Thursday, June 4, 2009


After my mom I have also decided to move

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Monday, June 1, 2009

MFH in making

Ever since I saw this post at Priyanka's, I have been wanting to introduce Ojas to colors, but somehow it never happened... then the other day while shopping for a gift for a new born I found this product from Crayola and thought of trying it

I just gave the tubs and the sheet to Ojas and waited to see what he will do... and I was in for a surprise because he looked at them for 2 minutes and then figured out that there some colors coming out of it... He figured out on his own how to hold them and how to rub on the paper for the color to come out...

He would color with one then leave it and pick up another... I was also surprised at how he preferred one over another... orange was the winner in the starting but now purple is the clear favorite

These moments make your heart swell with pride and then u forget all about the stubbornness :)

the maestro at work

does it need more work or its done?

Ok I am done and this certainly needs applaud

And this is the masterpiece

Thursday, May 28, 2009

happy or sad?

So what is a mom supposed to do when her 17-month (ok almost 18 month) old comes to her shows his nails and says nails cut...

should she be proud that her sons knows what are nails and that they are grown and they should be cut and finally communicates this or be ashamed of herself that she didnt see that it needs cutting :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Splash Splash

We went to a friends house for a brunch, it was a hot day and the children wanted to have a dip in the pool... So the older children accompanied with their daddy's (the mommy werent prepared with their gears)... now seeing all children jump in the pool... my little prince wanted to go to... we had no swimming diaper and this was the first time he would have gone in the pool... but the children pool was pretty shallow so we decided to take him in and what a blast he had.... he took to water like a fish

After some 1 hour in the pool he still didnt want to come back

PS: this post has been lying in my drafts since almost two months as I didnt have the snaps with me... these days he goes to the pool almost everyday like a pro... swimming diaper, tube and the cap in place :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Emotional Blackmail

is a technique that Ojas seems to have mastered off late...

These days whenever I scold him a little and tell him if u do this mumma wont talk to u... he comes and gives me paari (cups my face with both hands and brings the hands down), gives me a tight hug literally squeezes me with sound and then gives me kisses on left cheek first, then the right cheek and then on the lips...

now tell me how can anyone be angry with him post that

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ready for school ya?

Yesterday evening the conversation in our house hold went like this

Me: mumma loves u oju
Oju : huhn
Me: say I love u
Oju : looow
Oju : looow
Oju : loow
Me : ok then whats ur name
Oju : Oju

and with this everyone was stunned silence in our house for a minute and then came the jubilation...

everyone asked him the question at least 3 times and he obliged confirming that he indeed knows his name is Ojas/Oju and it was not by fluke that he replied...

this is making me really happy because no one ever taught him that... mumma is proud baby :)

as massi says u ready for school now lol

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Smart 17

If this month can be called anything it has to be smart, u have shown us smartness in everthing... sometimes u have even behaved too mart for ur own good lol

U have learned so many new words that its unbelievable...u have a word for almost everything now... u have become the constant chatterbox of the house and even starting to put two words together and use sometime like kaha hai (kahan hai), aa jaao, go out (the favorite one)... and i can see what everyone was saying coming soon... our wish that u should keep quite some time

Now that I am at home you are truly becoming a mumma's boy, though I take secret pleasure in it too but man its not funny.... when I am sitting on my laptop and he is around he pulls my finger so hard that sometimes I feel that my finger will go with him if I dont :) there are times when I cant even go to the loo, u stand outside the door keep banging it and shouting mumma mumma till I come out... sigh

Your motor skills are improving quite a lot now, u can open and close almost all containers effortlessly now (screwing ones including), u love playing with ur stacking drums, u open them close them and are able to place it on top of one another all of them... and that leaves your mumma grinning with pride

You love making tower of your building blocks and join till 10 of them together to make a tower....

Some time back V aunty gifted u an animal set and now u recognize all animals in it, what is a zebra,loin, elephant, rhino, giraffe,hippo... when we ask u to bring one the named animal u without fail bring that one and this we taught u only twice :) of course there are times when u dont want to play this game and that time the first animal we ask u, u smartly bring all of them and give it to us :)

U have also started to learn animal sounds now, u do it well for cat, lion and dog... say cat u start meaow same for lion (sheru) and dog....

Eating for you still is a thing which should not be done... sigh but its ok am taking it easy though somewhere a little tensed as u are dropping percentiles...

