Happy Birthday, My Baby

I know, that you probably will correct me that ‘I’m not a baby, Amma’ , but for me, my darling, you will always, always be one.. You will probably be my baby even when you turn thirty 🙂

What a journey, this has been – the last three years.. You came into our lives and changed it forever.. From that little baby, who was placed in my arms, to the bouncy little girl of three, today..

As you learnt to feed, I learnt to feed you,

As you learnt to turn over, you taught me to me extra careful,

As you started to crawl, you taught me to keep the floor totally ‘Dettol clean’ 🙂

As you started to walk , I learnt to be there, to ensure that you don’t fall,

As you fell, I learnt to let you fall and learn from that fall – however difficult it was for me :(,

As you learnt to speak, I learnt to be extra careful of what I say in front of you :),

Every time you saw some thing ‘amazing’ in the most routine things – it made me see the world with different eyes,

Every time, I see how easy it is to make you happy, just reminded me of how small things can be so joy full!

As you grew more and more independent, taught me not to be clingy and let my little bird soar!

Baby, as you grew from that little baby, into a toddler and now into a little girl, I was growing too, with you..   I can hardly express what I feel today, when I see you prancing about all excited about your pink cake or your balloons, all I can say, is that you have made my life complete.. you have given your dad and me so much joy, that we will remember and cherish forever… All these years of waking up in the middle of the night, first for night feeds, then because of bed-wetting, and nowadays, just because you want Amma to give you a ‘cuggle'(cuddle) 🙂 – given a chance, I would do it all over again. Everything is worth it for one smile and a BIG HUG of yours 🙂

Happy Birthday, my little girl, my precious gift! I wish you all the happiness in the world!

 

PS: Haven’t been able to reply to any comments since yest 😦 Am a little caught up – but had to do this post… Will reply over the next 2 days 🙂 Wanted to post snaps too – but am running out of time…

44 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, My Baby

  1. Hey Happy Bird Day to the lil Monster, [I guess, I said this on an earlier post but doesn’t matter :)]

    And don’t keep her away from the cake!!!

    Rakesh, Thank you so much for your wishes!!! The lil monster had a wonderful time 🙂

  2. Hi Smitha,
    First time here.
    A very Happy birthday to your daughter. 🙂

    Mystery, Welcome here and thank you very much 🙂 Do you have a blog? Pls do leave your link so that I could hop there 🙂

  3. Sending lots of wishes to your dot. hope you enjoy her birthday and cake 😉

    Thank you BlueMist 🙂 I certainly enjoyed her birthday and cake – Must have put atleast 5 kgs with the amount of cake I ate 🙂

    • LOL Know what that’s why birthdays are placed with a years gap. You get all that time to shed those extra kgs. 😉

      LOL – That would have worked if there were no other birthdays in the family 😦 What do I do on mine and my husbands 🙂 I should just stop baking cakes and buying them 🙂

  4. Beautiful birthday gift for your baby, Smitha! Each and every line is full of love …yes, we have to be very careful when we talk in front of our children, when they start imitating us, without knowing the meaning. They admire us for small things, like we admire them when they utter a new word or take the first step of their lives.

    You CAN go through all these things again, you know!!!! Present her with a company, so that she will never get bored in her life!

    Happy birthday to your baby, Smitha. My husband also enjoyed this post of yours. Best wishes to you and your family. God bless you.

    Thank you so much for your kind words!!!!

    ‘You CAN go through all these things again, you know!!!! Present her with a company, so that she will never get bored in her life!’ – Yes – and that is the current bone of contention between me and my husband – he does not want to 🙂

    Your husband enjoyed it:) Thank you!! Please do thank him on my behalf 🙂

    • We are new to this blogworld. We never thought that it will be so interesting. So, when I come across interesting posts and start talking about it, he reads it, without my knowledge! He is very impressed now and never complains if I sit here often, in front of my PC!

      Decide about Poohi’s companion soon before she gets used to having all the attention to herself! My elder son was keeping his ear on my tummy, everyday, to notice the movement of his sibling, when I was pregnant with his brother. They are just 2 years apart. He was singing, ‘kallal adichchaalo…pooval adichchaalo…’ baby songs to his brother, with his baby pronunciation. That is another cherishable experience, which you will never regret.

      Sandhya, ‘Decide about Poohi’s companion soon before she gets used to having all the attention to herself!’ – I know! and I am not keen on having a very huge gap either .. so we do have to decide soon 🙂 I am sure it will be a wonderful experience 🙂

      • Just now read about Poohi and named your daughter Poohi!!! A mistake!

