January 31, 2010

Good Bye Jan 2010

Just bid good bye to the first month of the new year. 2010 aint new anymore.

The first month of 2010 has been a low one for me. For no particular reason I have been sulking, whining, complaining and all the negative - ing a lot. Blogging was always very very spaced out.

Hope Feb brings with it a lot of shine to wipe away my gloom! Wish you all a very happy February 2010!

January 26, 2010

Magic No. 6

Yet another milestone that we have reached! Aarush has completed 6 months today. He has turned into a noisy attention seeking little brat.

The last month witnessed a huge change in Aarush's diet. As I mentioned in an earlier post, Aarush was introduced to solids by the month beginning and has by now had a taste of wheat,oats,ragi, vegetables such as pureed carrots, mashed potatoes and fruits such as cooked and pureed apple and mashed banana. So far the going is great and he has been enjoying the new meals. I still breastfeed him though it is mostly restricted to night and early morning feeds. Due to the work pressure, expressing has been cut down to just once a day and I am able to express just enough for one feed. So I have had no choice but to put him on follow on formula. Accompanied by the change in the input pattern, there is a major (and not so pleasant!) change in the output patterns as well. Gone is the sweet smelling, tumeric / mustard yellow, easily washable poo and is now replaced by more bulkier stuff that makes me want to put a peg on my nose!

Aarush has now become adept at rolling back and forth and loves to roll across the available space during his floor times. He has also been attempting to raise his body up on all fours. He has become very mobile now and somedays I wake up to see my little baby sleeping perpendicular to me on the bed. B has been pushed off and now sleeps on the day bed; the little man and I have the whole bed for ourselves now!

His social life is also developing at a great pace. He loves attention and demands it with ready smiles and friendly purrs. He has a clear preference for the fairer sex as well! From coos he has graduated to babbling; so much so that he can maintain a steady babbling conversation if someone responds back in his current vocabulary.

My little baby has outgrown most of his clothes (some of them barely used) and we are in the process of getting a whole new wardrobe for him. Now we are looking forward to his "choroonu" which will be held when we visit India in Feb.

January 14, 2010

Cute Appuness!

Last Wednesday Appu decided to sleep on our bed. Aarush was thrilled to have his favorite star on bed with him and expressed his extreme pleasure by pulling at Appu's hair, nose atc and cooing and giggling at her. Appu,being the doting big sis that she is, kept cooing back and tolerating the little guys torment of her face and hair. This went on for a long time and Appu's patience began to wane at around 11.30. Then a sleepy big sister comments thus to the little one "You can sleep all day tomorrow. But not me. Chechi (Big sis) has to get up at 5'O clock to go to school!" And off she marched to her bed!

January 3, 2010

I am a happy mother....

This sure warmed my heart and made me realize that I have a lot to be grateful for…….see the note passed on to me by Appu yesterday.

January 2, 2010

Meal time for Aarush

We introduced solids to Aarush 2 days back. We started off with ragi. He seemd to like the taste of it. He was hoping for me after 2 spoonfulls. However, we kept the quantity to bare minimum since it was the first time. All was Ok except that his daily quota of poo ( 4-5 times) was absent.