Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ahoy from the South!

Button turned six months old :) I finally feel like a veteran mommy.... am a certified diaper changer, sleep-deprived soul, story teller in 3 languages and a connoisseur of baby talk, not to mention how I can nurse Button just about anywhere without worrying too much about any skin-show! New skills indeed! My husband and I celebrated by attacking a date-walnut cake and demolishing it in minutes! And of course the brief Kerala trip.

We did Button's annaprashnam at Guruvayoor on the 6th of Dec (the security was super tight and reassuring). Button looked like a doll in a veshti (the south Indian wrapper in cream and gold). We fed him 7 different types of food off a banana leaf at 5.00 a.m. and although it was so early in the morning, he still slurped and licked his mouth. We also did a tulabaram (paid for his weight in sugar and bananas, the proceeds of which would go towards feeding children supported by the temple trust).

He was a model child until we returned to Cochin airport from where the dad and son parted ways to fly to two different cities. I've always rolled my eyes at those babies who become cranky, loud and impossible in a flight and always believed that my baby would remain a paragon of virtue onboard any flight cos' that is how I'd've brought him up. Button CRASHED those dreams of mine into the netherworld on my solo trip with him from Kochi to Chennai. The moment he saw us leaving withought dad, he began yelling, kicking and screaming. He cried non-stop(except when air hostess Bineesha of Kingfisher airways would stop to smile her dimpled smile at him! God Bless her!) The moment he saw my mom-in-law(upon landing) he gave me an evil grin and went to her. As if I wanted him back after that flight!

I came to my mom's place this morning and Button showed off by doing the worm crawl for the first time today. Described as neenjal in tamizh, he basically pulled up his butt and somehow moved towards his fave cloth book this afternoon.

More posts to follow on lots of topics vying for attention on this blog. In a bit! Until then, enjoy the great weather :)


  1. LOL @ 'As if I wanted him back after that flight! ' Very funny Meera! :)
    I wonder how Ash will be on her maiden flight.
    The worm crawl looks so cute right, feel like kissing their butt every time they raise it :)

  2. hahahahahaha! there's no such thing as a model child!

  3. so sute they are adorable when they do that worm crawl...

    what abt some pics

  4. Congrats to dear button..even we have to do annaprasanam and tulabaram...may be in feb when hubby would get some leave....

  5. Hello! Just delivered Bumble - a baby boy a week ago - and it is mighty reassuring to read that one can become all of that in six months, as i am grappling with all of them right now- wondering if i am doing anything right.
    Hope to get better at these tasks ;)
    Nice reading about Button's guruvayoor trip!

  6. Just can't imagine button screaming! Must've looked ADORABLE in the veshti!Pictures please!

  7. So cute! Trust me I used to get so irritated with kids who wail on flights... until I traveled with my sister and her two kids on a flight from Madras to Mumbai. Man I felt so sorry for her. The little girlie wailed the whole time. After that trip I empathise with parents... they can't do anything about it!

  8. i feel like whacking M everytime he throws "par humne toh uski parvarish" at me when Cubby behaves badly!

    yaar bacche hai! how can we expect em to behave all propah!! :D

    so which city are you in now??

    and creeping is so cute!! Cubby creeped forever! we though he will neva so the propah call and he actually did that too!



  9. Ohho..don't say 6 months 'old'. Say 6 months 'young'! :D

    kudos to Button for eating everything at such an odd hour.

  10. #Pri: Totally agree. Pl carry her fave toys and be prepared to walk around. Pls carry her stroller as well!

    #Zee: Sadly yes!

    #Mon: Will post soon.

    #Lavs: The place is really crowded. Check if you can get some advance arrangements done.

    #Bumble's mom: Welcome to the world of sleepless bloggers! Not to worry, babies actually become fun after the first 3 months somehow get over!

    #SS: need to scan the hard copies of the pics we got. Shall show 'em to you next year.

    #Chaits: Yeah, what is surprising is that Button actually is usually a doll!

    #Mamma-mia: I know, bacche hain.Sigh! I want Button to grow up fast and yet not grow up at all.

    #NM: Where did you disappear? Anyways, good to see you back.