Friday, December 26, 2008

My first Christmas

Hi Everyone,

I am back quickly to tell u all about my first christmas. It was a lot of fun. I have received plenty of gifts from friends and family alike and I thank them all. Me and Anay both got up early and opened up our presents quickly. We got several presents and pictures from the opening ceremony are still in the camera, but they will make there way here soon.

I spent rest of the day doing my usual stuff, sleeping, eating, playing with my toys, rolling, scooting, and the other stuff :). In the evening, my mommy's friend Aarthi and her husband Sriram came by to visit us. We all had food and I had fun smiling and shying with them.

Anyway, that is a short summary of my first christmas. Wish you all a merry christmas, happy new year, and a very happy and healthy holidays.


December pictures part 2

Sunday, December 21, 2008

My sweet 6th Month

Hello Everyone,

After a long time.. hmm... I know, I have been very busy playing these days, so didn't get a chance to update my post. Anyway.. story about my 6th month. This month was full of fun, lot of stuff to learn and enjoy, eat different different food. Yummy Yummy. I eat banana, pears, carrots, formula, rice cereal, apple, little bit of chocolate and ice cream and even some spinach. I also love nibbling on the cookies.

I have also been playing a lot with my brother Anay. Its been a lot of fun. He is still small, but we look at each other and I like to pull out his gloves and socks :). I also wake him up so we can play :).

Now, I can rotate whole circle on my tummy. My main toys are my hands and legs. I put my leg toe into my mouth, You know I am so much flexible. I can hold even a small thing now. I keep talking all day. Mainly, AA, UUU etc. My best play time is taking a bath. I splash water and play with my water toys. Dad sings a song for me splish, splah, I was taking a bath. I have been eating different things.

I have also been traveling. I made two trips with my parents out to Mountain View/ Sunnyvale/Redwood City area. You see we are looking to move there, so I am helping scout out rental and buying properties. I have visited at least 20 properties and have stayed in three different hotels. Oh and had long stays in car seat.

I started scooting on my stomach in addition to circling. I have been scooting backwards for about a week, but I started scooting forward yesterday. Finally out to pictures. Here is part 1 of the pictures.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

November 2008

Hi Everyone,

A ton of stuff today to talk about. I have been eating a ton of stuff, carrots, green beans, parle-g, and even ice cream :). I like it all bring on more food!! I have also been trying to play with my new buddy Anay!! Check out both of our pictures together.

I also made my first long trip in car to Mountain View to see rental apartments for us. I liked the trip as I got to stay at different places with mommy and pappa, but staying the car seat for a long time was not fun. Here are a very very few pics from the trip.

There are also ton of other pictures of me doing fun stuff like playing in gym and my new favorite time the bath time!! More on my November in couple days when mommy finds some time to write up stuff!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Week 20: more pictures and fun

Hi Everyone,

My dad finally got some pictures uploaded for the last week. So, here is the link to the last weeks pictures. They include pictures that my ba took and also some from my first trip that my dad finally got around to moving from the camera. Also, there are pictures of the rangoli that my mommy did for me on diwali using grains!! Oh well my energy is running low, where is my applesauce when I need it :(.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New baby brother and other firsts

I have a new baby brother. His name is Anay (checkout his pics). He is really small and cute. I like to look at him and smile at him. He looks at me too. Man it will be so much fun when we both are a little bigger and can run around and do stuff together!!

In addition to typing I have been doing a ton of new stuff. So, here are some details. I am now eating apple sauce freshly made by ba and mummy. I had the apple sauce first time on November 7th. Since then I have the rice cereal with my morning feeding and apple sauce in the evening feeding. Its great. The sugar in the apple sauce gets me very active. I make a lot of noises and move around my arms and legs a lot.

I am also starting to love playing around when I take a bath. Now I splash my hands a lot. When the water gets on my face due to splashing, I get a little shocked, but its soooooooo much fun. I also grab my rubber toys in the water and play with them. In particular the blue hippo tends to get into my hands a lot. I also grab the yellow butterfly often.

I am growing very quickly. We checked my height and I am already past my mom and dad's knees. I bet I am gaining lot more weight too :). Oh well more on me and my brother when I wake up again...

Friday, November 7, 2008

Famous first words!!

Hi everyone,

Here is my first post on my own blog typed by me :). Read on...


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Monday, November 3, 2008

My first Diwali, mummy's birthday, and Chaachu is a Ph.D.

Boom... Boom... eeeeeeeeeeeeirrrrr. No that's not me typing. I am just trying to imitate sounds from last two weeks. The large cracks of firecrackers on Diwali (I wish) and the ghostly sounds of halloween. So, wish you all a very happy new year (yes it may not be a new year for u, but for gujjus it is a new year) and belated happy halloween.

My last two weeks have past in a blur. I have had my first interaction with this ugly thing called cold and cough. Misa not happy about that at all. Closed nose and snizzing are not for little kids you know. I have tough time sleeping as I have to breath through my mouth instead of my nosey. Not fun. On the bright side I am getting a little better, so hopefully I will leave that stuff behind soon.

It was mommy's birthday on Diwali day!!!! Happy birthday to mommy..cha cha cha.. Since mommy can't eat regular cake, we made her a cake from bread, potato, and carrots, yummy and healthy too!! You can check out pics of her cutting cake and getting presents in this weeks pictures link at the bottom of this post. Mommy got a poster of me and a t-shirt with me and mommy on it as presents.

My chaachu also defended his thesis on new year's day and did really well. chaachu is dr now!! Way to go chaachu! Chaachu and chaachi will soon bring me my little brother/sister too. So misa will be super happy you know!!

In terms of my progress now I measure the size of the room by rolling across the whole room. My grandma struggles to put enough comforters below me to make sure that I don't roll on to floor. I still love going out in my stroller. I have also grown considerably. Lot of my old cloths don't fit me so I have a bunch of new cloths!! Remind my dad of that advertisement...Yeh hai badhata bachha dekho kaisi kud lagaaye, yeh hai badhata bachha kapada chhota padata jaaye!! I am also talking a lot more these days, but still no words. I am also getting ready to have teeth and am drooling a lot. I love my gym. Even when I am with someone I look at my gym to see if they will just put me in their. I like to listen to the music and play with my friends.

