Thursday, December 15, 2011

13. The Reward


How much our life has changed! That small 5kg thing is now the center of attraction. Life is slowly getting in terms with its new role and we are enjoying every moment of it. The nappy changes are much easier than I thought. Even those greenish black sticky things did not feel like shit. Things like the changing colour (green to yellow) and texture (sticky to granular) of her potty made us happy. Never thought that even shit can bring so much joy. Someone rightly said, there is nothing bad in this world.


She is changing every day gifting us those precious ‘first’ moments. Slowly from a passive doll that could just eat, sleep and cry, she is becoming human. She was 20 days old when smart lil Hridhima found out a new way to wake up when she was hungry. She grabbed her hair, pulled it, and started crying. Somewhat like Abhimunyu, she learned to grab things, but still had no idea how to let go.

Her senses started to develop with time. We took her around letting her smell different fragrances, hear different sounds, see different things around. Amongst all the things our white ceiling is her favorite. She can look at it all day making us wonder what’s so special about it. Soon she realized that she has a pair of hands. From that moment onwards all she wanted was to eat them. Those are her first toys, and what a wonderful toy they are, stupid adults can ever understand. Apart from her hands and the white ceiling, she also began to recognize us. She now looks directly into our eyes, follows our movements, and wants to be with us. She hates being alone.

She also learned to talk. We talk a lot with her, read her books. And she reciprocates.
‎"aaangaaa aaagguuuuu aaaaiiiiii hnaaa"
>>>>English translation >>>
"Take me in your lap”.

All these changes as she grows are amazing, but the best gift she keeps giving us is her smile. She was almost a month old when she gave her first social smile. Those toothless smiles are heavenly; it makes you forget everything else. Oh! There she smiles again! Now I forgot what to write.

40 comments:

  1. Awww, that is so sweet. BTW, do you have a fan which has a glass in which she can see faint image of people moving? My brother used to look at the ceiling all the time till we discovered it was the fan, it has a small mirror in between. He used to look at the things in it.

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  2. Nature's most divine gift.. to see the babies grow!

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  3. awww...... hmmm.... :) .. you make PArenthood sound oh so nice.. tho it is.. :) .. lmao abt the 'shit' - somehow after having changed my neice's diapers, i dnt feel yucked out nemore....

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  4. Awesome man. So cute it is for us to read your real moments spent with the joy of your life...

    Every single moment and the words here was a pleasure for us to read..

    Be blessed.. :)

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  5. Awwwwwww........baby! Shoo chute. I can't find words to say all that I am feeling just by reading this, so experiencing it must be so beautiful for you.
    I know it's a little (actually a lot) too soon, but I can't wait for the day I become mommy. (My poor bf is going to crazy today when I talk about this to him... :D)

    Love this blog.

    Loads of love to Hridhima....

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  6. oh my Goodness.. she's just so very cute or maybe the cutest :) I can see how happy you are to be a really responsible 'daddy' when you write it all with the feelings effusing :) Say my Hi to sweet little Angel :D

    Touch wood !!

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  7. You are absolutely the cutest dad ever:-)
    the way you describe every action and reaction, it is so filled with love that it reaches across to us, readers!

    god bless...and that shit thingy-world of wisdom:-)

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  8. Awieee..:):) Thanks for sharing. Honestly. I kinda wait when u'll post ur next post. And knowing that it's a new born dad who writes them makes reading for me all the more special:)
    Love to Hridhima and well gorgeous blessings to ur family:)

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  9. I liked the translation. You really understand so much about her.

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  10. its really creditable on ur part dat u take tym out...n share ur n ur daughters moments...n express so pleasantly with us...
    loads n tones of kisses n blessing to ur daughter...
    U r a good Dady...cheers on dat..:))

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    1. hey! i am not being able to comment on your posts

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  11. thats again a cute post by you here....

    this blog is certainly going to be wikipedia for parenting....:)

    God bless.....

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  12. Eeeee how cute!! I have been waiting for you to write since ages! Welcome back Sub :) What precious moments I agree. About the love for the ceiling I have a little story to tell :) When my younger brother was born I was 10. He used to, for most times of the day, look at the ceiling, eyes wide and flapping his hands at it and sometimes even chuckling. I used to wonder what he found so amusing in it until one day my grandmother told me that babies can see angels floating above that we can't. Angels circulating above the baby's face while he was lying down, angels that played with him and made him laugh. It left an impact on me and now whenever I see a baby staring at the ceiling (many babies I have seen do) I remember what my grandmother told me. Hridhima sees and plays with angels too I suppose :D otherwise what's so interesting in a white ceiling? hehe

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  13. so so cute. i wud also like to see her smiling.. :(

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  14. The poop! HA HA I totally understand everything you wrote about. Just wait until she cuts teeth and has a major poop blow out! Mica had one when he was in his Exersaucer. He was jumping around happily in his own poop! Yuck I know, but it was funny to. I was cleaning poop out between his toes!

    I'm glad she found her hands. Her feet will soon follow.

    If she ever has trouble sleeping, put Mom's night shirt in her crib. They rely on scent a lot. That will calm her down in a hurry.

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  15. Congratulations!
    I can understand your excitement in each and everything concerning your child, for I had gone through all these along with my husband, many years ago.
    In your other blog I read how frustrating it is to be surrounded by self appointed advisers, not letting the new parents do things whether right or wrong in their own way, it is all very true. Sometimes people can be too over bearing.
    But things would eventually settle down, and you and your child would totally understand each other.

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  16. Daddy daddy :) hehe..

    I just stop by to say: Happy New Year to you and your family :)

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  17. Great Dad! save this post.. let the princess read when she grows up! Lovely indeed..God Bless:)

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  18. @Saru Singhal: no...but yes the fan, she likes it too :)

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  19. @Menachery..oh! it is nice...infact wonderful

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  20. @jojofeelings: do tell me his reaction :)

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  21. @Kalyani Gupta: thanks soo much :)

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  22. @Suruchi: thanks chooo much :)

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  23. @Neeraj Kumar: all parents do...that's nature :)

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  24. @Dr.Littmann(tinni): thanks a lot :)

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  25. @Irfanuddin: that would be an achievement :)

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  26. @Beeni: awwww...that's a sweet story :)

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  27. @some unspkoen words: uploaded a photo of her :)

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  28. @alissa4illustration: thanks for that tip :)

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  29. @rama: true....thanks so much...

    merry x-mas and happy new year

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  30. @ege denne: happy new year to you too :)

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  31. Happy New Year Sub ! Have a lovely year ahead and lots of love to the cutie pie :)

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    1. thanks and happy new year to you too :)

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  32. you are such a doting father
    in every word there is so much love for her

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