Ewww!! You probably think I am gross! But that’s how September was: a lot of pooping, spit-ups, crying, and more of the same. Until I started looking for some nice things to write about in this gratitude post. That’s when I discovered it wasn’t all mush: September had actually been really good to me. Read along to find out more.

Dear blog, I am back.

Ideas don’t stop plummeting

Raining down on me

No pen or paper anywhere

The thoughts float away

A lost memory.

During the last few days of my pregnancy, I was busy “trying to start labor”. Once the baby arrived, I was always on borrowed time. Hence, writing took a backseat. I tried to pen down my thoughts on paper quite unsuccessfully. You can read about my struggles with not able to use the laptop in ‘Backspace, where are you’.

But mid-Sept, I was back and have been flying since. The first post took me TWO whole weeks to post! A few minutes here, a minute there saw the completion of a heartfelt memoir about how much I missed my first born. It was difficult to acknowledge and bare my feelings to the world, but it showed that being authentic was always appreciated. The post was featured in #mg that week, and the comments from my peers made it worth the effort.

Also, I started dabbling in different short forms of poetry. Heard of ‘elfje’ or ‘sijo’? I just love writing in rhythm, and we should do what we love, shouldn’t we?

Have you read something that you wish you had written? I found a lot of poets and amazing poetry at ‘Poets United’ (again thanks to the hubby) and have been doing the rounds quite sincerely. Here’s something I loved: Hanging by a Thread by LooseLeaf

#WordSante: September also saw my handsome partner-in-crime and me plotting to get our small initiative underway with the theme of “Every post deserves to be read”. It went live on Oct 1. Do check it out.

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Didn’t I have a lot to be thankful for this September? There’s more..

Thank you, universe

On the stroke of midnight, as my baby turned One month, he came down with a fever. We rushed him to the hospital, where there was only a duty doctor. She went on to prescribe an antibiotic and some tests and we were back home for the night. After a nearly sleepless night, we visited our pediatrician in the morning. That’s when we realized that we should have been given an antipyretic or analgesic to reduce the fever. (which somehow the duty doc did not know!). So, you wonder why I am including this rant in my gratitude post? Despite our ignorance and the doctors negligence, my baby was fine in the morning. Click To Tweet His temperature did not rise during the night when we weren’t equipped to handle it. He did become alright by the end of the week. I don’t know who to thank for it, so I thank god, the universe and all the energies in it for keeping him safe.

Moments to Cherish

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I am truly thankful this month for all the support I have received from my family: I did manage to eat, sleep and bathe every single day. For a new mum, these seem like rare privileges. As an added bonus, there have been beautiful moments sprinkled throughout the month.

  • Three little boys(nephew and sons) sitting on me, all hugging me.
  • A coffee kiss
  • A dance with a little one
  • Baby’s toothless smile in the early morning

And many more. I note them down here. I take photos. I put them in my gratitude journal. But nothing can truly capture each moment. It passes in a second. So, I try harder to live each moment fully, breathe in more deeply, taste each morsel, capture with my eyes wide open in pursuit of imprinting the moments on my soul.

Thanks to Vidya Sury for hosting the Gratitude Circle. Joining in this month.

Savour That Spit-Up: September Gratitude Post
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6 thoughts on “Savour That Spit-Up: September Gratitude Post

  • October 9, 2017 at 12:23 am
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    Quite an amazing month you had Namy- brings back memories of my early days as a Mum. Word Sante is an an amazing thing you guys started. I miss your writing- hoping to read more. I am inspired to write my Gratitude post, I have lots to be thankful for this month- especially the support from Mums as I took a difficult decision as a Mum, will pen it down soon

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    • October 9, 2017 at 7:52 am
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      I did have a lovely month with a lot to be thankful for. I am still trying to carve out time to write in a completely unpredictable schedule. You know how it is to be a new mum! And do write your gratitude post, waiting to read it.

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  • October 8, 2017 at 11:35 am
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    Namy, I remember the early days after my son was born. Seriously, bathing, eating and even going to the loo was a privilege. And well, there were days when I did that together with him 🙂 There was no blogging those days, and I wrote in a journal. Today, when I go back and read, I am so grateful I focused on him and family entirely–so many gorgeous memories–that often leak through my eyes, when I walk down nostalgia lane, what with him at college.

    That feeling when the little one falls sick! Gosh! Hugs to you. People will easily tell you not to panic, and of course the secret fantasy response would be wishing to punch them in the face. The thing is, the baby looks so vulnerable and helpless.

    Take care of yourself. Hugs.

    I love your #WordSante initiative and am happy to be a part of it!

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  • October 6, 2017 at 3:14 pm
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    Congrats on the new baby Namy- that is so good to hear! Loved your rants and pants in this blog and yes they all conveyed gratitude!
    I shall check out this initiative that you both have started and try and join in if I can!
    Loads of move and happiness to the latest munchikin in your life!!!

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    • October 8, 2017 at 6:51 pm
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      Thank you for the wishes, Shalini:) Yes do join in to #WordSante

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  • October 5, 2017 at 6:56 pm
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    Thanks for the link. I love small poems too. Mine are often a mutant haiku and, being Irish, the limerick is in my DNA.

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