Daddy Love

It has been two months!

Gosh, am a mother of a two-month old already! Cannot say that enough..and still cannot believe it πŸ˜€

Though it has not exactly been a smooth ride, I wouldn’t want it any different. When other mommy bloggers said it, I wondered what it meant to have your heart burst at the seams with love, so intense that you cannot explain. Now I know. πŸ™‚

Enough mush from me, let’s talk about my other half.

‘When a child is born, a father is born too’ – someone wisely said. One amazing part of my new role as a mother has been witnessing this firsthand. And boy, it IS special !

Here is some glimpse for you Β –

From the moment Paapu was born, H has strict instructions to everyone to have their hands washed or wiped clean with disinfectant before touching her.His immaculate little darling should be touched with care, you see.Not just preaching, he follows the rule to the word every single time!Β  ( The mommy however doesn’t exactly fancy following rules. What? I have to hold my baby a hundred times a day. Gimme a break with the washing and cleaning sire!)

Whenever Paapu is a little cranky or difficult to put to sleep, H has a bunch of exclusive songs for her, to sing in his deep hoarse voice.Now, there are people who can sing and there are people who cannot. H belongs to a third category – people who *cough* should not *cough* sing πŸ˜‰ What makes this man special is that he still does..and Paapu seems to love it. ( Me love to watch the performance and giggle, ofcourse) πŸ™‚

Paapu was 12 days old when she got into this big fit of inconsolable crying.H confidently volunteers to help and promptly starts his swaying bit along with a “Shhhh” asking her to quite down. After 10 minutes of efforts with no results, the confidence fades out and the tired dad complains “Why isn’t she listening to me?!” ( Hehe. Hold those words until she is a teenager hon)

One of my favorite things to watch is H laying down Paapu in the crib. It is all silent in the night, Paapu has just fallen asleep and breathing softly in his arms, the crib is ready and I am waiting with the blanket to tuck her in. H tiptoes slowly and slides one of his arms ever so smoothly across Paapu’s back and sofff….tly places her inside the crib right on the spot with her little head on the baby pillow.Soon after I place the blanket on her and cozily tuck her, he shushes me away and pats her tenderly until he is 200% sure she will continue her deep sleep. He might very well strangle anyone who dares to make a breathing noise that wakes her up at that moment, trust me πŸ˜›

Paapu went on her first hike when she was 6 weeks old. And I should give due credits to the man who made it happen. Not anyone telling anything about exposing the baby to the wilderness so early could stop him from tying her up to his chest with a sling and driving down to a foothill for a hike! I was skeptical initially, but gave in to his enthusiasm. “My girl can do it. I know she’ll be fine.” was like his mantra that day. Yes, she indeed was just fine.Β ( And..Β H had no complaints when every single young woman ( read ‘sexy chicks’) on the hiking trial stopped by to peek at the baby and ask how old she was πŸ˜‰Β  )

It’s a little unfair, this baby business. While the mommy has the post pregnancy weight showing at all wrong places ( hips, thighs, stomach and what not..ugh!), the dads proudly show off the same old waistline 😦 Anyhoo, coming to the point. Though H teases me with titles like “A Big Fat Hen”, he considers me the mother of the most beautiful baby on earth πŸ˜€ A dozen pictures and videos of Paapu everyday and he isΒ  ready for some more the next day. ( Now that leaves me confused with a gigantic databaseΒ  to choose from, for a simple hardbound photo album. Hmmm).

“I’ll make her strong and confident”, he says one day, ” Am taking her to swimming next month”, he says on another. “My girl will be a nature lover..a little lady Tarzen”, he laughs sometimes, “How about we train her to be a triathlon champ” he thinks aloud other times. Dreams are big, bright, colorful and H is all set to be the coolest dad to his little girl.

Here’s wishing you the very best dear. I think you are already cool and Paapu is just going to agree, am sure πŸ˜€

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34 Responses to Daddy Love

  1. Gnightgirl says:

    Touching as always, I smiled through this entire post. I laughed at swimming lessons next month (I know they start early, but tell me he’s kidding….)

    So glad you are both so in love with her. I can see why, from the photo!
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    Me: Oh yeah, I hope he’s kidding too!
    Thanks for the nice words Lori πŸ™‚

  2. Aww..all I seem capable of saying right now is aww..

    See that is why girls are called ‘Dadies little girls’. Dads have such big plans for them..and want to do so much, teach them so much.

