youngest user of an ipad ;)

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Posted by msanjay | Posted in baby | Posted on 16-11-2011

Just kidding, she’s just randomly waving around creating a natural pattern. I don’t think they even have any concept of music at that age :)

Kudos to Steve Jobs / Apple for such an elegantly simple device! (and of course the creators of this beautiful and free ipad Xylophone app)

short video clip

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Posted by msanjay | Posted in activities, baby | Posted on 09-10-2011

This video of thangi-paapa was made by Abhinav, who has a lot of interest in photography and off late in videography as well :) Since his infancy, I’ve never hesitated too much in allowing him to handle any hi-tech equipment. On his part, he’s well reciprocated my trust and hasn’t damaged anything. Only once he dropped my mobile so far, and that ended up fixing a key that hadn’t been working earlier!! :mrgreen: He’s quite dextrous in picking up the usage of any new device now. Sometimes people are so afraid to let children handle anything, so he’s one bit of evidence that its not such a bad idea after all! 😉

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thangi paapa at 2 weeks

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Posted by msanjay | Posted in baby | Posted on 09-10-2011

She’s sleeping most of the time. In the first week, we were worried about whether it was a bit too much. She would just open her eyes enough to feed a little bit, and then doze off even before completing the feed. Sometimes the milk would run out of her nose and mouth because she’d fall asleep before even swallowing properly! We were a bit worried at first, and later found on the net that its a normal thing after all with many babies. The lactation classes in the maternity hospital proved to be quite helpful actually. One of the techniques is to wake up the baby* and ensure she feeds completely before dozing off, since otherwise it could affect her eating habits and health.
* by gently tapping on the soles of her feet :)

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an affectionate brother

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Posted by msanjay | Posted in baby | Posted on 09-10-2011

He proved to be a very affectionate, caring, sensitive and trusting brother, a lot more than we’d anticipated.

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objects in the rear view mirror

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Posted by msanjay | Posted in fun | Posted on 09-10-2011

Water effects inside a car during/after rain is nice! :)

more elaborate drawings…

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Posted by msanjay | Posted in activities | Posted on 09-10-2011

Nowadays son’s started more complex drawings – here he drew a heart (which I’d taught as an m + a V) then he added petals to it.

[Radhiakka: why is the heart not smiling big??]
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youtube operator

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Posted by msanjay | Posted in baby | Posted on 06-10-2011

Advantages of dual monitor :)

Advantages of dual monitor :) I’ve used the “Extend Display” option.

There was an old photo of him when he was a little baby when we was sitting on my lap watching my comp! Now he operates his own youtube cartoons!

Initially I was wondering if he’d get addicted to this, but still didn’t restrict him too much. Esp he was obsessive about the games on the ipad2! Now, as I ‘d hoped, he just has interest occasionally and has not got particularly addicted to anything. By the time I typed in the comments, he’s already off youtube onto a notebook, and finished a page full of cartoons and got onto the next page already :)

Today we spent a lot of quality time together playing and laughing and roaming around in the car along with Anand and Sharat. I also got him coconut ice-cream at Naturals in Malleswaram (the flavors and quality they have there are just amazing!) followed by a burger at McDonalds and a sun-dried tomato soup at Cafe Pascucci (though I ended up having most of the soup).

No wonder he opted to come with me instead of staying at his granny’s house tonight 😉 So its just the two of us at home. I plan to take him swimming tomorrow hopefully if its sunny enough in the morning, before dropping him off home and heading to work.

Drawing

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Posted by msanjay | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 05-10-2011

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Most complex I’ve seen from him so far

d-day

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Posted by msanjay | Posted in parenting | Posted on 29-09-2011

This whole process allowed me to really learn the very practical application of meditation. One thing is the total unpreparedness of natural events. Actually the delivery was due a week or so later. When Vijetha started to develop labor pain early in the morning (well, around 7 AM… ok not THAT early!), I wanted to say “I’m not really ready today, let me relax for some time and then lets go to the hospital” But of course that nonsense totally does not work! Natural events, whether it is birth or death, do not wait for our whims and fancies or planning! “Chance favors the prepared mind” said a scientist Louis Pasteur – and how we fare when we are tested, is totally dependent on our preparation when situations had been conducive earlier.

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Abhinav and his thangi paapa

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Posted by msanjay | Posted in quotes | Posted on 28-09-2011

Quotes from Abhinav on thangi (little sister) paapa (baby):

One of our neighbors visited the hospital, it seems Abhinav ran to her announcing to the whole floor “My baby came out! My baby came out!!”
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