Another major thing that happened this month was your introduction to TV, u had not seen TV till last month and mumma had thought of slowly introducing u to it after u become 18 months but selfish mumma and dada couldnt compromise on IPL and hence u see TV now :) the IPL matches.... and seeing IPL u have also started to play cricket with ur dada....its so cute to see u holding bat and flying it in air.... my youngest cricket player :) but guys any suggestions for good videos to start with?

Now wasnt this a smart month :)

PS: I am yet again late for this post... and this time I dont even have an excuse... sigh

Friday, May 8, 2009


this is what Ojas is singing since yesterday, Dodo dodo dodo

Every 30 mins once he would take one of us to the kitchen and say dodo dodo

Any guesses what it could be???

Ok let me tell u its Ladoo :):)

Naani made besan dodo yesterday as he turned 17 months yesterday (I know the post is due, it will be up soon) and he loved it so much that its the only thing he wants to eat needless to say naani is flying in air

Its actually so cute to hear him say dodo dodo

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Birth Story

Every bit of my pregnancy was planned... we had been trying for sometime and when we got the news I was on the seventh heaven, top of the world. Would touch and feel my stomach 100 times a day and we were both a very happy couple... But then within a week of getting to know the good news started the morning sickness, which should please for heaven's sake stopped being called that as it just starts on mornings and lasts all day long, sigh....

I was still adjusting to that when I saw some spots of blood and my heart skipped multiple beats, I immediately called my doc and the 5 mins that it took for her to attend to me felt like the longest period in my life... she told me if its only spots there is nothing to worry and prescribed me some medicines... and life went on...

About 1 month later the horror stuck again, in the wee hours of the morning I woke up feeling wet in the legs and we rushed to the hospital, the nurses and docs were quick to give medication and the bleeding was stopped in some 20 mins which was not very heavy anyways... but I was kept in hospital for about 4 days and put on bed rest for a month post that, after what had happened... I was ready to be on bed rest forever if that was what meant saying my baby's life.

My mom was summoned from Delhi and hence started the bed rest pampering sessions, still accompanied my crazy so called morning sickness, it had become a joke in my house that if I was not to be seen on my bed I could be found in the loo puking... there was hardly anything that would stay inside me apart from IceCreams and I had loads and loads of it...

And as this was going on in 10 days the horror stuck yet again...and this time with a greater strength, suddenly out of the blue I started bleeding like crazy, N was traveling and mom didnt know to drive... so the neighbors were summoned and we rushed to hospital yet again.. By the time we reached there the bleeding had increased even further, the medication was given and we were asked to wait and warned that the chances of my baby's survival are 50-50%, my heart broke, my mom held my hand tight and I didnt want to let her go... I guess she understood what I was going through... N had also reached by then and I just broke down when I saw him and cried like crazy, had no strength to deal with it anymore...By this time the assistant doc had announced that there are lumps and baby parts coming out and the baby is surely gone, the doc will come early in the morning and do a DnC... I think that was the worst night of my life... both me and N were holding each other's hand and crying all through... I had lost the most precious thing of my life

Early morning the routine OT duties were done and I was taken to the OT for DnC... I touched my stomach one last time to feel my baby... the doc held my hand, ran a hand through my hair and I cried yet again... Anyhow I was given GA and then after couple of hours dazed I woke to see my doc's brimming face telling me that the baby is fine... For a minute I thought I am dreaming, that I am still unconscious under GA and dreaming about my lost baby but then the doc came and touched my head and I could a small tear in the corner of her eye too...She said no monika the baby is really alive and this time I cried truck loads but they were the tears of happiness...

How the baby was saved is a mystery still, my doc came to the OT and saw that the cervix was closed and felt tight, she did a scan, called N in and they both saw baby's heartbeat... and she came out of the OT without doing anything... My doc calls Ojas a Miracle Baby... she says that in her 40 yrs of career this is the first time she has seen this happening.... May be God wanted us to have him... He is truly a blessing

Post this I was on a strict bed rest all through and had a scheduled C-sect, which I dont regret a bit... I am proud of my scar that's where my miracle baby came from...

I wonder why women back such a big deal of normal vs c-sect delivery... because I didnt go through labor doesnt make a less good mom just as the fact I had a difficult pregnancy doesnt make a better mom

Motherhood is much more than some hours of labor and delivery infact motherhood is much more than those 9 months... motherhood is a lifetime of commitment, of love, of sacrifice, of braveness and of many more feeling I am yet to encounter.

