Wednesday, September 12, 2007

More snippets

* The Little One rolled over on Sunday, at exactly 3.5 months. And now all she does is roll over. Any time is roll-over time, because of which -
- Diaper accidents have now turned into diaper disasters.
- Diaper-changing is next to impossible - I have to tie her down!
- No longer can I leave her lying on elevated surfaces - I have to be on my toes all the time!
- After she is on her tummy for a while, she tires of it and starts whimpering - when I put her back on her back, she promptly rolls over like a spring and whimpers again.
- When she wakes up for her night feed, she rolls over and waits for me to wake up. When I do hear her and wake up, I see a head struggling to keep itself upright, with a cute little sleepy face smiling delightedly at me from about half a foot away. Makes my night, each night!

* She loves her rattle - and when I say Love, I mean LOVE.
- She loves to hold it and rattle it, and keeps hitting her forehead head in the process.
- She protests when it is taken away from her.
- If it is rattled when she is playful, she stares at it and gurgles and smiles.
- If it is rattled when she is restless, she turns hyper-active.
- If it is rattled when she is crying uncontrollably, she stops crying.
- When she is calm and peaceful and sleepy, rattling the rattle makes her fall asleep. (Really!)

* She attended her first concert this weekend - by Smt. Aditi Upadhya, the wonderful lady who taught me music many years ago. We entered a little late, and The Little One sat quite attentively at first. I almost thought I could sit through till the end - but then she conducted some noisy diaper business, and grew restless - we had to leave before she screamed and disturbed the others. :(

* I take her out on walks regularly - she loves it.

* Ragi didn't agree with her - or maybe her system is not yet ready for it. Semi-solids have been put off for a while.

* Her sleep has improved a lot - thanks for asking. Your tips on my Help! post helped a lot, I really appreciate all your inputs. The crying-when-sleepy-syndrome has gone down considerably. But her naps are still very very short. I can hardly get any work done during the day.

* She seems to be a Shakespeare fan. She keeps saying "King Li-yah".

14 comments:

sunshine said...

It's a treat to read about the Little One every morning... I can write about anything under the sun in my blog, but this is one topic I am not yet endowed to write !!! :)

Happy motherhood.

Shruthi said...

Sunshine, I take it as a huge compliment that I can interest someone who hasn't experienced motherhood, with tales of my baby! I didn't think I would write about my baby, before she was born. Now I know that I could never have not written about her!
Thank you so much. I never thought I would say this, but this is one of the happiest and most satisfying periods of my life.

~nm said...

aww..this was so adorable to read "with a cute little sleepy face smiling delightedly at me from about half a foot away. Makes my night, each night!"

Good to know she's growing so good! Way to go little princess!!

Bit Hawk said...

Loved the last line :))

Devaki said...

I am with sunshine on this one. Your baby posts bring out some strange emotion in me and I go awwwww! Its not just cute, but so much beyond it.

Love your baby posts Shruthi!

Swati said...

"When she wakes up for her night feed, she rolls over and waits for me to wake up. When I do hear her and wake up, I see a head struggling to keep itself upright, with a cute little sleepy face smiling delightedly at me from about half a foot away. Makes my night, each night"

Soooooo Shweeet. Good to know that the sleep tips helped :)

Kadalabal said...

cho chweet
reeallly good one. may be ragi for this season is not good try later till then let her have whatever she can eat home made avoid bought out baby foods as far as possible hope you can do it
nice to read all about little one written in such fasciunating way
thanks

pranesh

chaitra said...

It's lovely to read your baby posts, Shruthi. I have a personal diary about my son's developments, but I haven't posted them... let's see. I wish I could meet her and hold her in my arms!

Prashanth M said...

so Jr has moved to rattle from tamboori?! :)

puTaaNi na nodakke yaavaga kaala koodi barutto gottilla :(

Chitra said...

Such a wonderful post, Sigh!!! As usual relate 110% to it.....and oh yes, be prepared for the advanced stages of rolling over episodes.....which will become rolling over disasters.....in some cases atleast ;-).

Shyam said...

You'd better treat that rattle with more respect than a basket of diamonds! :) A rattle that makes a baby sleep is to be revered, methinks...

Shruthi said...

~nm, can't believe how fast she is growing! Thanks :)

Bit hawk, thank you :)

Devaki, wow, that's so nice to hear! Thank you!

Swati, :)) thanks!

Kadalabal, yes, I will wait and then see... don't want to give her readymade baby food unless there is no choice!

Chaitra, maybe you should start posting it... it might help us new moms! And lets meet sometime, we can meet each other's kids!

Prashanth, bega muhurtha hudki!

Chitra, gulp! :D

Shyam, oh yeahhhh in fact I am planning to buy another rattle and keep it ready, in case this one breaks or gets lost!

maverick said...

May be this blog should be named after ur baby, This is so full of her :)

Poppins said...

Aah I had missed this post because I was on vacation.. Thanks for the link!

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