The world isn’t a safe place for women. Assault has been a part of our lives – something we have just accepted subconsciously. We do things on a daily basis that could save us another day – we avoid walking alone after dark, we don’t dare doze off in cabs, we carry pepper sprays, we […]Read More #MeToo
“ooh! there is a baby at home… is your sister in town” “No, that’s my baby” “Don’t be funny… u weren’t pregnant” “No, I wasn’t. He was born through surrogacy.” “Huh! How’s that possible?” . . <<Long silence>> . “Did you adopt him?” <<Me: Facepalm>> As if IVF wasn’t complicated enough to explain, i’m now […]Read More Demystifying surrogacy
This is not in line with the posts I have been posting on this blog. It’s nothing to do with Gaurav or my baby project, or the new journey as a mom. It’s just something that I think needs attention, and this is the only platform I have to air my views. I constantly find […]Read More Cut women some slack!!! Cut everyone some slack!
Adi – I’m sorry when you grow up and read this, but you were a very expensive baby. The costs of IVF treatments in a different city, and then surrogacy pretty much left me with an empty bank account. So, when the time came to collect baby things I was sure that I do not […]Read More Who needs new stuff? Reuse, recycle!
I have a problem with a generation of entitled kids being raised around me. Kids who get what they want as soon as they ask for it. Kids who are bundled in blankets and rushed to doctors at the first sneeze, kids who are isolated so much that their immune systems collapse at the first […]Read More Sorry. I’m not a modern parent!
#BeingMommy came as a bit of a surprise to me. I mean, I wasn’t pregnant – I didn’t really have the mental preparation to nurture a tiny human. And just like that one day, I was holding my little one in my arms. And he came to me trusting me to do right by him!Read More 3 weeks in to motherhood
The baby is finally here! And what timing!! I first held him in my hands on 11th August. The same day I last saw his dad 3 years ago. I think he timed it. He was due on 8th Sep, but came almost a month early. Maybe he knew I needed to smile again on […]Read More And he is back!
After 3 years and a lot of bumps on the road i’m finally going to be mommy. I’m not pregnant and I won’t give birth, but genetically the child is mine. It’s growing in a borrowed womb, and I can’t wait to see him/her. I am also terrified. How will I bond with a child […]Read More Being Mommy
I’ve been getting too many questions on how IVF works. So here’s a human reproduction 101 with assisted reproduction thrown in.Read More Assisted Reproduction 101
The world seems to go by in a blur. Everything is so unreal. That G is gone is incomprehensible to my mind. Will it ever get better?Read More It’s so unreal