Thursday, April 26, 2007

Asleep on my tummy

Vir has been asleep on my tummy for the past two hours! Even now, I'm typing with one finger stretched out to somehow reach the keyboard without waking him up. It's so cute - I can feel him breathing on my tummy. Hard to imagine this little guy was inside this same tummy not even three months ago!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

What will he be like?

What will he be like? Will he be reserved like his father, or a chatterbox like me? Will he like sports? What sort of music will he like? Will he have many friends? Will they be more girls or boys? What subjects will he like in school? Will he be good at math? Will he like to read? What sorts of books will interest him? What games? Will he have a sweet tooth? Will he be brave or scare easily? What will make him happy? What will make him sad? What will he talk about with me? And with Vijay? What will fascinate him? What will thrill him? There's so much inside that little head of his just waiting to unfold. I'm thrilled to be on this journey with him.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Back in Gurgaon

It's been almost two weeks since we returned to Gurgaon. Prety crazy hectic, since this is the first time I was left all alone with Vir! I was so scared that I wouldn't be able to handle everything, and I almost didn't...but it all worked out I guess. Now, I have somewhat of a routine with him and all the stuff that needs to get done around the house. I'm becoming quite the homemaker and mother - two roles I had never imagined for myself.

Vir is awesome - more and more so everyday. He is so much more talkative and alert now than even two weeks ago. My mom came two days ago to visit and help me since Vijay is out of town. She says he has changed a lot. He is also balder now than he was. I wonder if I should be worried about him losing hair. They say it's pretty normal but his head is quite patchy now. I don't have any new pictures, unfortunately, since my camera has decided to die on me. I do have some on my phone, so I guess I'll put those up here soon. Not as great, quality wise, but who cares when your subject is so cute!

Vir held my finger, voluntarily, for the first time a couple of days ago - on the 20th of April to be precise! It was so wonderful to know that he actually wanted to hold my hand. Well, maybe I carried that too far. He just wanted to hold "a" finger that happened to be dangling nearby. Pretty special nevertheless!!

Everything he can get hold of these days goes straight into his mouth - his hands, his clothes, his blanket, his toys, my hands! I got a picture of him trying to eat a ball yesterday.

I really have to post here more often so I don't lose track of everything. Now that I have my act together a little bit, I'll try!

Sunday, April 1, 2007

2 Months!

Vir completed 2 months yesterday. This is probably the fastest growth he is ever going to many new things in just two months. Let's see...he can now do the following:

  • Focus on a face, or his toys - even the small ones

  • Follow movement and turn his head accordingly from one side to another, though not always all the way through

  • Smile wide

  • Say "oooo," "aaaa," and "aggggooo"

  • Squeal in delight - sometimes

  • Laugh a little - sometimes

  • Raise his voice when he feels ignored or generally wants to complain

  • Raise his head about 60 degrees when he's on his tummy

  • Turn to his side himself when laid on his back

  • Push his legs against a surface and move himself forward

  • Recognize sound (like his favorite song!)

  • Recognize when I pick him up (I think)

So that's a tonne of new stuff:-) I'm so proud of him.