To roll over now I grab my foot with my hands and yell aaaaaaa...then roll!! I keep trying to put my foot in my mouth and I have succeeded a few times too.

Pics from this week.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Week 17: My first trip

kem chho everyone? Shu haal chhe? Misa had my first trip this week with Mummy and pappa. Read all about the trip in my map of the trip. Don't forget to click on all blue points to see the details.

Apart from that have to hu etlu badhu bolu chhu ne ke vaat na puchho. Hasta hasta pan have hu avaaj karu ne bagaasaa khaata khaata pan avaaj karu. Maara gym ma suta suta to hu etli badhi vaato karu ke vaat na puchho. Ane saanje pappa ghare aave tyaare to etli badhi energy hoi ke hu adadhi kalaak sudhi emni saathe vaato karato hau. ane mane vaato karavaanu etlu game ke hu etlo khush thai jaav.

Mane have daant pan aavavani sharuaat jevu thayu chhe. Etle maara pedha sakhat khanjvaal aavati hoi chhe. Ane hu khub drooling pan karato hau chhu. Have khaavama pan hu khub nakhara karato hau chhu. Kyarek sarakhu khai lau ane kyarek pedha ma khanjvaal aavati hoi ke poopoo javu hoi to 3-4 oz ma puru kari dau chhu.

Hu khub moto moto pan thai gayo chhu. Maari height ane weight pan khub saras vadhe chhe. pachhi chhe ne he, pappa no birthday hato ne to emne ghar ma badha taraf thi maara ne emna phota vaali jersey aapi chhe ane eni per lakhyu chhe we will we will rock you!!! Ane ek maaru motu poster pan aapyu chhe. Ane mumma e chhe ne emne ek mug emna ne maara phota vaalo pan aapyo chhe!!

Aa week na news ma ame badha ram kabir mandire garba karava pan gaya hata. Aa vakhat na phota ma trip na phota pan chhe. Ane maaro pappa mummy saathe dhagalo vaato karato video pan chhe!!

Pictures from this week.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Week 14, 15, & 16: baby shower, last week with ba, and mummy going to work

Hi Everyone,

How r u all doing? Or as I would say in my language "hiya aau aaail". I am talking more and more as days go by and learning to stay standing with support from family members. Lot to report in last three weeks. Maala mummy pappa khara ne e thoda lazy thai gaya etle aa vakhate late late.

Ha to first reply to mama's comments. Hu to khub khub khub dayo chhu ho..(atyaar purato :)). etle haju hu tofan karu na...pan chhe ne he have hu mara toys pakadu chhu ne pachhi kantaalu to pheki dau chhu..or as my dad would say...misa hold my toys now and throws them away when misa get bored...During prayers I now pay attention, put my hands together imitating the elders and sometimes even make an attempt to sing together.

In terms of the news, ba had to go to Atlanta, so she left for there.. :(. I miss her a jaldi jaldi aavi jaav paachha hoke..aam to adibhai ne riyaben ne pan ba joiye, pan mane pan ba joiye to ketalu nanu nanu baku chhu..mane to ba joiye..

We also had a baby shower (pics) for my aunt to welcome bachhu to this world. Soon come you must nanu bachhu, wait misa for you. Baby shower was fun, but it was my first time out and we had a little trouble with my milk bottles in the morning. Now see I need my food, so I was a little cranky, but I did ok apart from and I was fine in the evening. Most of all, I got a ton of presents from all my relatives in Ohio. I love all the cloths I have got and have started wearing them too.

Also, my mommy started to go back to work, so now I miss her during the day too. At least I spend some quality time with her and my dad in the evening. I also spend my day with my dadi who stays home with me and teaches me all the fun stuff.

I also went to Stutididi's place and had some pictures taken there. They were all so nice to me and also gave me a monkey. How did they know that I love monkeys? My three favourite toys are monkeys. Speaking of love, I also looooooove to read books. I guess I have gone on dada, dadi, ba, and pappa, who all love to read. I read all sort of books and my kaka-kaki brought me a huuuuuuuuge book. Its even bigger than me and has cool pictures.

These days I roll over on my own several times a day, talk a lot with my dad when he gets back from work, laugh a lot, oh and I can actually laugh you know smile and also make noise at the same time. I get especially excited when I can say something. Even if that's just 'yaaa' or 'aavu'.

My dad has a new poem for me, but he has to actually finish writing it all up. One of these days he will get his act together and do it.

Soooooooooo late at catch some zzzs...see u all next time...Don't forget all the pics links below.

Payalkaki's baby shower pics.
My pics from last three weeks.
My dada dadi's trip to botanical garden.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ansh's week 13: the joy of talking

The big news this week is that I can now 'talk'. I am making a lot of sounds now. No clear words yet, but my favorite syllables are 'aau', 'aaiya' or 'haiya', and 'brru'. Talking is so much fun. Right after I talk I smile a lot at my achievement and even laugh with some sounds :). Isn't that exciting?

I also like standing up on my own feet when someone holds me up. It gives little exercise to my legs and makes me feel good. I make lot of noises when I am standing up. With some support, I also love to walk by moving my feet one after the other. I can walk over 5ft (width of our bed) at a time without getting tired already :).

I also like listening to gujarati jodakana from two ba, mummy, or the audio cassette. I also love listening to the rainforest sounds in my gym. I also like watching pictures or birds and flowers in ba-dada's room.

I am drooling a lot more these days. I also like to make lot of bubbles. The book on children says that these could be signs that I am happy with everything or that I am getting ready to teeth.

I have also got another habit now. If I eat with mummy or daddy I do nakhara and don't drink all of my milk because I just want to keep playing all day long :). I keep playing until I am too tired and then I go to sleep.

Finally, being a sports fan, I can't end the post without saying that every night I don't go to sleep without listening to "We will we will rock you" and "take me out to the ballgame" :).

