Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Half a year has flown by....

Half a year has gone by in a jiff since I had my second bundle of joy and she is definitely a little bundle of joy. H1 was such a high demand baby that we didn't get to enjoy her. It was more like getting through the day because of her constant colic. Maybe we are better parents as well the second time around. We are definitely enjoying H2. There is more time to play with her and interact with her because less time is spent consoling her.

H2 can now sit on her own and she loves to play sitting on the floor. She would topple over occasionally. but that doesn't seem to bother her much. We've figured out that there is no point in buying toys her. She has no interest in the carefully researched and selected age appropriate toys we throw good money on. She loves playing with plastic spoons, lids and cardboard boxes.

She loves to watch the birds fly by, the trees swaying in the wind and spends a lot of time looking at the ants scurrying by. I think she's going to be a nature buff.

She hums while feeding. Yes, she definitely enjoys her meal times.

Though she is no trouble at all, she is not a timid baby either. When akki starts playing rough with her, she will screech at H1 and would push her away with her legs.

H2 is trying to crawl now. She lands on her face most of the time because she doesn't know how to coordinate her legs and hand together, but she keeps trying.

While all this is happening, I am getting restless. I am bored to death at home and I am seriously thinking of going back to work. My pediatrician keeps insisting that I should exclusively breastfeed the baby till seven months. I want to do the best for my baby too...I don't know....what do you think?


  1. Hi Su well when I had my eldest I was back at work in three months. If you are getting restless this is the time to start looking for a job. You could feed her in the morning and night and wean her off slowly... Its going to be a bit hard juggling work two kids and all but somehow its all worth it at times. :) good luck

  2. Hi, I keep forgetting 'Sue' is you and whenever I am reminded, I get a pleasant surprise. Once again, this idea of documenting your experiences as a mother is just lovely. I hope I do the same :) I'm no where near having a kid (although I terribly want one) so I can't really give you any advice but I can only say that I don't think it's a good sign that you're bored and feeling restless. Go out, do something fun whether it's work or something completely different - whatever you enjoy. Good luck and please, whatever you do, keep writing!!

  3. Dilmi's growing up so fast! I can't believe that it's been 6 months already!

    Well, bored is not something you should be. I think you should go back to work, but that's just mho... :)

  4. Wow... she's growing up so fast! Well my humble (and decidedly medical) opinion is that six months is quite good for exclusive feeding, and you can start weaning her about now. This means you can start thinking and looking for work, and she'd have settled into her pumpkin and parrippu mash when you actually start.

    Of course, I'm no paediatrician... :)

  5. erm...disregard the earlier comment pls..

    I read it wrong..

    Whilst doing the best for her, I think you should do something for yourself too..:)

    SO if you can plan things out right, it shouldn't be a problem..


    wow! she's growing so fast..:)

  6. I can actually feel the two growing up with the flow of ur words.
    Well written Sue. :)

  7. Hi, this post brought a smile on my face - I remembered my second one. Yep, it's easier raising the second one - thanks to the first one leading. ;)
    I too think you should find something enjoyable and rewarding to do now (other than blogging of course) and get back to work quietly.
    Best ;)

  8. Hey, found time to read your blog again, which sometimes makes me go back to my memories..I enjoy reading all things about Nethmi those days, now one more added to it...;-). You are a mother who can be very proud.:-)...keep it up Girl...HUGS