First Marriage Function

It was my hubby's cousin's marriage. Aisha was thrilled at the outing. She knows it when I change her in diapers. Diaper is used only when we go out of the home. As usual, I was worried about Aisha. The summer is blistering and with a lot of people gathered, it will be very difficult for Aisha. But she proved wrong. As a precaution, I dressed her in cotton clothes that were sleeveless and loose. I took extra pairs of dresses and towels so that I could give her a bath to cool her, if needed.
When we reached the auditorium, she was staring all around. My aunties-in-law, cousins-in-law, their kids, uncles-in-law and a lot of friends and relatives surrounded Aisha. One particular thing that Aisha found interesting was the movie camera. It was a big one, with a huge light, lighting the entire stage. When I was near the stage, Aisha started pushing me towards the flowers kept to decorate the stage. After the lunch, I went to the dressing room. The groom have left, the dressing room was empty. I took of Aisha's clothes and lay her naked on a cot in a flannel. She was happy to be out of her dress from the heat. My aunt-in-law was there with me, and Aisha started playing with her. We waited there till it was time for the bride to arrive.
At about 4 pm, someone announced the arrival of the bride. I changed Aisha into a new frock and took her to meet the bride. She liked the bride, who had a lot of ornaments, jasmin flowers on her head and dressed in a shining silk saree. The bride had around 1 kg of gold on her body! Won't Aisha be mesmerized?
Aisha with my aunt-in-law.


Sleeping Habit for Aisha

Aisha never slept at night until now. From the time of her birth, she always slept only after 2 am. Some days it went over to 4 am, and it reached even 8 am some 2 or 3 occasions. I consulted with all doctors, modern medicine, ayurvedic and homeopathic. Modern medicine never gave me any reason or treatment for this. Ayurvedic doctors suggested giving date juice. They also suggested bathing her in water boiled with goose berry. Well, at four months I started the treatment. Squeezed out juice from three dates everyday and gave it to her. That was the her first food. I also gave her dried grapes juice as a treatment for constipation. Her motion became normal with the grapes, but she was still sleep deprived!
Lights off, please!
One day at night, as usual when Aisha was in one of her best moods, shouting and laughing and cooing, my mom came to our room. She asked Aisha to sleep, in a harsh tone and then she shut the door tight. And Aisha slept! She slept till morning, with waking up only once or twice for her feed. I was surprised and glad. The next day, while going to sleep, I shut the door myself. Aisha slept that night too. It was at that time I understood. Her sleeping problem was due to the light from the hall. It was my suggestion to keep the lights on in the hall (dining room) of our home, so that I could see Aisha, and I can easily feed her.
For four to five months, she never slept at night and it never occurred to me that it was the light that was keeping her sleep away. I'm not a good mom, isn't it? I still feel sad at the thought of it, my little girl's sleep was disturbed by me.
Now she sleeps all-right, from around 10 pm to 8 am in the morning. No dates juices. Nothing else. A dark room is all she wants!


Exploring the world with her tongue

Pictures will say it all.
Grandpa's Newspaper

Her teether

Feeding bottle

Her rattle



Horlicks Bottle