Tuesday, 20 October 2009

2nd Month

My Second month has been a wonderful time. I have started becoming more aware of the happenings around me. World looks more beautiful and colorful. I am more alert and can recognize ma and follow her. Sometimes I do that with papa and doddamma, as well.

Ramesh Mama's arrival
During my 10th week, my Ramesh mama(ma's brother) and Satya atte(his wife) came to see me from Bangalore, India. I was eagerly waiting for their arrival. I was pampered by mama and atte. Mama was overjoyed to see me, (I would here him often on skype) and so was I. Ma was scared that I would be spoilt while they were with us, and it became true that I was literally spoilt. I got lot of clothes from them. Ma liked a lot of them.

First day after they arrived, we went around Norwich city center. Next day we went to Wroxham, where I enjoyed the boat ride and the riverside walk. While they were busy going to London and Cambridge, I was going through my daily routine. The time mama had come to Norwich, it was the festival of Navaratri - a festival that goes on for 9 days and culminating with Vijaya dashami on the 10th day.

Anna Prashana
My dada and dadi had told papa that on the 8th day(ashtami) I was supposed to be formally introduced with Solid foods and it was the right of dadaji to do so. As dadaji was not here, anyone older than papa could have done this apart from my mama and atte. Papa requested Dave if he would do this and Dave happily obliged. I got the first taste of the kheer/pudding. Later, doddamma and papa also let me taste the kheer. I wanted mama & atte to do that but I guess everyone was busy in their own world talking and discussing matters that are too difficult for me to understand.

Ma put the anklets sent by Hema. She was looking for other ornaments gifted by mama, but she couldn't find them on time. So sad. :( I don't know if I would have enjoyed too many ornaments at that time, but it would have been good to be formally given by mama.

I had a couple of friends come as well. I particularly liked Austin, Steve's son, who is just 9 days older than me. Also, Aliza and Joshua were good to me. Ma, papa and I had a good photo session with doddamma, mama, and atte. I tried to give the best poses possible.

Dada dadi have sent me lots of clothes and dadi has sent me a sweater, cap and socks which she knit herself. It is very good.

The days with mama, quickly passed and the day they were supposed to leave, came running. I was not knowing what it would mean to miss someone. I missed all of them, specially doddamma, as she went back to India along with them. I was looking for her everywhere and waiting to hear her voice. Soon after they left I had a bad cold for a week and combined with the absence of 3 people, it was worse. Soon things started getting better.

I also had my 2nd set of immunisations around 12th week and slept for 2 hour continuously in the day(which I have hardly done so far). Ma took me to a post natal session where I enjoyed seeing many other friends of my age group. The place was colorful and lively.

Vijay Chacha
Vijay chacha came back to Norwich on work, and along with Vinayak chacha came to see me before he went to office. I enjoyed playing with him, though I was doubtful in the beginning.

Whitlingham Country park
During the weekend, I was taken to the Whitlingham Country park. I was sleeping most of the time, but when I woke up, I really loved the water and the autumn colors ma was trying to show me. I suppose papa clicked some good photographs of mine.

Paul & Tania
Paul and Auntie Tania came to see us. They could not make it to the tea party as Auntie Tania's colleague had contracted Swine flu. They got wonderful flowers and a nice dress to them. I was colicky and was not very comfortable the whole evening and gave a hard time. :( I will soon see Auntie Tania, once again and make up for the loss. :)

It was soon Deepavali time - Festival of lights. Initially, we were supposed to see Anu auntie but that did not materialise. I hope to see her soon, though. Ma and papa were trying to make it as vibrant as possible. Ma is fond of light and she ensured that the whole house was lit with candles. I found it amusing to look at the candles and the arrangement ma had made. On the Diwali day, I was 3 months old. So, I started getting to eat a tiny bit of banana as ma thinks that I am hungry all the time. :)

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Week 8

Life has been busy with lots of going around. I am learning a lot of things, as almost everything is new to me. As much as I am interested, my parents are also interested in converting these times into something special. Specially, ma uses her silly ideas to amuse me.

Suresh uncle, Joy auntie and Pranaya had come to visit us. I was sleeping after a lot crying, so I was not disturbed.

Later in the day, I was taken out to the riverside area of Norwich. It was windy and a little cold so I was covered completely. I slept through most of the walk though I took 5-10 minutes to explore the place.

Later that week, we celebrated Krishna Janmashtami according to Solar calendar. Doddamma took to prepare all the goodies that she had missed out preparing the previous time.

Some Photographs of this week:

Week 7

Week 7 started with intersting things. First of all, my parents colleague and friend Kathy visited us. It was nice to be sitting with her and Chris. She also taught ma a trick to wind me up. Ma has started doing that since then.

Later the same day, Gary and Emma came to see me, from Birmingham. It was sad that Valerie could not make it to Norwich. I had been waiting to see them from long time. I was almost asleep when they reached. Gary felt good holding me and remembered the things he did to Emma when she was as old as me.

Next day, Gary suggested we go out somewhere and as Emma liked we went to Banham Zoo. It was a good walk and first real outing for me and ma, as well. I was sleeping most of the time, but still it was good. Emma enjoyed holding me and I felt comfortable, too. All were mused that ma gave me bath in the bucket. And I am enjoying all the toys Gary has got me.