the not-so-angry bird

She went from this – angry bird side profile

to this, friendly-bird, after 6 months. sticking her tongue out is a new thing, as though she wants to have a taste of the air.

It seems like an easy transition from these happy, silent pictures but oh boy, it was a tough journey especially during the first 3-4 months when Suri was extremely feisty, took forever to feed and cried a lot. Told “it will get better!!” after 3 months repeatedly by well-meaning parents/friends, we waited for the magic flip to switch but nada so we decided to stop putting a timeline to any sort of progress or milestones because babies will develop in their own time and its easier not to fret over benchmarks. I’m glad and very much relieved to share that her temperament changed for the better and calmer after 16 weeks, or as some  baby experts say ‘after her fourth trimester’ of adjustment to our crazy world.

the unhappy camper expression for most of the initial months (age: 3-4 months, CNY Jan 12)

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