Happy Mother’s Day

May 12, 2007

by Srividhya CB

Deep down I hadn’t really believed I would be a mother one day. Of course, I dreamt of being a mother. When I got to know that there was a tiny bundle of cells that was going to change my life forever, I felt ecstatic! Expecting a baby was an amazingly exciting thought.

And when the baby was born after nine wonderful months, oh my goodness! I became very sentimental. The first few days with my son was very emotional time. Also, there was a total exhaustion as a result of labour and absolutely sleepless nights changing diapers et al.

I started working when my baby was barely 8 months old. My mother used to take care of the baby. But she started developing joints pain due to which managing the kid was becoming difficult. That was when I decided to leave my job.

Now, I have taken up motherhood as a full time job. It’s fun, its great spending time with the little one, god’s very special gift. Everyday he does something different and every moment I enjoy being with him. My daily routine revolves around him, feeding, playing, going for a walk and putting him to sleep. It’s only now that I appreciate my mother better than the past.

Childhood comes only once in a lifetime and every mother wants to give the best to her little one. Because only a mother can understand and nurture the baby better than anyone else.

A mother is somebody who is irreplaceable by anyone else. I feel proud of being a mother and wish a ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ to all you mothers out there.

Let’s make our mothers happy by thanking her for all that she has done. As a Jewish proverb says, God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.

Related link: On mothers’ day

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8 Responses to “Happy Mother’s Day”


  1. This is a very crisp, neat and senti article… Yes, its really an escastic feeling.
    You are a lovely mother, keep it up. whats your son’s name ?

    Bellur, for a moment I thought is was your wife Vidhya…as the story matched. May be!?!

  2. srividhya Says:

    veena,
    firstly, congrats!
    thanks for those nice words.
    my son, whom you have met in CTR, is Narayan.
    take care
    srividhya


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  4. praneshachar Says:

    vidya
    hearty congrats I am seeing your post for the first time and aptly on mother’s day what else can be better than this.
    Yes it is true that it is one of the nicest gifts god has given in the form of children and women have the privilege of nurturing this from the time cell formation and so on for nine months and finally when the baby is out all the pain and suffering you will forget once you see the little one.
    Narayan is really a wonder kid and he has become an icon in our family as also with MB family. All in my house are narayan fans. may god give you, bellur and narayan all the happiness and prosperity. that’s what we all wish on this mother’s day.
    may god and goddesses bless all of you and of course all of us too.

  5. Vani Says:

    Vidya becomes a contributor to RwB……Congratulations and keep it up. Look forward to more posts from you.

  6. tv srinivas Says:

    A mother is somebody who is irreplaceable by anyone else – well said

    taayiyE satya – mikkellavoo nitya 🙂

    very well written

    gurudEva dayaa karo deena jane

  7. latha vidyaranya Says:

    congrats, vidhya, for that neat presentation.

    here, as a psychological counsellor, i would like to mention a psychological trauma that many new mothers find themselves in. it is called “post partum depression”. let me explain.

    a woman, as soon as she becomes pregnant, is flooded with congratulatory messages from all her near and dear ones. and everybody glorifies pregnancy and the motherhood that is to follow. the pregnant woman also starts taking pride in the fact that she is going to bring out a new life on to this earth and all her creative instincts would get fulfilled!

    after nine months of looking forward to the bundle of joy, the D day comes and the bundle of joy arrives on the scene to the celebration of one and all. but sometimes, the whole experience is so overwhelming, both emotionally and also physically, that some new mothers sometimes fall into a depression! it is the surging harmones and sometimes the imbalance of the chemicals in the brain (neurotransmitters) caused by the stressful situation (remember that any life changing event – positive or negative, can cause stress to humans) that lead a new mother into this kind of an unwelcome position. the stress increases all the more because she is unable to experience the euphoria that all new mothers are expected to feel! she does not feel like holding the child, she may refuse to breast feed the baby, she may even think of harming the self or the baby and the whole behaviour of the new mother becomes a big puzzle to the family members. they are at a loss to understand this……..

    usually the gynecs who atttend to the new mother and the pediatricians who check up the health of the new born are all aware of this psychological disturbance and they can very well handle such cases. she would require some anti depressants and most of all the understanding and support of her near and dear ones, specially the new father. He too requires utmost support as the whole event has turned into an anti climax! But the positive news is that she can come out of the depression very soon if suitable treatment in the form of medicine and counseling is given to her.

    Sorry folks, if I have shocked all of you. But I thought this is a nice forum to bring in some awareness about certain psychological aspects as and when a connected article arises in the blog.

    Thank u all.

    namaste


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