How I understand my baby’s cues for potty at 8 months

I can’t be more than happy today. I was ignoring the signs and cues my baby girl was giving me for so long. Today she nailed it. To my utter surprise I do not have to do anything other than putting her on her seat in the toilet. Then she just did something beyond her age.

Yes my nearly 8 months old baby pooped in the toilet.

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Let’s have short look in details now.  My girl doesn’t poo everyday.  So I’m always worried about her and really wait for her to go. Because when she’s constipated she gets very fussy. So I keep giving her food with fibres and fruits to keep her digestive system working good.

After she started her weaning the texture of her poop changed. It became harder. So everytime she strains and goes red I knew she was going to poo. Whenever I open her nappy to my surprise there was little or no poo in the nappy. And as soon as I open the nappy she start eliminating poo. Seriously,  she poops when I open her nappy.  I been doing this for a month now.  So I already had a potty that I brought for her where she peed earlier. I shared that experience as well in this post.

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Been ignoring those signs and cues thinking this might be really early for her to potty in the toilet. I was happy for her just doing pee once a day. But again and again I see her in pain in strain and she was not doing it made me pick her and rush to the toilet. And within seconds she relieved herself. She was smiling and I was just saying.  ‘Good girl my girl just done poo poo’.

I never thought about proper potty training. I’m still not going to push her towards potty training until she starts walking . I will just catch the signs and then take her very slowly.

No more pain as gravity works better than nappy. No more rashes as she will be cleaned immediately.  And no more smelly poop. All we get is happy baby and happy mummy.

I encourage those mums who believe in picking the signs of elimination communication to go for it. Why not try it. If your baby is happy with it then it’s something that will help him later. If not then you can try later when your baby is ready.

 

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Posted in baby health and wellness, development and learning for baby, elimination communication, mummy baby love

My 7 month old baby wee in toilet today – I’m so happy

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I never knew that my girl will give such a quick response at this age. I was shopping in tesco and I saw a potty seat, the one that goes over the toilet. I just bought it like this will help in future.

So she was giving me signs that I was ignoring.  Like whenever I used to change her nappy at night she wees right after I take it off. Most of the times the wee goes right on my bed. Sorry I no longer use any changing mat now. I was like why didn’t you do it in nappy. And there I thought wait ! Let’s try potty. May be let’s try my luck.

The next day I put the potty right at the same time before bed and I sat her on it.  I made the sound sssssssss. Nothing happened. Then I put little water over her wee wee spot.. After 5 minutes she did and she was like .

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I was very very happy. I praised her so much after that. And she was giggling and babbling. I’m so proud of her now.  I’m not going to push her to do poo at this stage now and going to put her on potty just once at night for few weeks. So she just get used to it.

So that is our first step towards growing up. Let me know if anyone of you have any nice tips for later. I will keep it updated with potty training.

 

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stop leaving skid marks ! (poo talk)

Caution; this post is going to be completely rude and you will find a lot of poop talks.

This is for those who don’t even care about what they leave behind for others to see.

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Everytime I go to the public toilets, those people who are really confident to show their poop always drive me crazy. I mean why the heck ?

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Well toddler need potty training.  Shall I ask government to design adult potty training as well?

When I got married and start living with my husband. The first shock I had was when I saw his toilet. I was like

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That was the first time I realised that marriage is about cleaning shit as well. A reminder for all of those girls who are going to be married soon. Your husband is going to fart in the same blanket as well.  So prepare your mind for all that business.

Some people think that I have OCD. They told me toilets are all about smell, pee and poo. I dont really think so. Actually, if keeping the toilet clean and sparkling comes under ocd than yes I have ocd.

On a serious note, it’s really not nice when you go toilet and see that stuff. For a person like me would never tolerate that.  If someone leave skid marks in the toilet and I see them leaving confidently. I just have a really dirty image of them in my mind. It spreads diseases as well. So please keep it clean.

There’s how you can deal with the situation .

