Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Monday, December 08, 2014

Monthly Updates

So lot has been happening here.
First of all baby R's ultrasound came normal so nothing to worry. It was Big brother's birthday on the 12th Nov and we had a small party at home with his friends. There was a soccer cake this time , games and return gifts(which I ordered on Toys R Us).
Kids had a gr8 tiem and bday boy had a fabulous time ripping open his presents. I do not even know what presents he got from whom as he went so crazy that we jsut dumped everything in the basement for later use.
Then came preparations for Thanks giving , I had a couple of things that I wanted to get and we ended up getting much much more. I got tennis shoes, boots, one skirt, grill, watch for me & sis,bedsheet, blender,suitcases,boots for baby boy, and lots of other stuff.

We also ordered a vaccum cleaner online.
Work has been crazy as always.
On a healthier note I started going to 9 rounds kick boxing since Oct end. Joined a challenge there to get 22 workouts from Black Friday to X'mas, have been going regularly since past 10 days.

Monday, November 17, 2014

4 month check-up and other stats

This Friday Nov 14th we went for baby r's 4 month check-up, she was sleepy when we left and slept on her way to the clinic. Even when we reached there and I took her out of the stroller she was fast asleep.
She only woke up when I undressed her and then she gave everyone her beautiful smiles and grins.
She weighs 17lbs and length 25.5 inc.
The doc came to check her and mentioned about different skin folds on her under thighs and so we have to get an ultrasound done to make sure nothing is wrong with her hips.
I have scheduled that for the 18th Nov 2014.

Meanwhile on Friday we had a Ladies night out. Around 10-15 ladies met at the party hall, had tea, snacks and then started playing Dumbcharades, lots of shouting and laughing happened. Then we decided to play rapid round Antakshari and again lots of laughing and shouting ensured so much that my throat started hurting.

Then songs were played and everyone danced around. By the time we went home it was 2:30 am.

I woke up next day at 8 am (bcoz my son woke up and ensured we all get up), I fed baby , got ready and then went for VB practice at Champions hall, by the time I returned it was 11 am and it started snowing. had lunch/bath/slept and then evening was gettign bored so at night we went to casino and retuned at 12:30 am.

Sun morn again we woke up at 8, thanks to my baby boy, had breakfast, went for 9 round(all 3 of us went) R had a gr8 time doing all the exercise we usually do. Retuned home, had lunch, slept a lot, had bath, went to party hall with baby and mummy, returned home and the day was done.

Back to work Monday morning!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Where have I been?

October is a crazy month for me, we have our annual Broadmoor Diwali function as as your truly is the one organizing and managing everything I get really busy.
To add to that I had a major deployment since Friday which is still going on and I have not logged of fmy PC since last few days.

As usual kids dance programmes/ladies dance(this time I gave a skip)/kids skit/other programmes, everything is going on in full flow.

Weather has been great for the month of October. Sunday we went to G's friend's house warming party. R wanted to come with us but last minute he went with BIL family for a ride. We had lunch and reached home by 3.I was again working and evening 5pm we went out to get some baby pics. Baby R co-operated really well and we got a few good clicks.
She got sleepy and so we returned.

G went for tennis and me and mummy watched movie 'Banglore Days'. Night we ordered hoagies from Davannis and thus the week-end got over quickly.

Monday, October 20, 2014

And we covered one milestone today

My baby turned...she has been trying to turn for the past 3-4 days and today she succeeded.
At 3 months 10 days  she turned.

Pics coming soon.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

3 month milestone

We are 3 months old now!

Monday, September 22, 2014

So we joined back work

We meaning ME, yes after 10 weeks of break, I could have taken 2 more but hubby was pushing me to join and since I was so relaxed I t was to tome to get out of the comfort zone and join back work.
First day I came home in 2 hrs and next day was a Friday I worked from home.

For the first few days I will just be back by noon and WFH.
Work has been dumped on me, it was as if time stopped when I when to work, it was all piled up on me as soon as I logged in. CRAZY is the word.

Baby is doing well adjusting to the new routine.
Hope all goes well!

