Monday, August 16, 2010

6 months 1 week- Updates!!!

Yeah I know I had been lazy enough to just not sit and write some posts. But I do keep reading my friend's blogs. I always hope that I should keep writing frequently, but still...

Iniya is now 6 months old, and there have been so many developments! Its amazing to see her grow. At times, I just cant believe that she was the same tiny lil bean that I saw on the U/S screen when I was like 6 weeks pregnant!

Iniya has started eating solids. These are the foods that she enjoys (kinda):
1. Rice Cereal
2. Wheat cereal
3. Carrot
4. Potato
5. Pumpkin
6. Banana
7. Apple

She eats some 1/4th of the soft rice cracker that I got from E-mart. It is so nice to see her eating it by herself.

I will be introducing Lentils when she starts her 7th month. It is supposed to meet the protein needs. Also it is a major part of our daily food.
I will have to try the soup that my doc in India had suggested. Presuure cook a small pices of carrot, potato, beetroot along with 1 cumin seed, 1 black pepper ball along with water. Remove the cumin and pepper seed and then make it into soup. I will have to try this.

Iniya has started crawling and she does so many stunts. Most of the time I leave her on the playmat and she is happy to play alone with some toys. A few weeks back she was demanding that I should sit with her 24/7. But now she even allows me to cook and she watches me as she plays. She is licking whatever comes within a few inches of her mouth. And all that biting and pulling with teeth.
She is also learning to drink from her sippy. I had got the Nuby soft spout sippy for her. She just takes a few sips and then starts biting the spout and pulling it. When I say No, she smiles at me and does it again. And expects me to say No to her. She crawls all over the mat, but once she comes out of the mat to the wooden floor, she stops after a few crawls. Its slippery for her. Her motivation to crawl is to touch the table legs, chair legs etc and lick them.
She is able to pass toys from one hand to another which she has been doing for a month now. She has started to cry when we try to take away the toy that she is holding AND LICKING. If not licking, then no cries.

One major happening activity now is Potty training! Yayyyyy! It is kinda potty training. In India, very few use diaper and most of them are just with panties or bare. Yeah, they have panties for 1 month old babies! Cute lil ones. They keep wiping the pees and poops off the floor, and washing the bums. I was a bit scared to do all those coz I became hooked to the diapers from her birth. But there are a few babies and their moms who have been a big motivation for me.
My friend S's baby was like 8 months old when I saw her, and she never wore diapers in the house. And after a while, when she was like 1.2 yrs old, she was able to say that she was peeing wheile she peed in her diaper when we were in the park. It was amazing.
I have been reading Mama Seoul's blog for quite some time now. When I saw her post about EC, and her daughter Eva's pic , I thought, Why not?
From Iniya's birth, I have been associating the grunting sound whenever she poops. Whether she makes that sound or not, I do. Slowly by 4 months, she became aware of it. Her general potty time is 6 AM as soon as he gets up. If she had not pooped, I would put her on the mat, and make the grunting sound, and she would poop. I was doing this only whenver she had not pooped on her own. MOst of the days she would have ppop in her diaper coz I useually get up only after she gets up. cleaning all the poop off her bum was a tedious job, and she also lost her patience to be still. So I got an idea. I bought an infant toilet insert. And veer since then, I watch her closely for any signs that she does for pooping, and then I run with her to the toilet. Cool thing is she also waits till I put her on the toilet.
I am also doing this for peeing. big problem here is she pees every 30 mins or 1 hr. And am not able to figure it out properly still. First few days, I put her on the toilet, and opend the water. She peed. Then I just staretd making the 'Shhhh' sound and she now pees for that. If she doesnt get pee, she cries, so I take her off.
I have misssed a lot os peees and have ended up wiping the floor and washing her. But still I find using the EC kinda amazing. It gives me a sense of accomplishment :-)

Its ben a very long post already. And Iniya has woken up from sleep. I shall be back soon hopefully!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

6 weeks today!

Yay! Iniya is 6 weeks old! She is growing up fast and she knows what she wants!! And she wants me to talk to her the whole time she is awake! And boy am I having a very difficult time getting her to sleep. Making her sleep in her crib has been a total failure. Every night I think that I should persist in putting her down in her crib. But by the time she sleep I get so tired that I don't want to wake her up by keeping her down!
She is now sleeping in the hammock that we borrowed from our friend who lives here. Their baby can no longer use it! So much thanks to them, she sleeps in it well. But still I don't think she can sleep in it when she grows. So I want her to sleep in the crib. How do I do the magic?? She just cant tolerate the flat surface of the bed or the crib. However tired or sleepy, she wakes up :-(
I had my 6 week check up and doc told everything is fine. And gave the go ahead for exercising. I just don't know how I am going to reduce my weight. I just don't feel like looking at myself. now I like the way I looked when I was pregnant :-D
I don't have the hope that my stomach will be what it used to be :-( I am not bothered about the stretch marks, but the belly! How will I be able to manage my time with her and do the exercise plus the house chores ??!$#@#!!!
Well, I guess I will have to be really efficient enough in planning my daily activities.