Motherhood is what makes me complete, motherhood is a feeling of bliss

PS: cross posted at my blog

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Missing Dada too much

N is in a sales job and used to travel quite a bit but from the past some time owing to recession and travel restrictions in companies... his travel has stopped (which works good for us) :) so this time he was gone for 3 days after some 4 months or so...and from the second day on every evening Ojas would cry... dada dada dada, yesterday night he cried so much while sleeping and didnt sleep for 2 hours, went around all the house... looking for dada and finally slept on his swing saying dada aaja dada aaja

poor guy, thankfully his dada is coming back today


Ojas proved that he is my son... he loves and adores chocolates, he got the taste of chocolate some 3 weeks back when a friend gave him one on the picnic we went to, he loved it we could all see it... but that was it both he and us forgot about it...

But sigh that was till some days back when I was reading him the foods book which has a page on chocolates and he started shouting when he saw that, initially I couldnt understand what he is saying but then realised he was trying to take the chocolate out of the book and eat :) When he couldnt take it out he asked me to and when I couldnt he took the book to every person in the house, asking them to take the chocolate out... lol, this drama went for about 15 mins post which he started crying for chocolate and N had to step out to buy one and give him... I thought these things started after sometime... needless to say that the book has been hidden forever :)

He displayed the same behavior in a party day before when he saw a girl with one, was running behind her saying Choc, choc, choc... ya thats what he calls chocolate

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Garden Story

Ojas loves being outdoors... most of u know by now but my garden is my favorite place currently

every weekend (saturday and sunday both) the following is repeated while mumma-dada water plants...

i put the pipe on the tap

start the tap

start watering

and then start playing with water

aaha the garden story cant be complete without some mud right

i decide that i dont like this pot here and hence move it

and at the end comes my super duper fav... the bath with the hose pipe

Lots of fun right? but sigh after all this which lasts about 1 hour he still refuses to come in and cries for about 10-15 mins after coming in... gosh how do i deal with this?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Best of Motherhood

HHG tagged me with this tag which was started by HBM and what a lovely tag it is...

Around the world in 80 clicks... lovely concept...

But this is way too tough, there are so many things I love about motherhood and 5 is way less a number...

So here are the 5 things about motherhood I love the most (atleast I think so now, it might change the next minute)

  1. those little fingers, little toes, little eyes, little nose, little ears... all of them grew inside u and that there is one person whom u will know the longest, how much ever anyone tries... we mom's still have a 9-month advantage lol
  2. the fact that when u come back home after a very hectic and tensed day, the smile the hug the kiss and the musical hi of ur little one is enough to make u forget every tension and feel blissful
  3. the fact that I am a much more responsible and caring person now, knowing that there is someone for whom I am responsible, who is depended on me... i am a better person I think
  4. the way I see myself and hubby complete and a family with my prince, the way I see the two most important people in my life be happy together and know that ya somewhere I have made the happiness possible lol
  5. that how I have become much more fearless and also a tolerant person at the same time, fearless as in will do anything to protect my son from the evil, and will do everything I can to make the world a better place to live and tolerant to the people who's only job is to criticize
I pass this tag to
areasontowrite who i think is from US originally but currently in delhi
nm (anirudh's mom) from delhi
monika from calcutta
Suma from Australia (suma am i right?)
Abha from Bangalore
Goofy Mumma from UAE
2B's Mommy from New Zealand
Life's Begins (Prisha's mom) from Netherlands
Solilo from US (I think)
IHM from pune

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Move over naani, massi is here

Ojas has abandoned us all since my chotti massi Isha landed from Delhi this morning... All he wants is massi... he pushes all of us away and is playing only with his massi... the minute she goes away she is Eeesha and shouts loudly aaaay and this continues till she comes back... she cant even go to the

the sad part is that he is pushing me also away... I thought he is all mine... sigh

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Look who's here

Ojas is on the seventh heaven these days... ask why... nani came... and since then he has become a nani fan...

plays with her, talks to her, eat also from her... we all are just existing

There is one more reason to be happy... she has brought gifts too... doodle pro that he has fallen in love with

She also got a cool football set which has a goal post and a ball...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sweet 16

I really cant believe I am doing the 16th month post already... It feels like just yesterday that I wrote the 15th month post... agreed I was late but still... It actually feels like just yesterday when u were born honey...

