Squashes zuchini in egg,bottle guard , Tori, brinjal
Bf option idli
Mushroom, beetroot paneer
|34||23 May sat||your Daddy’s birthday today. We cut the cake on your first month . Blue cupcake. First year for daddy begins.as a dad. With you we start the journey of Parenthood from this year. We had two types of daal .moong and green moong. Chicken . Beetroot you had your second head bath and body bath. And first massage.|
|35||24 may sun||Cisco gave Fri sat sun mom off. We r blessed to have holidays.
Story of mothers instinct
So today when u bad done poo poo I felt u may be hungry…so quickkyl daddy warmed a bottle feed but somehow by that time u fell asleep . I still felt that u may be awake and then u may take it. Luckily u got up after fifteen minutes of power nap and then again we warmed the bottle so test if u will take it. And since last few days u have been little fussy about warmness of the milk ..you again rejected it . Daddy sed u r not hungry so let it b. But I knew u wanted it…so I kept pushing for it and then somehow u got the latch and we were a go. Thank you for making me a mother and knowing that I cn know you as well..gives me strength in being a mother.
I’m very honest il be definitely applying this theory that if I’m happy then ul b happy. So I don’t want to b a perfect mom I wan yto be happy mom .
Thank you for making me one. I’m enjoying every bit of it.
Food has bhindi mushroom daal rice . Night ..lettuce salad. Brocolli.
|36||25 May mon||So as you know it’s the Sunday log..which gets published on Monday as per India time. Starting from daddy’s birthday we started making food videos so you know what we eat for you. Gave you massage and head bath . Daddy did laundry and grocery from Costco 99 India Bazar. Shashmita n UK r expecting. Nov 5 due date|
|37||26 May tue||hi…
Video songs for everyone
Puja started with giving idea for wishing Anmol and that’s how we started making Kareoke videos .
Now for mom dad anniiwe r planning to sing a medley
Nani Teri morni by Carolyn
Janam Janam ka saath hai nibhane ko by Jain family
Tera mujhsr hai pehla ka Naya koi By Monteiro family
Eh Meri zohrajabi…by papa
Chicken gravy recorded by daddy. Kale from yesterday. Night mushroom
|38||27 may wed||had a tiring Tuesday as daddy was at work and Mommy became tired doing everything. Started making video to wish mom dad for their anniversary and rolin sir for Birthday. Made chicken mushroom dal rice tea . .|
|39||28 may thu||wed log. Visit t paed ofc. Now on making video for those inspire me and daddy. Made for Rollin Sir. As his birthday today…28th. hope u get to meet him .
Paneer delight today with frozen paratha
|40||29 may fri||thu log
|41||VERY IMP POST
HOUSE WORK DECODED POST PARTUM
So it’s important to understand few things before we jump into being parents
I realized this.
There r house chores which have to be simultaneously done if there is no help
I’ve divided them into 4 categories according to my convenience and requirement.
1. Make bed
3. Overnight prep Morning task ( morning remove everything and keep – curd , Veges prepped , bottle guard , zuchini )
Soaked almonds and walnuts
Oats milk with chia seeds
4. Dal boil
5. Make tea
6. Rice prep
7. Overnight cut Veges prep to cook now
8. Prepare tadka.
9. Pumping parts and bootle wash.
1. Idli peanut .chutney prepare.
4. Kitchen platform cleaning
5. Status of everything to b chked ( garlic peel, Veges for next meal cut, prep gravy)
6. Fruits cut and prepare.
2. Laundry – put. Fold ,keep
3. Grocery keeping
1. Outside work
2. Making videos for Carrie.
ITS VERY VERY IMP TO KNOW THAT STATUS OF THESE ACTIVITIES ARE TOTALLY FLEXIBLE. PRIORITY IS THE KEY WORD AND DEPENDING ON TBE SLEEP FACTOR, REST FACTOR AND ANTICIPATED TASKS THE WORK NEEDS TO BE DONE.
|42||31 may 2020||Posting all my previous sticky notes …for reference and to remember what I have written n kept to be seen alter.
Nitrate strips for aquarium
Distilled water. Dropped the ladoos for Avani. Made mushroom . Had wonderful peaceful day.
|43||1 june||Next mo the started. Song of the week done yest on Saturday. Day was crazy as we had to figure out a routine and go accordingly. Fish tank cleaned .. hopefully less nitrate now. Started prepping at night and checking all status at night.|
|44||2june||Monday going very well coordinated . Yu also r giving full support by feeding sleeping and poo ping. All’s well. Brinjal Fry in curd dish if the day.
Another Smooth day. Once the weekend is planned properly and routine is set .for next two ahead tasks.s I. Terms of food then the flowe is good. This way the other things can be prepped and checked well on advance. This helps to run the house smoothly.
Made cabbage carrot fry. Had moong orange daal brocolli.
|45||3june wed||Log for the US time
So same as above added the log.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.