My wait to hold her in my arms came true and I loved the way she was on the first few days after her birth. She was soo tiny, her dress were soo cute, She fit only in her premies was a cute doll.. Of course she is a precious doll even now and will be my precious one forever.
I had to call my mom for help to change her clothes as she was so so tiny and I didn’t want to break her. I learned how to change her diapers right away but putting a onesie on her was a difficult task.
My postpartum was a little difficult, not easy like my birth. First I wasn’t producing milk and had to pump and store. Then I suffered from engorged boobs as the baby was not latching onto me properly, not drinking enough milk she was crying all day and I ended up with a paining breast not able to let the milk out. I wasn’t comfortable with the pumps and nipple shields. But she was comfortable only the use of nipple shield. So I had to adjust, Adjustments starts right from the time a heart starts to beats inside you.
In our Indian culture, we follow a tradition called “Punyavachanam” for purification and the “naming ceremony” to name the baby. That’s when the family is invited and the baby is shown to relatives. That’s also the baby’s first head bath at home after the hospital bath.
In recent studies, it’s proven that babies won’t need to be bathed in the first few months as their skin is sensitive and it contains vernix from the womb and it protects them from all the harmful bacteria. Giving a bath after a few days helps the vernix to be absorbed by the body and protecting the baby when getting accustomed to the new atmosphere.
She was given her first head bath by my mom and she was so cool baby on her head bath, she felt so relax and slept right away after her bath. We did pooja at home and named her “Akshara”. That’s why my blog has her first 2 letters.
I kept recording all her activities every month and started sending her pics to my brothers every month with a milestone note on it.
I must thank one of my best mom friends “Aswathy Gopalakrishnan” who was always available on WhatsApp to clear all my new mom doubts. She was a mom of 4 months boy then, Right now a fellow Mom blogger of a 2-year toddler.
This is her blog and she has written a lot of articles related to parenting, her life stories, and reviews of toddler books.