Sunday, March 2, 2008

At 8 months, Jiya is upto ...

Ha!! What a month! The leaps, physical and mental, are nothing short of amazing when we look at this little girl, who in our minds is still a very small baby being the younger of the two siblings.

- So our surprise knows no bounds when she creeps forward to grab a Lego while I and Vansh are cleaning up, raises herself up and goes on to drop it in the box herself, while I thought she is going to toy with it for some time. Phew! So she now knows what cleaning up toys means. Keep it up little one :)

- The fights have begun! She got Vansh good the first time she roared back at him when he roared at her. He stood there for almost 20 seconds, with a 'finding it hard to believe that she had actually done that' look and didn't know what to do next except roar again. She was quick to retort again. In fact now she is the one to start it all when she can't find anything better to do. Mom is out of this till one of them cries after having read wise words from other fellow mom bloggers with grown up kids. And in fact enjoys the scene and even captures it on video.

- They fight but they can't do without each other. So while Jiya wakes up from her morning nap, Vansh runs to her room at the first whimper and demands that she be put among his toys to play with him. And Jiya creeps forward and follows him around if he doesn't come to her for some time. One of the best visual treats is watching them snacking together, looking at what the other one is upto while they take a sip and munch.

- She is getting more and more vocal, adding to her repertoire pa, pa, pa, mm, mm and ba, ba, ba sounds in addition to da, da, da. Like Vansh, the mmmma is reserved for situations of distress like hunger and exhaustion.

- She is getting ready to crawl. She assumes several postures suggesting the same, like getting down on all fours and moving back and forth, at times even taking a step or two before falling down on her tummy and creeping thereafter.

- She is now eating a lot of what we are eating. Very small bites of chapati with small bites of potatoes, bottle gourd, bell pepper, etc dipped in yogurt; rice mixed with yogurt accompanied with diced peach, banana, carrots (steamed), apples (steamed); small bites of buttered whole wheat toast; flavored upma (I proceed to make upma as usual for everyone else in the house and after adding the water to the sauted onions, kadi patta, vegetables from the frozen mixed veg pack, I take out about 6-7 tbsp of water and strain it to be left with just the flavored water in another pan and add the sooji. Jiya has this upma while we have the usual one with onions and vegetables) as also the usual oatmeal and mixed cereal, at times, mixed with sweet potato, carrots and peas, etc. Finger foods include cheerios, crackers, small bites of string cheese, etc.

- She is now taking two naps during day time ranging between one and two hours and sleeps fairly well during night.

- Has taken after her brother in flashing the best smile for the camera :)

21 comments:

Making Memories said...

wow...great going Jiya ...keep it up...saw the videos couple of times and will go back again to watch them, lovely videos. Neera, how many teeth has she got...do u nurse her?
love
deepali

Preethi said...

adorable video.. good going Jiya!! :)

noon said...
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noon said...

Hey Neera - just managed to see the video - it's been crazy here what with KB down with his allergies and managing both all day...
Anyways - WOW girl - Jiya is amazing - she is comfortably sitting ans using a sippy cup and snacking from a cup - and she just turned 8m old - she is acting more like a 10m old! So comfortable doing everything! Hats off to you really! Esp with the eating habits! I have not dared to give KG cheerios etc yet...thought she is the same age.
Loved the roaring video...we play that game with KG as well. And KG is one little rowdy - she screams so loudly at 5.30 am - full of fresh energy - am afraid she will wake the neighbors! Amazing isn't it - they are so little and scream so loudly!
Very cute video...Vansh is so cute...the way he tells you she is angry! :)

Neera said...

Deepali: Oh I forgot to add ..she cut her first tooth on Feb 26th. But she's good at chomping with her gums :) Yes I do nurse her.

Preethi: Thanks

noon: Jiya has literally learnt drinking from a sippy cup from Vansh ..I posted a picture few days back. For the rest of the eating habits, I hope Vansh learns from her!!
I hope KB feels better soon!

Kodi's Mom said...

too cute! enjoyed the snacking video and her checking out what he's eating :)

Neera said...

thanks KM! Oh yeah, she's in awe of him and tries to imitate him already :) Welcome here!!

Thinking aloud said...

Awwww...neera, they are sooooooo cute...soon u will find jiya growing faster in terms of mental development...thanks to her elder brother...

it is so nice you have this blog...time flies and no better way to freeze it than this...:)

PG said...

A cute photo of Jiya. Please accept the good wishes and the tag! at:
http://rishab2005.blogspot.com/

Angel... said...

Wow.. Jiya is so cute..I saw your blog first time its really amazing.. I like it.

dipali said...

Lovely!
Tagged again:)

GettingThereNow said...

Where are you? Starting to miss you here!

Thinking aloud said...

hey neera, hey what's up...kiddos keeping you too busy to blog? :)

~nm said...

Knock..knock..anybody home??

karmickids said...

She's simbbbly adorable...

Neera said...

Thanks buddies for checking in ..just returned from a 6 week long vacation to India and busy unpacking stuff and memories to preserve them in little nooks right now. Can't wait to get back here with everyone.

Orchid said...

hi there,
first time here :)
adorable!

PG said...

Haven't heard from you in a long time.
Hope everything is OK.

Mystic Margarita said...

Welcome back, Neera :)

Neera said...

Orchid: Thanks dear and welcome here!

PG: Just returned from a vacation. Thanks for checking in.

MM: Thanks dear!! Can't wait to get back to blogging :)

Ruchika said...

Hi! I just saw the video of both your kids roaring at each other. It was fun watching it. I saw your blog at my sister's blog -- pg. Guess what, my son Sameer still does that, almost exactly the same way. And ofcourse he does that to us, since he is the only one so far.