It’s a roller coaster ride. A whirlwind. A rebirth. A rainbow. A bundle of promises, responsibilities and duties. A series of sleepless nights, sacrifices and XXL clothes. It makes women crib, complain, eat chocolates and cry!!! But you ask any mum whether she would barter it for anything in the world and you will get one definitive answer – A big fat NO!!!!!
When I first got to know about my pregnancy, the feeling was kind of mixed. Wasn’t sure whether I would be able to handle the responsibility or not. Believe me, it was a super tough journey. But when the doctor finally gave my daughter in my arms, the feeling was just out of this world. I had read and heard about it previously but believed only when I witnessed it myself !!
Initially, let me tell you, it wasn’t an easy task. I was depressed and frustrated. I used to cry so many times and used to give up. Needless to say, almost all the mommies would agree with me. I read somewhere that mums sacrifice a lot but even in that they find pleasure. Though I would not agree to it completely because it’s a real tough job sacrificing continuous sleeps at night, not being able to go anywhere and everywhere, eating tons of food drenched in ghee, not enjoying looking at yourself in front of the mirror (atleast for the initial months), depressing days, frustrating nights and what not!!! But all said and done, after all the maddening events when you receive that sweet smile, you tend to forget all the pains that you have undergone through.
But as they say, “picture abhi baaki hai mere dost!!!“, I feel now, it was much easier in the initial stages as compared to when the baby is in between her terrible twos and threes. So lets see how things shape up. I know it will be lot more challenging and demanding, as she has started irritating me to the core by asking innumerable questions, or when she’d be very rude and tell me ‘look at your waist size, so fat’ and will disobey me, how much creative I have to be to tell her stories so that she can sleep peacefully or the stupid excuses and threats to make her finish her food.
The real challenge comes up now when she has started observing and understanding things. Kids these days are ultra smart and you can’t just make a fool out of them.. (don’t be surprised if it’s the other way round)… Pheewww.. it’s a task!! Hopefully things should go smooth as she grows up and I pray that I develop the patience which is required. No schools, courses or training sessions can teach me to comfort you, my baby, I guess what will work is what they call a mum’s instinct!! There is still a longggg way to go and I hope I am able to cross every hurdle with ease and perfection (as they say) !!
So I guess motherhood is indeed an incredibly life changing experience. It brings about inner awareness, joy responsibilities and worries and makes you unconditional. Hope you make me the BEST mom I can be!!
I am Nitika Sipani, an interior designer by profession, full-time job as of now is that of a mother of a 2-year-old daughter (Myra) whom I dearly call ‘Little Miss M’! Of all the jobs till date, this one is the most challenging and every day is a new learning experience!! I enjoy writing and have developed it as a hobby, would like to become a freelance writer someday! You can connect with me on my blog: Juss lik dat.