Pictures and videos from this week.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Full of life

Hello everybody, I am back with my new stories.These days I am playing in my new gym. I also do tummy time in gym and I punch or kick any toy or any part of gym and it starts music. I love to smile and laugh to everyone. These days when I get up from sleep in the morning. I give such a big smile to my mommy and daddy. Its just enough to spend whole day with full of life. Everyone forgets everything when I am around.
This week my mommy had a surgery. So, Mummy and daddy were at hospital for 4 days. They are back now. My mummy's health is OK now. She is getting better. I missed them so much. I know definitely they missed me too. These days I spend most of the time with my two Ba. I make so many noises when I am asleep. I love to listen to music, I love dancing and story time. I like dark colors so much.
My routine is pretty much set. I get up early in the morning. Generally around 5 5.30 in the morning. I drink milk and I go for a walk in stroller with Grandpa. After coming home I do some tummy time and play in my gym or I go to sleep. I get up when it is my breakfast time.I have milk, play with everyone then get Malish and Shower mostly from Ba. Few days Papa, Mummy tried to Malish me and gave me a bath. After taking shower I go to sleep. I have my food after every 3 hours. Food time, Play time and Sleepy time. In the evening I seat on the swing and I go for a walk in stroller. When Papa comes home from work. He spends most of the time with me. Generally, After my late night feeding 11.30 12.00 sometimes later than that I go to sleep and get up directly at early morning. This is my schedule. Mommy is getting better, so I will spend more time with her once she is feeling good.

This week we also celebrated my kaka winning a prize in a data minning contest yoo hoo... See I do have good genes!! You can see his certificate and pics of everyone eating cake without giving me any :( in this weeks pics.

OK, then gtg. Will catch you soon with my new episode :). Have Fun.

Pics from week 12, Hetukaka's prize celebration.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Dada and Ba's Birthday

Hi! Everyone,

I am back with my new story. This week there were two B'days. Dada's Birthday was on 1st Sept and Ba's B'day was on 4th Sept. I was dressed up in new cloths both days and we celebrated B'days with tons of fun. We had been to watch musical fountains near Dada's work. I was in stoller at that time. This week I was with my both Ba,Mummy and somedays with Kaki too. I love to look at colorful books and I also love listening when somebody talks to me.
Today mummy gave me bath first time :). We both enjoyed it. Usually Ba gives me bath. Other than that now I am growing fast so new born baby clothes doesn't fit me anymore.
I laugh a lot to everyone. I love to go out. I enjoy my rollover. I like to look at my stuffed toys.
My features are changing now. I look different than before.
Can you tell me how do I look like? Some people say I look like Mommy and some say I look like daddy. But I think I have my own identity, I don't look like anyone. What do you say?

Pics from this week.

Monday, September 1, 2008

I am 2 months old

Hello everyone,

I am growing very fast. Now when I roll over, I can turn back to original position. I push my self by knees and try to go ahead when I am on my tummy, andd..... I succeeded few times in going ahead :). I keep my head lifted for a long time when I am on my tummy. Now a days,I laugh a lot to everyone. When I get up in the morning, I give smile to everyone.

I spent most of the time with my Naniba and Mommy this week as we three were home whole week. I love to listen to Naniba's Bhajans. Mommy tells me lot of stories and she does prayers everyday that I like to listen. In the evening I go for a walk in my stroller with Ba and Dada. I like it so much. I like to go outside in open environment.Kaka, Kaki also play with me. I like to listen to 'Shri Krishna Sharnam ma' from them. I also love to seat on a swing which is in patio. Many duckies and turtles come to us when we seat on a swing as there is a creek right behind patio.

I love to sleep in a froggy position in my dad's hands. I also like to listen to dad singing 'chaki cha na piwai, chaki cha na piwai', ' We will we will rock you, we will we will rock you' and many more random songs. Most of them created by him.

I had been to temple on Janmastami and also last Saturday. There was 'Hindola' and 'Bhajans' at temple. I was in my car seat whole time. Last Saturday my mom, dad and I went to temple together first time with both Ba and Dada.

Happy B'day to me, Happy B'day to me.. Happy B'day Dear Ansh, Happy B'day to me.... Wish me 2 months B'day. I completed 2 months on this 25th August. I got many cloths as a gift from Ba and Dadaji. Naniba also brought many cloths for me from India and Mummy, daddy brought some cloths for me yesterday. So, now my whole ward rob is changed. New born cloths does not feat me anymore.

These days Mummy, Pappa gave me Massage and Bath few times. It was fun for them, but it was a new experience for me.

I am growing very fast and enjoying my days with everyone.

Keep you posted with my new adventures. Gtg to sleep, its my sleeping time, and ya one more thing, I use my new goofy pillow which papa bought for me and a froggy pillow when I sleep.

Here is new pictures link.

Catch you soon.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Week 9 Part 1: Mommy is back!!!!!

Hi Everyone, my mommy is back. She came back on Monday and has been at home with me since then. Now I spend alllllllllllllll day with her, naniba, and daddy. In the evening I spend time with ba, dada, kaka, and kaki. I am rolling over lot more regularly with some help. I also like laying on my back or on my tummy and smiling up at everyone. I am smiling a lot more.

I also like to play with my toys. In particular I love staring at my bright purple monkey. I also have a brown bear, a light yellow baby, a blue doggy with a book, a yellow ducky, a light pink duky with blue cap, a yellow goofy pillow, a purple turtle pillow, yellow duky with three fishes hanging down, a blue doggy and lot more.

I love to listen when someone talks to me. These days mumma tells me lot of stories everyday. I also read first word book with mumma everyday in the afternoon. Naniba sings many songs for me and I love to listen to those songs. I go to sleep when pappa holds me like froggy. I seat on a swing with ba and dada and I go with them in my stroller for a walk in the evening everyday.

These days when Ba gives me a bath I seat in a doll filled with water. I love to take shower. I also make different types of noises.

I had doctors appointment on 19th August. Now I am 24 inches long and 12 pounds 6 oz. Doctor said my height is 90% of my age babies and my weight is 80%. My growth is very good. I took 4 shots one by mouth and three injections :(. I had a little temperature for couple days, but I am doing fine now.