        No no – you did not make any mistake 🙂 Solilo had christenned her ‘Poohi’ based on a long time ago post 🙂 And we are all calling her Poohi now 🙂 You have not made any mistake – don’t you worry 🙂 You can call her Poohi 🙂

      • Just excuse me if I bungle up with names, please! I seem to be doing it often, nowadays.

        Sandhya- but there was no bungle up 🙂 Don’t worry so much 🙂 Your words are worth any bungling up – if any 🙂

  5. A Big Hug to the birthday baby…:) 🙂 🙂 🙂

    she also loves the pink cake,all girls are same.:)

    given a chance, I would do it all over again. Everything is worth it for one smile and a BIG HUG of yours —- great smitha.I think we should save all this and show them when they grow big to understand all these 🙂

    My younger child 2nd bday is next month,she say happu buday mamma,naku new dress:)

    Enjoy with ur child every moment of hers.

    Kiss to poohi,happy birthday beta.

    Varunavi – Thanks so much for the wishes! Poohi had a great time! I know, all girls seem to love Pink!! She got 2 pink cakes this time! I baked one on Friday and we ordered one for her party – so she is absolutely delighted!
    ‘happu buday mamma,naku new dress:)’ – Oh the sweetheart!!!! Please give her a huge Hug and kiss from me and Poohi! She is already aware of birthdays? Prob coz she has a big sister! Poohi was oblivious to birthdays until recently 🙂 Am sure you are planning a fun time for her:)

  6. Smitha, with a little editing, this can become a very beautiful birthday card from every loving mom to her daughter….when there is love, the words just flow and have a different power and energy about them. Happy Birthday to the baby and many wishes to her mom too.

    Thank you for the wishes and for your kind words!!! That made my day 🙂

  7. Hap hap happy birthday to your little girl 🙂

    Where’s the party tonight?!? Me invited, no?

    Lovely post. The best so far. Have a great day 🙂

    Thank you Masood!!!! Of course, you were invited – did you not decline coz your baby was coming home 🙂 You must be in seventh heaven now!!!! All wrapped up with your baby:)

  8. Hey Smitha,A very Happy Birthday to the princess. Give her as much cake as she wants and enjoy each and every moment because they grow up so fast sweetie. You got an email too dear 🙂

    Nids, Thank you!! Yes, she did have a lot of cake – but I suspect I ate more than she did 🙂 They do grow up too fast, don’t they? It amazes me that 3 years just flew by!

    And thanks loads for the email!!! Hugs!

  9. Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you…
    Happy birthday,dear baby(oh,not that word please..:) )
    Still….Happy Birthday to you….

    LOL 🙂 Happy birthday,dear baby(oh,not that word please..:) )
    Thank you – on behalf of Poohi 🙂

  10. “As you learnt to feed, I learnt to feed you,
    As you learnt to turn over, you taught me to me extra careful,
    As you started to crawl, you taught me to keep the floor totally ‘Dettol clean’
    As you started to walk , I learnt to be there, to ensure that you don’t fall,
    As you fell, I learnt to let you fall and learn from that fall – however difficult it was for me ,
    As you learnt to speak, I learnt to be extra careful of what I say in front of you”
    — WOW !!!

    Happy BDay to the lill one !!! and send the cakes to me ! 😀

    Vimmuuu – Thank you! And let me know when you are coming to the UK – I will bake you a cake – just for you 🙂

  11. Happy Birthday to dear little Poohi! Yes. you are right. You are not a baby anymore. Big girl! What is with this mom who refuses to accept that. 😆

    Cuggles Cuggles
    To little Poohi
    Be a Pinshesh
    And have lot of fun!

    Happy 3rd Birthday Pinshesh!

    Sols, Poohi says Thank you Solilo Aunty and Peanut Chechi 🙂 And she is passing back lots of cuggles and ummas 🙂 She did have a lot of fun 🙂

    ‘You are not a baby anymore. Big girl! What is with this mom who refuses to accept that. 😆 ‘ – Mom still wants to hang on to her baby 😦 sob sob – she’s growing up too fast for my likes 😦

  12. Many Many Happy Returns of the Day,sweet little.May God bless you with all the goodness in life.
    Lots of hugs come your way from Namnam:)


    Thank you so much Deeps!!! Poohi passes back lots of hugs and ummas to NamNam 🙂 I love her name – NamNam 🙂

  13. happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday to the pretty lil girl. This goofy lady send lots of hugs, wishes, cuddle, kisses and blessings her way.
    Smitha….. let her have as much of the cake she wants to. please, pretty please!!

