Friday, September 26, 2008

Fatty wars !!!

Went to Gyno for my first postpartum checkup.
Good Nwz :I lost 17 Pounds !!!
Bad Nwz : I have 18 more pounds to loose :(
Me : Can I go to Gym?
Doc: No, now heavy works.Only Strolling. U just had a c- Section.
Me : Can I diet?
Doc : No, You are breast feeding. It will affect your baby.
Me: How am I then supposed to cut my weight?
Doc: It took 9 months to gain the weight. It wont go that easily.
Thnx Doc. So much for consolation.
But, I am not discouraged easily. Just saw the weight-watchers ad. " Stop dieting, Start living". It looks pretty interesting. Maybe I should check its meeting. After all first meeting is free.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Gassy Smiles

"Kunju" started smiling in her second week. It is so adorable. Obviously, me the proud mom, started bragging about to anyone within my ear-reach, till some (cold hearted)friend told that baby's first smiles are work of gas. I was surprised to hear it, but a little research proved it to be right.
When I shared this news with my mother she vehemently opposed. When I showed the links she said.."it may be true about other babies, but not ours..Kunju's smile's are not because of wind"....Hmmmm mothers...Not that I disagree with her :)-

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Already missing... mother who returned back to India two hours back,after being with me for 10 weeks. She was my biggest support during the last weeks of pregnancy and after delivery. After she came here, she completely took over the household chores from me, persuading me to take rest all the time. She looked after the baby, when I was barely able to move from the bed after C- Section and even after my recovery. Despite, her illness she wakes at 5 Am (not counting the many times she wakes whenever my little girl decides to cry) and sleeping around midnight. I wish, I could have shared some of her burdens and not have taken her so much for granted. She is so precious and a lifesaver. I totally miss her. I hope, I could as good and helpful as my mother was to me, to my baby girl.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The New phase - Motherhood

Metamorphosed from "what to expect when u are expecting", to "what to expect in the first year".
Blessed with a little girl.. Small she looks, but her screams are strong enough to keep everyone awake. Whole neighbourhood can vouch it:))-
Dazed, bleary eyed, smelling sour milk, yet ecstatic, I bedeck the new role.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

A Thing of Beauty is a Joy ForNEVER..!!!!

“She's beautiful, and therefore to be woo'd She is a woman, therefore to be won” -
William Shakespeare

There is no denying that it is the beauty that first catch the immediate attention of a person. Life is never fair. Some are lucky to be born with beauty and others like me strive hard to look beautiful. And in our stuggle to attain the beauty, the cosmetic companies give us due suppot. Beauty is addictive and every human being has a natural instinct to look beautiful. With the big cosmetic industry nothing is difficult. Spent some bucks and you can be the way you want...well..almost.

Cosmetics are are substances used to enhance or protect the appearance or odor of the human skin.(source;Wikipedia). A more accurate definition of Cosmetics is given by US FDA, The term "cosmetic" means (1) articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body or any part thereof for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance, and (2) articles intended for use as a component of any such articles; except that such term shall not include soap.- FD&C Act, Sec. 201 (i)

Why this much talk on cosmetics? That is because I read a review of the book "Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry -Stacy Malkan" here. The practices in the cosmetic industry really shook me up. The very famous and branded multinational companies selling the products with ingredients that triggers cancer, reproductive and neurological disorders, and hormone disruption, with full knowledge. I was shocked to know that Placenta is used in Skin moisturisers and toners.

With many campaingns many companies have come forward to sign the "Compact for Safe Products", which states that cosmetics and personal care products made by our company anywhere in the world meet the formulation standards and deadlines set by the European Union Directive 76/768/EEC to be free of chemicals that are known or strongly suspected of causing cancer, mutation or birth defects. If this is of any relief, I would like to braeak the relief that Several major cosmetics companies, including OPI, Avon, Estee Lauder, L'Oreal, Revlon, Proctor & Gamble and Unilever have thus far refused to sign the Compact for Safe Cosmetics. List of the safe cosmetic companies is here.