I play a lot on the flat surface, I do cycling with my legs and I do boxing with my hands when I am in a mood to play. when I roll over and I am on my tummy I lift my head even 90 degrees.

Pictures and videos from this week.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Week 8: Naniba is here, Rakshabandhan, and meeting mommy again

My naniba came on Tuesday night to stay with me!!! yuppiee... I have one more person to look after and pamper me. I spent the Tuesday night in between naniba and ba :). I am also spending a lot of time with my kaka-kaki and ba-dada.

I love going out for a walk with dada in a stroller. I look around and see what is going on in the outside world. I also like the nice wind that blows outside. My stroller is black and red and looks pretty cool. Check it out in the pics.

I am also rolling a lot more and I can take my hand out from under me by myself. You can check that out in videos and pics for this week. I am trying desperately to try and move my legs when I am on my tummy as well.

I also went to see mommy again. I miss her a lot. I told her that I missed her a lot and then fell asleep in her lap. I love the way mommy cuddles me. Hopefully she will be back home soooooooooooooooooooooooooon. Dad comes home little more and has more time to play with me.

This Saturday was also Rakshabandhan. I got two raakhis. One from Riyadidi and one from Stutididi. Stutididi came to our place did a tiku and tied a raakhi. I also played with her. You can check out pictures in the link below.

Pics and videos of this week

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Week 7: part 2 meeting mom

Hi Everyone,

I saw my mommy today after 12 days :(. She has been in a hospital with some health problems. I went to the hospital to see her. She was able to come down and play with me for about an hour. She fed me some formula and gave me lots of hugs and kisses. Man I had missed her sooooooooooooooo much. I was very happy to see her and after all the excitement fell asleep. We took some pictures. Check them out in the week 7 pictures link in the previous post.

Apart from that I am having fun with everyone at home and continuing to roll over and back. There is even a picture of me on my tummy in the pics. I stay with my kaka kaki till late night/early morning and then go to ba and dada's room for rest of sleep. I spend all day with ba. I have developed a habit of smiling a lot once I am fed and changed in the morning. I look at everyone and give them a big smile. My dad comes home every couple days and plays with me for some time before heading back to be with my mom.

Hopefully, my mom will be back soon with me. Signing off for now....

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Pictures from week 7

Here are pics from week 7. This includes a video of me rolling over and then back with some help from ba. I can actually do a little better, but I was a little camera shy :).

Pictures and video from week 7.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

More for Friday Aug 1st to Aug 6th -- missing mom and dad

I miss my mom and dad :(. Unfortunately, they are in a hospital. I am not sure why, geeeeee, how much do you expect from a 1.5 month old? :).

But, I am still having fun at home. I hang out with dada, dadi and kaka, kaki. They feed me, take me for walks, take me on the swing yaa...., etc. I have also started to settle in a schedule. I feed every 3 hours and sleep very well at night. Dada and dadi keep me for the night, but I party with kaka, kaki till 1-1:30am.

The big news for this week is that I have started turning over on my stomach, of course with some help from dadi, but still ... I will have a picture of it soon. Also, I have been making a lot of different noises. I might have increased the intensity of my crying, gotta check that with anyone that picks me up next. Good luck to whoever that is ;)

Got to go for my feeding for now. Stay tuned for next time.
I love you all. Peace out :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Friday August 1st to Tuesday August 6th More people to help me

I had two more Ba and one dada to play with during these days. They were my dads, two fois and fua. They were all very nice to me, they cuddled me fed me, and sang to me. They also took me out on the swing, which is one of my favored places. I love having more people around so that was good.

Unfortunately, my mommy and daddy had to be out during this time as mommy has not been feeling well. They call me everyday and talk to me. I like to listen to them. When they call I look at the phone and listen hard. I stay ok without them. I eat regularly and sleep well. I also play with everyone in the house and of course wet a lot of diapers.

Daddy comes home for a few hours and plays with me. Mom and dad don't know much about this time as they were not with me. Hopefully, they will be with me soon. I do have some pictures to share.

Pictures and videos from Week 5

Pictures and Videos from Week 6

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Monday July 28th- Thrusday July 31st: Fun with mommy

These days pass so fast. I have some random notes of things I did during these four days.

I also had another incident of mystery ghost grabbing my hair and pulling. I kept pulling the hair harder and harder and crying. Mommy tried to get me to let go, but it took a little while.

I also like my thermal receiving blanket a lot. I sleep a lot more and with peace wrapped in it. I also like to be cuddled and in between people when I sleep. I peek every once in a while and make sure that mommy and daddy are on either side of me and then fall asleep again.

I also understand when someone talks to me. When mommy says I am going to go wash my hands so I will put you down, I stay quite for a little while and wait for her to get back and pick me up. I also wait for food when I am told its coming in a minute. Of course if it takes longer I cry.

I can copy mommy's hand movements now. When she makes a fist and pulls her arm upward, I copy the movement and make a fist and move my arm upwards.

Now my height has increased so much that my legs and back fall off my sleep positioner. So, we put a pillow under my legs. I also like to play with my crib toys. I knock them around with my hands. I also do the same with toys in my gym.

Monday, July 28, 2008

First month Birthday celebreation videos

First Month B'day celebration part 1

First Month B'day celebration part 2

First Month celebration part 3

Sunday, July 27, 2008

First month videos part 4

Out on patio part 1

Out on patio part 2

Out on patio part 3

Playing with Dada

Playing with pappa

Playing with mommy

Playing in my gym again

Playing in the gym part 2

Playing in the bouncer

First month videos part 3

Eating with kaki

Playing in my gym part 1

Playing in my gym part 2

First month b'day videos part 2

Playing with dada day 4

Playing with mommy day 4 part 1

Playing with mommy day 4 part 2

Taking a bath with ba and playing with pappa

Playing with pappa part 2

My room part 1

My room part 2

Tel malish and nahi nahi with ba part 1 & 2

Birthday weekend (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday)

Friday was my first month birthday!!! Happy Birthday to Dear Ansh cha cha cha!!!

