Thursday, February 26, 2009

Punch at 9 Months

Punch completed 9 mths on February 20th. She is in the normal weight and height ranges for her age. Our family has labelled her as a super active baby who never rests nor does allow us to rest (read sleep)..

Nowadays she has become even more sensitive than before to sounds. So we need to take care that no disturbance happens when she sleeps..I ask her " where is grandma/grandpa/dad/puja room/pressure cooker/oven etc" and she looks in the correct direction. As long as someone is physically present in a room, she plays by herself but the moment we leave the room, she senses it and comes out. Her crawl is peculiar in the sense that she bends just one knee and keeps the second knee straight..its funny to see her crawl that way..She is quiet and observant when we go out and particularly likes to see children and smiles at them..

She loves watching cows that are frequent visitors to our street. Her day begins in the morning whenever she finds convenient to get up, then she plays for sometime..A small nap is possible between morning and noon and between noon and evening. She loves bananas and also eats boiled rice porridge, apples, mosambi juice and boiled carrots. Sometimes I give her mashed dal with ghee and salt. Her clear preference for sweet items shows that she has a sweet tooth like daddy.

The moment she senses that one of us is going out/opening the main door, she crawls at lightening speed to come up to us..She can stand with support but still has a toothless smile! She loves making noise with plastic covers and cups etc..when we say lie down, she lies down but only for 2-3 seconds..she keeps on a pillow. When the fridge/cupboards are open, she is present from nowhere to rummage into them.
All in all, a wholesome backbreaking demanding family entertainer is what I call Punch... If you happen to come to a house with toys strewn all round, newspapers all over a room, puja items in all corners of another room, a battery less TV remote with the batteries in north and south direction, cable wires strewn all over, all neatly folded clothes lying hither tither on the floor, cups and utensils all over the kitchen without an inch to walk and suddenly realise that someone is behind you and trying to stand up by holding you, welcome to my home...I guarantee you will not dream of coming even by mistake the next time!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New Record

Punch set a new record by sleeping for 2.5 hrs nonstop in the daytime!!!
I got really nervous because she has never slept continuously for such a long time..

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Its Really Difficult...

First you read blogs where new mommies say they are working out and losing weight and getting back into shape..
and then you clean the dining table only to notice the heap of wedding sweets and namkeens lying there...
and you also think about the forthcoming weddings where your share of sweets and namkeens will be forced on to you... and the good person you are, you will eat the sweets religiously else the giver will feel bad no...Yes people, I devour them since the sweets and namkeens are better off in my tummy rather than in the bin..
hmmm...very difficult times indeed...

Monday, February 16, 2009

Not Just a Mere Chip...

I was sitting with Punch in the waiting area of a dental clinic when this unidentified lady came up to me and punch and asked " Is she the Mr. (name) 's daughter??".. I was stunned/confused whether is she talking about the Mr or someone else with the same name?? But the lady asked me the same question again and mentioned the in laws names correctly, so she was indeed right. She turned out to be an old neighbour in some rental house decades back but who still remembers the then baby face of the Mr.

Now what can I say..she's the whole block of the Mr and not just a mere chip of the block... yes i am very jealous that no one has till now asked a similar question about me!! All because the lucky Mr has lived in the same suburb since birth..

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Calling for New Stock

This is to inform you that Punch is soon set to exhaust all stocks of Baby powder, shampoo and soap shortly. The said items were given to her by generous visitors who knew very well that Timepass would otherwise give them a stinking baby the next time they met her...So, here we call upon our generous friends to kindly do the needful...arre bhai i mean powder, shampoo and soap de do...I cannot find more good words now to indirectly come to the point...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


wherein the M's mean Marriage, Masala news and Mosquitoes in whichever order you prefer..

Punch decided to get a new aunt and so got her uncle married recently. Punch being the good hostess that she is, she quietly slept off (which was surprising knowing her penchant for remaining awake all the time) during the main rituals..But nevertheless, she was attacked by some very very nice people who insisted on pulling a crying child from her mom's arms and carrying the child themselves and also the next nice category of people who love to pinch a crying baby's cheeks very hard. Yes, dear friends..the world is beautiful because of such lovely people who do this knowing very well that the child cannot backfire..

And yes, I would love to mention about the lovely people who stand in front of you and say

"Guess who" ..(arre bhai only if we meet regularly I will remember you, on top of that distant ka distant relatives cannot be stored in my how can i remember you unless u tell your name and how we are related..)

I attended ur wedding and u forgot me..( arre so many people attended my wedding..and why do you want me to remember my barbadi ka din people???)

You were slim but now u have become fat..(yes yes yes..don't you have anything else to say?? I welcomed you with open arms and this is what I get in return from u??? did i ask you how come u became FAT? which HAIR DYE u use?? why do u wear anklets that suit a kid when u r a grandma?? )

Mosquitoes came in full strength to bless the couple and stayed on to please(torture) the guests staying at the hall..this inspite of putting the AC on.. and yes as in every wedding, here also, apna old aunties who try to show off that they are not old had their gracious presence felt..there was a good conversation about who is wearing what and the history of that Saree/jewel... and yes the match making bureau was working overtime to find who has eligible girls/boys for marriage..

Punch is now crawling fast and is all over the house. She has started to try to stand up with whatever is in front of, box, sofa or when one of us stand before her. And yes, she has inaugurated the kitchen drawers by throwing cups all over the kitchen. I have two more weddings in about a month and I am kept reminded by family as to how will I manage this busy bee at those weddings..God give me the strength..

One point which I better mention else my head will burst..

A not so well to do guest gifted Rs 51 which is acceptable, but if the same amount is gifted by a person who is well to do, is a family friend since decades, comes well decked with jewels and whose sons are abroad, I just do not know what to say?? Maybe, the person was running short of change that day!! Sukhi raho janta...