Monday, December 24, 2007

Seven Months of Puttachi

Puttachi is uncontrollable. If she is still immobile and so uncontrollable, how on earth it is going to be once she starts moving? I cannot even start to imagine.

She hasn't yet started crawling - technically, that is. She can get at an object a metre away by some clever acrobatics, but that's about it. She gets into the standard crawling position and tries to move forward, but falls flat. But in the middle of the night, I wake up to see her in the crawling position, eyes blinking sleepily, hair falling over her face, big eyes staring at me blankly from behind the mosquito net over her crib. I giggle helplessly before I reach out for her.

Her solid feed times are totally crazy periods. She doesn't sit still, but holds me and pulls herself up. On the way, she bites my thigh, my shoulder, and if she can reach, my cheek. By the time we are done, both of us are covered from top to toe in food. I did away with bibs long ago, since they were of no use. I now need something to cover her from top to toe to protect her clothes. I'd rather change her entire clothing after every meal. Its that crazy. As for me, even an apron is not enough.

I started strapping her up in her car seat and feeding her. It is now slightly better. Only she and the car seat get dirty. I escape unscathed.

Some time ago, S~ and I were discussing the use of a high chair for Puttachi. I had said it might not be of much use, and we had suspended the discussion. But now I think it might come in use. Tie her up at one place and feed her, and perhaps allow her to eat some by herself. Do you think it will be useful, or is it just a waste? Is a car seat enough? Please chip in with your advice.

She now dances to music. A gradual shift from just enjoyment, to swaying, to actual bouncing and giggling. Delightful.

Her sleep schedules have slightly regularized. She sleeps for half an hour each in the morning and late afternoon, and for an hour or sometimes more after lunch.

Here's the funny thing - she sleeps in slots of half an hour. Half an hour, one hour, or one and a half hours. That way. If she is sleeping and I see that it is 35 minutes since she fell asleep, I know that I have 25 minutes more! Strange, huh?

Her night sleep continues to be pretty good.

She has become far more responsive and interactive. I now actually feel that she understands what I am telling her - at the basic level.

Life with Puttachi is getting better, and crazier.

10 comments:

Shyam said...

as always, wunly wun request and the same request yevry time - pleaaaaaase, more pics of Puttachi? :)

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

The high chair may be a good idea ... infact you can buy one which you can attach to the regular dining chair. Initially though she will need help in feeding ... guadually you can introduce some finger food, and may be she can have food with her family!! (mom and daddy can enjoy the dinner while the little one tries to feed herself with finger food) .. it is fun :)

Chickoo said...

The high chair is very useful, my little one is 3 and I still use it. There is a store in Koramangala near Jyoti Niwas college, I don't remember the name, he has some really good stuff. This is opposite a ganesha temple. (I know I am not being helpful :()

charu said...

hi,
The shop chickoo is talking about is ''kids and gifts'' near jyoti nivas college,koramangala.Have you tried all kinds of bibs ? you get ones which have a front and back,you get plastic ones which have a big pocket in the front to collect food,you get disposable bibs for travel,moms get big bibs to cover their clothes etc.
A high chair is a good idea.You can distract the child with some colourful cloth books and keep talking and feeding her simultaneously.
bye and lots of luck with Puttachi.
charu

Vijay said...

hi, am new to blog reading and commenting.landed up in ur blog site quite by accident. i shud say that ur style is engaging .it was a pleasant read...

Veena Shivanna said...

Didn't realise that puttachi has grown up so fast.. Nice to read your posts on her! and the way you pen things makes us feel it. :-)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Hi first timer here..happy to be here..its an adorable phase of life..enjoy it in full..pressures and tensions apart !!You will really enjoy it recollecting all the fun as time moves on
Wish You A Happy New Year
TC
CU

Anonymous said...

High chair is definitely useful, Initially it night be dificult to get her used to it but eventually its helpful

Devaki said...

Shruthi, your Puttachi sounds too cute to be true! Can we have some more pics of her please? :-)

Happy 2008 to you and everybody at home!

kadalabal said...

SEVEN MONTHS OF ENJOYMENT WITH THE LITTLE PUTTACHI AFTER ENJOYING NINE MONTHS OF PREGNANCY AND THE WAY YOU NARRATE AND PEN IT IS SIMPLY SUPERB.
YOUR WRITE UP ON SERIES BABY IS WORTH A MILLION DOLLORS( I FEEL IT CAN NO ME MEASURED THE PLEASRE IS MINE ENJOYING ALL THE POSTS)
IN SPITE OF UR BUSY SCHEDULE U KEEP THE DATE WITH BLOG AND SEVEN JEWELS IN SEVEN MONTHS APART FROM SO MANY OTHER POSTS
PUTTACHI NINU DHANYE
INTHA TAYI SIKKIDRUVADAKKE
VERY FEW CAN BE PROUD LIKE U
TO READ ALL THIS WHEN U JUST
GROW UP AND ABLE TO READ.
IT WILL BE A TREASURE AND YOUR
PLEASURE TO READ HOW U GREW

KEEP YOUR SPIRITS ON WRITING AND WE GET THE REAL POSTS FROM THE BOTTOM OF YOUR HEART

CONGRTS AND A VERY HAPPY PROSPEROUS FRUTITFUL HEALTHY EVENTFUL NEWYEAR
TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
TIME TICKLES AWAY AND SOON DAY IS ARIVING WHEN UR SIS WILL LEVE BACK
TO US. WISH HER ALL THE BEST ON MY BEHALF ALL THE BEST AND LET THE NEW YEAR BRING HER JOY SHE REALISED HER DREAMS AND ACHIEVE SUCCESS IN HER ENDEAVOURS IN STANFORD

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL

pranesh (pani mama for puttachi)

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