Monday, September 07, 2009

Catching up

I have not connected with my blog for a while now. Some updates from the past 2 weeks or so:

- Being back at work hasn't been as depressing as I made it sound in my last post. After the first couple of days, I actually started finding it refreshing to have other thoughts challenging my brain. Also, I find I've become a better mother with this slight distance - I've stopped worrying too much about how much he eats, how much he sleeps, how much he poops & instead of micro-managing him, I've actually learnt to spend quality time with him when I go home. Also, everyday when I return home, Kabeer gurgles & jumps on his bums with joy -- makes me feel like I'm on top of the world!

- A close friend of mine got engaged this month & another found out she's pregnant. So I've been feeling very cheerful & excited.

- We finally watched a movie in a cinema hall. Our first since Kabeer was born. We watched "Kaminey" & I found it to be pretty cleverly written & made. Even though I think stories about the grimy parts of Mumbai have already been done to death; this one had the feel of a Guy Ritchie movie -- which I liked at most points but thought a bit 'wannabe' at other points.

- Kabeer will start eating solids soon & to prepare for the occassion, we went shopping for him. I was so fascinated with the stuff thats out there in the market for babies! We bought this cute cutlery set with suction (so that the baby won't be able to hurl it into air- - isn't that really clever?) & a feeding high-chair with adjustable height, adjustable back, adjustable tray & the works (state of the art stuff which pleased H more than it pleased Kabeer), and a training cup to train him to move from the bottle to cup. Parenthood has really brought forth the consumer in me! :)

- It was Teacher's Day on Saturday & my thoughts were with a teacher who's had a lifelong impact on me & who passed away last year. He was a 'Gandalf the Wizard' in my life - a source of worldy wisdom & inspiration; and although he was meant to only teach me finance, he has taught me a lot more.

- This weekend, I successfully unpacked the last of the cartons & feel a sense of accomplishment. Not just that, my wardrobe has never looked more organised. My mum would get teary-eyed if she were to see it!

5 comments:

clickable said...

It's so much fun shopping for lil' ones, eh? There are so many fascinating products out there for kids. The suction dinner set is a cool idea...and the bumbo seat looks so cute too!

Also, so heartening to read about managing work + Kabeer. I'm getting depressed just thinking about that.

Radha said...

Clickable,
The Bumbo seat is a god-sent! Kabeer loves it, because he gets to sit up & look at the world. He'll probably get bored of it soon, but its worth it even for a short-ish timespan :)

And about going back to work -- like all new things, taking the plunge is the difficult part. Once you get past that, its really not so bad.

Afternoon Latte said...

I am glad that you take the time to blog, Radha.
I really look forward to knowing what is going on in your corner of the world.
It's cute to keep up with all the new gadgets in Kabeer's life also.
Many hugs.
Also yay for being cheerful and excited. :)

Merlin said...

You get to watch hindi movies in theatres!! Wow!! I am jealous. Now I am determined to shift to Singapore

Moi said...

:)))) @ kabeer jumping up and down on his bums with joy..........

I havent seen a hindi movie in some time now....the last I watched was "wednesday".....my list of movies to watch is ever-expanding!!!!! For a change, have been watching bengali movies, lately :DDD

and yay to you on unpacking achievement!!!! :)