Friday morning I played in my gym and gave mommy lots of smile. I have a habit of looking at the lights. I also like to look up at the ceiling or look out on to the patio. I played in the bouncer in the afternoon as well. Mommy got some videos that we will be posting a few hours (Can you believe it takes an hour to upload videos to youtuber ????).

In the evening we got cake as it was my birthday. It was a cheesecake with strawberry topping. We put two cookies on it for decoration. One was shaped like a house while other was like a beachball. Check out the pictures in the link below. Mommy cut the cake on my behalf and everyone ate the cake. For decoration we also had three big pictures of mine on the walls. It was a lot of fun.

On Saturday we had family friends over for dinner. I had a lot of fun with Stutididi. I stayed up the entire evening and had a blast. Diptiauntie even got to feed me. Hemantuncle has a very good camera, so he also took a lot of cool pictures of everyone including me.

I slept late and woke up late on Sunday. Early in the morning I took a walk with ba around our community. It was pretty nice out and I like the fresh air, so I fell asleep, but it was good anyway. I also stayed up while everyone had their breakfast and played with everyone.

Pictures from Birthday weekend.

My first month b'day present: videos :)

Check out my new videos

Everyone waiting for me to come out

My first moments in the world, playing with mommy

Meeting pappa, grandparents, and kaka-kaki

First bath part 1

First bath part 2

First formula feed part 1

First formula feed part 2

Thursday, July 24, 2008

July 23-24: I am 4 weeks old yoo hoo

Hi Everyone,

I am four weeks old...four weeks old!! I will be a month old in couple days. Man the time flies around here. On my birthday I spent most of the day with mommy. We went out on a swing and spent some time in the bouncer. On the swing I look around and also like the fresh air. I also listened to mommy's song and stories.

In the evening I went to walk with my parents and my grandparents around the community. These days I stay up a lot more during the day and sleep most of the night except for feeding three times. My mommy gives me a make up session every day for half an hour. Putting lotion, powder, an hair oil on me. I also play a lot more now. I go through about 15 diapers and 4 pairs of clothes every day. Oh and also the burp clothes, blankets etc.

On Wednesday I didn't want to be left alone, so I made mommy keep me either in her lap or shoulder. That was really good. I got cozy and slept and if she put me down I would cry.

On Thursday I played with my gym for 5-10 mins. I also played with the bouncer. I am also growing fast I think my height is now up to 23-24 inches or more. I am also following my toys with my eyes and boxing with the toys on my crib.

July 21-22: Hello Outside World

These two days were kind of cool. I got to say hello to the outside world a little. What happened is that I stayed up most of the Sunday night/Monday early morning. That meant that mommy didn't get any sleep, so my dad stayed at home for a little so mommy could get some sleep. Then, in the afternoon mommy had a doctor's appointment, so me, mommy, and daddy all went to mommy's dr's office. All the nurses and drs looked at me and said I was really cute. I was asleep in my carseat, so I slept through the entire trip, but going out in carseat is fun.

On Tuesday my dad took the morning off and was with me while mommy went with kaka-kaki. I slept through most of the morning, but got up just as my mommy got back for my food :). I had fun with mommy in the afternoon playing, sleeping, and eating. Later in the early evening my dada and kaka swaddled me, put me in a blanket and a cap and took me for a round of our community. I like the fresh air and the sounds on the road. That was a fun trip. Pictures from these two days will be posted in the next post as my parents have got a little lazy this week.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Day 23-24 :Weekend party time

Lot to tell you this weekend. I had a blast. I got to go out to a restaurant to eat that was cool. This was my first time outside apart from seeing doctor. I sat in my carseat, which is kind of tight, but cozy. Once A/C was on and car was moving, I fell asleep. Then, we reached the restaurant and I was just in my carseat, so I slept through the time at the restaurant. Then, there was the return trip back home. Mommy sits in the car besides me and pappa drives. On the way back mommy and grandma both sat besides me.

In the afternoon, I played with dada and ba. Dada carries me around the house so I can feel cozy and sleep, while grand ma sings to me and keeps me warm by wrapping me in blankets. I stared at both of them for quite a while.

I also played with pappa and learnt a few cool behaviors. I copied him when he stuck his tongue out at me. Now I do that with everyone :). I also learnt to smile in response to his smile. Apart from that I almost got the hive five manuver. I can lift my hand for a few seconds, but then making my palm with straight fingers is hard. I will get there soon. My dad says that by the time its football season I will be ready to cheer :).

I have also got a few new sleeping places. Pretty much anyway my mommy holds me is good for sleeping. If she is feeding me or as me in her lap or on her shoulder, its just very comfy and I fall asleep. I also sleep on grandpa's chest and pappa's chest.

Pictures of the weekend.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Day 21-22: Partying with mommy, kaki, and grandpa

These two days went pretty fast. I got to spend a lot of time with my mommy. We played quite a bit on a swing, on a bouncer, and in mommy's lap. I also spent some time with my kaki and grandpa as they were also home. I am learning that one of my coolest toys is the bouncer. I love to sit in it, look at the toys, and play with them. Also, love the vibration and music that it plays.

I also like to sit outside on the swing looking at water, ducks, and plants. I fall asleep pretty much right away there. I also play with everyone once they get home. I have also made a habit of getting up at least three times a night to eat. Each time I stay up for about an hour.

On Thursday, pappa and I wore matching t-shirts, so we took pictures in them :). I also got couple of photobooks made for my first three weeks. I am also learning my routine of everyday consisting of getting up, eating, malish, shower, eat, sleep. Although during the weekdays I like to stay up and play with mommy.

Pictures from these two days.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Day 20: Me and mommy

Hello everyone, now I am 3 weeks old UHOooo... today is my 3rd week b'day. Happy Birthday to me :). I celebrated my b'day with milk :).

Pappa spent 3 weeks with me and he started going to work from today so most of the time today I was with Mommy.

You want to hear my new achievements... wait wait have patience. Today I brought my hands together by myself in Namashkar position. Apart from that I also sat in bouncer and played a lot with toys and listened to music.

I was a good boy whole day as mommy and I were alone at home for few hours. In the morning Kaka - kaki were also home and in the evening dad, grandpa and grandma were home so enjoyed my day with everone too. And another news, grandpa was only left out whom I didnt give chance to change cloths but no more he he.....

