A Milestone

Today, Vinay reached a new milestone.  His head was shaved – signifying cleansing, a fresh future and saying goodbye to his babyhood.  Although, having said that, he’ll always be my baby!

I’m quite proud of myself – I managed not to cry.  I couldn’t have a breakdown when he was so distressed 😦


Yes, as you could see in the pictures, he wasn’t happy.  But, after his bath he calmed down and was fine!


Traditionally, the baby has to wear a yellow ‘kurta’ after his bath and then go to a lunch or dinner hosted by his maternal grandparents.  Since my parents aren’t here, we went to my aunt’s house for lunch.


He actually seemed to have forgotten about the events of the morning and had fun.  Maybe a little too much fun, because he was exhausted by the time we came home!


It was heartbreaking to see him cry the way he did, but I’m so relieved that he’s over it now and back to his normal self 😀

10 thoughts on “A Milestone

  1. Congrats on his baby milestone. I was wincing through the pics but he looked so smiley at the end! Looks like like a cute little boy 🙂

  2. Oh bless his heart! That one where your husband is holding his face made me cry. This is such an important rite though, and it will all grow back so quickly. Beautiful boy.

  3. <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <html><head> <meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="Content-Type"> </head>Thanks ladies. He really did cry so much. He’s fine now – all happy again :). But I’m finding it difficult to recognise him and his expressions :(<p>Sent from my BlackBerry?? smartphone provided by Airtel Nigeria.</p></html>

  4. Oh my! You are one brave mummy. I have just burst into tears when I’ve seen how happy he is after the ‘ordeal’ was over. What a beautiful boy! Congratulations for reaching this milestone and well done for not crying!!XxX

  5. Thank you – it was really difficult to stay composed – but I had to do it! He doesn’t even seem to miss his hair that much.

  6. Gosh, looks like it was distressing indeed! He does look lovely though. Great to see him smiling at the end.

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