Standing up

It’s been a while since I last posted – multiple happenings in the meantime – our first stint with a sinus infection and antibiotics, Reya getting used to day-care, Reya not napping in day-care and other growing pains. As first time parents, we freak out more than our fair share but I think we are holding up fairly decently. Concerning things include Reya not putting on a lot of weight, attributable to her getting sick.

But on the positive side she is almost ready to stand up. Yesterday we were playing with her on the den and suddenly noticed that she was propping herself up on the diaper box. She was eagerly pulling out a loose piece of sticker paper on the adjacent wipes box. Reya was having a ball of a time doing it without realizing that she had just about started a major milestone for every human. She crawls at a fairly decent clip and it is hard to keep up with her. We are now facing the perils of a growing baby in that she is interested in the most hazardous of things – edge of bed and bed-posts, plug-points and crawling under tables with sharp edges. It is exhausting keeping up with her but a whole deal of fun. At times we think we should have had her (an interesting question, if we did, would it have been Reya five years ago as well?) when we were 5 years younger.

But for now we are enjoying each milestone and coaxing her to say the first word – i think it most likely will be some form of gibberish but hey whatever….Now onto walking.

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Christmas Break 2015

This Christmas was different from the 2014 one. Christmas 2014 we had Reya’s grand parents over and her Ganesh kaka visited too :-). We did a road trip to NoCal and it was awesome. This year she was older and much more excited about Christmas. Although she wasn’t sure till the last minute about what she wanted from Santa, so Santa too a guess and bought her roller skates. We spent Christmas eve in Mexico and came back on the 25th afternoon to open presents. This year Reya and I went to watch the Nutcracker with Eva and Archana, it was Reya’s first time watching a musical or any play and she loved it. It also helps that she has been learning Rhythmic Gymnastics so she could relate to the dances. After the Christmas week, Neha, Arjun, Ria and Ava were over for new years brea. That was a great trip. Reya and Ria had a great time, got along great and was 4 days of non-stop playing :-). We all spent New Years eve at Stone Brewery in San Diego with the kids and it was lovely. The kids almost made it to midnight.

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