Though the tittle of the post is sweet 16 because that's the way 16 has been said from ages but if I had to give it a tittle it had to be stubborn 16 because its clearly been the month of stubborn, if the mantra of 15 was independence the mantra of 16 is stubbornness... u want everything your way and one small no results in a complete 30 mins drama at home and it simply doesn't help that u have a memory bigger than most adults and don't get diverted easily. Something doesn't your way and phew thats it a big big tantrum and sure to come, u cry shout scream make angry faces throw your arms and feet around. And this specially if your mom-dad are around, your dadi and nanny tell us that you are a good boy when we are not around, why my darling have mom-dad something wrong? sob sob... last two weekends were so tough that your dad said he will go to work also on the weekend and now with me being at home we hear your shouts every 20 mins... gosh, have the trouble twos hit us so early????

Now that mumma is done with the complaining she also has to tell everyone that she is eating her words of the last month post that she thinks that you are not going to speak, the last 15 days have been only talking days... u have become like a parrot wanting to repeat everything anyone utters out, irrespective of what it means and how tough it is and the first word you said is unbelievable, no mumma no papa, i can claim to do a contest here and be sure that no one no one can guess the word... the first word u said was "tractar" (tractor for who didnt get it) and since then the vocab is on a constant rise... these are some of your favourites
-hi (and u say it so musically its a treat to the ears and u greet us with one everytime u see someone after a while)
-papa (though ur dad wants to be called dada and is trying hard)
-pitha (papitha)
-tomto (tomato)
-mumum (water)
-amuma (his great grand mother)
-kal (kala his nanny)
-off (switch on or off a electric point, its off for both)

The last month has also been a month of rough play, u have always loved rough play but this month the love has gone way too ahead, the minute u see your dada or sometimes even mom u want to go on shoulder and then do a complete palti while coming down. Your dada sometimes hold you from your legs and hangs you down for minutes all together and your laughter at that time is so precious.

You have also learned to do round and round and simply keep doing it sometimes even for 10 mins and we all wonder whether you dont get dizzy by that

The potty training has finally started too and we are currently on step 1 of the four step procedure your doc has told us, the good thing is that u are finally sitting on your potty seat happily with a book in your hand ;-)

Kitchen is still your favorite place in the house and everyday morning and evening when mumma cooks u have to be with her sometimes messing up with the kitchen drawers and sometimes sitting on the kitchen counter :)
please forgive my messy kitchen, morning cooking is usually messy

In the sleep routine that we formed sometime back there is one more thing which has got added recently and that is say bye and giving flying kisses to the 10pm train from the bedroom window, till it comes and you bye to it you simply wont go to sleep, mumma is dreading the day when the train is late or god forbid canceled. I think I am going to bribe the railway officials to keep that train on time ;-)

You also help mumma in plucking whatever little has grown in her garden....plucking tomatoes and spring onions what if they are not ready

The eating is going ok... u eat sometimes, u dont eat the other times but I have learned to take it easy now... u eat something when u want to and that is fine

Your habit of keeping things in place which started last month has gone in a different dimension now, you now even now decide what is waste in the house and go throw it in the dustbin, the other day u were spotted picking up dust in the kitchen and throwing it in the dustbin.. till now you havent thrown something useful there and mumma is happy with that.

Its been a lovely month apart and here are two of my fav pics of the month
chilling out with dad after the gardening session

sitting on the low chair in dadi's room early morning

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Missing Pictures

on popular demand... here is a post of the pictures that were missing from the last monthly post (yaaa i found the usb cable finally)

chilling out on stairs with dad... its such a rare thing to see him sit

in dad's shoes already :)
sunday classifieds is officially mine are baba i have to find my wife right?

my independent boy drinking from the sipper

ok so this one has a story, long back I bought this from Tambourine from mothercare long back and once he took it to his massi and she sang the song famous dhapli walle dhapli baja baja and he loved it, no whenever he sees his massi he takes this to her and makes her sing the song over and over again... we are all fed up of the song, if massi is not there then mumma has to sing the song but massi sings it the best... so much so that once massi was not there and i was singing as soon as she came he snatched it from me and gave to massi :) and now he has started playing it himself :)
trying to catch the moon

may be massi will get it for me

i love my tent, play hide and seek in it, just look thru the net... thanks to my friend akki(and ok uncle-aunite too for it)

my pushcart, what if i have a very expensive fisher price pushcart... i choose a stool my wish
doing pooja with dadi

last but not the least resting after jumping in my fav place... the colony park

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Yippe we did it

And those of u know me well and read my personal blog know that the biggest thing running in my mind and bothering me was getting Ojas off the bottle... I know its not a very big deal but from the starting I hated the bottle... doesnt do any good but then being a working mom I had no other option... i certainly dont have the patience to feed with katori and spoon I am sure abt that, Ojas had started taking one feed (expressed breast milk) from about 2 months and now he is 15 months so needless to say he was attached to it and I knew I had to work on this slowly patiently

