A Photo from Every Month of my First Year- II (Diary of a One Year Old)

By Piyushi Dhir

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!

February 2017

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!

I Climb Walls When I'm Bored

I Climb Walls When I’m Bored

March 2017

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.

Indian Baby in Ethnic Clothes

April 2017

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!

Baby Boy Standing

May 2017

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!

Posing with the Eiffel

Posing with the Eiffel

June 2017

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!

A Happy and Light Me Post my Mundan

July 2017

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.

Baby Walking

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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About the Author

Piyushi Dhir is the author of 'In Search of Love', 'I'm Yours, The Next Time', 'Silent Promises' and 'Enmeshed Evermore'. She is a contributor in 'Nineteen Tales of COVID-19', a collection of short stories. A voracious reader, a keen traveler, a businesswoman and a mom, Piyushi currently resides in Canada. A nomad at heart, she loves to discover new places and capture the hues of life with her pen.