Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Happy 2nd Birth Day ....

I am not there with him today, the mom is. And though he would have some fun for sure, I am going to miss all of that... :(

wish you a happy birthday remotely...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

cutie pie...

Cutie pie...
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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

talk to me...

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

test a

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Million Dollar Smile..



Wonderful.. there is probably no right word for something like that... :)

After he turned Ganju....:)

Well, to prepare his head to grow better hair than his father... (I dont have many left), we had his head shaved...

Something happened that day, he has become naughtier than ever.. ever since the day his head was shaved... incredible at times...

Life after that... :)











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Saturday, February 13, 2010

And he walked...and I missed it... :(

He walked today... on 13th February 2010, the saturday, at the age of 1 year 2 months and 26 days, our son, Krishna walked on his own...

A day to be remembered forever, and with happiness...

However, being very selfish and lonely, I have to say, it happened when I was not there. And besides having almost all the gadgetory required to capture such moments, we missed to capture it. We couldnt take any photographs, no video, nothing. Basically nothing to remember that moment by.

But sad as that might sound on my missing it, its great news that he did walk. And, in front of that news, nothing else matters... He walked.. he walked.. he is gonna walk ..........

Friday, February 5, 2010

He's gone away ....

for the first time since he was born, my son and I would be separated by a 3 week period. It sounds tiny, but its been two days only, and I am already missing him... :(

He has already started saying "pa pa" and "ma ma" and it feels great. She tries to get him to utter those words on phone, but hardly succeeds.

I wonder how easy it is for others to cope with such separations ?

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Doctor's Verdict....

When we visited a doc for the situation, it actually did turn out to be pretty normal. What he said was more like this, "Its pretty normal for a baby of this age. In the weather of Bangalore, the young body is not able to cope up with the changing temperature." I cant really tell you why, but that statement did make lot of sense.

The weather of the city is PERFECT to live in. Its hardly more than 26-27 and its hardly lower than 20. So, that makes a perfect range, but then what ? Well, the temperature changes so many times during the day, that its wierd. You really have to be ready for both extremes from the range.

And with a baby, its harder. You cant always control his actions, what he is doing and what not. When he's playing in water, when he has thrown his socks away and things /temperature and the baby gets cold. The cold eventually turns into fever anyway.


Another thing that came out with doctor's visit was the fact that we were giving him the wrong dosage of the right medicine. For his age and body weight he should have been given 5ml of the syrup, whereas we were giving him only 2.5ml. Once we fixed the dosage, the fever was gone right away. It was such a relief to see him do the things again...

learning curve.. u see.. being a parent is such a huge learning curve.... :)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Toys for him...

Its been hard to buy toys for the baby. In this age, he would put anything in reach into his mouth. Invariably, something passes into the body from the outer surface of the toy/thing.

If the toys are not good (and I really mean GOOD) quality, the paints, the surfaces, the plastic any of these might pass into body and cause any kind of harm.

I remember, few years ago, there was a recall by major toy manufacturers in US due to toys painted with lead content. I appreciate that kind of quality standards. But, I dont know how much of such/similar quality controls exist in India. We also get cheap toys in the open market, many a times not from any known manufacturer or someone similar. I dont know if there is any standard using which I can judge these. It would be great if I could figure out whether these are safe for my kid or not...

For that to work out, there has to be a mechanism from govt side. Administration and control of the quality at manufacturer's side and then transparency and honesty from the officials concerned. In a country like ours, corruption is rampant, and hardly anything exists which cant be bribed. In such environment, its even harder to trust any labelling.

Given this, we could only go for the biggest brand name in the business, "hoping" those guys would be quality concious enough and would not make anything that might harm kids.

I figure funskool and fisher price are two such brands, but my knowledge in this area is only starting off. Perhaps there are more and better. But I would learn on the go...

gud luck kids in buying safe toys...

Monday, January 25, 2010

Fever again...

Well, there must be something terribly wrong. Or else, how would one explain a 1 year old to have about six episodes of fever/cough/cold within a span of less than three months. I dont get it, especially when the doctors tell me that its normal. Well, from where I come, its not normal at all, probably its normal for Bangalore.

The city doesnt seem to suit me as much as I wanted and hoped for. We were greeted in the new city not only by nice weather, but also by fever to the young one, in first week of november 2009. Strange as it may sound, till today, he has had fever about 6 times, almost all the time accompanied by cold and cough. Sometimes, fever high enough that we had to rush to an emergency to handle it.

Somebody was saying its the weather of the place that allows germs and what not to grow faster. Spoke to a few neighbours in the apartment complex, and there were similar reactions. Almost everyone has similar situation, especially with their kids.

One family in particular mentioned that their kid was down with cold and wheezing like symptoms for over a month and its not going away at all. :( Really sad.

For me, the worrying part is that the doctors take it so easily. We normally take ours to Manipal Hospital. A close by and renowned hospital. In the OPD we have visited three different doctors and all of them tell me the same thing each time I visit them with feverish kid in my arms, "Oh, its normal for this weather. Kids do get some cold and cough now and then". How can someone take fever to a small kid so lightly...

Perhaps I am being naive, or inexperience is making me think all this, but one thing for sure, there is something funny about the whole thing. I dont think, its normal at all to have fever almost every weekend.

Still worried...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Long time... :)

Its been lonnnng time since I found any time to write about him.. :)

We have had his first birthday, moved to a new city, have been expecting him to walk any day now , but he's not obliging yet...

The other day, we found him trying to type on the keyboard of the home laptop, (instead of banging on the keys, like he likes bang everything else) :) It was great fun to watch, how kids learn. He must have seen someone tapping keys while we typed, and he knew better than banging...

Its been a roller coaster three months for all of us. Moving to a new city, especially was tough for him since the weather here is very different from the old place. Better, but different. So his tiny body took its own sweet time adjusting to it. Sometimes we feel, the adjustment is still going on...

He got fever quite a few times, cold more than anything else, and sometimes a few rashes here and there as well.. Most of them were weather induced, and mostly doctor was telling us to not worry, and just take basic precautions. Well, its easy for them to say, ok, but hard for us to fathom, that it would actually be ok...