Friday, September 12, 2014

2 month check-up

We had her 2 month well check-up on September 9th 2014. She weighed 13.4 lbs, 23.75 inches and head weighed normal.
She was doing well overall, had her dose of 2 shots and was cranky the whole day,not much trouble really but still disturbed by the leg pain I guess.

She gives us wide toothless grins  which is a delight to watch. Her brother dances for her just to see her smile. She will always be waiting to look and talk at her brother.

Hoping their love and bond grows..............

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Coloring Winner

My baby won the Eden Prairie Southlake Pediatrics Coloring Competition(5 and under category)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Raksha Bandhan

Birthday Cakes

This year for hubby's birthday I made a milk cake.
9'' inch cake
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
6 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder

Beat the eggs for 3-4 min, add sugar, add vanilla extract. Meanwhile sift the flour and baking powder
and mix dry ingredients into the wet. Add them in the pan and bake for 20 mins. Once cooled cut into 2 halves. In a microwave bowl mix the condensed milk, evaporated milk and heavy whipping cream and microwave for 1 min. Pour it nicely over the two halves after poking holes in them.
Let it sit overnight in the fridge. Assemble next day and decorate(optional) and it will be ready to be consumed.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Sand VB Tournament-2014

Team BM won the runners up title this year 2014 at the Sand VB Tournament. Everyone went with kids early but Ritvik had a bday party and I did not want to go early with the baby, so we left him at 4 for his party and then me, baby and mommy went to the park. We saw the semi-finals which our team won comfortably. Then there was the women's finals which I did not watch as I had to pick my son from his party. We returned and the match started. We won the 1st set and was almost winning the second but 2-3 mistakes cost our team dearly and we lost the 2 sets against them.

So ended up being Runner's up this time.

More next year.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Friday, August 08, 2014

1 Month Baby

Tomorrow it will be a month since baby Bumshika(baby girl) was born.
So far it has been really easy peasey to manage her. She has been feeding well/sleeping well, not at all fussy and generally giving me a great rest time.

Sometimes at night if she sleeps at 11 we have to wake her at 6 for a feed that literally means I get sleep for about 6-7 hours at night.
She was back to her birth weight in a week and in her 2 week check-up she was 10oz and we also started tummy time for her.
Her umblical cord fell off the 10th day but the area was still pussy and bloody and so we had to take more care not to touch water, we have been giving her bath after 3 weeks and she has been sleeping well post her bath and also noons. Normally evenings she will be awake with short naps in the evenings and then deep sleep from 11:30 - 8.

Big brother loves his baby sister and even invented a song for her, Brothers love their sisters, I love my cutie sister Ritiha la la la la.........

He always wants to kiss her, hug her, squeeze her, try to play with her............

Love both my babies.....umaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Here comes our baby

We had a baby girl on July 9th 2014!!!

...Still waiting on the name.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Memorial Day Trip - Day 3

The third and last day we had decided to go to Aurora Temple at Chicago. We got ready, had complimentary breakfast from hotel and left by 10:00 am. The temple was an hour's drive from the hotel. After doing darshanam we went to the cafeteria to get food for the journey back home. There I saw medu wada and could not control my temptation. We ordered wada/dosa which was super yummy. Then we packed curd rice/tamrind rice and upma for our journey back home.

The return journey was one long drive home with a one stop halt for lunch.
Thus ended our family vacation to Dells-Chicago

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The 2nd Baby Shower

This Sunday i.e 29th June 2014 I had my 2nd Baby shower. You can read about the first one here http://myendeavours.blogspot.com/2009/09/my-surprise-baby-shower.html

This time I did not have any intention of having a baby shower done. Thursday nite I was talking to friends and one of them asked if I did it. I said, 'No' and then she suddenly said to another friend..Let's do one for her.
And so they planned and got everything ready to be done for Sunday. My main agenda was to not go into labor by then.
7 families decided to come with 1 item each, we decided to make Papadum and Payasam.
Sat evening G went and bought flowers and chocolate and fruits etc.
Sun morning after waking up and having breakfast I draped a Saree, since none of my blouses fit I put a T-shirt and a new Saree.
Everyone came by 11:15 and started arranging all the items on the table. They started at 11:40 by putting chandanam, kumkum,rice and bangles.
Once done we all ate, there was a variety of items, lemon rice, curd rice, wada/chutney,coconut rice, tamrind rice, kesari, mushroom biryani,plain rice,sambhar , papdaum and payasam.

