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About: shefalivaidya

Shefali Vaidya is a travel writer, columnist, photographer and a stay-at-home mum who is never-at-home! She has six year triplets who are trying their best to raise her as a good mom! Shefali has written extensively on travel, lifestyle, architecture and parenting for publications like The Outlook Traveler, The New Indian Express, JetWings, Mother and Baby and The Architecture Magazine. She has also been a Film Maker and has taught Mass Communication at University level.

Recent Posts by shefalivaidya

  • Triple Impressions 1 – by Shefali Vaidya

    Triple Impressions is a column by Shefali Vaidya for MothersDelight.com, where she shares her tumultuous journey as a mother from the point of discovery that she is pregnant with triplets all the way through to being a proud mother of six year olds. ‘I can hear three heartbeats. I think you have triplets’, our doctor uttered these momentous words with a smile. It was my first ultrasound screening since the pregnancy was confirmed. Our doctor Continue Reading

  • Triple Impressions – 2 by Shefali Vaidya

    It was a cold, rainy afternoon in January. The streets of Dallas still twinkled with fairy lights from the holiday celebrations. I had just entered the 25th week of pregnancy. The first trimester upheavals were behind us and I could finally relax and enjoy my pregnancy. That chiefly consisted of asking my poor husband to rustle up outrageous food stuff that I remembered from my childhood. That particular afternoon, I craved for conversation in my Continue Reading

  • Triple Impressions – 3 by Shefali Vaidya

    The slowest night of my life trickled slowly into a turbid, grey, airless dawn. I was still on Mag, weaving in and out of periods of lucidity and hallucinations. As I was practically paralyzed from neck down, any movement was out of question. Ganesh had spent the night crouched uncomfortably in a hard iron folding chair. Twelve slow hours had passed since the steroid injections. Thirty-six more to go before the steroids had their full Continue Reading

  • Triple Impressions – 4 by Shefali Vaidya

    One whole week had crawled by, excruciatingly slowly since I was admitted to the hospital with premature contractions. I was still on Mag. I was still paralyzed neck down, I was still lying in a little windowless room decorated in ten different shades of grey and I was still hallucinating like a hobo on crack! But I was still pregnant and that meant my babies STILL had a chance! The minutes ticked away. When you Continue Reading

  • Triple Impressions – 5 by Shefali Vaidya

    The days passed. The hospital stay had become the new normal. I was now the longest staying resident of the pre-natal wing, on first-name basis with all the nurses, helpers, the pathology technicians, the lady who delivered food from the cafeteria, even the guy who came to maintain the AC! I did not know it then, but a lot of people were silently rooting for our babies. I would have an ultrasound every alternate day to monitor the heart-rate of Continue Reading