Saturday, December 05, 2020
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An October Surprise

2016 began with promises to be more systematic and whatnot! But soon I found out that I won’t be keeping any of the promises I made to myself. And I wasn’t disappointed with me in breaking those and stepping away from my goals. As we enter the last quarter of 2016, I realize that this has been the year I blogged and interacted very less.

And here’s why..


A tiny little life held on to me all this while. And as October dawned he made his appearance in our lives, making as parents for the second time. Kanna was waiting to see his little brother all this time. It’s heartwarming to see him talking to the tiny little baby. We are amazed to see him donning the big brother cape effortlessly. Thank God for that!

Last nine months I wasn’t in the right frame of mind to do blogging. More so because I was very emotional. I kept writing in my journals, on my phone, etc. But I didn’t want to share any of them here as I wasn’t sure if whatever I wrote would make sense to anyone besides me. I try not to publish posts which I write under the influence of emotions that I have no control on!

But right now it feels good to be here. In fact, I was yearning to get back in the blogging world. And I started typing this post on this Monday. But with a baby less than 2 weeks old and a six-year-old at home due to fall break from school, time is what I don’t have. Plus the sleep deprivation! Oh, I forgot how tiring it was to wake up every few hours to feed the baby, change the diaper and trying to put him back to sleep. Sometimes, particularly if we are too much tired, babies have a tendency to test if we have strength to withstand their tantrums. And since the only medium of communication is through cries, there is no way of knowing what’s happening!

Today was one such day where I’m dead tired and sleep is a distant dream. But I had to finish this post. Because as I type this I feel alive more than I have felt in the last 24 hours. So bear with me if I’m making typos and grammatical errors, but I had to do this post to keep my sanity. And I hope that I will be able to blog at least from now on a weekly basis. Can’t keep missing my favorite activity forever now, can I?

So, tell me, how have you been? What’s new in your life?

Vinitha Dileep
<p>I am an ex-Software engineer who turned into a SAHM with a love for words. I secretly wish to be called a writer. You can read my affair with words at Void Thoughts( and Reflections..(</p>

31 thoughts on “An October Surprise

  1. Welcome back to blogging Vineetha. I know how tired you can be with weeks baby. But, doing something that we like even by squeezing a little amount of time in busy schedule gives immense satisfaction

  2. Congratulations on your little boy Vinitha, and welcome back to the blogosphere. Time’s going to be scarce now with a toddler even though it’s worth it, surely blogging must be a welcome break. Hope to see you around here. Take care. 🙂

  3. Congrats Vinitha. Yes, it is too much of work managing new borns when your body is utterly exhausted and sleep deprived. But take care of yourself first so that you can take care of everyone else at home. It is good that you gave still managed to write. I seem to totally give up when I am handful. Enjoy the motherhood and take rest. Stay happy and healthy 🙂

    1. Thanks for the wishes, Sunaina! I gave up on blogging for the last few months. If I don’t start writing again I will be lost in this world of blogging! 😉

  4. welcome back vinitha… good to see u r trying ur best to find even tiny times spared for the blog. wish u all the best to get back ur healthy mind and body 🙂 Hope the new born is keeping good and pray that both the kids doesn’t drive u crazy 🙂

  5. Congratulations and a big hug to you and your little angel 😀 It’s good to see your back and I am waiting to hear all your stories about the new boy in the family 😀 Take care 🙂

  6. Welcome back, Vinitha, but before that congratulations on the baby! I have missed your writings and wasn’t sure whether it was because of my lameness in visiting other blogs or because of your absence. I hope you find happiness in this space more often in the months to come. It would be tough, but there is no denial that it is going to do you good 🙂

    1. Thank you, Maliny! I missed reading your posts too. Yes, it is going to be tough but I’m ready to be here, writing and reading! 🙂

  7. Missed you around but so happy for you all. Super exciting 2016. Take your time and that we are all around for you. Love and hugs!
    Btw – Waiting for Kanna’s stories and now this little charmer’s too <3 Hugs!

    1. Thanks, Parul! I am hoping to share Kanna’s stories from the last nine months and also the new stories that is waiting for me. 🙂 Feels good to be back here.

  8. Big hugs and so glad to hear that you’re blessed with the second baby. We’ve missed you on the blogging world and am so glad to see you back. Take your time and write. We’re all here.

    1. Thank you, Shailaja! Glad to know that I have been missed. I missed the blogging scene too, these days a bit too much! Hugs! 🙂

  9. First of all, congratulations for yet another milestone in motherhood! I quite understand how you feel. I also get these bouts where I write but don’t feel like sharing it with the world. Somedays are like that. Don’t worry about the typos, the big thing is that you made the effort to write B amidst all the chaos!

    1. Thank you for the wishes and the encouraging words, Vinodini! I might share them sometime later when I can read through them and make it shareable. 🙂 Glad you can relate. 🙂

    1. Thanks Sid!. I will share them sooner or later. Some are personal, some not. My worry is that I’m sounding judgmental in those. So need to read them when I’m relaxed a bit. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Welcome back, Vinitha. Congratulations once again on your second bundle of joy. Yes, time will be a precious commodity now but like you said when the desire is high you’ll manage to come to this space. Looking forward to reading more about Kanna’s little brother and their antics 🙂

  11. Congratulations Vinitha for embracing motherhood for the second time and more so that you were able to get back to blogging within the first 2 weeks. It is not easy with sleep deprivation, constant cries of the baby and caring for the 6 year old as well. It feels glad to read about Kanna assuming the role of the big brother effortlessly but then this doesn’t come as a surprise because he has always been the good and understanding child 🙂 Assuring you, you are never going to get lost in the blogging world even if you stay away for sometime or long time. Whenever you make a come back, your friends will be here to make you feel at home 🙂

    1. Thanks a lot for those heartwarming words, Anamika! Wherever I go, I feel happy that I can be in touch with my blogger friends. It’s a blessing to have you around even though you are not near. 🙂 Yes, Kanna is understanding and cares for the baby. I’m trying my level best to give both of them the same level of attention which is practically impossible and driving myself crazy in that effort. But all is well. 🙂 Thanks for the wishes, dear.

  12. Congrats Vinita, your being second time Mother. I have one and its difficult for me to manage sometimes. Hats off to you that you managed to write amidst all the new and exciting things. A short break is always good. Stay healthy and take proper rest.

  13. This is such a lovely post Vinitha 🙂 More strength to you and love to Kanna and lil one 🙂 It’s amazing that you managed to write this post (that said, it’s wonderful to read this too) Keep writing. Yes. you can’t stop. Cheers.

  14. Loved the flow of your blog. Yes, I can understand how sleep deprivation feels and how frustration often makes you emotional when you can’t find time to do things that you cherish. Little babies grow fast and things change.

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