A mother, what a word it is! It took me to a different world. I waited 10 months to hear that single word after giving birth to my first child. I even remember the time when she was 2-months-old. At that time, I continued with my master’s degree in a helpless situation. I had to leave her at my mom’s house every day. The milk I expressed would be enough for her till 3 pm and I used to reach home by 5.30 pm. Because of hunger, she used to cry a lot; my parents tried to feed her milk using formula, but she refused and waited until I reached home. I used to hug her and nurse her, soon she would sleep. Then I understood that what we give them, the same will be reflected by them in the form of love.
When she was in my womb, I used to communicate with her saying, “Mumma is your best friend and she loves you so much, and so does your dad.” I promised her that I will fullfill her wishes to the best of my abilities. I have had so many wonderful experiences (and a few bitter experiences) with my 1st kid that made me learn something new. When she said mom (i.e Amma in telugu) for the first time, I was the happiest. I can’t express how happy I felt. It was like I was listening to some melodious music.
On her first birthday, she suddenly fell ill after the birthday function. She had a fever and was shivering. We took her to a hospital at midnight. It was a nightmare for me. Thankfully, she got well soon.
I had a similar motherhood experience, after the birth of my second child too. But this time, I gave my time to both of my kids. Chatting, playing, and enjoying with them has been a great learning experience for me. I love being a mother. I love being a woman – a complete woman.
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