Monday, October 08, 2007

The first big step as an infant...

The grand roll over...

While you go about the every day rigmaroles of feeding/diaper changing/getting the kid's to nap - the little mile stones and the sweet baby talk keep you recharged to face the next day...
I was not one to note down the date of every mile stone or special moments. My cousin gave me one of those baby scrap books to note down every thing right form the moment of birth for kutti boy...and it has one entry - the birth! :) This time around, she didn't give me one! :)
As I wrote to a fellow blogger, I did not even start this blog site with the intention of blogging - randomly one day I got myself a blog site just so I could comment on my niece's blog posts. And she was the one (along with another friend) convinced me that I should start blogging. I started my first post on 6.22.06. And wrote random pieces since then. Also deleted a whole bunch of posts that I wrote since that time. Slowly I found myself writing a lot about my son and then about my second pregnancy and now about both the kids - so I have morphed into a mommy blogger. I feel like writing random pieces again but it feels out of place here. Anyway - back to the point of this post - I figured since I made it a point to actually note down the date of this grand mile stone for baby girl and actually shot a few pictures - I will post about it - so may be I will look at this and reminisce with details later...
On Oct.3.07, baby girl was casually looking at her friends in the music mobile above her crib. And she started turning side ways looking like she was ready to roll over. And I ran and got my camera and stood there patiently. She tried three times patiently getting to the final step but not being able to pull her hand out. So I gave up and went to attend to KB. Later that evening I left her with my mom upstairs and went downstairs to feed KB his snack. He was in his booster seat at the dining table and I was having my tea. Suddenly my mom shouted out for me and said, "Come here, come here!". I told her I will come in a bit since KB was eating and I didn't want to abruptly leave him alone. She said, "Oru nimisham, udane vaa". And I knew!
I ran upstairs and saw that baby girl had just* turned over and casually pulled her hand out like she had been doing it all along. No big deal - every child does it. But somehow I enjoyed it this time even more than I did for KB. It was pure excitement. Mom clapped just as I was coming upstairs. I missed the* moment, but captured her on camera after she had rolled over. I missed my MIL when I was taking pictures - she and my FIL were with KB when he rolled over (I was cooking and B was reading). We suddenly heard them clapping and they didn't even call out to us - they were just enjoying themselves. We went and saw that KB had rolled over. Had she been alive, I would have called her right away (India time 5.30am) and told her and she would have shared my excitement...this is for her!

23 comments:

~nm said...

Yay little princess!! Way to go!

And those are some really nice pics as they show the complete steps of the rollover! Simply wonderful by wondernoon!

30in2005 said...

So beautiful! Here's to all those milestones....

Tharini said...

Yeeeaaay! Congrats! She's is such a beautiful baby. Cute cute picures.

the mad momma said...

my darling.... what a beautiful beautiful baby. you really should post pics more often. look at that thick head of hair. i am completely jealous of it and i want to squash her.. she is just gorgeous. here's to many more speedy milestones.

Moppet's Mom said...

Hurray! Congratulations to kutti girl! She's gorgeous.

DotMom said...

you caught her in the act!!!!! awsome! congrats on the milestone :)

kodi's mom said...

what a lovely roll over that was! and looks like you didnt miss much of the action.

DotMom said...

tagged

utbtkids said...

Woohooo! Congrats baby girl. BTW, noon, not all babies roll over, so it IS a big deal! Chula didn't move till she was 10 months! She would sit if we ploink her down, lie on her tummy and complain if we put her that way, stand if we propped her against something. Just after 10 months, she rolled sat and crawled all within 2 days and was running by teh time she was 13 months.

Mieja didn't roll over either. She tried pretty hard around 4 months but didn't. But was mobile by the time she was 7 months.

Aryan's Mom said...

Very cute Kutti girl...Good catch..Post more pictures noon...feel like just lifting her and kissing her.

ranjani.sathish said...

congrats to kutti girl on her first major achievement !!!!

noon said...

nm - thanks...I had a couple of more pics of the in between steps - but didn't want to post everything like a flicker book! :)

30in05, Tharini,Moppet's mom, Kodi's mom - Thanks!

MM - thanks...will maul/sqaush her some more tomorrow on your behalf! :)

Dotmom - Good to see you. Will do the tag sometime...

noon said...

UTBT - wow - all that in two days - you had your camera in hand all the time? so much in two days!
Kids are so different aren't they! Mobile in 7 months! Wow!

noon said...

Aryan's mom - thanks...shall post pics more than I have been doing...

Ranjani - thanks!

Timepass said...

Congrats..cute pics

mnamma said...

Very beautiful pictures Noon! Hugs and kisses to kutti girl :)

rbdans said...

congrats! She is soooo cute.. What a picture prefect pose you managed to capture. Very nice.
Dlittle is attempting to roll over the last couple of weeks. She is almost there, rolls over but her hands get stuck and she pulls back.

Shobana said...

isn't that cuuuuutte? i remember thambi at that stage and feels like a zillion yrs have passed by since...she is so pretty...

Shobana

noon said...

Timepass, Mnamma - thanks!

Rbdans - Thanks!
You know what - until the day she culd roll over - any time we left her on the floor mat she would immediately turn to the side, try to roll over, not be able to pull her hand out and start crying...
Now that she has rolled over - I find it so funny - she is happy to lie on her back...only occasionally rolls over!
It is so cute isn't it - how they keep trying...and then get mad and cry when they can't pull the hand out...

noon said...

Shobana - Thanks!
How old is Naren - I have to check your site...
BTW - hope you noticed - I have tagged you on the middle name tag...

Poppins said...

Wow and more wow. Look at that chubby apple pie you got there, this one's not gonna trouble you to eat for sure! Lol. She is gorgeous and congratulations on the milestone.

Awesome.

choxbox said...

*delurking*

what a cutie!

noon said...

Poppins, Choxbox - thanks so much...