When you arrived, I cried,
No-matter how hard I tried,
Holding you tenderly I rejoiced,
What I thought was the end of waiting,
Turned out to be the beginning.

Wait and longing to see you smile,
To watch you sleep at peace all night,
Things didn’t seem to follow my plan,
But you gurgled and wiped my frown,
With your gentle smile & early sounds.

You practiced it to keep me happy,
Running chores from feeding to changing nappy,
Bath times were a little frantic,
Always made my pulse-rate erratic.

Then life took a happy turn,
When roll over was what you learned,
Sleeping on your tummy, learning to sit,
My happiness took a new shift.

You started sleeping better,
But I couldn’t stop worrying,no-matter,
Finally, you took reigns of freedom in your hand,
And crawled away to glory like ruler of the land.

You were here, you were there,
I was frantically chasing you everywhere,
When came the time to eat solid,
The family raced to feed you all it could.

I played the cop watching your diet,
Keeping you from eating all you might,
One fine day you woke to an itchy gum,
Through it your first teeth did come.

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With fascination for mirrors & desire to grab the stars,
You crawled, stood and learnt to play with boxes & bars,
You waved, clapped & started to babble,
Showing me signs soon you’ll be ready to win hearts,
With your warmth, talk & charming demeanor.

Playing peek-a-boo, giggling, pointing at your small booties & hat.
Soon came the festive day,
It was your first birthday.

When others stood & started walking,
We were still having fun crawling,
Your grandparents worried what’s wrong,
I was sure, the time is yet to strike the gong.

All the worry & fear were futile,
I knew all along you were born agile,
Soon you walked & learnt to run,
That’s when started the real fun.

It was soon time for your fascination,
To the charming girl in your reflection,
You blew kisses, scribbled signs of love,
That’s when books touched you like true love.

Touching, watching, chewing books,
You learnt about your body, the veges & fruits,
You ran, jumped, ate and danced,
Chasing birds, bees and butterflies,
Painting yourself and your vision of life.

Time has flown,
You have grown,
Worries of the firsts now feel like a waste,
Growth happens at its own pace.

You took time to warm up,
Soon got steady, sped & caught up,
What I learnt from your milestones?
Everything happens only when the time comes.


Parents worry about their child’s milestones all the time. Comparing them with others and worrying to death. Little do we realize that those moments spent worrying are making us miss on our child’s precious moments. Every milestone is precious but it happens only when the child is prepared for it. Enjoy every moment, keeping worries at bay because our baby is getting older every day.

* This post is part of the April A to Z Challenge 2016. My theme is Parenting.

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41 thoughts on “Milestones

  1. What a fine post ME! Excellent!!! how well have you summarised Pari’s milestones of growth. Wonderful.

    πŸ™‚ when others rolled and started crawling, Bambi was still having fun rolling.
    When others stood and started walking, Bambi was still having fun crawling :-).
    I am glad now that she was not alone!

    Fantastic piece ME! You have such a way with words. Keep it up!

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    1. Yay! I am so glad Pari had company too. Though at the time the way my family had been freaking out comparing Pari to other kids and forcing me to go see a pediatrician did feel stressful but in hindsight they were all a major learning curve πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much TH ❀


  2. elixired

    How well you defined the progressing time of a growing baby from her births to different set of your responsibility! That had put smile on my face πŸ™‚


    1. You sure know how to spread love and warmth through your beautiful words Rosema πŸ™‚
      Love your comments just as much I love your blog ❀
      Thank you dear.


  3. We continue to rejoice in their milestones even when they are adolescents. Parenting is a constant pull on the heartstrings. Love your poem so much, so meaningful moments captured effortlessly.

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  4. fabulus1710

    “Everything happens only when the time comes” ❀

    This is such a beautiful poem, dear. I'm pretty sure every parent who read this poem could relate with it. It describes the feelings and worries that you had at every milestone in your child's life in a fabulous way!

    But, aren't the milestones of children the milestones of parents too? πŸ™‚

    Good going!

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    1. I agree a child’s every milestone is in a way a milestone for the parent too, however, we parents have our own milestones too. Maybe, I need to capture those in a anew post someday πŸ˜€
      Thank you dear for all the love ❀


  5. what a lovely way to express through your poem, enjoyed reading this post, I never worried for my daughter, but for my son who was a down syndrome i was anxious… and worried.. thanks for sharing your thoughts !!


  6. We can’t rush life, much as we try. in Milestone, you express that emotionally well. It will come, whatever milestone we’re waiting and hoping for, it will come when the time is right.
    Thank you.

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    1. Worrying can never hasten any life process, it can only steal our joy of the moment. Then why frown when we can enjoy as we wait.
      Thank you Silvia πŸ™‚


  7. I just loved reading it.. You have put down all that I wanted to…. My little one is gonna be 1 next month and she is yet to develop tooth πŸ™‚ But I’m loving it this way now…. πŸ™‚ Let me enjoy this period πŸ™‚

    Every sentence had emotions overflowing which only a mother can feel from heart…

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    1. Happy first birthday to the little angel πŸ™‚
      Delays in milestones happen all the time, as long as they fall in the normal range all is fine and nothing to worry.
      Happy parenting and congratulations on reaching the fabulous one year milestone πŸ™‚
      I’m glad you liked it rubberpal πŸ˜€

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