Thursday, February 19, 2009

Kabu talking trash

A few days ago, Kabu started saying one word repeatedly- "kutta". We were surprised and embarrassed about how he had picked up this word. He would say it in front of us and our friends and we would have to explain that "no, he didn't pick this from us". Until finally Saurabh decoded it. He was only trying to say "good job" (which he does hear a lot from us) and was mispronouncing it!

Below is my lame attempt at trying to make him say "good job" so I can save it on video and show him later when he grows up.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Stacking rings

Here's a video from this evening when we caught Kabu concentrating hard while trying to stack rings.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Playing ball

Every evening, Kabu and Saurabh play football for some time. Mostly it is Saurabh running after the ball while Kabu runs behind Saurabh. Occasionally Kabu does happen to kick the ball which gets Saurabh really excited. And other times he just likes to pick up the ball in his hands, to which Saurabh says - arre Amriki! yeh American football nahi hai :-)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Birthday wishes

Kabir turns one today. What a special year this has been!

Until yesterday we were so busy preparing for Kabir's birthday party that I really didn't have any time to reflect on the past year. But since then I have been continuously thinking about what had happened this time last year and recalling how it felt the first time I had laid my eyes on Kabir.

I have a vivid memory of that moment - the image of a crying baby held up by the doctor so I could see him for the very first time. I wasn't allowed to hold him at once since they were still working on stitching me back up after the c-section. The second time I saw him, he was already clean and neatly wrapped in a blanket. He looked calm and serene. Saurabh held him next to me and I could do nothing but cry uncontrollably. It was only after about half hour or so, that I finally got Kabir all to myself for the very first time. He was so fragile and so precious. Since then, I have relived this day a countless number of times.

What followed was a lot of craziness, tears and laughter, excitement and scares. While Kabir has certainly grown a lot since then, I too have grown from a nervous mother to a confident one. And even though today is definitely Kabir's day, we can't forget what a big milestone this is for Saurabh and me as we celebrate one year of our parenthood and the start of our own family.

Happy birthday baby. Here's wishing you a long, healthy and fulfilling life!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Terrified baby

Kabir happens to be terrified of the pressure cooker and this video captures a daily occurrence in our home. His eyes are fixated on the cooker and although you can't hear the cooker whistle very clearly, you can definitely see the reaction.