    While Moms are busy in the feeding, changing, burping grind..dads go on and build dream castles for their girls.

    Touchwood.. Paapu is so precious..
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    Comfy, you said it! We spend all time feeding and cleaning while dads get all the quality time playing and dreaming.
    Yep,daddies little girls indeed πŸ˜€

  3. jottingsnmusings says:

    So cute! Paapu is a DOLL! And H’s behavior sounds very similar to what I’m seeing at our home. Daddies and babies are such a cute combo na… I love watching the husband trying to get Baby M to sleep. Especially when I can see he’s hungry and no amount of rocking and singing’s going to help and the dad insists he’s going to sleep soon! πŸ™‚
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    Me: Ayyo, guess what? Same story at home too..H has no idea when she is crying for milk or diaper change. For him, sleep is the only reason for baby crying. hehe.

  4. revsjoiedevivre says:

    πŸ™‚
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    Me: O penney, whats behind this smile of yours? Tell, tell ? πŸ˜€

  5. Never Mind says:

    Awww…anti-jinx it with something, quick!

    The husband keeps saying that he will make our would-be baby a mountaineer because we found out about its existence after a strenuous hike! But seriously, I hope he bonds with our baby like H and Paapu.
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    Me: Anti-jinx happened the day after I wrote down this post..one big hot argument about ways of bringing up baby πŸ˜›
    Do not have a slightest doubt dear girl…the dad-baby bond no matter what and its always uniquely special πŸ™‚

  6. Titaxy says:

    Awww… that’s all I’ve been saying all along as I read the post – aww πŸ™‚
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    Me: πŸ˜€

  7. Nu says:

    totally agree with Comfy here…these little angels are daddy’s girlies πŸ™‚ and Pappu looks super cute and indeed shes such a beautiful princess πŸ™‚
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    Me: Thank you Nu!
    BTW, its ‘Paapu’ with double ‘a’ πŸ™‚

  8. Anu says:

    Gosh! that is such a beeaautiful pic! And this post is so awww-inspiring πŸ™‚
    I can’t wait for my turn now…aren’t babies and dads the cutest combo ever? πŸ˜€
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    Me: Did I inspire you to rush for your turn? Ah, my job’s done πŸ˜‰
    Hehe.

  9. Rani says:

    That is so so so damn sweet! πŸ™‚

    I was hoping we get to see a few more pics from your large database and you leave us just one?? NOT FAIR!!
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    Me: Emailed you sweets

  10. Aww, he is soo damn adorable!!

    I saw the vedio too and its soo sweet to watch them talk!

    U guys are absolutely lovely.
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    Me: Thanks, Thanks πŸ˜€
    H is yet to read this..his face will be worth watching then πŸ˜‰

  11. I dont want to repeat what others said , but WTH – awwwwwwwwwwwww πŸ™‚

    such a sweet post AHK! And I totally ❀ this pic πŸ™‚
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    Me: Thank you dearie πŸ™‚

  12. BlueMist says:

    Awwww and some more Awww. and a touchwood πŸ™‚
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    Me: πŸ™‚
    Touchwood too

  13. chinkurli says:

    My first time here. Congratulations. And that’s a wonderful picture. Methinks you should make that the cover of your album!
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    Me: Hi Chinkurli! I love that name πŸ˜€
    Thanks for the nice words, and yes, will take your idea for the album cover πŸ™‚

  14. Loved this post πŸ™‚ Had a smile on my face the entire time reading about Daddy’s love for his little champ πŸ™‚

    God bless πŸ™‚
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    Me: Thank you babes πŸ™‚

  15. Jira says:

    How sweet!!! Daughters mostly are daddy’s little darlings πŸ™‚
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    Me: Yes, true..they are! πŸ™‚

  16. Stone says:

    πŸ™‚
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    Me: Hi! πŸ™‚

  17. Shilpa says:

    AHK,

    I have been a silent reader of your blog..
    Loved reading your post..every word specially the hand washing and dad singing resonates with my little family too..

    God bless your little one.
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    Me: Hi Shilpa πŸ™‚
    Thanks for your good wishes. And cheers! to the similar daddies in our households πŸ˜€

  18. DewdropDream says:

    Awwwwwwwwww!!! πŸ˜€

    I want more photus od the Jelly Bean!