I also got to seat on a swing in the evening with mommy, daddy and grapdma. Grandpa and Grandma also took me out for a short walk. Later in the evening I was little fussy because of gas. I screamed, threw up, ate and after lot of cuddling and singing slept peacefully.

Pictures from today

Day 18-19: Party time with new cloths

How r u all doing? I am good. I had a party in my new cloths with bunch of toys including two duckies, a goofy, and a baby doll. Do checkout my pictures in the link below. Apart from that I am learning all sort of new behaviors. I check people who pick me up with my hands. Some times I can even do little bit of boxing :).

Continuing on from where I left off with my comparison with robots, my sensors are way better. Have you ever seen a robot dock to attach to something? That process is slow and complicated. Compare to that when I want to get to the milk bottle, I just move around my mouth quickly and use both my lips as well as my nose to sense where the bottle is. I move my head quickly and randomly and all the time get the bottle's top on first attempt. R the robotics researchers paying any attention?

My parents cut my nails, so now I can stop wearing those annoying mittens. That allows me to easily suck my fingers and also hold different body parts with my hands. As my grandma puts it, Ansh sometimes cries to get himself away from 'mystery ghost', because the 'mystery ghost''s hands are pulling on Ansh's hair :). Grandma also wrote me a poem:

There is a father has a son,
and Ansh is his nameo,
And Ansh is his nameo,

There is a mother has a son,
and Ansh is his nameo,
And Ansh is his nameo,

Pictures for these two days.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Day 16-17: Love the weekends

Man I could get used to this treatment. The weekends are so fun. There is a long line to pick me up and play with me and everyone gives me attention all day :). I even got to wear new dress that ba and kaki brought for me from India. I am not sure who originally bought them for me, but thanks to whoever bought them.

I also got to have fun in my mommy's lap, my daddy's tummy, and got to seat in my stroller. Cool huh!! I also played around with my grandparents and although I don't have pictures to prove it had ton of fun with my kaka-kaki as well.

My new hobbies are to wet everyone's cloths and to fall asleep on everyone's shoulders while they sing to me. I think I made everyone except my grandpa change cloths at least once :) (you know because either I wet them or burped on their cloths).

Now on to the rant of the week: Can't they make these bottles have bigger holes!! The darn things take so much energy to suck from. In reality it is good because I tend to eat too fast, but my dad tried to check the bottle and almost thought that there was no hole :).

Pictures of the weekend.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Day 15: I am feeling hungry

My day began ok as I got food, massage, and bath. Then I went to see my doctor. They took my weight and I was 8 lbs and 3ozs. So, I had gained 6 ozs in three days. Well that shot the diarrhea theory out the window. But, the doctor said that I was gaining weight ok, so I should be off formula and just on breast milk :(.

Well that was not enough for me. So I spent all day cranky crying for more food. My parents gave in and gave me some formula three times a day, but it wasn't until evening that I finally fell asleep. The resolution is for me to get less than one oz of formula plus breast feeding during every feed.

On the bright side I got seat in my stroller for the first time today. I also got to take some pictures with mommy and daddy. Also, I spent most of the day with my parents as everyone was out at work. Here are pictures of today (there are some from yesterday in here as well).

Day 14: Diarrhea or growth spurt

Today I confused my parents, kaka-kaki, and grand parents. I was pooping more often and eating more often. The books and web say that these can be symptoms of diarrhea or a growth spurt (not in those words, but those are both listed as symptoms). My poop was a little softer so everyone at home was naturally concerned (as it turned out it was growth spurt, so nothing to worry about).

I spent today doing what I do everyday. Staying at home sleeping, eating, and pooping. My mom still has some pain from the delivery. Although its getting less and less, it still bothers her a lot. I hope she gets better quickly because I want to spend a lot of time with her. Apart from that I had my usual ton of fun. I slept in my crib and played with my toys. I spent some time with everyone and decided not to sleep at night because I was hungry for more food. So, my mommy, daddy, grandma, grandpa, kaka, and kaki all tried to put me to sleep. In the end, I slept with my parents at about 2am. I woke up at 4:30 and had another meal before going to sleep in my grandparents' room.

I have a couple pictures from today of me playing with my crib toys.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Day 13: Getting into schedule

I am learning more and more as days go by. In particular, I have learnt that I can induce new behaviors from my parents, kaka-kaki, and dada-dadi. For example, my dad puts on music when I am fussy while my mom sings to me. I also got put in a bouncer today with music on. That was fun. I also like when dada carries me around in the house and talks to me. Oh and the most fun of them all is if I am a little fussy then my parents put me in their bed until I fall asleep. I love being comfy in their bed while I fall asleep. Of course I am on my sleep positioner, so that I don't rollover accidently.

I have also learnt to kick away covers when I am hot. I have also learnt to take out my arms from the swaddle and put them upright besides my head to support my head as I sleep. I am eating every three hours or so and my appetite has increased to 3.5-4.5 ozs.

I spent my morning with kaka-kaki and in the evening I spent a lot of time with ba-dada. During the day I was with my parents, but mainly my mom. No pictures today as we were just at home and didn't take any pictures.

Day 12: Achievement

I forgot to mention that day 12 was the first time I was able to keep the bottle in my mouth completely on my own. Here is a picture to as a remembrance of that feat.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Day 12: Getting ready to welcome my baby sibling

Hi Everyone,

Lot to share today, so lets get started quickly. In last couple days I have got wishes from a lot of people. Lot of ba and dada(s), mama ane mami(s), kaka(s), foi-fua(s), and friends. I want to thank them all for their wishes and let them all know that I want to grow up quickly and start playing with everyone soon.

Today we also started getting ready for welcoming my younger sibling to this world. We are all eagerly waiting for him/her to join our family. We started wiriting invites for my kaki's baby shower today.

Today I also went to my doctor. She told us that my weight has gone upto 7lbs and 13 ozs. I still have some catching up to do to get to my birth weight, but I am doing well. I also gained one inch in height, which is great. My jaundice is also gone down the drain. So, all in all very productive dr's visit and on the bright side I don't have to go to the hospital till August 19th yoo hoo.

