Monday, August 18, 2014

Look who is 9 months old and a baby "puja"

Our little Munchkin was nine months old on Saturday.  
She never stops; is always on the go.  Can stand for a few seconds on her own but still not confident enough to take that first step.  She has also learned how to grind her teeth which is nasty; it sounds as bad as nails on a chalkboard!!!  She is up to 19 1/2 lbs and is going to be tall, so she takes after her dad's side in that aspect.  Her having those six teeth make her look so much older I think?

On Saturday we also attended a "puja" which is a religious blessing for Our Little Princess' soon to be new brother or sister.  It was only a short puja, so it took just under 2 hours!!  It was very interesting, despite the fact I didn't really know what was happening.
This was done in a house, the priest is sitting by himself.  A married couple had to help with the ceremony.  They were "praying" to the Indian Deity Ganesh  I honestly don't know the ins and outs of it all.  It involved various things, including flowers, holy water, fruit, rice, different spices and oil.  At one point we also got a blessing and a piece of fruit.  I was praying and hoping it wasn't going to be a coconut.......pleased to say dh and I got a pomegranate each, as at least I know what to do with that.

I was surprised at how relaxed it was, as people were moving around and talking while all this was going on.  I didn't put my sari on as this happened at 7 am!!!  It was apparently an auspicious time to do the blessing?  I have enough trouble putting my sari on at a regular time never mind trying to do it at that time of the morning.  Also as this was a last minute thing I didn't have time to go out and buy another "Indian" outfit to wear.  Everyone's sari's though were gorgeous as always; and yes dh and I were the only non-Indian people in attendance.  However we know everyone and are treat as part of the family which is really nice.

They had a traditional breakfast after this ended and as usual I did not like it, because even breakfast can be spicy it seems!!!  Dh ate his though, but he isn't as picky as me.

Of course our Little Princess was there:
She is growing that fast and is so bright.  She was 19 months old last week.  Her new brother or sister (I am thinking brother) is due the middle to end of September and is already a footballer!!  Total different pregnancy to when she was expecting our little Princess.

10 comments:

T'Pol said...

Gill that is a very cute 9 month old face! She is adorable! Your Little Princess is now looking like a little girl, no more like a baby. Aren't they growing up so fast? Wish them both very prosperous lives...

Jane and Chris said...

Is R doing OK?
Jane x

Gill - That British Woman said...

Jane,

She's doing great, as I said though totally different pregnancy from the first time round.

Gill

Tammy Chrzan said...

I think it's an honor to have been at such a lovely ceremony! And your granddaughter is gorgeous!! I could eat her all up!
Tammy x

Rose said...

Oh, my, Nitara and Nora are so beautiful! Both are growing so much.

William Kendall said...

Both of them are cute!

Evelyn said...

Beautiful ceremony and beautiful little girls!

Star said...

Lovely pictures Gill and a very interesting ceremony by the look of it.

DeniseinVA said...

They are sweet little ones. I haven't been for a while but your blog popped up on my side bar and I saw Nora's picture. How lovely to be part of this ceremony.

bonsaimum said...

They are both beautiful. :)