Everything was yummy and delicious. There was so much left over we asked everyone to come at night and have dinner too.
Thus ended a beautiful day. A big Thanks to all my friends for doing this.
Saveetha/Anitha/Kavitha V/Kavita/Vidya/Satya/Vimala.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Memorial Day Trip -Day 2

The next day we woke up after 7 and got ready, since this hotel had complimentary breakfast we had waffles and bread, juice and tea and filling our tummines we left for Chicago city at 9. Our first stop was at navy pier, we parked our car there and decided to explore the remaining city by walk/bus.

As we were walking across the city we clicked some snaps of the buildings.

First stop was the Millenium park, we clicked pictures near the bean and then went for a walk around the garden which had beautiful flowers.

Then we wanted to take the red/green trolley which we had done about 6 yrs back but this tiem everything was pretty expensive. We wanted to get to Willis Tower(sears Towers renamed) and were getting tired alkign in the hot sun, Since it was lunch time we stopped at a McDonald's and had lunch. From there we went to Willis Tower and there was a long line waiting outside. me and G waited outside while the others went and it took them nearly 3 hours to finish the whole tour what with the long waiting lines.

From there we caught the city transit and went to the Shedd Aquarium. It was nearly 5 when we reached there and since the Aquarium would close at 6 we took just the General Pass and visited. There were lots of fishes and other animals to see .

Since it was getting late G asked us to wait there while he went to navy Pier ang got the car. From there he went to Devon Street which is like the Asian place in Chicago and we got to see lots of Indian/Pakistani shops.
We had dinner at a place which was not so great and then reached our hotel by 10:30 and went off to bed.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Memorial Day Trip

Since the whole family was here and they have not visited Chicago we decided to go there for the long week-end with a stop at Wis Dells.
Since we were taking our own car we did not have to worry about booking rentals. G booked the hotels, Fri evening me , mom & sis decided to go and get some stuff from Walmart like ice/bread/jam etc. As we were gettign ready to go I heard R crying downstairs, on reaching him I saw his nose bleeding and he had got hurt all over his face mostly his nose. He was trying out some stunt on the swing and fell on his face. by the time I consoled him and put some dettol it was nearly 9pm.

Then we went to Costco to fill gas, from there we went to mall as I wanted to get a hat for R and then to Walmart , by the time we came back it was 10pm. I had not even packed our clothes. After dinner I packed mine and R's clothes and then slept asking mom to wake me up at 5 as I had to make paneer chilly curry and target was to atleast leave by 7.

Next day I was woken up at 6 as dad got late getting ready, I quickly made curry and took bath in 15 mins, then one by one everyone was gettign ready. Finally after packing everything when we left it was nearly 8. We loaded everything in the car and left, took a break after 2 hours and eat some snacks, then by 11:40 we reached Wisconsin Dells.
Our first stop was at the TOP Secret. Me and G waited outside wheras mom,dad,sis and both the kids went inside. They came out pretty quickly and then we went for the boat ride. We took the jet boat rides for mom, sis and kids.
We waited outside while they went for thier ride, they enjoyed it and as my baby said, it was awesome Amma.

We then stopped for lunch and had our packed chapati/paneer chilly sabji/pulav with curd.
Then we went to the Tommy Barlett Exploratory Interactive Science Center. It was hands on fun for all of us as we went about exploring all the things over there.
Finally we had to rush out as they ahd to attend the Tommy Barlett Water Show which is a very famous must see in Wis Dells.

Leaving them there me and G went to a nearby casino for some relaxation and fun.
We returned by 6:15, picked folks up and drove off to our hotel. On the way we stopped at a rest area for making tea but were surronded by mosquitoes that we quickly left from there after having hot tea.We reached the hotel by 8:50 but some drama ensured there too, apparently the site we booked gave us a preference of Smoking Room and the hotel did not have any Non-Smoking rooms available. After debating with the owner we had to go to another place 40 mins drive from there, by the time we reached there it was 11:00, we all had the remaining chapati/curry and went off to bed.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014