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Wedding couple around the globe – part 2

It’s been delayed for quite long but I was really busy with my daughter.  Now I will share some of the amazing photos I collected for this post. 

For those who are reading this post first time. I request to view my previous post Wedding couples around the globe – part 1.

Here we go with all the amazing photos. Click the like button or comment and let me know which photos are the best ones. What do you find interesting in them.

Asian/Pakistani wedding

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This is such a lovely photo. I am pakistani and I just love the way brides prepare for there big day. Just loved it.

Asian/ Indian wedding

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You might be thinking it’s quite similar to the pakistani one.  Well Indian and pakistani cultural are somewhat similar. Apart from the religion, all the bridal makeup and events are usually similar.

Muslim jamaican wedding

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The sari looks really cute on bride.

Traditional Romanian couple

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Nice outfits. What an amazing expression they both have.

Scottish bride and groom

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Bride with red hair that suits her best. How people are so different all over the world.

Wedding in Czech Republic

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They look so uncomfortable.  Well I would be If someone put these much layers of clothing on my wedding.

Taiwanese couple

 

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Such a lucky woman. Her husband lifted her up on his back.  Yet he is so skinny.My husband just moan about my weight. That’s called eternal love.  

From Singapore

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The couple is really cute. But I don’t understand one thing.  Why do they need a guitar in a photo. I mean it’s alright to have interest in music. But why in the wedding photo ?

Mexican couple

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It’s really interesting. I know it’s really really interesting.

Greek wedding

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Yes you have to stay together forever. Don’t squeeze his hand. He is already baffled and I’m not taking the mick.

Thailand wedding

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Well that’s all for now.  Hope you like this post. Don’t forget to give your feedback.

Bye bye

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Wedding couples around the globe – part 1

It’s so amazing how we are surrounded by so many different people of different culture and identities. Living in UK, I have seen a lot of cultural diversity. It is sometimes very nice to know how they do things.  One of the most interesting thing that clicked my mind when I was looking at my friend’s wedding photo who’s nigerian. There when I came back home, this idea struck my mind to see different types of wedding all countries have and how do they look. Well I haven’t done any research. All I wanted to do is to see.

Here I collected those images to share and I’m going to tell you about my view on the photo.  You can leave your views in the comment box.

So this post is going to be really long because obviously I tried my best to arrange all the photos together. It’s really hard for me to do it altogether.  So this post will be continued to part 2.

Chinese wedding

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Aren’t they really cute. I really like their traditional dress. And it really suits them. Tell me if I’m correct it looks like bhudist wedding.

English bride and groom

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They look so nice.  The lady look amazing. Perfect photo.

Arabic couple

Screenshot_2016-04-17-15-46-05-1Awww they look so young. Well I think that’s a good age for tying the knots. The groom looks quite bored though. Or he might just not know he’s been captured. And the bride is really innocent.

Brazilian wedding

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Very colourful.  That’s all I can say.

Traditional Russian bride and groom

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Wow! They look like film stars. Truly amazing.

Moroccan bride and groom

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The bride is so pretty. Groom look bit old. Actually, this photo is old. Couldn’t find any new. They are ok.

Couple from Somalia

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They look truly made for each other. Very nice photo.  This yellow really suits her.  So simple and elegant.

Ancient style Egyptian wedding

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Don’t feel like commenting on this one. But yes there you go.

Turkish wedding couple

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This is such a beautiful picture. Everything is so perfect.  Her dress and style. Both look so nice together.

And the next post will be coming soon with different photos. Catch it on wedding couples around the globe part 2.

My hijab story..

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So many people think particularly same way about hijabees and niqabees. Like she must be oppressed or she must be under pressure of some man. When I travel by train I usually can see few eyes scanning me with disgust. Some of the people often get up from the seat beside me. Here I’m not talking about everyone. There are so many good and wise people out there as well. But generally,  it happens.

