There was a time, not very long ago, when everyday was full of new excitement and anticipation over what new thing my little girl would accomplish that day or even that week or month. Now, at almost 16 months, things are, how can I say this, um…more of the same.
My little girl celebrated her first birthday recently. Written at different times of the year, I present below some examples of her busy PRE-one-year-old life. Month 1 (March – April) Two days after E was born, we returned to the warm familiarity of home where Grandma and Grandpa were eagerly awaiting our arrival. E was as delicate and sweet… Read More A Baby’s First Year Journey in Memories, Visits, and Pictures
1:17 a.m. I open my eyes and turn around to check the time. Silence. The house is quiet and dark. I especially try to listen to any kind of sound coming from my daughter’s room or, what used to be the parents’ bedroom. Nothing. I check her video feed. She is asleep. I fall back asleep.
Dear Baby E, Oh the joys you bring into our lives – the lives of your daddy, anna (अण्णा, big brother), and mommy! Since the day you were born, you have brightened our lives just a little more each day than the previous one. We thought there was something missing from our lives, that somehow… Read More To My Daughter on Her Half Birthday
In Part 1 of my First Time Baby Registry Must-haves, I will focus on ‘Getting around’. My recommendations are strictly based on my own experiences – things that I found most useful and others for which I had no need. Also know that I received a lot of things from Baby J’s cousins so having… Read More A No-Nonsense Guide to Baby Registry Must Haves – Part 1 Getting around
Baby J is no longer a little baby even though he will always be one to me. He is a little toddler now, finessing his toddling skills and becoming a stronger walker every day. Here are some updates about my little darling: He has become extremely fussy about eating. I feed him brown rice with… Read More What is happening with little J now at 14 months: Food
Baby J is almost one now. I can’t believe I started this blog while pregnant, updated it a little over the pregnancy, wrote most of the posts in the early post-partum days and will soon be writing posts about my toddler. How time flies!! J used to be a three naps a day kid. He… Read More Changing Sleep Schedules
There is something to say about Indian and Western parenting when flexibility takes the cake and holding on to cultural values may not always be the best option. When I was pregnant, as is common with Indians and as I believed too, I always said that our baby would sleep in our room for at… Read More Baby’s Own Room
My baby started solids a couple weeks ago and is doing great. We started with rice cereal and slowly added Earth’s Best Organic Stage 1, My First Veggies Variety Pack, 12 Count, 2.5 Ounce Jars and the Earth’s Best Organic First Fruits Starter Kit available at Target. I first introduced carrots, followed by sweet potato, and… Read More Baby Solids and Sleeptime
Yesterday, my baby had his first ‘solid’ food. I bought Gerber’s Organic Brown Rice Cereal after doing a little bit of research. I was concerned about the levels of arsenic in brown rice in general and in baby food in particular but upon reading further and making sure that we only feed him one serving… Read More Baby Starting Solids