Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Milestones a minute

It's a shame I've completely stopped writing in this blog, because the rate with which Puchku is growing and developing is incredible to witness. In the last two weeks alone, I feel like he's gotten so much faster at picking things up.

He's a mimicking machine. Any words he hears, he mimicks. His babble is entirely English, despite my efforts to speak to him only in Hindi (with occasional broken Bangla). I'm trying to keep Hindi stuff on in the background on the TV so at least he hears a little more Hindi.

Monday's have become the regular Nana-Nani day. He spends the whole day with them, mainly gardening in their backyard with Nani jiji, eating and tasting all the fresh fruit and veggies while 'working.' I can't think of a better way for him to bond with his grandparents, and nature. It's like his grandparents live in the 'country,' and he lives in the 'city.' Just like Curious George -- which I'm totally addicted to. We always turn on the show for Puch, and end up watching the whole episode ourselves while he's moved on to other things.

Eating fresh carrots from Nani jiji's backyard







Anyway, I've been wanting to catalogue all the words that he says, but it's increasing so rapidly, I don't think I can get them all. I'm going to divide them up by language, and the category of names. He's currently juggling 4 languages in his brain, mumma sho proud!

Names:
Mumma/Ma
Baba
Motu (Maushi)
Tutu (Kutu)
Nani jiji
Nana ji
Dadu (Raju, what my mom calls my dad)
Anka/Anta (Antara)
Peeshi
Thammi
Demi (Delmi)
Aiya (Anya, his steady gf)
Nee (Shivaranjani)

English:
Aipaa (iPad)
phun (phone)
O-dun (all done)
No mo
Mo (with sign language)
Shoes
Shocksh (socks)
oh no
oops
cheese (with sign language)
Poo poo


Hindi:
Thanna
Haan
Gigyaa (gir gaya)
Gaana
Khana
Pani
Duddoo
Dhin-ta (refers to tabla)
Ee-taaalo! (isko utaro)
Shoo nee! (chhoona nahin)
Maaka (asking for juju ke, mau ke)
Baddu (badboo)

Bangla:
Pakhi
Bosho
Shesh

Spanish:
Patos (zapatos)
Mano
Mucu (boogers)
Hola
Mana (manana)
Mas
No mas
Agua
Pan
Prolly a whole lot more Spanish that I don't even know about.

There are probably more that will come to me, I'll keep adding. But they're increasing so rapidly. I still suck at trying to figure out what he's saying.