    GM, Thank you so much!!! Poohi says thank you very much 🙂 And here comes lots of cuggles, hugs and kisses back from her 🙂 She is sure lucky to have so many people wishing her:)

    And yes, she did have loads of cake – couldn’t really do much to stop her 🙂

  14. hey solilo…how have u been?…yeah have been off-blogging for quite sometime…life has become so routine that don’t really know what to write….but will definitely write sometime soon…and hey Many Many Happy Returns of the day to your sweet little daughter… 🙂

    Welcome here doodlescribble! Thanks for the wishes

  15. I have changed my url Smitha, I don’t need to keep my blog private now. You are the one who inspired me to do that, so happy reading

    Nids, I am honored that you think that I inspired you 🙂 Thank you! I did hop over to your blog 🙂

  16. Wish her a very happy Bday
    Looking forward to some pictures 🙂

    Thank you so much tearsndreams, Will post some snaps – Just haven’t been able to get around to doing it:)

  17. Happy birthday to your little moppet !

    Smitha, You have echoed my thoughts, bringing up our children gives us so much of happiness and contentment, that how can we think of anything more when they grow up, they have already given everything.

    Thank you so much Renu! ‘that how can we think of anything more when they grow up, they have already given everything.’ So true!!!!

  18. Hey! I don’t believe I’ve visited your blog before BUT I love your post. Wishing your Baby a Very Happy Birthday!! I hope she has had a great day and enjoyed her party. And I hope she has revieved a LOT of presents. 😉 😀


    Thank you so much Badz. Yes, she and we had a lovely time! and yes, loads of presents which I have had to hide.. She is now walking around with a new princess birthday laptop – in pink! what else:)

  19. My first time here. Had to comment coz this was just too beautiful and my eyes are wet! Especially touched my heart coz I’m on the brink of motherhood myself & I cannot wait for my lil one to be born. It also reminded me of the sweetest thing my dad ever said to me, that whether I was 18 or 30 or 60, I’d always be his little baby girl 🙂

    Belated wishes to your little baby girl!

    Shalom, Welcome here!!! OH thank you!!! ‘coz I’m on the brink of motherhood myself ‘ – Awww!! That is the best time!!! Congratulations and enjoy yourself as much as you can 🙂
    ‘I cannot wait for my lil one to be born.’ – I can imagine – I remember those days too clearly 🙂 So when are you due?

    ‘ sweetest thing my dad ever said to me, that whether I was 18 or 30 or 60, I’d always be his little baby girl ‘ – I know -I think for a parent – we will always be their babies 🙂

    Thanks for that lovely comment!!! and do keep visiting!

  20. Belated Happy Bday to lil monster….May she get bestest of best in life…
    Very touching post smitha…lots of kises and hugs to poohi darling 🙂

    Hope she had rocking bday…do upload the pics. 🙂
    Thank you so much Rashmi – Will upload the pics 🙂

  21. Belated Birhtday wishes to the lil angel !!!!

    and hey did you let her mess up the carpet !!!!

    Thanks for the wishes!

    Yes, my house was entirely messed up at the end of the day 🙂 The only thing she did not do was drop cake on the carpet – thank god for small mercies 🙂

      • My memory is really down in the dumps…. just yesterday i forgot how many years to my marriage and had a bowl full of peanuts flung at me at great speed… whats more i even had to clean the floor… !!!

        thank god there was no carpet… ! whew… !

        You forgot how long you’ve been married!!! That is unforgivable 😉 How do all you guys have this common characteristic – beats me!!!!! You definitely deserved that bowl of peanuts!

  22. Happy Birthday Poohi 🙂
    Your mom has said it all so beautifully and so from the heart that I have nothing more to say…

    God bless you and yours Poohi 🙂
    Smitha …like Vimmuu said…wow!just wow!
    you wrote so so beautifully:)

    (((hugs)))

    Thanks and hugzzz to you for being so sweet 🙂

  23. Happiest Bday to my darling Poohi kutty! CAn’t believe its been a year since I got to know u through ur mom’s blog!! 😀 And i remember she wrote of how u wanted to help her bake the cake !!!

    🙂 It has been a year already? Wow! Time flies, doesn’t it? She helped me bake this time too 🙂

    ((((((((((((((((((sooper tight hugs)))))))))))))))))

    ((((((((((((((((((sooper tight hugs back to you)))))))))))))))))

    Crafty Aunty is late (as usual! very very bad of her)
    Crafty – she is even happier if she continues to get wishes even after the birthday 🙂

    hope u have an awesome year sweetheart, and get mommy to bake more cakes for u, and eat a lil extra on my behalf!!!

    Yeah yeah – you want the mommy to start bursting 🙂 I already end up eating most of the stuff 🙂

    Many Happy Returns of the Day!!!! Our special on-screen Ummas and Hugs!!!!!
    Poohi passes back on-screen ummas and hugs!

  24. A belated wishes to Poohi… May the Almighty continue to bless her..

    Thank you so much Asha. Have passed it on to her.

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