BTW, everyone says that I look like my mom. That's cool. We have already discovered that at least in terms of temperature, I prefer cooler temperature like my dad.

Naniba has written poem for me, so let me share that with you all:

Ansh amaro nano beto
sauno vahalo nano kano
Ansh amaro nano chhe
saune vahalo vahalo chhe
kul no e to divo chhe
dada dadi no dikaro chhe
kaka kaki no kanaiyo chhe
pappa no e pyaaro chhe
mummy no dulaaro chhe
mama no maanito chhe
mami no mangamato chhe
nani no ladakalo beto
mitho mitho saune laage (Ansh)
paramatmani prasaadi chhe
sarajanhaar ni bakshish chhe
thakkar parivaar no shyaam chhe
Ansh amaro nano chhe
saune vahalo vahaalo chhe

I promise that my parents will get their act together and put up pictures from today in couple of days.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Day 11: Shared property

Today was again similar to yesterday in that I spent most of the day at home having fun. I took my regulation massage and bath with grandma in the morning. I spent a few hours with my kaka-kaki while my parents visited my mom's doctor. My mom has given back the little souvenir bag she had from the hospital for now. We all hope that she won't need that anymore. I had fun with my kaka-kaki, I ate well, but then refused to go to sleep and had them change my diapers :). This morning I also listened to my mom over cell phone. Hmm.. those things are kind of cool.

In the afternoon I was back with my parents and mainly slept and ate. My latest hobby is to fall asleep in the middle of the feeding, wake up half an hour later, and demand more food :). I am making all sorts of noises now including little bit of cooing and of course loud crying. I am learning to cope with all different tricks that my parents use to wake me up. For example, I am no longer susceptible to ticking my feet or putting my down flat on my back on the bed.

I spent parts of the evening with my grand parents, eating, playing, and of course sleeping. Today my parents were a little lazy in taking pictures, so just one picture for the day. So, I will just put it up here.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Day 10: Sleep is not enough

Hi There,

Welcome to another day of Ansh's life.

Today's poem:

Ansh naanu bakalu
ene paheryu zabhalu
zabhalu pehari sui gayo
mummy nu dudh pi gayo

Today I mainly slept and relaxed. So nothing very interesting. Instead I will talk about why nature's computer is better than the laptop that my dad uses. Similar to the powersave mode in the laptops, I have a powersave mode, but it is much more effective. I can do all the work with my eyes closed. I can play, eat, sleep, and even poop with not only my eyes closed, but while I am completely asleep :). Also, I can fall asleep as I am eating :). So instead of these square batteries that take forever to recarge, I can recharge in half hour using just 3-4 oz of milk.

Oh and unlike a computer my brain randomly tries out unpredictable things, such as sending food through the air pipe :(. So I can learn new things. Unlike the fancy fans in your modern computers I simply sound an alarm when I am hot and it works all the time. Same goes for food as well, when I am hungry I use my loud speakers and the food comes to me right away. None of these fancy oh you are running low on the battery please plug me in stuff :).

- Number of clothes I change in a day almost equals to total number of clothes my dad owns.
- If you gave me one dollar for each diaper I wet/dirty, I would earn 10-20 dollars a day.
- I have learnt to use my hands to shield my eyes against the light as you will see in one of the pictures.
- I have also learnt to push the bottle away when I don't want to eat.

Pictures of day 10.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Day 9: Kaki Bday celebrations

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for all loving comments. I have a lot more links to pictures in today's post (also in past posts, if you haven't clicked on them already). I am enjoying myself at home and having a ton of fun. I am sunbathing every day and getting a nice tan :). Today we celebrated my kaki's birthday, so I got ready with fancy cloths. I look pretty handsome in both dresses it, if I say so myself.

We ate some ice cream cake and took a lot of pictures. I played a bit with my other toys including a few nice rattles and a teether. I also played yesterday and today in my baby gym. A word of advice for to be parents, buy your kids cloths that are at least two sizes bigger than they need, that way they can get their body in their easily. Oh and kids hate diaper changing, so keep that mind and make it quick.

My favourite hobby is to fall asleep while I am eating especially when I am eating with my mommy. In general I like to fall asleep whenever my mommy is holding me :). I am just too warm and comfy with her.

BTW, my family added a few more pics in day 8. We also uploaded pics for day 9. Kaka-kaki and dada-dadi went to see fireworks on July 4th and took some pictures so I can see them later. Also, pictures from my kaki's birthday are also online.

Day 8: Evening Rant

Welcome to next episode in Ansh's Life. This evening I had a blast. I enjoyed all the attention that everyone gave me stayed up for a while. BTW, I am changing quite a few diapers these days as I keep wetting new one as soon as its put on :). Its so much fun to just go through that.

BTW, I hate all these clothing stuff. I cry every time I have to change cloths. Why can't I just stay covered with my blankets?

Oh and before I forget, I have some poems written for me....

Chaki cheese,
Naanu fridge,
Fridge ma bethu dhinu,
Ene karyu bhinu :):):)

Naani naani beni chhe,
Enu mithu teni chhe,
E vadhaare aapano vansh,
E chhe parmatma no ansh.

Chaki amari evi, saune game tevi,
Chaki na to tran j kaam, khaavu, ramvu ne aaraam,
Chaki amari evi saune game tevi.....

vadhu aavata anke....

Friday, July 4, 2008

Day 8: Getting some sun and relaxing

Check me out in my full outfit a Google onesie and a dodger blue pants to go along with mittens and socks. Did I mention that my mom says that every thing I do is super cute, including when I do aalas (not sure what English for this is :)). I put both my hands up and stretch them as far as they go stretch my legs as far as they go and yawn. GRRRRRRRRRR!!!

I had another doctor's visit and lab today and they say that I am doing fine. I am killing bunch of bilirubin all the time and getting better, but I need to keep it up. Did I mention that I got poked again :(. Can't they like give me sugar and use that to measure stuff ?? why do they have to poke me? I have another appointment Tuesday at 3:45 to have the doctor do my physical exam. I tell you what all those nurses and doctors just like to check me out often, if you know what I mean. BTW, happy July 4th. My first independence day and I can't even go watch the fireworks outside :(. Oh well I will stay at home and rest up.

