Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Junior turns ONE !!

Oh my Sweet little Junior ...
what can I about someone whose smile just brightens the day for everyone in the house... about someone whose attention everyone seeks... who is barely one but has all of us including your stubborn sister tied to your little finger.
I still remember the day you started growing inside me .... this may sound crazy, but some how I knew I was pregnant way before I took the pregnancy home tests. Your dad was more keen about having you than your stupid mom who was scared of losing her sleep which she had barely gotten back. But the moment I realised you were going to come into our lives, my whole spirit was lifted and I was happy. This was going to be my last pregnancy and I wanted to enjoy every moment and I did.
You were a good kid inside me and did not trouble me much except when I forgot about you and organised a fun fair community event and over stressed myself when I was 32 weeks pregnant. Boy ! Was I scared I'd deliver a pre-mature baby at that time !! But you were fine and arrived just 5 days before your due date on 20th May at 12:49 pm. I was really alert when they operated me and pulled you out ... but once I got a glimpse of you and they took you for clean up ... I fell asleep. It was only after blissful sleep of 20 mins that I got to see you and I fell in love with you instantly. You were the most beautiful baby I had ever seen ... I still remember those lovely red lips and little eyes. Your dad and I argued about your eye color. You dad thought they were green just like his brothers ... and I hate green eyes ... and furiously shot back that they were brown. I am so glad you have such lovely eyes.
My mom, still maintains that you were the loveliest baby she has seen thus far .... an honor she had bestowed on your chikki (my sister) thus far :)
You were a great baby from the beginning .... a very happy and cheerful one ... you started smiling / responding very early and those dimpled simples always attracted people. In fact your chikkappa named you "Smiley".
I can see how different kids of the same parents can be ... while you adore your sister and almost worship the ground she walks on, you are very different from her. I can see that you have clearly inherited the love for pets from your daddy ... who I must add is very very proud of you for that. (he is tired of this grumpy mother of yours who is refusing to get a pet home)
You love music ... anything from carnatic classical to nursery rhymes to bollywood songs. But then you expect the music to be played everytime you are fed ... now that is proving to be challenge to change tracks for every spoon that I feed you. You are a very picky eater now and that is bothering me endlessly. It doesn't help that friends and family have commented that the once chubby you is now more like me. (I am extremely skinny and I am called Kaddi meaning stick). Its not that you do not know how to eat .. you had mastered eating chapati when you were 6 months ... you were fed rice when you were 6+ months ... and you enjoyed eating it nevermind you had no teeth to chew :)
Your first 6 months led all of us to wrongly conclude that you were a sweet little angel who just loved being by yourself and smiled at every single person in sight. The day after you completed 6 months, you turned out quite different... you learnt to sit by yourself , crawl, identify objects, switch to your daddy's side from being mommy's darling. babble, demand things when you needed .... it was as if someone switched on a button and you were a different person overnight. Your chikki who was in India during that period and came back after a long 3 months vacation could hardly believe the naughty little kid she was seeing was indeed you !
You have been a great baby thus far. You easily got adjusted to sleeping in your room in your crib. You refused the bottle but mastered to drink with a sippy cup from Day 1. You love parks, dogs, flowers, library, butterflies and birds.
You love your sister as much as she loves you. Please continue to brighten our spirits with your smiles.
God bless you !

Lots of love,
- Mommy


Swaram said...

Been reading ur blog for quite some time. Junior is 1 already? Congratulations and may she have a wonderful year and a gr8 life ahead :)

familyfeedingdynamics said...

Lovely writing. Sounds like you have a darling family. Your blog pooped up on my google alert for picky eating. If you are having troubles, please read Child of Mine by ELlyn Satter. I did when my child was 16 months old when we were having problems, and it changed our lives. I used to be a doctor, and I have made feeding children my career as I believe it is so important for mental and physicial health! Good luck! Katja

Kodi's Mom said...

Happy Happy Birthday Jr!! I can't believe you're one!
Have an awesome party!

Pixie said...

Wow!! ! yrs old already?! :)

Happy Birthday Junior! :)

And God Bless you and your lovely family! :)


Sujatha said...

Happy Birthday to Junior! Here's wishing her a wonderful year filled with more antics!

Poppins said...

This auntie is late, but nevertheless... Belated happy birthday Junior ! I can't wait to see you

HINT: Come to India ASAP CA!

Nino's Mum said...

A very happy, belated b'day to junior!
She sounds absolutely adorable and here's wishing her lots of health and plenty of milestones in the year ahead. Congrats to you too!

Aryan said...

Oh no..she is already one??? Time flies man....Congrats...May she have a wonderful years ahead

Tharini said...

These wishes come late for her day, but not too late for the year ahead. Wishing you all a sweet year ahead with this blossoming little member!

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

Thank you all for the wonderful wishes !!
They truly mean a lot to me !

K 3 said...

Belated wishes for the little one. Hope it was a great day and here's wishing many many more years of fun and memories!

Collection Of Stars said...

I am late.
Wishing junior a very happy belated birthday. My blessings, love and hugs to her :)
Just saw Poppins hint; are you coming down to India anytime soon?
If yes, I would love to meet you and your little angels.

mnamma said...

Happy Birthday Junior darling and wishing you many many more!!


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