Sunday, July 29, 2012

Building up confidence - Lesson 1

Confidence lesson starts in the cradle.. My daughter thinks the cradle is rocking because she is taking efforts to do it with her constant hand and leg movements. When the rocking stops she looks concerned and kicks harder and stronger and faster. If the cradle still doesn't move, then she lets out her cry, a very mildly expressive one. Last resort is non stop crying..

I wait for her effort and then rock the cradle, so she believes in her own effort. I guess building confidence starts as early as sixty days!!! At least that is what I think.. I want her to know that all efforts pay off in time.. and I guess this translates as confidence later in life.

As with all new moms, am super thrilled and I guess I will write more about my new experience in life..though I look forward to writing variety, I think most of my writing may get centered around my little one.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

My new world....

I have finally managed to gain the energy and strength and time to open this page to write..This is the first post I am writing after we got our little one Prakruti, meaning NATURE .

It seems like yesterday when I wrote about the Recent Whyss post, that is on the last leg of my pregnancy journey.. It has been about 40 days now that our world has changed completely.. Our little one seems to be in my dreams, my waking hours.. making my days and nights, challenging my patience and confidence, contributing to my laughter and smiles...keeping everyone in the household on toes... making the item called clock meaningless in the house.. making the word schedule totally pointless... and making everyone fall in line with her decision on when to sleep, feed, and play...and helping us realize that God's watching and is THE ONE who can really do something about anything and everything in our life...

I wanted so much to write about my pregnancy journey for the benefit of those who would be having a baby soon but health reasons didn't permit. Now, there are times I want to login in the middle of the night when I am rocking my baby to sleep while she is playing like she would in a field... I notice and realize many things about life at large... Really introspective moments those are... Still as it is not getting really practical to get my hands on a keyboard at the late hours, I choose to write what I can, when I can and to whatever extent I can..

Over the days, I seem to have lost touch with language, the keyboard, computer and networking. So, if you are hearing the good news of my baby for the first time and I have not emailed you or called  you up, it is because of the new world that I am in.. and surely will take time to get back to the real world and my usual self.. :)

Will write when I can, Will need your valuable comments and support and encouragement as always,



With new opportunities also comes to fear and self-doubt. How can we navigate these very strong forces in order to reach our fulfillment...