Here are some pics of Iniya!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Yes! She is here! Finally! :=)
I am sooo happy!!
Iniya was born on 8th Feb 2010, via C-sec, weighing 3.76Kg and 51 cm!
I am still recovering! They have not yet removed my stitches as they have not healed yet.
Will write more when I find time.. She is nursing for 1 hour and she wakes up every hour..

This is my sweet Iniya. Iniya means sweet in our mother tongue Tamil.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

We are moving...

To a bigger apartment!! Yayyy!!! We had been content with this studio apt all this time... And it will be okay even if the baby arrives! just we wont have any place to store baby stuff :-)
My sis-in-law will be coming on Feb 14th, and so we had been asking my hubby's company to provide us with a 2 bedroom apartment. And we had been asking for it from November! And finally we got it!!!
Needless to say we would have struggled a lot here in this studio without any privacy. The bedroom is something with the sliding doors and so small, and there wouldn't be any privacy for anybody!!
I was really worried how things will go after delivery. Obviously I would have found it very difficult with one extra adult in this tiny apt!! And of course she would have too..!
Now that we have got the 2 BHK, I am really happy and relieved!!!
We started packing things yesterday and we were amazed to see how we had so much things with us.. and there is yet more to pack!
We will be moving to Acro Tower tomorrow evening. We have asked the Biz center people to give phone and internet connection by Friday so that we will not be stuck there for 2 days without those essentials.
I have not yet seen the house. But there is nothing to see I feel. They provide us the housing, and by luck, this room got vacant. If we don't take it, then we will have to be here.
House is on the 27th Floor!! I have never been in that high a place :-)
They have given access cards without which we cannot enter the residential part of the building! I hope we keep the card safely and not lose it :-)

I am planning to go see the place. Its just 1 KM from here. But I think the whole building will be a puzzle. Thee are 2 towers and I do not know which is A and which one is B! And I do not know where the secure door is present.
May be I will get lost there. It reminds me of the time when I joined as an Engineer Trainee in Infosys Mysore. On the first day, we had to go to our resp. classes in the GEC building. It was circular building and most of us got lost in confusion!!!

I hope I find the way. And hopefully I will take pictures. All to be done, if weather permits and if it isn't too windy.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

37weeks 4 days Pic!

Took this pic some time after I got up. After a week or so, I had a good night's sleep yesterday.
Our general routine is to go to sleep at 10 PM and my dear hubby would read the book "What to Expect" for 30 mins and then he will fall asleep(obviously). But I will be tossing and turning and be awake till 2 or 3 AM (yup!). All because of the big belly. I am just not able to achieve a good position to follow everyday which will put me to sleep. So yes, I sleep at 3 and rise and shine( if only I could) at 9 30 or 10 AM.
I guess due to all the tiredness which got piling up over the days, I feel asleep yesterday by 11 PM. And got up at 9 30!!!!!! Yay!!!

But today I am feeling drowsy all through the day..!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

18 days to go!!

I had my 37w2d appointment yesterday with the doc. It was a really short visit. I am 85.4kg now and last week baby weighed 3.2kg. Baby hasn't dropped yet. Doc said that sometimes for the first pregnancy, baby doesn't drop until labor. He just told once again that baby is large.

I don't understand how the baby moves to the left or right side of my belly! All the days, she was on my left and giving me very hard kicks near my right rib. Just yesterday when I got up, I noticed that she had moved to the right side. And she definitely just wants to be in a totally stretched position, coz my belly was totally bulging a lot on the right.

I thought, may be because I was sleeping on both sides, she somehow managed to come to the right. I wanted her to be on the left. So somehow I managed to sleep for a longer time on the left side. Guess what! Today she is on my left and kicking me harder than ever!

Next appointment is on 26 Jan. Will be having an ultrasound. Cant wait to go see her again!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Snow! Snow!! Snow!!!

Yippeeeeee! This is the first time I have seen so much snow!!

When I came here in Oct 2008, my eyes were filled with the dream of seeing and playing in snow! It doesnt snow in India :-(
I heard that it doesnt snow a lot here. But still I enjoyed whatever snow that came my way :-D
Today it has been snowing so much from the morning! No doubt this snow blanket will remain like this for a few more days to come!

View from my apt in the 3rd floor:

Pics from last year's snow (Jan 24 09):

I wish I could go out today. but with the big belly and slight cold, I dont want to take risk. I keep skidding with every step I take on the snow. So better luck for me next time!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year 2010!!!!!!!!!!

We wish you all a happy and prosperous new year!!!
We havnt yet made any plans of what we will be doing this weekend... but hopefully.. if it isnt too windy...!