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I’m a hijabi and I want to tell my story. First of all, I’m not under pressure. Nobody ask me to do it.  I started doing it 4 years back. I was a normal teenager girl. I used to straighten up my hair everyday or make style. I used to wear skinny jeans and fitted tops. A good one hour in the morning I used to spend just on my appearance.

When I met my husband, I figured it out straight away that I’m not his type. He is a very religious man. We had an arranged marriage.  I was holding back but inside I was thinking I saw a lot of people before . I should give myself chance to get closer to Allah and choose my partner on the basis of religion.  So I decided to know him more.

When I talked to him I knew straight away that he is the one.  The way he talked to me the way he explain. The way he tell me about good things was just unbelievable.  So without wasting any time we went straight to tie the knots. He never asked me to wear hijab. But I know he gets annoyed with every glance at me by other men.

When I used to walk with him I had a feeling that I don’t match with the way he is.  He is so confident and being born in UK, he is so close to Allah.  I used to think what’s wrong with me. I born in muslim country and I couldn’t follow or be the way i should be.

Anyway, one day I was on YouTube and link to link ingot onto the hijab tutorial video. It was dina Tokio. So I pulled one of my scarf from my drawer and tried it on. There he saw me and said, ” you never looked this beautiful before” . He hugged me and didn’t say anything.

There I decided to wear it. The more I kept on wearing, the more I loved it. The challenging part was to wear it at work.  But I did. All of my colleagues was like. Do you really have to do it?  I think your husband is so strict on you… how can you keep this on whole day? The best one was. . Are you going to sleep with this on?? But with all these stupid questions, I never felt myself like that in my life before. I felt protected. I felt like a woman.

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This was my story and I’m still wearing it. I wear long gown as well now.

On the final note, I’m not judging other muslim sisters who don’t wear hijab. All sisters are respectful in my eyes no matter what they wear. The things I wrote was my thoughts and feelings.  Allah doesn’t give anyone authority to judge other people on these basis. So there must be some sisters who doesn’t wear hijab and they must be better than me.

Posted in baby essentials, baby health and wellness, Uncategorized, weaning

Chicken pulao is a hit today..

I mentioned in my earlier post that we are on a weaning journey.  My baby is just about 6.5 months and exploring new thing everyday. She is not a very chubby baby but she is not fussy either.

Our theory is.. If mummy can eat it, baby will eat it too. .so I always make her food by tasting it.

So what we did  .. I took I small piece of chicken washed it and put it to boil with rice and potato. Later I added some peas. When it came to a boil and tender I blended it adding little butter. It came out quite nice and creamy.

She really loved it.

Share your hit recipes and leave a comment below. If you want more hits to be shared. I will surely take a photo next time.

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Story of my failure, My driving test journey

Back in 2013, when I was so stupid that I thought to step into this learning to drive. I was over the moon when i passed my theory test first time. Then I started putting my money in driving lessons. Must have made good business for instructors.  Really man! I never counted but must have spent more than 2 grand. I was so naive to believe that I’m going to pass on my first attempt. So confident I was. There you go … to the test centre first time… brake from examiner. Straight.  FAIL!!!!!!!

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Second time .. didn’t observe the car emerging from the junction .. FAIL!!!!!!

Third time .. reverse round the corner. Nerves .. couldn’t fix it .. touched the kerb . FAIL……

Fourth time .. I don’t even remember .. effing FAIL !

Fifth time .. sixth time .. I forgot . FAIL FAIL FAIL. … … AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH

Seventh time I was heavily pregnant  and the test centre didn’t have toilets. It was my best test. But I FAILED.. I really cried that day. It was so bad.

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Today was my 8th attempt. Guess what ???

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FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL +%×%÷€×€€×^#;#&@;

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I WANT TO GIVE UP NOW…

BUT

I will not give up. Will try next time.  But honestly, seriously I’m hopeless. This is so embarrassing. I feel like I’m not made to drive on roads. On top of everything, I left work. Now my husband has to pay for further.

