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No nappy, pull up please

My little Chhori is growing up so fast.

A while ago we started potty training for Chhori and introduce pull up nappies to make the process easier.

Then we had to delay the training for various reasons. She still goes to pee in a potty sometimes but she only says poo after she pooed in the nappy so we haven’t had much success.

Anyway since that time Chhori says, “No nappy, pull up please. I am a big girl.”

Unfortunately, we bought nappies in bulk and we want to use it up so we are making pull ups with the nappy by pre attaching the ends. We do that so Chhori doesn’t see the whole process.

I and AS were just glad that our little trick was working fine.

One day I saw Chhori playing with one of her nappies.

Me : “Chhori, please don’t play with a nappy. Please give it to me.”

Chhori” “Mama, I make pull up nappy.”

The penny dropped for me just then. She knew all along what we were doing and we thought we were outsmarting her.

When do kids grow to be so smart? Do share your own experience.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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What makes you ready to have baby #2

Last weekend we went for a weekend away with a family who have a small baby boy. Chhori was so gentle and engaged with the baby that we wondered if she is ok to have a little sibling.

I and AS have always thought we will have 2 babies but once Chhori was born we were so busy that we didn’t have time to think about it much.

We did have the conversation a few times this year but we always ended up saying we are not ready. Initially, we thought Chhori is too small but now as she is a bit bigger, we don’t know if we need to think about it again.

At times, we imagine that having another baby will be so hard and busy, maybe we are OK to stop at one. Then I see Chhori with other kids and wish she has a sibling to play with as well.

It’s like a constant battle of yes and no in our heads that I thought I will get the opinion and ideas of people who have already been on this boat.

I really want to ask everyone out there who is a parent this questions

If you have one baby, why did you stop at one? If given a choice, would you like another one?

Parents of more than one kids, when did you know that you were ready to have no 2.

Seriously, is anyone ready for a baby at all, in general, let alone more than one baby? 🙂

No offense to anyone who have more babies. I just wonder how you mange kids, home, work and life in general.

Please do share your thoughts.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Mummy’s Nappy

These days normally Chhori and AS go to grocery shopping while I fix things at home.

One day AS came home a bit horrified from one of these shopping trips.

He told me that they were at the checkout and a lady before them was buying sanitary pads.

Chhori, in a very loud voice, said, “Look papa, it is mama’s nappy” pointing at the pads and of course everyone around them looked at it.

I couldn’t help but laugh because I had taught her that.

One day she asked me “What’s that?” pointing to the sanitary pads. For me it was easier to explain them as mama’s nappy as she is too small to talk about the real stuff.

I guess I need to think before I explain things to my curious daughter as she will say the most embarrassing things at the most inopportune moments.

Do you have any such incident, a bit funny, a bit embarrassing? Please do share so I can make AS feel better  🙂

Happy Weekend everyone.

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Shingles – a painful experience

Until I got shingles a few weeks ago, I didn’t know what shingles was. So let me first explain what it is.

Shingles is a painful rash which is most common in older adults and people who have weak immune systems because of stress, injury, certain medicines, or other reasons.

Shingles occur when the virus that causes chickenpox get activated again in your body. After you get better from chickenpox, the virus “sleeps” (is dormant) in your nerve roots. In some people, it stays dormant forever. In others, the virus “wakes up” when disease, stress, or aging weakens the immune system.

I had chickenpox as a child but never thought about it until now.

A few weeks ago, I started to have some pain on my left shoulder blade. The first few days, I thought it was due to me sleeping in a wrong position. But the pain didn’t go away after a few days, instead the pain was more intense and at times it was so severe that I was comparing it with labour pain.

When things didn’t get better in day 4, AS insisted I should go and see the physiotherapist and I am so thankful that he did. I was planning to wait a few more days before going to see a doctor otherwise.

So I went and saw my physiotherapist, the next day which was day 5. I explained to him what is happening and explained to him that I can’t remember doing anything in particular but I feel like I have very deep muscular pain for a few days now.

While he was giving me pressure point massage, he saw 4 small rashes on my back, like a pimple had just started.  He examined it closer and was sure it is Shingles. He asked me if I have been stressed later.

There was a lot happening at my work so it had definitely made me stressed with a few sleepless nights as well. But I didn’t think that it was so bad that my body would get Shingles.

Next day, I went to the GP and he confirmed that I have Shingles. He was glad that we caught it early so I can get the special medication (only in first 72 hours of a rash showing up) which was going to heal the rashes sooner. Also he told me to keep taking paracetamol if required, for the pain.

The medication did help the rashes to reduce and it slowly disappeared but the nerve pain didn’t go away so I had to go back to the GP. He prescribed me with codine and panadeine forte which was a relief but I was out of action from work for 10 days.

When I took those medication, I didn’t feel the pain but I felt like a zombie sometimes. I had headache as well as dizziness.  As we always do, I googled to check how long the pain was going to last and it was saying that for some people , the nerve pain lasts up to a year.

I was really scared to read that but thank god, my pain reduced in 2 weeks and I was able to function just on Panadol after that.

Anyway, I am all well and good now. I just wanted to share my experience with you all in case this helps anyone to diagnose the Shingles early. Please do not ignore any pains and aches, just go a GP straight away.

Take care everyone,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Toddler approved easy pasta

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 200gm block cream cheese, cut into chunks and softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 400 gm spaghetti
  • 50 gm Smoked salmon
  • 100gm shredded tasty cheese

Method

  • Cook spaghetti as normal and leave aside.

  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
  • Now add sliced onions and cook until it is brown.

  • Add cream cheese and reduce heat to low. Stir until cream cheese is about half melted.

  •   Add milk and continue to cook and stir until smooth.

  • Stir in the salt and pepper.
  • Add pasta and eggs and stir well.

  • Cook it for  few minutes until the eggs are cooked.
  • Remove from heat.
  • In a plate, put a serving of pasta, then put some shredded cheese and smoked salmon over it.

  • Chhori loves this pasta and the photos prove it.  🙂

Take care everyone,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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