The First Year with My Twins Ishu-Mishu

my first year with my twins

It brings me immense pleasure to share that I, along with 24 other WOMEN bloggers are celebrating #9daysofwomanhood throughout Navratri. I thank my friend and co-blogger Preetjyot Kaur Mehra for introducing me. I am a huge fan of her blog My Little Muffin where she talks about breaking stereotypes and raising her girls with power and strength!

The Prompt for today is “My First Year with mmy Kids”.

BY now my previous two blogs about being pregnant with twins and delivering twins were full on emotional blogs and I don’t want this one to be the same. So my first year with my twins, Ishu Mishu, were different than these two phases! I was depressed for sure and it took me 6 long months to actually fall in love with my kids or to experience that crazy mother and child bonding. I went through a different set of difficulties at least in the first 6 months:

  • Struggle with sleep and feed schedules
  • Absolute inability to generate and provide BF to my kids. In fact, I did not make enough for even one child.
  • Long separation from husband
  • Summer heat
  • Unmanageable health issues of my twins
  • Severe reflux to one of them that pretty much could have lead to his death. He survives with a flat head on one side, for which I hold guilt forever.
  • With plans to come back, but no support to help here with two kids
  • Extreme body pain, back pain, and the typical loss of sensibility (Mommy brains)

But, I don’t want to talk about these things in detail.

No matter how strong a part they play in what I am, what I learned and how I raised my sons, but that level of negativity, does not need this level of attention.

In fact, I only want to take you all through some details and a picture gallery of my beautiful, crazy, awesome, weird, moments through that precious first year. Sorry, this is going to be along post!!


Ishu was the one who kicked in my belly like a footballer. His voice would be so loud, that everyone knew that there’s a baby crying in the building. He had a weirdly funny face as a child and would cry even more funnily. We used to call him a ‘khadoos purka’, meaning a cranky, really old man.

He grew up to be a chirpy and extremely active boy. Always on the go. He loved to dance and listen to music but often suffered from colic. Back then I did not know how much colic can affect a child. I just kept feeding them formula, till they’d sip themselves to sleep. I know I cant change that, but with my blogs, I can at least help more people worrying about this issue. he also started babbling first. at about 3 months, he would while and giggle and make attempts to communicate.


Also fondly known as Mithi, or mithai, he is just like his name. Sweet, calm, but brilliant. But don’t underestimate the mess he can create. I have had some horrible days with Mishu’s ‘brilliance’ coming to play. He was the one who cried softly and was apparently the cuter of the two when they were little. He’d eat on time, and prefer sleeping on time.

He loved colors and interactions. He loved to be tickled by our long hair on his face and his smile was brilliant. He was the one to get such a strong reflux at about 1 months of age that the doctor said if you are not careful, I do not know what can happen and even the worst may. We could fix the GERD but not a flat head he got in the meanwhile. I’ll live with that guilt I guess. He did not start babbling until at least 8 months, and would still gurgle sparingly.

He just loved to cuddle and hug me, without one single sound. A lot of times we had to check if he’s awake or asleep, but he was well awake!

The most awaited aspect — Pictures!!!!

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So This was my Journey with Ishu Mishu in our first year! I hope by now you know more about me and my twinadoes!


If you liked this article, don’t forget to share it with your friends, especially your girl gang!

You may also like to read Are You Happy being a Woman in today’s times

I would like to introduce my readers to my friend & co-blogger Jasmeet Kaur. Her blog talks about interesting parenting mantras and simple DIY activities for toddlers, making parenting a breeze! You can read her blog on the prompt for today at  Mommy Voyage.

This blog is a part of the #9daysofwomanhood blogathon where 25 bloggers have joined hands to celebrate the essence and strength of Being a Woman

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About the Author: mummasaurus

Wife to one, Mom to two and a friend to a hundred. Good, bad, awesome and horrible, all in one! Been through depression myself, I value the power of Entertainment and HUmor in our everyday life. That is why i choose to write about lighter, fun topics more than all the difficulties I went through! I'm Crazy Mom of Twin Boys, my TWINADOES - Chirag and Chitransh ...! Together we learn new things and explore new meltdown points of each other... I don't look for friends anymore, for I have personally given birth to my monster partners of Crime!!! A trained Counseling Psychologist by qualification, I am now a Quirky SAHM and a Creative Content Writer, whose world revolves around an awesome husband and 2 ruckus makers.


  1. Well done for not running away. I keep telling my Mil if I had had twins . . I would pick one and run away and not come back. Can’t imagine raising twins. Much respect to all the Ladies who do

  2. What adorable pictures!! Infact I feel like I’m right there in your story. I think sometimes we don’t realise that one of the basic things that we forget is that as a wife what might be bothering us is the fact that we our separated from our husband for extended periods of time… that’s such a valid point. Thank you for sharing 😊

  3. With so much madness happening I must say you need to pat your back girl. You have done great for your kids and they are just so adorable. I always feel that there is less fun if your child isn’t naughty. Both my girls drive me nuts but I guess that’s what drives me everyday. I love the adrenaline rush when i see them painting each other with water colours or drench each other with an entire bottle of oil.

  4. Such adorable pictures

    Loved how you talked about ishu and mishu

    Also I love the fact that you chose to concentrate on the positives and not the negatives – not just for this post but in life too.

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