Monday, August 05, 2013

Castles in the air

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now build the foundations under them."
-Henry David Thoreau

Friday, August 02, 2013

Obseussed - Bumkins Super Bibs

Today you are you, that is truer than true
There is no one alive, who is youer than you.

I admit I've been bitten by the Dr Seuss bug. And to my delight my husband shares my crazy obsession. Such fans are we that we have a lot of Dr Seuss merchandise for moms and babies on our webstore www.angelinacrib.com and our son has used them all.
Its hard to pick a favorite from them all, but one of the products I've used a lot is the Bumkins superbib. Made of a waterproof fabric, this bib can just be easily wiped clean, resists odors and stains. Mine still looks as good as new. It is extremely easy to wash and I usually toss it into the washing machine after a couple of uses. The bib is very soft, yet durable and very light. Easy to store and carry along in a diaper bag. The velcro at the neck is adjustable and doesn't fray. I have managed to make use of this bib for the last 10 months, ever since my son was 4 months old. It has a catch all pocket that is well designed and roomy. It stays open unlike many other bibs and saves many a spill. The selling point is that the bib is PVC free, lead free, BPA free, phthalates free and vinyl free which is of utmost importance owing to the fact that invariably the bib will find its way into the little one's mouth more often than not. This bib is imported from Bumkins USA. Makes a great gift for a baby too!

So it's time for the first birthday and preparations are in full swing. Ofcourse the theme is Dr Seuss's The Cat in the Hat and ofcourse we are super excited. Our son.....he hasn't a clue, though he does love his Dr Seuss books. His 1st birthday is really a party to satisfy the child inside us all. My OCD has taken over completely and the DIY skills are being put to test. Google and pinterest have become my best buddies. I've been burning the midnight oil every night to complete all the preparations.
I will blog about the preparations in details after the birthday,  until then' Think and wonder, and wonder and think!'

Thursday, August 01, 2013

And Baby makes three

I had know you're in love when a reasonably comfortable pregnancy. After a terrible and depressing first trimester the second one was a breeze. My appetite was back with such a bang that my ability to gobble down three fully loaded sandwiches at a go had poor mom in a dilemma. On one hand I was finaly eating after weeks but the rate at I was going and gaining weight would make anyone worry. But we realised that this too was just another phase.
I read a lot of books, articles, blogs etc to prepare myself for mommyhood. Yes most of them have been helpful but ive come to realise that every situation is unique, every child is different and every parent learns. You do your trails on the first child, are pretty confident with the second and a complete pro with the third.
One thing I expected was to fall completely and utterly in love at the first site of my baby. Did it happen....NO....was I upset.....NO as I was too groggy after a major surgery, my hormones were raging making me feel like I had the mother of all PMSes and I was lost. Lost as to what to do next! Breastfeeding was a task, not at all as easy as they make it sound. I wish I was prepared mentally to expect it to be a toughie.
But did I eventually fall in love with my little guy. Oh YES I did. Head over heels. We took our time to get to know each other. Hour after hour at night would be my time alone with my little baby.  And little by little he stole my heart. And 11 months later he still makes me fall in love with him a little bit more each day.


You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep,
Because reality is finally better than your dreams.

Dr Seuss themed 1st Birthday!

It seems like yesterday that we brought our son Ronav home from the hospital, but a year has just flown by and all that we are left with a...