Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Good day

My masi and her husband and kids are over in Dehradun from Germany. They're the most awesome kids in the world - I think they're my favorite kids ever because of how affectionate and well behaved and genuine they are. Anyway, we went over to visit them - they were completely fascinated by Vir, which is a little surprising since they're both teenage boys. Vir put up quite a show for them. Instead of sleeping the whole time, which is what he normally does when we go anywhere, he was awake the entire time getting passed around willingly from one lanky teenage lap to another and talking away happily to all of them. He's lucky to have all this attention and love from so many people in the family. I was like a typical mom the whole time - beaming away because people were admiring my son!

Almost two months!

Vir will be 2 months old in a couple of days. What a two months it's been...I cannot remember my life before him, and at the same time, I have no idea where these two months have gone. After the neverending first couple of weeks with every nap and every meal the biggest pain in the world, we have now found something of a routine. I'm at my mom and dad's house - cannot imagine how I would have done this without mom. She's been indispensable - I guess she always has been. She is so much in love with Vir, I don't know how to get myself to take him away to Gurgaon.

So anyway, about the routine...it's fairly flexible, but looks roughly like this:

7:00 - 8:00 am - wake up, cry for milk, have milk, and sleep again
8:00 - 9:00 am - stretch arms and legs and try to open eyes for about an hour or so
9:00 - 9:30 am - wake up, cry for milk, have milk, sleep again
9:30 - 10:30 am - wake up and get diaper change, then play with nani
10:30 - 11:30 am - have milk, play with nana when he's back from his golf game
11:30 am - 1:00 pm - have milk, get an awesome massage from nani, have a bath, have milk, and sleep
1:00 - 4:00 pm - sleep (but wake up for the exact 15 minutes at around 2 that mum is having lunch)
4:00 - 7:00 pm - wake up and play
7:00 - 8:00 pm - another short nap
8:00 pm - 2:00 am - play, sleep, cry, play, cry, eat, play, cry
2:00 - 7:00 am - sleep, wake up, sleep

So, fairly packed daily agenda as you can see. This means I'm always on call - so far it's mostly just to feed him since his nana and nani are more than happy to constantly play with him, or try to get him to sleep, or change him, or take him for a walk. I love doing all of these things as well. Being a mom is really growing on me. I really didn't imagine how much this little thing would mean to me from day 1. I do hope I can chronicle this time well...I know it will never come back. So, I'm writing (almost regularly) a daily diary for Vir and now this, for me.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Introducing Vir Gogoi!

That's Vir! Born on 31st Jan 2007 at 12:04 am.

...And that's us - mum and dad. This picture was taken in February 2005.
The many moods of Vir (first two months)