Saturday, 28 May 2011

Foot in the mouth!

Dear Vedant,

I really should have written this yesterday, I was too tired, a bit of back ache baby. Anyhow, you made my day wonderful. I know ALL babies do it and that is no big deal, but it was awesome! There I was changing you just before putting you to bed and all of a sudden you had your foot in your mouth :) It was so cute. It was just you and I, our little secret. BTW - you were butt naked and Viji peddamma feels that helped a long way too :) Next time I will try to get a picture, my phone camera was no good and the digi cam was downstairs. Anyhow, the thing is sweetheart, I will always remember the moment in my head and feel exactly like I felt then - lots of love, joy, surprise and pride too! You are by little boy! well for now at least.

We also went for a walk yesterday. It was very windy so I chose to walk in the lanes surrounded by homes, like avva used to, avoiding the windy road and trying to keep you warm. You no longer let me cover you with blankets and if I do manage to put one on, you chew it all the time. You didn't sleep again. it looks like Sid peddanaina's premonition about you not going to sleep in the pram might just be coming true.

Also, it looks like you are now used to sleeping by 8 pm. While on the walk you started crying at 7.15 pm, I rushed home, gave you a quick change, night suit, massage, fed you and put you down to bed.  Today also you were down by 8 pm. I am happy I have been able to establish this routine for you. And thank you for being such a good no fuss baby. Mommy loves you vedu singh.

You have also been grabbing at toys a lot more purposefully and your coordination is improving. Course you still continue to eat books, and my guess is you will for a long time but yes you are growing up. A part of me is looking forward to it and a part of me just wants to hold you as you are today, my little baby.

lots of love kanna, sleep tight,

PS: Giving you tummy time now for your head per the doc. I am really hoping it becomes better. That is the night light with stars that Akshat uncle gave you. Also, we read the colors book today, well I read, you ate :)

Saturday, 21 May 2011

4 months old

Dear Vedant,

Today you are four months old. I am feeling very happy today. I put a new tee-shirt on you which said you were 'Wild About Mommy', but within half an hour you had drooled so much it was wet, before I could click any pictures!! It was so funny! I had to change it to something else :) We also lit the diya and did a little aarti for you.

You are such a joy to be with now. You droooool all the time, make the scooter sound and put everything in your mouth. You always smile when I sing 'skidamarinka dinka dee', thank you for that, it is very rewarding when that happens. I also sing 'Old MacDonald' which also makes you happy. I just started playing peek-a-boo with you and that makes you smile. I am not sure if you 'get' what the game is right now, but you do giggle :). You play with the snail and anurag;s old blocks. I try to show you colors and then give you the cube, and you promptly put it in your mouth. Today you were getting frustrated since you could not fit it in to your mouth :)

We went for a walk too today, you did not sleep. You were wide awake and watching everything. You did perk up when we passed by the fountains, it looked to me that you were trying to find the source of the noise. When you are older and able to sit, I will show you.

Sometimes when I am back from work you give me a big smile which fills my heart and sometimes you don't. Sometimes you cry until I hold you and sometimes you are quite happy to be on your own.

Plan for next week - I plan to feed you solids this week. I hope you will like that. But remember, amma's milk is the yummiest!!

Lots of love, hugs,

PS: You are fast asleep now and that is how I am able to write this for you. Also, you love chewing all your fingers (of both hands) at once. I tried to wipe your mouth as your were drooling while chewing. And this is how it ended. You smiled your cutest smile at me, and I melted. Finally, you were 'eating' the burp cloth too!

Saturday, 14 May 2011


Dear Vedant,

I was giving you a bath today in your planet of a whale tub and you grabbed at the mug for the first time. You are doing something new each day sweetie, its so cute. Here is a pic of you having a bath. You are such a no fuss bather, it is unbelievable. Everyone is so surprised how you are so quiet and cooperative :) You could not go to sleep easily today, so I gave you a warm bath at bed time too.

We also went to the temple, you had kheer, a little bit. first time you had something other than amma's milk. Not quite sure if you liked it, you were drooling so much, you hardly had anything. I will give you cereal tomorrow. Hope you will like that kanna.

love, lots of hugs,