Friday, 24 June 2011

Becoming a big baby...

Dear Vedant,

You are 23 weeks old today. Your new nanny came today. She seems ok, not as nice as Balwinder aunty. May be all I gotta do is give her some more time.

I started giving you daal pani this week, you seemed to like it. I have been giving you arhal dal and moong dal pani. This is good for you, lentils are a great source of protein and fibre. While I was feeding you, you are now grabbing for the spoon. You want one just for yourself to play with. I give you an empty spoon to hold while I feed you.

You are refusing to eat cereal though. I wonder what it is, do you not like the taste anymore? I plan on trying Earth's best organic whole grain apple/ banana rice next. Perhaps you will like that better.


Friday, 17 June 2011

Five months old!

Dear Vedant,

I can't believe you are now 5 months old, thats all the fingers in one hand dear. I keep showing you that, I also teach you open and close with my hand. you watch quite keenly :)

So much has happened in the last 10 odd days since I have written to you. You have grown quite a bit. I weighed you the other day, looks like I have to buy you a new crib pronto.

You have also started doing many things. You now turn your head in the direction of sound. I have to be careful now, you move suddenly. You react to everything, door opening, cooker, TV, people, all kinds of noises.

You have also stated playing with the Crinkly butterfly on the gym mat. You lift the flower flap and look underneath it and keep squishing it. Finally, you try to eat it and when you can't bring it to your mouth, you drop your head to lick it instead! It is too cute :)

Last Wednesday I left you for a trip to San Diego. I had to attend a conference. This was the longest I was not with you. While I could lie that I missed you terribly, I must admit I had a great time! Amma loves her work and fun, but loves you the most sweetheart. I came back home to a happy you. You had milk from me (direct from the source ;)) and gave me a big smile of satisfaction afterwards! It was cute. I am so thankful you are a no fuss baby.

We also hired a new nanny for you. The new aunty seems nice. I hope she looks after you well. She doesn't seem to be as hardworking as balwinder aunty, but she does not want to stay with us :( I have tried all ways I can think of, but looks like she has made up her mind. BTW, you flashed a lovely smile to new aunty's daughter. Hmm, whats up dude?

On Saturday, June 18, we visited some folks that dad knows from Jhansi. They have a little boy, about five years old. There you played with a ball for the first time. You put a ball through the basket too :)

Today, I did a little aarti for you and wanted to put new clothes but there are none in your size now. I ordered 3 books for your from amazon, they arrived today. I read the happy baby book, you were listening intently. That was fun. I took a pic early in the morning but you are not your usual happy self today, you are very clingy, teething trouble is what I think it is. I massaged your gums today, I hope it helps you. Hang in there dear, it will all be over soon.

Next birthday, I will some toys. I hope you are able to sit, that will be fun.

That's it sweetie. You are teething it looks like and seem to be in pain. I hope you (and I ;)) get good sleep tonight.

Love you loads,

Friday, 10 June 2011

You found your voice!

Dear Vedant,

This week has been such a big change in you. You have been so noisy!!! Screaming in delight all the time. I managed to record a little piece on the phone today, I will upload that in some time.

Here is a link to a video I uploaded to you tube. It has some of your pictures from this month (your fifth) and yes your lovely voice.

We were alone this week from Sunday am to Wed night. It went well I thought. You were unwell on Tuesday night, wed am but nothing I couldn't handle. You were all chipkoo but I didn't mind, I just did not want you to be very sick.

Aunty has been very helpful the last few days. God bless her. I have to find a new nanny for you, I wish she would stay. :(

Anyhow, hope you sleep well sweetie, good night

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Introducing solids and more

Dear Vedant,

This has been a week of many firsts for you. You are 19 weeks old today. Looked all cute today. So many things have happened last few days.

Tuesday, May 31
I was changing your diaper upstairs, you were on the rubber sheet, quite slippery. And before I knew it you were putting the clean diaper in your mouth. How you managed to get it from under your bum I don't know! I could hear viji peddamma telling me that changing you is going to get difficult soon :)

I took you to the doc too. You have not been sleeping well. You had mild fever, were all fussy. It looks like you could be teething. I am trying to make you as comfortable as possible. I bought a teether from Walmart, you are not taking to it yet, but hopefully soon you will.

You have also started grabbing the jitter toy - a bee that Shaheen aunty gave me while you were still cozy in my tummy. You started doing this on the ride to the hospital. All of a sudden you were tugging at each foot in turn of the bee and letting it go up. You repeated this like a zillion times!

Hmm... what else is knew. Oh yes, the cereal! You started eating solids from Thursday, June 2. I gave you organic brown rice cereal and you took to it easily. I gave you some today too. You seem to have no problem with it so far. I am so glad!

You are asleep now and soon I am going to come join you.

Need to buy a new crib for you too, my 19 pounder! Mommy loves you!

Good night, hugs,