Two months ago, I became a mother.
Two months later, I still can’t believe it.
I was never a baby person. I liked kids (not LOVED them) but for me wanting to have a child was more of a practical ‘phase of life’ step than ‘OMG I looooove kids and I want one for myself’. Though my husband and I had discussed adoption after marriage , I still wanted to give conceiving a try just because “if God has made me a woman, let me try it once”. Yeah, pretty much that logic.
So we gave it a try and a year later, I ended up with a beautiful baby boy in my arms. And yes, I still can’t believe this child came out of my womb. It is as if someone has handed me over a live doll to take care of, for a while.
That is how I became a mother. And boy, nothing can prepare you for that!
If you’re a mother and you know how being with a newborn is like, instead of a traditional blog post, I’d just like to share my thoughts Board exam pointer types:
– All the cruel words I ever said to my mother (e.g. Kisne bola tha paida karne ko) have come back to haunt me.
– Also, every time my mother had said to me, “Khud ke bachche honge toh pata chalega” ring in my ears all the time – Yes mummy, pata chal raha hai..bahut hi ache se!
– The only thing I had asked God out of this pregnancy was for my child to look like me. Of course, he was born an exact copy of his father.
– In a way that is good, because it makes me miss my husband less. It makes me feel sad for all the good things he’s going to miss the next two years he serves in field.