Friday, February 20, 2009

Junior is already 9 months

My little daughter completes 9 months today. The progress she has made in the past 9 days is just amazing ... well did I say progress in 9 days ... yes thats true ...
We were at this community event last week and Junior loved it. We have always thought that Junior is shy and hates crowd ... she proved us wrong and clarified that while she hated being in the middle of adults, she just loved kids. No stranger anxiety there. If a kid of 5 years came in her vicinity, she squealed with excitement ... but when an adult stood looking at her she screamed and frowned and looked for comfort.
Whether it was this 10 month old baby that she saw crawling all around the community hall or whether it was firm carpet there ... but ever since we are back from that event, she has been crawling all around the house. It was as if, she mastered the skill over night. Earlier she'd crawl 2 steps and sit back... as if something was holding her back. Now there is no looking back ... she feels liberated.
She has already ransacked the DVD rack and Cantaloupes's puzzles .... today she almost entered the bathroom to play with the bin. From sleeping on her back, she rolls over and sits up straight and then crawls ... all in less than 5 seconds. Hmm ... I should try that ... couple of times a day instead of desperately trying to tuck my tummy in my jeans.
She babbles lot of sounds... most don't make sense ... but she CAN say "AMMA" ... also says it appropriately when she wants me to pick her or when she wants me to feed her etc. She almost says "Akka" (she says "Akkkkaaaaaaaaaooo ... Cantaloupe is only too pleased to hear that). Other words said are adda, abba ... and well you guessed it "Appa" :)
She loves going out ... a stroller walk in the park is something she loves best ... but unfortunately we have not been able to take her on walks because of the cold weather and rain. The moment BP puts on his jacket she looks at his feet just to ensure he has his shoes on and jumps at him. This is something BP loves to test every morning before going to work.
Junior is an early raiser ... she is up by 5:30am. Its nice in someways because that is the only time she gets sole attention. Most times, when both kids are up, one the parent is with each kid. Cantaloupe manages to sole attention in the night after Junior goes to sleep.
Junior loves chapatis. For the past few days she gets the same dinner as us and she is loving it. She now almost refuses to eat just rice cereals, unless she is extremely hungry.
She still has that infectious toothless gummy smile... but I have a feeling she is teething and is likely to have 2 teeth in the next few days.

Junior loves her sister ... any day any time, sight of her sister brings a smile on her face. In fact the feeling is mutual. I am so glad and thankful to God for this love between the sisters. May God always bless them both with the same feeling.
Happy Birthday Junior !

7 comments:

Pixie said...

Beautiful post... :)

Happy Birthday to your little one and God Bless your lovely family. :)

Kodi's Mom said...

9 months! who? that little cuddly doll we met a little while ago? how???

this stage is so much fun, isn't it? does cantaloupe enjoy telling on the baby?

Timepass said...

Can I cut and paste some info here on my blog??? Punch and Junior have a lot in common..maybe it is because they r born on the same day???

Timepass said...

oops forgot to add..My friend's initials are S(name) U(surname). she has a three year old son named A..so let me know if u r friends..

Poppins said...

Poppin did that as well, went from sitting to crawling expertly at 8.5 months while we were on a trip somewhere. Seems like unfamiliar surroundings unblocks them somehow.

I think since cantaloupe did everything so soon, you probably were wondering about Junior. But just remember that Junior is much more chubbier than what I remember of Cantaloupe at that age. Fat cute babies find it harder :)

Poppins said...

Poppin did that as well, went from sitting to crawling expertly at 8.5 months while we were on a trip somewhere. Seems like unfamiliar surroundings unblocks them somehow.

I think since cantaloupe did everything so soon, you probably were wondering about Junior. But just remember that Junior is much more chubbier than what I remember of Cantaloupe at that age. Fat cute babies find it harder :)

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

@pixie: Thanks

@KM: Tell me ... why don't these babies remain babies for ever ???

@Timepass: Please do :))
Hey ... I don't recollect anyone from those initials ... did your friend attend the event on Feb 14th ???

@poppins: Hmm ... Junior was chubby honey ... 2 days back, the Doc said she has gone down from 50 percentile to 20 ... I was actually concerned about her weight for the first time.

 

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