Friday, September 25, 2009

My lil wonder..

It's fun to see how babies learn new stuff & do things. With their immese attention to details & grasp news things, learning new tricks.. I have always enjoyed being around babies., it was so much fun watching my son grow. Now with lil one at it, it's even more fun. I guess first time around I used to scrutinize every little thing under the microscope and being parent first time was overwhelming too.

She has started her day care now. I think she picks up lot of stuff (ofcourse she is picking lot of bacterias too!!!, she has been sick since she has started ) from there. After a wk in there, one day she was getting sleepy & I was trying to change her clothes. She started wailing. And suddenly she started throwing herself backwards.. I was like where do u learn such stuff from.

Her bro is always around her trying to show her liltlle things. She sucks her fingers, so he keeps compalining that she puts her hand in the mouth... goes lovingly to her & tries to take her hands off her mouth.. When he goes near her, she watches him intently and tries to soak in what he is doing. I have heard her many times trying 'da da' (Dada for big brother in our language). tries to grab him closer whenever he is around. Her brothers face lights up the minute he sees her & same feelings show on hers.

Then there is my hubby.. She just loves loves loves him I think.. The min she hears his voice, he has to pick her up IMMEDIATELY... She leaves anything and everything at hand (or in mouth) and starts jumping at him. There are days when he is out of town, so I used to think she might get attached to me more.. but looks like I have a Pappa's girl at hand already.

The day she turned 6 months, I went to pick her up.. ofcourse she wanted to go to her dad as soon as she saw him. He was taking her out in the sunshine.. So I wave her "bye bye" and she returned in back.. I was puzzled abt what she did. And when we tried again, she would do it again every time.. Nowadays whenever she wants us to pick up also she starts waving.. hillarious to watch that.

When I go to see her in the afternoon too, she is all jumpy & happy.. And when we drop her off she is having hard time. Her teacher exclaimed that none of the kids are usally know this emotion so early.. and she asked if she was really attached to us.. I don't know if she does, but I do know she loves us and we love her.. I think she just plain likes being around us.. My babies are getting sooo big everyday. Trying to gather all the joys of their childhood as much as I can... Time seems to be not enough to enjoy these precious moments..

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Who is not on social networking nowadays. Everyone seems to have one or the other means of being in touch with their society. When I was introduced to it, I was/ am under the impression that those sites were too dangerous to put anything up & too much data is out there for anyone's grab. First I joined Orkut, after lot of my friends persuaded me to that. I was more of the ph-call person, rather than actually writing emails.. Well, may be not all that true.. i would write emails, but would rather talk most of the times. So when one of my friend was going back to India for good, I joined to keep in touch with her. Next thing I know, there were so many friends over there... After minor glitches, I was on full swing using it.. I love the fact that I can be in touch with so many of my lost friends now. They r just a scrap away...

Then there came facebook demand.. Few friends started insisting that it is much more flexible ( or whatever reasons they gave.. don't remember)... but after a much thought, I joined that too. Now I think I use more of it, than orkut, simply coz I have both American & Indian friends over there & most of them seems to be active over there. Ease of use,.. well... there were days I would think what was Wall about.:o).. Still haven't figured out most of the stuff out there.. I sometimes like to read what's going on in my friends lives... Wait a sec.., sometimes from some of them I get to know toooooo much., way too much.. I mean, literally.. there is an update on some people profile every other hour.! Feels like I am on the run with them whole day.!!!

Then there are whole lot of third party applications.. Most of them I avoid. ( well, I can hardly convince myself that I should take a quiz to see what color I am.!!! .. hmmm.. donno if I were a color? question ever came to me. Ofcourse many have asked what color u like or I sometimes think what colors I like,... but me being a color..!!). Still, fun reading results from others who took them.. sometimes I cave in and take some of those & have a good laugh after the results come out.

In the end,... it is making a world even more smaller.. Almost any community you can follow using it. It is connecting people everywhere.. Me being people person, likes it.. It works for me, just open it and scribble on a friends wall.. even if it means just writing a :o)..

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Picky eater.!!

I have been struggling with my picky eater all the time. First it used to be with any dairy products. He would not take anything. Getting some calcium into him was a huge huge deal. Then atlast I think he gave in and now he drinks atleast 2 glasses of milk ( I would call it modified, coz he would not drink it in it's true white color identity. It has to be modified by adding something to it.!!). He would never eat any cheese, now he surprises me by asking me to pack cheese sandwich for his lunch & by ordering cheese sandwich at the restaurants!!! Well, y'day he wanted to go all the way to Red Robin, just to get that.

He always liked fruits. Put fruits & junk in front of him, he would go for fruits ( well recently it has been only if there is no cookie involved). The more fight we give I think he puts on more resistance. My frustration was at it's peak last wk. It would literally take him 2 hrs to finish his dinner. All the time I thought I have been saying, " Please eat", "Finish your food", " finish the milk" .... arghhh.... Then one day, I said am not going to trouble myself with all that sitting behind him. I just gave up. Voila.!!!!! He wanted to eat his dinner now. Now I fix him something ONLY if he wants it. Ofcourse he sits there and picks at it later. And only when we threaten to leave him downstairs and go sleep upstairs he hurries up and finishes that food.

Am not sure how much we should force them. But both me & hubby being soooooo in love with food, am always surprised why we didn't rub off our "THIS" particular character on him. Since the days I remember & from what my parents have always told me, I was always a good eater. I would try different stuff & never fuss too much about food. I was the easy one on food dept. :o)

I have seen some who make the kids eat forcefully or by feeding them, makes me wonder, should I try that.. I never took my son out to show something else & stuff food in him. Always made him sit at table & eat. Thought that will teach him manners & a routine of sitting in one place & eating.

Now that another little one is growing up to start table foods am wondering if I went wrong somewhere... Advice me if you have been successful with your lil ones on raising a good eater.!!!