I’m the one who always makes mistakes. Still have a long way to go.

I don’t like failures! 😓

 

Posted in baby health and wellness, development and learning for baby, Mummy's health and wellness

Growth spurt and sleep regression

 

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I am a first time mum of a baby girl, who’s 6 months. Those early days of newborn are gone and we started getting hang over everything. Things went so smooth that I decided to write a blog about my motherhood and my baby. My baby weaned well, have a routine of morning and daytime naps, sleeping 7 hours straight at night. Felt like I achieved what I wanted and going up one more level. And now boom.  Sudden change in sleep pattern and naps. Now I feel like a mombie.

When to expect growth spurt

Well motherhood is unpredictable and the joys of accomplishment didn’t last long. You must heard about ‘ growth spurt ‘. 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and so on. I think she is having one.

All babies are different and their growth spurts are different as well. These are just estimate age where people observed their babies growing.  In fact, babies grow over night. Their growth spurt last for 3 days or a week.

She decided to teach me a lesson now. So on this stage this madam doesn’t like to sleep during day at all. Before I was just put her and she usually sleep for an hour two times a day on her own. Now she need feeding and rocking and patting and even after all that she wakes up after 15 minutes. On top of that she wants me to hold her all the time. All

Night time is the worst. After giving me those wonderful sleeps she started waking up every other hour . And now she doesn’t want to go back in her cot after feed. Yes. We are breastfeeding but we are not Co sleeping.

Other mums at baby group was having discussion about baby routines.  When I told them about my girl they were just amazed of how I done it. I became so confident. But now I am thinking what I’m doing wrong. Where I went wrong. Am I being overconfident.

My health visitor explained about growth spurt. What to look for? What to do? What are her needs right now? How to cope when baby is having a growth spurt.

Signs that your baby going through growth spurt

1. Feeding or eating more than usual

2. Sleeping regression  or hibernation.

3. When their clothes go smaller.

4. When they are fussier and need more comfort and cuddles.

5. There will be sudden increase in their weight and height.

Do’s and don’t

1. Do feed your baby whenever she wants. But don’t overfeed them when they start leaving or pushing out then stop.

2. Don’t link everything to growth spurt. It doesn’t accompany fever or rashes or any other illness. Always consult your pediatrician when you observe anything of concern.

3. Babies don’t understand their emotions and body changes and they get fussier. Feed them change them and check if their tummies are ok. Give them lots of cuddles and make them feel secure.

4. Do not wake your child up to feed. Unless your breasts are full and you have no option. Let them sleep. The more they sleep they grow.

5. Be there for your baby. Housework can be done once they are sleeping.

6. If they don’t let you sleep at night and keep waking up for feed, just feed them and keep patience. These days will pass soon.

Finally, I want to give support to all of you and tell you this is just a phase. I know it feels rrally frustrating sometimes and feels like you are stuck in this endless cycle but trust me when you look at your baby growing, you will forget about everything. One more thing that I was doing wrong.  I got too stuck up on making routine and staying on it. It’s not bad to follow your routine but if baby slips off then just allow it and stop blaming yourself.  Enjoy every stage.

Have a nice growth spurt.

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I am angry because I couldn’t fight..

Today I am angry again.  To my level best I try and avoid conflicts and misunderstanding.  But it’s hard to hold. I try to be nice and understanding for everyone and I don’t pick point on anything. I don’t make big issues of small things. But it’s always me who been treated like rubbish.

Why …..?? Because I let people .. I feel bad telling them off. I feel bad mentioning bad. I keep them on my head. I want to fight with anyone who thinks I’m stupid. But I can’t do it. I really really need to let my anger out .. I always choose to not be the one.  I Don’t like fighting. I don’t like arguments. I don’t like backbiting.

Want some space . Want some of my time. Want myself back. Am I being ungrateful? Yes or no. I don’t care right now. Pointless. . Yes too much.