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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Week one

Rohan is one week old already and while mom's head is still spinning from all the changes, dad is already completely in love with the newly arrived. Rohan has been so far a very quiet baby, very easy to manage. I don't know how I would have coped otherwise this time, so I am very grateful for that.

Little Rohan is beginning to be awake a little longer during the day and he spends his time looking around or listening to the (many and loud) sounds of the house. Today he spent a little time in Appu's old playgym, with Appu and his friend Kalena playing around and pulling the toys just above him, but he didn't seem to mind.

Appu is still adjusting to the new situation and he is coping by drinking a lot of mommy's milk. He has also picked this week to transition to the "no" phase of toddlerhood. He is suddenly very aware of the power of screaming "noooooo, don't waaaaant!!!" - we suspect Kalena's example might have something to do with this.

While we would have happily done without this latest linguistic advancement, I am happy to announce that Appu made his first spontaneous sentence yesterday. We were at the post office and I said "Andiamo" ("Let's go"), to which Appu enthusiastically responded "Iamo a casa!" ("Let's go home!"). Mommy's heart of course filled with pride :)

1 comment:

  1. Well, Appu will have the company of his little Norwegian brother who screams, " NEEEIII" at the top of his lungs. I'm trying to teach him to say "NAHIIIIN" and rest his palm on his forehead in a dramatic manner. So much more entertaining;-)