The little bundle of joy!

Shantanu sleeps as I type this. The day is a rush. The responsibility is gigantic – physical and mental. It is like developing two people at the same time. Me and my son. I am familiar with me – the person, me – the employee, me – the wife. However, me – the mother is something that I am yet getting acquainted with. How is that going to be. For all the others, there is a chance and possibility of forgiveness if you go wrong. But being a mother is a responsibility of the highest order. Nothing else comes close. And there is no scope for mistakes. My mistakes would directly reflect on the type of person he would be. It’s rewarding and scary at the same time when you know that you are entirely responsible for a tiny being and the decisions that you make will influence your child’s personality. How do you then guarantee that you always make the right choice for them.

I miss the “me-time”; growing up as an only child didn’t put me into the habit of having a constant companion and I am habituating myself to it. Reading books, watching movies, and listening to songs – all have a taken a back seat. He will be all of four months in a few days and he already has a bundle of activities about himself to boast of. His latest one is squealing at his toy when he gets excited. Cooing and blabbering is another. He is trying to verbalise his feelings now and he feels that I perfectly understand what he is trying to say.

Greenery and trees are his favourite things to looks at and I can only fantasize that he will become an artist or a painter – the nature lover. But on second thoughts, he may also become a speaker if his cooing is any indication of the volume of his talks. He is also highly impatient and brings down the house with his high pitched shrill every time he is hungry or needs a nappy change. The rare bliss moment is enjoying my solitude with a cuppa tea in the afternoon while he sleeps.


6 thoughts on “The little bundle of joy!

  1. Shilpa Garg

    Osho Rajneesh had said, the moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.

    So, Hearty Congratulations to the new mother!! 🙂

    Oh yes, motherhood is a bliss. They say, being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs, since the payment is pure love!!

    And yes, its a BIG responsibility too!! All the best to you and your baby as you both grow up together!! 🙂

  2. Sonia Thomas

    The way you describe your fears of moving into a new role of motherhood is superb. There is no guide book or training to adapt to this role. You learn as you go.

    Enjoyed reading it..

  3. Smita

    This is such a sweet n honest post dear!!!

    Motherhood takes u to another level na?? There is nothing called me time…baby becomes the center of your life n existence!!! 🙂

    1. Maddie Post author

      Exactly, the centre of your existence. An extension to yourself. Your own flesh and blood yet someone totally different with a mind of his own!


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