I have a query. How do mostly people put their 3-4 months to sleep? Are the babies put in the crib and they sleep on their own? Or we are still on with the age old method of rocking and lullaby to put them to sleep? K is 3.5 months and has already developed the habit of sleeping only in my laps. No matter how sleepy or tired she is, she makes it a point to cry loudly when she needs to sleep and the indication is to put her in laps and start rocking. While this is ok for now as i am on leaves, i am not very sure if this would be the best method in the coming days as well.I do plan to buy a crib going forward, that is once i am back in Gurgaon, but not very sure if she would stay put in that.
Pls share your stories, how are you doing it?
On the other front, she has also started sucking her thumb. Now this is a habit i am scared of. Though a cousin of mine says that this is ok as children try to explore the whole world through their mouths, and since she has just discovered her hands, sucking them is ok. But still i am confused….is pacifier an option? I am not very sure of that also, as generally people are seen discouraging that. Pls share your views, if any mommy happens to read this.
Other than that the little baby is a bundle of joy..:) she smiles and laughs and kicks and makes me love her even more with every passing moment. her grandparents are back from their Euro trip, and have brought few clothes for her. All excited to see her wearing those…:) K has also started interacting a lot…she makes sounds and acknowledges our presence…mum dad are showering their love on her like anything….:)
As I mentioned before, I am at my Mom’s place since past few months, owing to the little angel we have in our lives now..:) I am staying at parents place for more than a month after almost 10-12 years. Last when I spent so much time here was before i had ventured out to study further…post that the visits have been only during college holidays and after that only once or twice a year..during diwali/ holi etc. Things have changed a lot in the past 15 years or so…the other day i was walking on the terrace at late evening and suddenly the power went off. I noted it because the street lights also went off…however, there was no commotion like there use to be years ago. In almost all homes, invertors picked up and i could hardly see any souls on the terrace. This took me back to my school days when the scene after power off use to be very different. Hardly any homes had invertors/ generators…and even if there were ..the battery was saved for late nights…and in the evenings terrace use to be the common adda for all after any power failure incident. The whole colony use to be up on the terrace and hours were spent chatting away to glory… papas discussing political issues, kids playing antakshari…and mommy’s fanning themselves away to sleep. However, things have changed a lot since then; now almost everyone owns a battery backup. Power off means no such commotion and no terrace gatherings. People stay put in their homes..no carrying of folding cots and mosquito nets to the terrace, no chahal pehal at late night hours… It feels like a huge change….these gatherings use to be an integral part of our socializing those days. Many things have actually changed in the last 10-15 years ….the sabziwallah has a mobile, even our gardener who is hardly able to meet ends carries a mobile…and obviously no talking about maids…many of them have two cell phones!!….But i still miss the yesteryear’s terrace interactions….
First thing first- Baby K has been doing a lot since the past few days. She turned 3 months on 20th and is growing with every day. Best part is she recognizes me now..:) she knows that me as the lady who gives milk…:D She cycles with her legs all the time, smiles a lot at the calendar we have in the room and finds her hanging toys the most attractive objects on this earth. Cries loudly when she needs to sleep, and i guess this is the only bad habit she has as of now…she needs a “godi” to sleep. Either me or mom have to rock her to sleep…which sometimes takes more that 2 hours..:( I have not been able to make her sleep on her own.
Also, this month end I plan to move back to Gurgaon. till now K has been sleeping with me on the bed. However, once back home i am considering of buying a crib. But not very sure if she will be able to adapt to a crib at 4 months of age. I got her a Fisher Price rocker few days back, but unfortunately she has not been enjoying it a lot. She does sits in it for some time- but generally not more than 30-40 minutes at a stretch….so i am not very confident of a crib as well. Any suggestions in this area are welcome.
This is the last month of my stay at mum dad’s place. I have been here since April, when K was not even 1 month old. After school, this is the longest i have stayed here, and needless to say it feels great. The love and support you get from your parents cannot be matched. mum dad love K like anything, especially her naanu. He has always been fond of kids, but with K its something special, the other day he said that if it was for the reason that K would be away from her mom; he would have kept her with him and raised her..:) I am wondering how he would cope up once we leave.
I plan to update this place more regularly now. I have enjoyed writing and blogging for quite sometime now. But since last year, this activity was kind of neglected. I badly want to resume it. There is a blog marathon going around. i do not plan to formally be a part of it, but yes, to bring back some discipline to writing i do intend to write everyday for the month of July. Lets see how far i can go….