Writing you after a long long time. I’ve been writing to you in my mind all this while but you too know that mamma was super busy in things that happened unexpectedly.
First and foremost I want to apologize for one thing-I could not keep my promise made to you when you were in my tummy. I told you that I’ll take you to meet your great granny [Daddy’s granny] for sure and all this while we just kept on planning and waiting for you to grow up a little more to be comfortable for the long road trip-around 400 odd kms. And ironically,your great granny left us last month,leaving a deep feeling of guilt inside my heart…I failed to keep my promise dearest,I failed. And no I’m not going to expect you to understand why we didn’t dare to take you on such a long journey when you were not even a 3-monther then!
Any way,you do know what we have been busy into these days,don’t you? Yes, b’day parties…and so many of them! And and the special one was your mamma’s b’day which you and Daddy brought in so sweetly to me…All friends who wished me said this one’s my special b’day since it’s my first with you 🙂 Of course they were so right…motherhood brings with it so many lovely feelings which you never knew existed. And at every step I’m meeting a surprise with you..a part of me is being unveiled, all because now I’m a mother 🙂 A picture from that special day :
You know Chirpy,you’re achieving all your milestones more or less at the expected time which we appreciate and applaud for 🙂 But there few more things that you’ve learnt,which me and your daddy were never prepared for and are amazed to see that you are picking them up on your own,and we have no clue how to deal with things like:
>Throwing tantrums. Yes you do throw tantrums right at this young age,5 and half months precisely! If you don’t like something you’ll just make it impossible for us to manage you at that moment. There is a chair which we use a rescue when each one of us is busy at the same time..we keep you in that and in the same room where either of us are working and we keep talking to you while we finish the work. But now you have started disliking the chair-may be you’ve understood why we use it [other than putting it in the garden every morning and evening-which you love to the core].So you start
crying shouting the moment you’ve been put in it and now a days slowly but steadily you’ve started pushing yourself out of that chair..so far you’ve managed to fling out your legs and soon you would be able to touch the ground by your feet and jump off…sigh we’ll have to find some other way then..don’t know if there will be any other way going forward!
>Being creative. But at wrong places.You don’t like to drink water at all.I would not have forced it down you if you were not on solids. But you being you,you’ve learnt new tricks to throw up all the water that mamma / daadi thinks that you’ve taken up into mouth and gulped down too. The moment we’re sure of it you bring it all out with a ‘spurrrr’ sound to it…ha and you also give us that ‘see-I’m-more-intelligent-than-you-thought’ smile !!! And not only this you have found several ways to create a confusion for us…every time we come up with a strategy to combat your trick you’re ready with a new one,sigh!
>Adamant.You’ve learnt to be adamant. If for a moment me or your daddy will raise our voices a little bit to shush you from doing something you’ll not talk to us for good 30 mins there on and with that continue to do what you were doing too! I wanted you to turn your face to your right so that I can apply some cream to your left cheek but since you didn’t want to you just didn’t budge. Daddy shushed you for something and then immediately coochy-cooed you but you were just not looking at him. You ignored him big time leaving him feeling sad! Yeah you can ignore someone to that extent if something is done against your wish or you’ve been told not to do certain things!
>Attention Seeker.Something which I was terrified that you would learn to be and see you’ve done exactly that! I’m sure you don’t even know it is called ‘seeking attention’ but still you’ve mastered the art so well. If we’re sitting around you and for a moment we start talking to each other or on phone you start shouting at the highest possible pitch and would force us to focus on ONLY you! You don’t even spare your masseuse for this one. Even she is not supposed to stop her hand movements and talk to me!
And coming to the massage session…god you love it so much.You lie down in leisure and get yourself massaged.Also if we enter the room that time,you give us that “please don’t disturb me” look 😦 which makes it difficult for us to click pictures of but still I’ve tried to capture one..
Where do you learn all this from ?? Who? Who is it?? Is it Nuttie Massi? I’ve solid doubts on her..she keeps appreciating you for wrong things and always keeps telling you new tricks…yes I guess it is her…hmmm ! lol
Hey but you know what baby? I want you to keep doing things that are totally bouncer for your Aai and Daddy,it’s amusing,though sometimes things do get out of our control but overall it’s lovely to see you do things which are unexpected. Your daddy and me have come to realize that what they say is true-you blink and your babies grow up! Sigh,such a dilemma for parents..they want to experience further things in their baby’s growth but at the same time don’t want to lose the current state that their baby is in! Yes adults are that confused 🙂
Having a girl and that too with lot of hair gives her mother several opportunities to dress the doll up! I’m lucky to have you Chirpy, in every which way,one of which is you having lots of hair on that tiny head 🙂 I hope you won’t feel irritated to see this when you grow up 😉 I just could not keep my hands off your hair,trust me 🙂 and all my intentions are purely to make you look pretty,my doll,not for fun sake,you trust Aai,don’t you?
Now that you’re reaching your 6 month mark you’ve started doing the expected things like spurting vowels-sometimes consonants,smiling at every little thing that amuses you,you’ve been put on solids and thank god for you’re liking it,you’ve started sitting for fraction of seconds without support,you push yourself hard to crawl and reach for things lying ahead of you,putting your toes in your mouth and every other thing that you can lay your hands on,you love people and you smile at everyone and don’t fuss to go to visitors,you’ve started liking books that I read you,you enjoy going out and you can’t stay quiet,you constantly need someone to talk to you or play with you…so much and more..our days are filled with so much fun and some headache that you keep giving us in between 🙂
Stay good and be naughty as ever 😉 yes your Aai is telling you this 😛 Go ahead my girl !!!
Loads of love to you my darling,