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 […]

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Demystifying surrogacy

“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 […]

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3 weeks in to motherhood

#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!

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And he is back!

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 […]

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Being Mommy

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 […]

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