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August 31, 2005

Who would nt love funny Baby Quotes?

"I don't know why they say "you have a baby." The baby has you." -Gallagher

"Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit." -- Bill Cosby

"People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them". - Leo J. Burke

"First you have to teach a child to talk, then you have to teach it to be quiet." - Prochnow

"If your baby is "beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time," you're the grandma." - Theresa Bloomingdale

"Families with babies and families without are so sorry for each other." - Ed Howe

"The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother - and they'll settle for a puppy every time." - Winston Pendelton

"Making the decision to have a child--It's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." ~ Elizabeth Stone

August 30, 2005

Confessions of a breastfeeding mother!

1. I favour my right breast.

2. At first I hated breast feeding.

3. After 4 months, I hated to supplement with formula, wanted to breastfeed forever!

4. I never knew that the breasts would leak so much, I had thought of them more like a tap!

5. I am hungry all the time.

6. I don’t like to pump but I do it nevertheless!

7. I am using the word "Breast" even to strangers!

8. Suddenly I am seeing babies everywhere: road, TV, books, shops, …

9. I am always thinking about feeding Ashu!

10. I wonder why God did nt think of something like "little finger feeding" instead of Breast

11. I seem to be asking "How long did you breastfeed" to anything which moves and has breasts and yeah, a baby!

12. When Ashu bites, I scream and she screams hearing me scream! Go figure!

13. Ashu talks to my breast while drinking!

14. When the first baby was born in this world and the mother found out she can feed her baby the milk that’s coming from her breasts, I think that’s when the concept of God materialised!

15. And very soon, the concept of Formula!!!


Breastfeeding did nt go too well for me or for my baby girl, Ashu in the beginning! I had these huge engorged water melons and she had this tiny little mouth and she just could nt latch on! The lactation experts and the nurses struggled until we left the hospital and it was too damn frustrating for me! Then they gave me the nipple shield, the silicone nipple thingy which u press to your nipple, and she took well to it and drank from it comfortably! A breastfeeding consultant came home for 2 weeks and checked her progress! As the milk supply was good and she was drinking and getting strength, the nurse said that she will be alright in a couple of weeks! But it was not to be so! It took a little more than 3 months to completely quit the nipple shield!

When I thought all was well, the 4 month Doctors visit dropped a bomb saying Ashu was under weight! It was a shocker! I had nt expected that! I suspect it was because of using the nipple shield for 3 months (I should have tried harder and should have quit it even earlier) Also I think she was drinking a lot lesser from the breast than with the nipple shield! And I was nt regularly pumping and I was nt waking her up in the night to feed her! May be a little of everything I did! May be I did nt do anything right!

Anyway, I have started supplementing with formula twice a day and feeding her on my breast the rest of the time and pumping! She took well to the formula, too well for my comfort actually! She had always liked drinking from the bottle (the lazy bum!!) and now she’s doubly happy! I have started with 100 ml; she finishes it fast and wants more! But I think it’s actually the suckling she wants!

I cant help but wonder what I would have thought about what I just wrote if I had come across it a year back! Funny how life changes and the things I ve least cared about all my life has suddenly become the most important thing!

I am a Mommy!

I am enjoying my new status as a mom for the past couple of months! Oh yeah, sometimes really hating it too! But now that theres no going back, I wanted to keep me sane by starting a blog about it and seeing the lighter side of it! Hoping to keep it interesting! See you again very soon! Already something interesting is happening in my notepad! Ciao!
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