February 02, 2010

Trial run

I have not left Aditi for longer than an hour since her birth, usually when she is asleep. We do not have a nanny. So I handle her myself almost all the time. My mother chips in when necessary, when Anush and Aditi are being difficult/ ill at the same time or when i have been dead tired.

The last two weeks, I have been emboldened by my attempts to stay away from Aditi for longer intervals....yesterday I took Anushka to the beach and had a great time... She is back to enjoying the waves and the water and took all the rides possible two times!! What we missed were the much awaited Tree of Life sand sculptures.... we bumped into a few others who were also disappointed/ disgusted by the festival guys not informing a cancellation or whatever it was...I digress....

I need to return to work shortly. I am, however, not sure how Aditi and I will cope for an entire day. I plan to ease into the routine slowly.

Aditi's food seems managable though challenging- especially extracting at office. Aditi seems ok with being spoon fed extracted milk. This is critical since I did not use a bottle for Anush and do not wish to use one this time either.

And my still clingy Anushka, though she shows signs of "weaning" has got used to having me around 24 *7.

While I wish to appoint a nanny, when I am at work, my mother is not in favour. Her comfort is important to me when I am away...she says she will extend the top help maids timing if required....

I am sure we all will rise to the ocassion. Anyway I am clear that if things do not work out I will again extend my leave. After all I need to do full justice at office when i get back. Can't be torn and do well anywhere.

10 comments:

ChoxBox said...

you are lucky your mom is around plus you have the option of extending leave.
good luck with everything.

Artnavy said...

yes i cant imagine if we lived in the USA or some such with 2 months maternity leave and no family support!!

Relying on maid/ daycare alone is almost a gamble/scary in India where rules hardly apply

Poppins said...

Good luck Art - I'm sure they will do just fine. It will be hard initially but then as long as Aditi is fed and rested she'll be good.

Anush's clinginess will probably reduce once she sees that you're not spending exclusive time with baby when she is in school.

Just Like That said...

You're going to MISS the beach in B'lore!
It won't be easy inititally, I guess, but am sure you will manage somehow. Cheer up and good luck.

Swati said...

all the best

Swapna said...

All the very best...

starry eyed said...

Hugs! All the best!

artnavy said...

thank you ladies!!

Mama - Mia said...

i salute all you mom's who manage to express milk!

even i never gave Cub the bottle. katori-chamacch it was!

cheers!

artnavy said...

abha- i use an ameda double pump ...it makes it easy