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Rolling over

A day before her 3rd month, Dia rolled over from her tummy to her back. Yes, of course we have become those annoying parents who have to record every silly little thing their child does. But I guess we do have to come a full circle so we get to do all the silly stuff too and we love it! We even caught it on video. Check it out.

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Gifts from the heart

In today’s world of iPads, iPhone, eBooks, e-Cards , evites and many others Es and Is there are a special few who still take the time to make things with their hands. And this post is to acknowledge, appreciate and honor their effort. Additionally I want my daughter to grow up appreciating art of all kinds and for her to realize how lucky she is to have so many  people who have welcomed her with open arms and with open hearts. So lets begin shall we?

#1 Knitted Vest by Badi Dadima (Father’s grandmother) #2 Beaded Bracelet by Dadima ( Father’s Mother )
 
 
 
 
#3 Crocheted Jacket made by Aditi  Chachi (Father’s Brother’s Wife)

 

#4 PhotoBook by Amisha Chachi ( Father’s brother’s wife)
 
 

 
#5 Heirloom Quilt by Leslie Mausi ( Mom’s Friend/sister )
 

 
#6 Custom Mirror by Aunty Noelle
 

 
#7 Diaper Bag and Flannel Blankets by Aunty Sharon
 

 
#8 Knitted Hat by Aunty Jennifer
 
 
 
#9 Knitted Jacket by Aunty Tini
 

 

A special gift is worth mentioning here This is Dia’s FIRST gift. When she was only 20 weeks!!!!

By Aunt Emily

 

Until Dia can thank you herself, please accept my heartfelt gratitude for the lovely gifts. She is enjoying each and every one of your gifts.

I am not going to feel guilty!

It’s 70 degrees outside – our first REAL spring day! But what makes it even more enjoyable are audible laughs and sounds from Dia! She is totally trying to talk and responds when we talk to her. At a little less than 3 months, she is holding her head up and is quite a kicker! She is still sleeping through the night and is as energetic as ever in the mornings. So today when in the afternoon she was in a playful mood and when I turned to look at her, this is what I saw! I’d been feeling guilty all morning not being able to work today and at that very moment, I decided not to.  This is mama’s time with her daughter and if she wants me, she is going to get my full attention. So we’re just hanging out at home today not feeling guilty and just being mother and daughter, laughing, playing and telling stories. It’s hard to imagine what my life was before Dia was in it.  This summer is going to be like no other!

We don't want to work. Lets go home!

A New Hobby!

They say forget about your hobbies when the baby comes along. Well not so much in my case. Dia taught me a new hobby – origami.

Lying in her cradle as she was staring at the blank ceiling in my office, my friends suggested I make something for her to look at. A few google searches and dabbling in a few different types of origami objects I settled for something simple. A kimono mobile! I decided to add beads for added interest. Used my trusty hot glue gun to put everything together and hung it from two chopsticks. Took no time at all and I think she likes it!

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It’s all about the smiles now!

Dia turned two months old on the 24th and it’s as if a switch flipped! She started smiling a whole lot.

 

With Dia, each day is a new discovery and new beginnings and new milestones. There is so much to write. But I won’t bore you with mommy talk 🙂

I take her to work with me and it’s going well. Although since the last week or so, since she is awake more, I am getting less and less done 🙂 And to be honest the time I do work, and she is awake, I feel guilty because I don’t want to miss a second of what she does.

Sewing for Dia? Nothing yet. However, I’ve bought some cute fabric from Fabric.com and that should be showing up on our doorstep any day now.

Shopping for Dia? Oh Yeah! Someone stop me. I keep buying the cute clothes, I can’t help myself. I know she will outgrow them so quickly but c’mon,  who can resist this?

OR this

I do plan to sew for her. I just need some time 🙂 With Gagan back in school for another 6 weeks or so, on the weekdays it’s just me and Dia. So far so good.

If you ask me my favorite time with Dia, it’s the morning. She gives me a big smile when I change her diaper in the morning 🙂 Then she hangs out in her crib with her favorite mobile while I have my morning coffee in her room on the couch.

And guess what? I might have picked up another hobby – ORIGAMI!

More on that later…

Some more photos:

At her first playdate with Olivia

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