I’m turning one in a few days!
In a mood of reflection and nostalgia, I’m sharing with you one photo from each month of my first year on this Earth. I hope you’ve seen my selection from the first six months of my life.
In this post, you’ll see me grow from the age of 6 months to a year!
By the time I was 6 months old, I was able to move myself for the very first time. I started with the commando crawl and that is the highlight of this month. You could see me crawling, spiderman-style, all over the floors of the house!
At 7 months, I took my first international holiday in Dubai. My Mum’s parents joined us and spoiled me silly during the week I spent there. What’s more, they did this annprashan ceremony, after decking me up in traditional clothes, to celebrate my initiation into solid foods. I rewarded them by beginning to crawl on my fours during that very week.
Now that I had tasted the thrill of freedom, crawling was not enough. This month, I learnt to pull myself to a standing position using anything and everything. With a side shuffle movement, while holding onto tables and sofas, I even managed something close to walking!
Before I had completed 9 months of age, I took my second international holiday, this time flying down to Paris. It was a memorable holiday indeed, with me pooping on a cruise, creating a commotion in a church and bawling during the Eiffel Tower light show!
I cannot stay still, and so this month, I travelled once again. 9000 kms away, I landed in India and got reacquainted with a big, fat Punjabi family in the blistering summer of Delhi. I attended family weddings, received umpteen gifts and got all my hair shaved off!
And in the final month of my first year, just when I completed 11 months, I left the table I used to hold on to and made my first solo journey on my two feet from Papa to Mum. I walked! Walking, I have to tell you, is addictive. From within the house to out in the neighbourhood garden and then in the busy chaos of the city mall, I have been exploring the world like a homo sapien is supposed to- erect, on two limbs.
I’ll be back pretty soon with stories of my walking adventures and the purchase of my very first pair of shoes. Stay around for I have so much to tell you and show you!
And now, it’s time to go celebrate my birthday!!
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PIyushi Dhir is the author of the romantic novels, 'In Search of Love' (2014), 'I'm Yours, The Next Time' (2015) and 'Enmeshed Evermore' (2015). A voracious reader, a keen traveler and an ardent dog-lover, Piyushi currently resides in Ivory Coast, Africa. A nomad at heart, she loves to discover new places and capture the hues of life with her pen.