Thursday, July 4, 2013

Thatha's chellam

Dad had terrible cold( thanks to standing outside the hospital in that cold January morning 1 AM! - He couldn't bear listening to me screaming my heart out!) that he could not carry the baby till he got rid of the cold. Moreover Amy was wee little then.

After Chithi, athai had left, it was just me and dad to take care of Amy. Right from giving her a bath, or lulling her to sleep, it was just us. Dad talked all the time, and Amy loved to hear him. After 3rd month, she started smiling at dad. Whenever dad is around, she smiles, laughs and giggles. For every picture taken, I tell dad to do something to make her laugh and she does!

When we have the family prayer, she keeps looking at dad. When he sings, she smiles, when he reads the Bible, she stares at him, without blinking. when he prays, she never takes her eyes off him. If he is moving his hand, or leg or head, that's where she'll be looking at! If he eats, she'll be staring at his mouth! If he is in the room, it is hard to get her to look at me or eat!

Its July!!

Ive been busy with my baby girl! Not just that, my mom's best friend Sowing aunty had come home, and she taught me 'smocking', embroidery and many stuffs. We stitched a pretty frock for her, and 2 more are in the making. Meanwhile, the broken sewing machine has got a face lift. Would you believe, if I told you that the same mechanic guy from Singer came to fix it? He had come home and sold it to my mother in 1999. Now, in 2013, I searched in google, and somehow got the Singer mechanic, and lo and behold, it was the same guy! He fixed it in, in under 30 minutes. The machine is as good as new. Earlier, I had got a local mechanic, and he said, the machine is an old model, and no spare parts will be available. Hence the best would be to sell it and get a new one. He said, the old one would only be worth Rs 500. The new basic model would cost Rs 7000/-. Me and sowing teacher, even thought that that was the end of the old machine, and we had not even used it much. Though old, it can sew 32 embrodiery designs, whereas the basic ones ( Rs 7000/- ) would do only 4. So did all the research, and that was when, God did a miracle, of getting me the same singer mechanic 'R.Gopinath's number! Hurray! God is goood!

Amy is growing! She is over 7 kg now. She can babble a lot, and be pretty louder these days. She can sit nicely unassisted. She plays in the tub with toys. She can change toys from one hand to another. We had her hair cut, as it had grown pretty fast at the back and in the front. So no more is her funk style. Her bangs are quite shorter :)

I started solids on 19th June. She can eat cerelac with spoon and in bottle sometimes. she likes new toys.she eyes whatever we eat and likes to taste every thing. she likes idli with chutney more than with milk and sugar! She loves our maid and enjoys every moment with her. Infact she was the one to make Amy sit down!