Friday, March 23, 2012

17. Lil Smartie


As babies change from a non-reacting doll to an overreacting toddler, they observe, learn and grow. One might ignore their presence thinking that they are too small, but they observe everything and pick up very fast. They are smarter than we think. One thing I have learned in five months of parenting is that you don’t need to teach them what they should do next, they will tell you instead and help you evolve as a parent.



When she was few weeks old Hridhima started with moving her hands and legs as if to strengthen her muscles to be ready for her next step. Moment she knew she was ready she started trying hard to roll over. She finally managed after trying hard for a week, step two complete. She can manage to crawl now but she isn’t very fond of it, she would rather walk. Whatever she finds infront of her, she holds it and tries to stand. Falling and getting hurt doesn’t dampen her urge to stand and walk like we do. And when she finally manages to stand with support or holding our hands she becomes so happy that she starts laughing.



Just like they tell you what their next step is, they also tell you what they feel. You don’t need the jargons of literature to convey feelings. Adults often get irritated when the babies cry. But one has to realize that they are crying only because they have a genuine reason. Babes don’t pretend. After a stressful day’s work it is very easy to lose one’s temper, I did many times, but it only helps to make matter worse. It is important to remain calm and understand the problem, most often than not you do.


Again, they smile only when they mean to. She smiles when we smile, she laughs when we make strange noise, she giggles when she sees her reflection in the mirror, and now she even smiles when she sees her smiling video in the computer. But when Hridhima had fever she stopped smiling for two weeks. Babies become serious when sick. We were so worried. But her smile returned moment she was fit, and now she is all smiles again. As long as she smiles we know she is fine.



29 comments:

  1. That is great she's smiling a lot!!!

    I hate when babies get a fever!!! Mica had a staph infection in his neck at 7 months and Isaak had meningitis at 2 months. Not fun at all!!!

    I love the pictures of you two. The bottom one cracks me up!

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  2. Yes, It might be irritating for us, but they do cry for a reason. The photos were cute, specially the first one :-)

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  3. This is cuteness. Love the pictures. :-)

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  4. They cry for a reason and I have heard they have different cries for different things. Is it so???

    She is so adorable, God Bless!

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    1. yea, they do...that's how we realize what they need, most of the time...:)

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  5. oh my! she has changed so much! and you are such an understanding father - to say that babies cry for a reason and one must not lose one's temper.

    overactive toddler - yeah - this phase is really nice

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  6. Hridhima's Cuteness quotient keeps growing with each passing day :) Lovely to see her all happy :)God Bless!

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  7. Missed being on this blog! Caught up with the life of Hridhima today and I'm feeling suddenly more cheerful! You have conveyed the experience beautifully Sub and Hridhima is beautiful just looking at her raises my spirits :) The second last picture is my favourite! You have a lovely family <3 The last picture is holi with talcum powder lol. I think that's my favourite too lol. Love the part where you said she becomes so happy when she is standing that she laughs laughing LOLL. Beautiful Sub. PS: I miss your wife :(

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    1. thanks Beeni...:)
      yea...Hridhima keeps her busy throughout the day :)

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  8. I love it how this blog is like a picture diary for the princess when she grows up and wants to know how she was royally loved and gently cared for at every step of the way.

    She's becoming a big girl and soon you'll have more stories to tell...she'll be such a Daddy's girl and make so many papas jealous-you know that already, don't you?

    She looks like a bundle of joy in every way-god bless:-)

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    1. LOL...

      thanks so much Suruchi :)

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  9. Ok, that pic of her standing is officially the cutest pic I have ever seen of a standing baby.
    Her smile is an absolute marvel. Hope she continues smiling, bcoz d idea of a baby not feeling like smiling for two whole weeks is scary...
    God bless her.

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  10. The children are a true representation of god with all innocence and love. Each act of theirs makes the world around mesmerizing:)

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  11. Hello.
    She has grown and changed so much. Love her smile. A baby's crying is his/her way of letting us know attention is required, since they cannot yet speak their full intentions. She's obviously a very happy baby and that's all thanks to the love, care, patience and understanding of her parents. Definitely a "daddy's girl!" too. (lol) Lovely photos and keepsake gift to give to her when she's older. Thanks for sharing.

    Thoughts Of Beauty In The Stillness Of Dawn...

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  12. oh, she is so cute. I love how involved you are even as a dad.

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  13. must be proud and wonderful moments....

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  14. Love the pictures you have uploaded and the way you have expressed your thoughts...

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  15. Lovely pictures!

    She'so cute!!!!! Someone's enjoying parenting to the core :)

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