Next month on 19th November, my daughter Shona will turn 2 years old. She is a preemie (born 1 month before the due date through C-section delivery). When I first saw her, I could not believe that I am the mother of such weak child, in fact thoughts like whether she would survive or not would cross my mind and I would curse myself for not taking care of my diet in the initial months. But with God’s grace she did survive and is now ‘Alive and kicking’. I can proudly boast of his naughtiness and wittiness; she is a hyperactive child with great observation skills. In comparison to other children of her age, she still is under-weight but her activities are above-average as told by her pediatrician.
Today, I thought of recalling some of the milestones that she has achieved till date; though I have a memory book gifted by my sister to record all the details about my daughter but I haven’t noted anything as yet so I think this post would compensate for that.
Pic 1: This photo was clicked when my daughter started sitting without any support; in this photo, she is around 9 months old.
Pic 2: In this photo, she was almost 10 months old and was trying to move on stomach to reach me. When she smiles it feels like 1000 flowers are blossoming all at the same time.
Pic 3: This picture was taken when she first sat on her walker; she was just 6-7 month old. This walker was gifted by her nana-nani. The bangles that she’s wearing in this photo were worn by her mausi when she was of her age.
Pic 4: She started standing by taking support when she was around 10 months old. In this photo, she’s super excited as she was pulling the curtains over the bed and I, as usual was trying to stop her but ended up clicking this cute picture of hers.
Pic 5: This photo was clicked on her first birthday; by then she had started taking some steps. The sheer joy of seeing your baby walk for the first time can’t be explained in words. That moment was magical!
Although my daughter reached all her milestones on time but I have seen some babies who do not start walking even when they are more than 1 year old; it could be because of their over-weight or any other reason, in that case mothers should not worry and it’s better to see a doctor.
I am glad that my daughter is growing and achieving all the milestones on time and being a work-at-home-mom gives me the luxury to witness all the BIG moments related to my adorable daughter.
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