As we nearly approach a year of parenting, we’d like to share all the numerous things we tried to get our baby to sleep better and longer, none of which actually worked.

High on my wishlist for 2021, when D will be 1 whole year old, is a six hour uninterrupted stretch of sleep for all three of us every night. Or at least few nights a week. Or at least 5 hours. Even four and a half?

The first thing I’d heard almost most new parents talk about or watched on TV shows soon after having a baby was…


We recently had a little family Harry Potter moment when we realised what people have been saying about little D — that she looks exactly like her father, but has her mother’s eyes. D may not have had a birth as (fictionally) historic as baby Harry, but she is certainly living through historic times since her birth, living through these strange and turbulent times.

It feels like both the best and worst time to be a new parent.

Best because of the new little world of our own, the smiles and gurgles, and the sheer lack of time that makes…


Although we never planned it that way, the moment of finding out we were going to have a baby happened in one of those dramatic, fairy-tale magical settings. We were on vacation in Meghalaya to celebrate my 30th birthday, and on my birthday morning I took an off-chance doing the test very prematurely, since we had some strenuous activity planned for the day. As we stared at the stick in the bathroom of the B&B, there were one bold and one faint line. The textbook thing to do may have been to burst into tears of joy (or shock), but…


Around a month after D was born, I managed to catch a small break and V picked a random episode of Friends on Netflix. It turned out to be, by sheer coincidence, ‘The one with the breastmilk’. I wasn’t too surprised - ever since we knew we were having a baby, every movie I watch or book I read ended up having tracks on pregnancy, adoption, childbirth, breastfeeding and the likes. When I saw Ross’s ex wife casually lift up her T Shirt in this episode to feed the baby, and I went hey! …

Paren-tales

Newbie Indian mom. First steps into parenthood and the big, (not so) bad baby world.

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