I started when he was 13.5 months old and 1.5 months of hard work has finally payed off... now he is finally drinking his milk three times a day from the sipper... and i am so happy about it :)

Consequently his sleep routine has changed too from sponge bath and bottle milk its now sponge bath, story reading, cuddling with mama-dada, rolling on the bed and finally sleeping... its a long process and he is still long long way off from sleeping on his own but I am bothered about that now, currently I am basking in glory that mumma and Ojas have achieved the target that they set, leaving bottle before we turn 16 :)

Love u baby... u make mumma proud

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Very belated 15th

ok so u have a very bad mumma baby, she is late by two weeks for ur 15th month post... its almost like missing the update but this time she swears the fault is not hers... she had the text written so long back and was waiting for the damn usb chord of the camera to upload pics and sadly she hasnt been able to find it yet... so now I go and do the update without pics finally

The past month has good u are becoming more and more independent now... so if there is a mantra for the last month it has to be independence... u want to eat on ur own... drink on ur own so what if u drop half of it and u are even trying to take bath on ur own... u are able to very nicely drink from a sipper now BTW and u drink ur water and juice urself... and u tell us also when u want it ofcourse by sign language as i think u have decided not to speak

coming to speaking... we are still to hear u speaking... u blabber a lot but not really talking yet... it did get me worried initially but then i am fine... take ur own time as i know when u start u wont stop :)

U have become such a mumma's boy, if u see ur mumma around then u dont want anyone else...not even ur dad... though this is secretly giving me pleasure but baby this is not good and sometimes so tough for mumma too...

the train fever that u started last month has totally spread like an epidemic throughout the house... anyone who hears the train now says oh train and goes to the back door to see it... and ya that is even if u are not around :)

Its a delight to see u everyday morning with ur dadi doin pooja... the nastik daddy and the lazy mumma dont do any pooja anyways so u decided that u have to make up for their sins and do jai jai every morning with ur dadi

We started thinking of potty training u last month and I thought the first step is to just let u loose and hence I bought some underwears and my 24*7 diaper ojas started running around in the house without them and peeing all over the house...and each time he did pee i had told my maid to take her to the bathroom and clean him... what I didnt expect is that now he is taking us to the bathroom 30% of the time he wants to pee, the first time he pulled my hand to take me to the loo i thought he wants to play with water and didnt take him and then he did susu... the next time he told me i paid attention and when he did pee i was on seventh heaven he he... agreed he does it only 30% of the time and agreed sometimes after taking him there he doesnt do and does just when we step out but atleast he is telling me...

but my dear ojas u absolutely refuse to sit on ut potty seat... so i think for me it'll be toilet training for u first and potty training later...

One very good thing u have learned is to keep things back at their places and u have learned it way to much and there are times when u are seeing keeping mom's clips and bag, dad's phone and all the other things at their places too and ur toys have to be have to be in their place... i hope this continues...

love u baby... u are growing u way too fast ( i think this is how I end all my monthly updates)

And people guess what is oju's lullaby these days... I bet u cant... its none other than Genda phool... glad that he has a good taste in music :)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Holi Hai

Though I wanted to do but due to some reasons we didnt really celebrate holi this year the way we usually do...

But there are a bunch of nice people in the colony who make it point to carry the holi tradition and go from house to house to put gulal and exchange sweets... so yesterday Ojas saw them from the window and became super excited... i was initially thinking he might get scared but my dare devil again proved me wrong... he no scared of nothing :)

with them he just allowed them to put colors on him and kept observing them... and we came back inside he took the color from my hand and put in on my face just as everyone outside was doing... I couldnt stop myself from crying buckets full... i assure u we could have played holi in the amount of tears that came out ;-)

leave u with some pics

PS: excuse if they are shaky most are clicked by my maid (her first time) by my phone camera

and he really loved the colored water when i took him to take bath