Motherhood began for me on the 7th April 2016, after 15 years of marriage, I had a beautiful daughter named Aditi. It has been a mind-blowing year and I am very happy to be a Mom. I am very thankful to God for the precious gift.

The feelings I had were different from anything I had felt before. I was excited, scared, happy and sad all at the same time. I didn’t know if I could handle this monumental job that I faced as a new mother.

I was very apprehensive about caring for my baby. I had read several books on child rearing before delivery, while taking care of my newborn baby, I soon became a multi-functional worker.

If only a new mother could be like an octopus with eight arms! One arm could be changing the diaper, one arm reaching to get the formula and the bottle, and one arm retrieving the blanket the baby just kicked off. Unfortunately, we humans have only two arms and have to think of new strategies to accomplish many tasks as quickly and efficiently as possible.

At first, this was impossible for me to learn. However, after a while, I developed a knack for doing all these tasks.

Now I am living and working in the UAE, my hubby passed away on May 2016 here in Sharjah.

It’s hard growing up without a father, but its easy when you have a fantastic mother who plays both role.

 

This article is contributed by Nimmi Nair