Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Special Moments!

*Gushing and mushy Mommy post alert!!*

Some moments can never be captured for eternity. The only place where it can exist is in the mind. But for such moments to exist undimmed in the mind, you need to recall it from time to time - and what is better than to write it down?

There have been many moments I have had with Puttachi, which I know will never come back again - and I wrote a few down, lest I forget. Then I read them and thought, well, let me share it with everybody!

* A baby's touch is so subtle. Really, what is in a baby's touch that is so special?



That tentative, exploring, delicate touch - the soft, tender hands - they touch you, but don't linger. Before you can savour it, the restless hands move elsewhere. But that momentary touch - it is so beautiful.




And when Puttachi grasps my finger, or explores my face, her touch is so trusting, curious, playful - it evokes in me a tenderness I never knew possible.



* When Puttachi falls asleep in my arms, I can sit like that for ages, just holding her and gazing at her. Her eyes are closed peacefully, with her thick, long, eyelashes sweeping her cheeks. The eyelashes are so long that they are sort of entangled with each other.. makes me want to take a tiny comb and comb them out - but then, they would lose their perfection! One cheek is pressed against my arm, and her perfect red lips are moved out of alignment just that bit, because of the squashed cheek. The other cheek is smooth, round, the skin flawless and almost transluscent. It has the quality of a porcelain vase - smooth and shiny, except that her cheek is soft and warm.





* After I give Puttachi her feed, I seat her upright on my lap, and pat her on her back to burp her. With each pat, her cheeks wiggle, and her cockatoo tuft of hair rises and falls comically. It is very funny and I always end up giggling. Puttachi realizes that there is something happening behind her, and tears her eyes away from the object that had in the meanwhile caught her fancy. Then she swivels her head around completely with a Dev Anand-like wobble, looks at me, sees me laughing, and breaks into a wide, toothless grin herself. And that makes me laugh all the more, and I end up squeezing her hard until she squeals!
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34 comments:

Smrithi said...

Hi Shruthi,

Nice:-)
Your post brought back memories of my daughter and the surge of emotion I felt...:-)

Have fun, and do try to preserve these memories...:-)

Ram N said...

Hi ..... Just read atleast 6 of your posts in one shot after stumbling upon your blog thru RK's blog ....

Nice narration and seem to know "puttachi" well now .... ha ha ....

Keep the good work ...

Bharathi said...

so cute!! I think I will be coming to ur house very soon .. ;)

Bombay Addict said...

Stunningly beautiful! Awesome Shruthi, just something else!

Prashanth M said...

photos remind me of the ones that I took that day at your house...

I've become busy & lazy - both...

Will send them through mail soon... sorry for the delay...

bru said...

beautiful narration Shruthi! there is some sort of tenderness in the style of your expression... I hope you can understand what I mean !

clear photo of Puttachi, Shruthi..... please...

Sona said...

Hey Shruti... I am Sona loved all your blogs.. Good work.. inspires me to write but cant write as beautifully and as touching as you do...

~nm said...

Such precious pictures! Simply beautiful!

Manasi said...

Beautiful! Not just your little Puttachi, but your writing as well!

Dhanya said...

Lovely post , lovely Puttachi , lovely snaps :)

sunshine said...

Seems like those movies where the heroine slowly makes an appearance... the feeling of motherhood must be amazing, and you have an even more amazing style to pen it down... :)

Collection Of Stars said...

Awww...that was so chweet :) Your Puttachi (from the little I could see of her) looks beautiful :)

Mythili said...

Very well put feelings!

Anu said...

Lovely Snaps..:)

M said...

boy! I love the way u write...and everytime ur writing style and posts make me want a baby soon :-)) Totally admire the way u write:) keep writing gal:)

...and Puttachi rocks totally, I say!

Rahul... in City of Dreamz said...

beautiful.. i dont think any feeling in this world can match up to what you are feeling these days...
needless to say.. wonderful post.. :)

PS- Have blogrolled you.. you are too good to be missed.

Usha said...

Beautifully captured - I could almost see it all in my mental eye. Oh, I love her lashes - must make her look like a doll!
And when Puttachi grasps my finger, or explores my face, her touch is so trusting, curious, playful - it evokes in me a tenderness I never knew possible.
- and don't you feel nervous sometimes thinking of the complete trust and what huge responsibility it is being so totally responsible for another human being?

I love Lucy said...

such a warm and lovely post shruthi!
enjoyed reading it :)

A reader said...

Very sweet post Shruthi :) I can't wait to get married and have children!!

Bit Hawk said...

Very nice post! Pics were simply great!!

Wunderyearz said...

As usual you are the best to put all such memories into words
Keep up the great work
Love to Puttachi.........

rash_mi said...

very sweet :) such emotions cannot be really described by words but you have made a good effort and it has come out really well. Cheers to you !

Lively said...

Awww!! that s a cutie pie awright..
The pics make me want to cuddle her

Kadalabal said...

wonderfully crafter post with all tenderness and the fellings in built. photos are added right flavour. having seen puttachi I can just imagine the cute face and imagine your experiences as if I am watching. narration is simply superb.
enjoyed reading throughly thanks for the post
pranesh

Preethi said...

Lovely.. brought back memories for me... the cuddles are the best!! You have a good style.. and puttachi looks adorable...

Prats said...

Just the very moments that can really bring you close to tears of joy. It drives me to nostalgia seeing those lil soft hands...

**When Puttachi falls asleep in my arms, I can sit like that for ages, just holding her and gazing at her.**

I know that feeling...and you can sit there for eternity

Prasoon said...

Shruthi, the pictures leave me speechless.. Its a very cute feeling indeed :)

Pradeep said...

True, some moments can only be felt. May be a photo can remind us.

Vinni said...

:-) i remember my young bhanja. he is so small and keeps running to me to hold my leg, or fingers. he would snatch away my specs too. lol! kids are so cute!

vinni
http://blog.vinni.co.in

Sameera said...

That is so sweet.God Bless You both!

Happy Diwali :)

Sinu Kumar said...

hello shruthi

Happy Diwali to You.

let me first introduce myself i'm sinu kumar and i'm from kerala,
India. the reason i'm writing this post is due to your blog
http://nychthemeron.blogspot.com/ . Firstly i came across
your blog recently and liked it. secondly i wanted to let you know
about our travel blog http://keralaarticles.blogspot.com . I'd like
you to have a look at it and if you find it interesting then may be we
could exchange links. since both blogs have complementary content.
i'm sure our readers will like it. our blog is also mentioned in amits
india blogs under the group blogs section.

i'm sending this as a comment coz i could not locate your email id or any other contact info on your blog.

hoping to hear from you soon.

warm regards

sinu kumar

Anonymous said...

beautiful

Can almost feel the baby's soft touch.
long & lovely eyelashes, looks very cute resting on the cheeks

great photos

:) j

kuffir said...

thanks for the snreak preview- she looks great even in parts.

Shruthi said...

Everybody, thank you for your comments :) Glad you liked the post!

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