Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Hello, this is baby girl!

Hello all – You have seen my photographs, you have heard about me but mamma has never given a chance to let me talk to you all. Well, I grabbed the pen from her and decided I would write a few lines. Oh, well the keypad, let’s say.

I turned six months old on Dec 17.08 and mamma decided to wait till Dec 31.07 to give me my first taste of solid food. Hellou I hear that a lot of my pals out there got to taste solids when they were four months old. And she finally really got me started on two solid meals a day only on Jan 5.08! My brother seems to have instilled a dread of feeding solid meals in her that she postponed it until she couldn’t do it anymore without being struck by severe guilt. And she is not telling you this and let me tell you she is a paranoid believer in jinxing things even just by thinking about it. But I will tell you – pretend you didn’t hear it. She is secretly enjoying feeding me solids because this is an utterly new feeling for her. I mean, my brother took about half an hour for one tablespoon of solids when he was 6m old. Me on the other hand, I am taking pity on her and give her such joy when she turns around to see the time – only 15 min and I am done with two tablespoons of cereal! Mamma – don’t you just love me just for this?! Now, don’t take it too easy – I may suddenly decide to make your life difficult – so just keep on appreciating me for this!

I am only six months old and she has already dragged me on three different trips – that’s 6 flights to and fro in all. I sure hope she has no plans of dragging my brother and me on any more flights for a while. I have to say though – it’s nice and cozy since daddy always holds me even when I am napping when we are on the flight. I guess I should enjoy this until I turn two. Every one in the flight tells my mom that we are such good kids on the flight. People make a big deal of ear pressure but I don’t have a problem so far since I am always sucking on my thumb. I don’t feel too much of it.

I visited every one in my mom’s family during the New Year’s Eve holiday. It was great fun. I completely forgot that back home, I used to actually be let down on the floor on a blanket to play. At my mama’s place, there was so much competition to hold me that I was constantly in someone’s arms. Every one loved cuddling me. My brother on the other hand doesn’t like being cuddled by any one other than mom at most times. Not even dad. He only allows a few people that he is very fond of and knows well to carry him. He didn’t care at all that every one paid more attention to me. I don’t know why my mom worries about this and feels so bad about it. He really doesn’t care mom and it’s his own doing you know! He will play with people but not let any one touch him. Well anyone other than his mama, grandma and our cousin brother in that house full of people. Wonder if I too will become like him in a year’s time…mamma, you keep guessing. I am not going to tell you what my plans are.

My mom’s sister and my cousin (her daughter) told my mom that I am the happiest baby on earth! I did not cry and I kept smiling and was really enjoying myself amongst all that loving bunch of people – I earned my title you know! Mom doesn’t even want to hear it for fear of – yeah that same old thing! Jinx!

My brother and I interact and play with each other a lot these days. It seems like the most natural thing to do but mom and dad go nuts over this. Mom has begun to really make use of the fact that we have each other! When I am bored and whine a tiny bit asking for some entertainment, she asks my brother to ride his train in front of me. I quite enjoy this – he is so big – he can even ride trains you know! My brother is the best brother ever I think – he loves me so much. He is constantly pulling my hand and ramming his head on me when mamma is nursing me. I am so used to this now, if he is not around, I find it strange and keep looking around for him. My brother even gives “pet names” for me – he calls me “Guluvil” and just this morning he came up with this name “Lilibi” for me. Mom and dad think he has come up with perfect names for me. I too like those names.

I don’t sleep through the night – I do wake up to feed once – around 3.00 am but I go back to sleep soon after that. I wake up by 5.15 am every morning but it’s working out well because dad likes to wake up early and feels this is a good reason to do so. I am usually singing and cooing in the dark for some 10 –15 minutes before dad really gets out of bed and comes to get me. I give such a beaming smile and laugh when he takes me out of the crib – dad just delights in this, I can see. He just dotes on me mom, you better watch out – your position in the favorites list may be getting weaker! I am at my best in the morning – too bad mom misses all of this. She sleeps late and wakes up later along with my brother – around 7.00 am. She does wake up to feed me around 6.00 am but she goes back to sleep. Dad and I have our morning time – I watch him make his coffee and grab at every thing – the coffee filter, the mug, the spoon. But he is sweet; he still carries me around and does every thing with one hand. We then come upstairs and I sit on his lap while he reads the newspaper. I keep grabbing at it – so these days he gives me something to chew on – like the empty cereal bag - while he reads. It makes a lot of noise but it is too thick for me to really bite off it – so dad gives it to me while he peacefully reads.

My aunt – dad’s sister – has sent me the “Pack n play” that my cousins used when they were my age. I am not sure what to expect of this thing. Hope mom doesn’t put me in it too often – I like being free to roll around and wander and ingest all the random bits of stuff I come across on the rug. My brother often makes a mess of his “coco krispies” and some bits of it get left behind on the rug – I love discovering those and have my mom panic and run and grab it from my hand.

Mom cannot possibly leave me on the bed and go too far away from me since I roll around in a second and come to the edge of the bed. She tells my brother to keep a watch on me – he is pretty good at this – he actually goes and tells her “Mamma, kutti baby carpet’lendhu floor’ku vandhurthu” and she comes running and puts me back in the center of the rug. I now sit by supporting my hand on the floor – though mom doesn’t often let me do this. She should remember to do this more often.

Mom takes my brother and me for a walk in the double stroller. Let me tell you, I am glad Christmas is over! I now don’t have to listen to a running commentary from him as to which “Uncle” (he refers to all the neighbors as Uncle or Aunty!) has turned the Christmas lights on and whose inflatable Santa has lost air and so on. “Santa flat ayitar” he screams to mamma and she has to say, “Amam da kanna, Santa’ku air pump pannanum Aunty”. He will keep repeating this until she says that in response. Often times, it is close to my nap time when we are returning from our walk and I start to whine having to listen to all this when I would rather be sleeping cozily in the warmth of my crib! Mom then walks really fast with the stroller so she can get home soon and make me sleep in my crib. My poor mom having to please both me and my brother – me wanting to get home and my brother wanting to stay out longer!

