There are many things I would have done different had I know any better...it has always been about hindsight 20-20...and I am being specific to my baby (ya in my life too...but that will be a whole another book not a post in a blog...).
I was going through some pics that we had taken of Sanjana in the last week of April while we were at our friends house and we had some other friends visiting...and everyone knew about the legendary frown on my daughter's face. Everyone made fun about how she never smiles or laughs and Girish and I cannot but agree to it...
Only a day later did we realize that was daughter was suffering from severe urinary tract infection for a whole week and also going through the "fifth disease" (ya there is a disease called this)...We did not know about either until the following Monday. Looking at those photos I regret that I was also making fun of how Sanjana never smiles...well how can she?
From the time she was three and half months old she had 6 ear infection, has been on antibiotics constantly and till date has had 8 antibiotics, steroids and a minor surgery...more than what I have taken my entire life...I never took her out of the house for two months and she was scared of strangers...now how could I realistically expect her to be in the "yo wassup" mood?
She is still not used to strangers and her giggles and laughter are a pleasure which she reveals only to her mom and dad...but had I known that she was sick and had been sick for an entire week I probably would have taken her to the doctor...she could not speak and I misunderstood her cries to be hunger and not pain...I did not know any better...and those photos make me regret for doing what I did and wondering why is my daughter cranky...
Yes I deeply regret it and sorry Sanjana...I will try to watch out more for you.