    Time flies! Two months already?!
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    Me: Email check maadi πŸ™‚

  19. Enchanted says:

    wow…what a sweet post…hey btw i have to tell u something.. i will email u
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    Me: Thanks .
    Checked email and replied πŸ™‚

  20. la Vida Loca says:

    kissy kissy
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    Me: * πŸ˜€ *

  21. Wah! she’s a stunner.

    and that pic is damn cute, so is the daddy-paapu bond!

    Wishing you much more of this!
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    Me: Thank you dearie…am enjoying all of it and eager to see much more of this as she grows πŸ™‚

  22. AHK -totally awwww snap…Can i please eat up her cheeks…

    Waiting with bated breath for the next baby posts πŸ˜€

    Do let us know how the swimming classes go(the one which will feature the world’s smallest baby swim)
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    Me:Thanks NN..and No sorry, can’t give cheeks..have reserved them for myself to be eaten wen noone’s looking πŸ˜‰
    Swimming classes – hehe. The dad can dream..but he mom will not let him until the baby is 4-5 months old at least now, will she? πŸ˜€

  23. Sonia says:

    Awww she looks soooooooooooooooo cute!!! Isnt it magical this bond between father and daughter…R went thru her terrible twos and now everything is about Daddy…Daddy Daddy Daddy…she even said Dada in her sleep when I tucked her in! Enjoy this time honey…
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    Me: Thank you Sonia! πŸ™‚
    It is magical..I can see..but would make a tad little tiny bot jealous too f she ket saying daddy all the time πŸ˜‰

  24. whinymom says:

    Awww…. Enjoy this time before she’s off on her feet and ur running around crazy trying to keep up with them… its thoroughly magical!
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    Me: Believe me, the dad cannot wait for her t start running and playing around. I can see that in his eyes at the park..looking eagerly at the little kids playing πŸ™‚

  25. whatsinaname says:

    My dad was scared of holding me lest he should drop me! :D. He used to press his back against the wall and sit all stiff and quiet with baby me dozing away peacefully,completely unaware of the trouble I was giving to the poor man πŸ˜€

    Lovely post. Paapus pics sent of a series of awwws and awwlllesss and other incomprehensible gibberish!

    Happy Two Months Dear girl and congratulations to both of you!
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    Me: I cannot stop smiling..imagining a father being too nervous to hold his daughter and sitting all stiff against the wall πŸ™‚
    So sweet!
    This dad here is quite the opposite of that. He expects her to climb up the mt.everest already. “My girl can do it!” is the mantra πŸ˜€

    Thanks for the wishes honey.

    BTW, for a blog name like this, you sure have a very beautiful actual name ( as I see on the email)

    • whatsinaname says:

      Thank you :).

      Btw, I have blogrolled you, in case I forgot to mention!
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      Me: Sure..and Thank you.

  26. Childwoman says:

    Duuuuuuuuuuuude!!! thats an awesome pic!
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    Me: πŸ˜€

    Thnx!

  27. Swaram says:

    Awww! Isliye, Dads r always special for us daughters πŸ˜‰
    Lovely pic πŸ™‚
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    Me: Yes, yes! Thanks πŸ™‚

  28. Ramya says:

    Paapu is so lucky!! touchwood..kala tikka..Best wishes for a happy and wonderful parenting! Can you please include me also in your prayers, so that I can also become a mom and experience motherhood!

    Thanks!!
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    Me: I emailed you long time back, after I saw this comment. Hope that didn’t scare you off πŸ™‚

    My heartiest wishes and prayers for you babe.

  29. Lively says:

    Awww awww aww.. this made me yearn for a baby though we are not ready yet. She is so so so cute. I’m sure with a dad like that she’ll be very confident and lively indeed. Amen!
    Post more and we want more baby pics. Cant have enough of her.
    Bless the child who brought such happiness.
    πŸ™‚
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    Me: Aww, those were absolutely sweet words Hon. Thank you! When the right time comes, am sure you’ll have the cutest baby! πŸ™‚

  30. Titaxy says:

    You’ve been silent for too long now. Pls write soon πŸ˜€ Share Paapu tales, pls πŸ™‚
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    Me: Did, Did πŸ˜€

    Thanks for coming here and checkign on me .

  31. la Vida Loca says:

    blog gurl!
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    Me: Did! πŸ˜€

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