Wow folks, I sure can talk about myself on and on! Look how long this has turned out to be already. I better stop here or you may fall asleep – if you even got this far in the first place!

Ba-bye! Take care. See you tomorrow – like my brother says!

29 comments:

Timepass said...

What a cutie pie u are.. And so good too...

Aryan said...

Wowo wowow Wowow..Baby girl you are Adorable..darling. You are indeed the happiest girl. 15minutes for two spoons of cereals and waiting to give more surprises for mom??? Cutie..feeling bored of listening to Which uncle???

Now comment to Baby Girls Mom—What a cute post noon..I liked the Baby girl narrate the incidents. Even I like this idea and that is why I always write as if aryan is saying something.

Nice post noon.. Good good

Aryan's Mom

chitra said...

Heyyyyyyyy Baby girl and your post..Wow! sooooo adoreable so cute. Nice to see you kutti paapa..."happiest girl - ipdidhan samattha aa irukunum, OK?" and we all love to hear more from both you and KB. What say?

Mala said...

Is she cute or what! I know what you mean about the rolling - I set Dhruv down on the bed last evening while talking on the phone, and in literally one second he had rolled to the other end :-)
And there I was, secretly worrying a few weeks ago that while he could roll over, he didn't seem very interested in doing it.

Sumana said...

Your cuddly little one is turning out to be a handful haan. Love to the cutie

DotMom said...

Baby girl.. you are the most cute thing in this world. You know that right? And I enjoyed this little post from you. Do come more often.. you give such a nice perspective to things :)

shweta said...

You are so Cute :) !!!! Lovely Post !!

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

Sweet little girl ... you are so adorable ... keep us posted on your monthly updates even if your mom forgets or postpones!

Anonymous said...

Seeing your pic for the first time and, Oh my, you are such a beauty ! Loved reading about you.

2 B's mommy said...

oops, the above anonymous is me.

Moppet's Mom said...

Hello Gorgeous!

Archana said...
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ranjani.sathish said...

hi kutti cutie pie friend !!!

I loved looking at your photo as my mom kept reading what you had written. I am like you too with respect to food. I eat anything and everything given to me, but my only condition is that I should eat by myself. I don't like it when my mom treats me like a baby and feeds me. That's where our wars begin and end !

You please write more and we will share our stories rather than these boring mommies :-).

Bye Bye !

lots of hugs
14 month old Shraddha

Poppins said...

OMG is she gorgeous or what?? Lovely updates!

noon said...

Timepass - thanks! :)

Aryan - Thanks thanks thanks Aunty. My pal Aryan is the same - cute cute cute! :)
Yeah Aunty I seriously am bored of his "Uncle" commentaries...why does he care so much as to who turned the lights on or off!

Thanks - I hardly write updates for the kids...I shd do it more - but somehow don't...I write abt them as part of genl posts...

Chitra - thanks thanks thanks! :)
OK OK - will ask mom to let us write more often!

noon said...

Mala - yeah - now I have to keep a watch on her more than on KB. He runs here and there but now I worry more about baby girl rolling out and falling or banging her head on the floor...WHEN are you going to start posting by the way! :))

noon said...

Sumana - thanks so much!

Dotmom - well, I will post more if only mom let's me! :) I have so many important things to say about myself! :))

Shweta - thanks! :)

CA - Thanks!! Will do! :)

noon said...

2B's mommy - thanks!! :))

MM - Hello! And love to Moppet!

Archu - thanks - nice surprise to see your comment! I told you - the neighboring house is waiting for you and N! :)) I need to talk to N and get him to find a job here! ;)

Shraddha - oh wow - thanks for visiting! You have given a good point - I should remember this when I am one plus..insist on eating on my own! I know these moms write on and on about their stories - what about giving us a chance!

Poppins - thanks! :))

Archana said...

Heyyyy baby girl! You're the chamathest!!! Miss thukkifying you !!! Awesome post noon!!!! Felt like "Look whose talking" :)

Usha said...

loved this kutti girl) you do have an appreciation of all the fine details dont you. write more often. It is fun to hear your side of the story.
And yes you do look like a very happy baby and a very samathu kutti:

Mystic Margarita said...

You are the cutest, sweetest baby girl ever! And a natural flair for writing, to boot - you're gonna give your mom a run for her money, darling! :)

noon said...

Usha - thanks! Yes indeed am a chamathu kutti - mom knows it but won't admit it - tries to point to the littlest of trouble I give her! :)

Mystic - thanks...sweet of you to say such nice things! Am sure mom is very happy to read this! :) She is secretly very thrilled when people say nice things about me or my brother you know! Are all moms like this?! One compliment for the child and it's all happiness that moment! :)

Anonymous said...

She is absolutely beautiful!

Ayona

Tharini said...

Gosh! She's a doll! A perfect doll! Sutthi podu, please. Have her pop up every now and then and do her updates. Its so cute to read it that way!

Swati said...

Adorable pic :)

Preethi said...

Adorable.....

noon said...

Ayona, Tharini, Swati, Preethi - thanks so much!

the mad momma said...

Noonie, this is going to qualify as a troll comment because I am jealous of those lovely lovely curls!!!!!!!!!

she is such a doll. you have to mail me some pics separately. i feel like squeezing the juicey-puicey out of her as my son says about his sister!!!

now how about some pics of the two of them together?!

molarbear's posts said...

a-do-ra-ble! first time I got introduced to Ranju....enjoyed it a lot!