Hear baby crying.
Pat him so that he goes back to sleep.
Baby won't sleep.
Check the time. Two hours since his last feed.
Get up groggily. Feed him.
Get him to burp.
Settle him back in his cozy blanket.
Lie down and snooze.
Baby whimpers. Cuddle him.
Check if he's warm enough.
Put another sheet over him.
Baby keeps waving his legs and arms.
Check if he's cold. Remove the sheet. It's quite warm today.
Whisper softly in his ears so that he calms down and sleeps.
Go back to sleep myself.
Hear baby crying. Check the time. Feed him.
Realise it is time to change his diaper.
Scramble to the cupboard. Trip over slipper. Mutter an obscenity. Get a diaper and change him.
Crawl back into the blanket and pray for uninterrupted sleep.
Wide awake now.
Stare at ceiling.
Check cell phone for Whatsapp messages.
Check Whatsapp status and profile pictures of contacts.
Wonder if baby needs to feed.
Keep phone away and try to sleep.
Blanket too heavy. Push foot out for some air. Too cold, pull foot back in.
Consider switching on the fan. Decide against it.
Try to sleep.
Pick up cell phone again. Check Facebook. Nothing interesting. Put phone back.
Look at baby sleeping blissfully. Give him a flying kiss.
Lapse into a dream.
Spring up and gather him in the arms. Rock him till he sleeps. Faint next to him.
Wake up. Baby has to nurse.
Say good morning and watch his adorable smile.
Thank God for the little bundle of joy. Feed him.
Baby won't burp.
Sit him up and rock him.
Fall back asleep.
Get up to mum's call and swallow a glass of milk.
Get up again and nurse baby.
Finally decide to wake up since it's almost noon already.
Chat with mom.
See baby playing on the bed.
Shake a rattle.
Have a face making contest with baby and accept defeat.
Forget that you've had a bad night. Hold baby close.
Hear mum cribbing about not having meals on time affecting baby's health.
Rush to the bathroom.
Get ready. Have lunch.
Baby cries midway. Get up to nurse.
Mum says food will go cold. Quickly gobble the last few bites.
Rush to baby. Feed him. Burp him. Kiss him when he does.
Baby passes stinky air. Screw nose and laugh out loud with mom.
Watch baby dozing. Admire his frowns and smiles.
Wonder how many joys and sorrows he will give once he grows up.
Imagine how he grew inside you for 9 months.
Touch his soft, shiny cheek in awe.
Feel motherhood well up inside.
Blink back tears.
Talk to mom about random stuff.
Check FB and Whatsapp.
Reply to text messages and return missed calls.
Look at beautiful sleeping baby and feel proud to have him in your life.
Have a cup of tea.
Think about what your friends and husband must be doing.
Feel a little angry that your life has paused and changed while others are living their routines and dreams.
Curse husband for not calling or caring about you or baby.
Husband calls. Feel a surge of love.
Listen to baby cooing and gurgling in the other room.
Go to him and play for a while.
See if he is hungry. He is.
Take him to the other room to nurse.
Baby is not hungry anymore.
Follow his enthralled gaze.
Watch him chatter with the curtain.
Pick up a book lying unread on the shelf for 3 months. Read a page. Forget the context, turn a few pages to recall the story.
Glance at baby.
See him looking back at you with big brown eyes.
Keep book away.
Feed him. Get him to burp.
Realize nappy needs a change.
Debate with self whether baby will need to nurse again.
Consider going for a walk. Need to lose weight and get back in shape.
Wonder if you should really leave baby and go.
Decide to go at mum's insistence.
Return feeling guilty in 45 minutes.
Hug baby like you haven't seen him all week.
Freshen up. Feed baby. Burp him.
Play with him.
Change wet nappy.
Grab a fruit.
Pacify crying baby.
Finish half eaten apple.
Feed baby. Burp him.
Baby does not burp. Try again.
Baby still does not burp.
Check Facebook and Whatsapp groups to see what other moms are going through.
Baby burps on his own.
Bless him. Give him a peck.
Time for dinner.
Realise you have barely drunk water all day. Down half a bottle.
Switch on tv.
Find nothing worth watching.
Switch off tv.
Talk gibberish with baby.
Wonder if he naps and feeds as much as he ought to.
Have some dinner.
Start watching favorite show on TV.
Get up midway to feed hungry baby.
Change his nappy and clothes.
Get him ready for bed.
Baby starts crying. Sing him a song.
Baby still cranky. Sing him a rhyme.
Baby refuses to calm down. Sing gayatri mantra, Hanuman Chalisa and Ram Raksha in quick succession.
Baby calms down.
Get angry with husband for not being more involved in our life.
Rock baby till he falls asleep.
Lie down next to him.
Touch his little fingers and fondle his pretty head.
Be happy to have him.
Promise him the world.
Talk to mom till she falls asleep.
Prepare to go to bed.
See a missed call from the husband. Call him back.
Brush teeth and go to bed.
Baby wakes up hungry.
Feed and burp him.
Lie down praying for a peaceful night.
A day in my life.
A 2.5 month old mother