Day 8 pictures.

Day 7: Relaxing at home

Hey today I finish my first week !! Happy Birthday to me :). Boy its been eventful week, so for a change, we just relaxed at home. I spent a lot of time with my kaka-kaki and dada-dadi during the day as my mom-dad were catching up on sleep. I got to sleep in my bouncer, which was a gift during my baby shower. I also got to sleep in a basket and was wrapped in Dallas cowboys blanket. Not sure why we have a Dallas cowboys blanket, but I don't mind.

My mom still has two souvenirs from the hospital visit. But, she is getting better and is very happy that I am at home. I have continued the pattern of staying up with my dad at nights.

I should note that now I love my family a lot and they all mean a lot to me. I start my day by moving from my room to my grand parents' room. My grand pa doesn't leave home until he sees me and plays with me. My grand ma does the tel malish (sort of like oil massage??) to me and then gives me a bath. My kaka-kaki love me a lot and they call me cutedu and nanu bachhu. I give them hard time when they change my diapers or feed me. My dad calls me nanu buddy and nanu bittu, while my mom like to call me nanu dhinu, nani chaki, and ansh.

Day 7 pictures.

Day 6: Home sweet home

My battle days are almost over and I am back at home safe, sound, and cuddled. Now that I have visited the hospital twice, I feel like staying at home, so I am eating more a whopping 2 oz or 59ml every 2-3 hours. I spent some time with my grandpa and had a party at night with my dad.

Oh and I am learning to try and hold the milk bottle. I also saw a toy that my family gave to me an orange giraffe like thingie with big fat tummy and yellow dots. It makes jingling sound when you move it and I can follow the sound.

My kaka-kaki also got me some items that are specific to boys. So, I now have pictures in blankets with sports stuff on it :). I was kind of tired of wearing green all the time anyway, so wearing the dodger blue is nice.

Day 6 pictures.

Day 4-6: Fighting Jaundice Martian style

Ahh.. my first Saturday. I had my first visitors today. Our good family friends Hemant uncle, Dipti auntie, Stuti didi, and Hemant uncle's parents came to see me. I had fun hanging out with them. They are really sweet. The weekend is going to be perfect, or so I thought..

Prepare yourself because we are gonna go for a fight. My first Sunday in the world was very very eventful. We went to get a bilirubin count check at the hospital. I visited ER for the first time and if that was not bad enough, my count was too high and I had to be admitted to the hospital.

On the bright side, I was under blue lights and had awesome sunglasses that made me look like a man from the Mars. I had my mom and dad a little worried, but with support from my family and excellent nurses and doctors at Kaiser Harbor city pediatrics services department, I kicked a lot of bilirubin away from my turf. Before you see the pictures a word of warning: my cool blue look and awesome sunglasses may make you go red with jealousy. You have been warned, proceed to pictures.

Day 3: On the way to home

Having impressed a lot of nurses at the hospital with my cute eyelashes, I finally left the hospital today. But, I got a little ahead of myself. Having spent most of the night half-playing and half-sleeping, I took a trip to nursery first thing in the morning.

I got poked again, but this time I had my dad's finger to suck on and that kept me quite. I have already been holding fingers in my hand since my first day and my grip is getting stronger. I can also tell my mom and dad's voices and tend to be calmer when one of them talks to me.

I eat every 2-3 hours and wet my diapers with about the same frequency. Dad and Grandma usually change my diapers and my mommy is still in pain from the delivery. My mommy feeds me and sings to me.

In the evening we had a little farewell party at the hospital and then came home. At home I took pictures with everyone and then retired to my room. I saw pictures of Bal Hanuman, Bal Krishana, Winnie the pooh, Piglet, owl, Tiger, and my maternal grand parents. I also got to sleep in my crib. But, half way through the night I was little fussy and spent rest of the night with my grand parents.

Day 2 at the hospital

My first full day in this world was Thursday, June 26 2008. The world as of now looks like a hospital room with my parents, kaka-kaki, dada-dadi, and bunch of nurses who are very nice to me.

My day consists of eating, pooping, staring at whoever is holding me or any source of light, and sleeping. My parents tell me that I cry very little and tend to be calm in general. Oh did I tell you that I started wearing cloths that my parent got for me? Including a cool blue onesie and a Google cap :). Check me out!!

I got poked today too. Not a very fun thing let me tell you. I got Hepatitis B shot and they took some of my blood to run some tests. Even though my dad tried to tell me that it was for my own good, it meant little to me then. I did get to go out to nursery to see the doctor, so that was good. I like riding in my crib.

I did cry some on Thursday night because I couldn't fall asleep. As it would become pattern for the first week, nights are party time for me. I like to stay up and my parents were trying to get some sleep, so they tried to put me to sleep, bad idea :). You get the picture, but I rewarded them with some smiles and kept them busy with diaper changes :).

Hello World

Hi Everyone,

I finally made it into this world!!! My mom's water broke at 9:00am on Wednesday 6/25/08, which meant that I would finally get to see this world in live colors soon. At the hospital I went through a long obstacle course to get out of my mommy's tummy. First, I had to push the tiny opening off the bag I was in. Once my head pushed out all the way out, I had to go under another obstacle and come out of tiny hole. But, I finally made it out at 11:24pm!!

Woohoo...I am here. Take a look.. me getting a vitamin k shot and getting a repair job after the shot.

Don't I look cute!! I know my face doesn't quite show in the video, so here are a few more pics of me at Little Company of Mary hospital. Oh and did I mention I like the Gaayatri mantra a lot? If you sing that to me when I am being fussy, it will calm me. Apparently, my mom used to listen to it through out the pregnancy. The nurse at the hospital got a firsthand surprise when I was roughly ten minutes old and crying my lungs out. My mom and dad sang the Gaayatri mantra to me and I was calm pretty much right away.

That's it for my birth story. I have had a long day, so while I am excited to be seeing this world, I plan to get some sleep first.