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It's a GIRL!!!

It's a GIRL! I'm sorry I haven't been able to post (no wi-fi at the hospital) :) On Wednesday (Nov 25) I had started to feel worse than I had before. My vision had blurred a few times that day and my blood pressure was getting higher, so we called my doc that evening and she said we needed to check in. We checked in and they monitored me for a few hours (and my BP kept slowly climbing) and my doctor decided we needed to go ahead and have the baby. Since I had a previous c-section, she didn't want to induce, so we scheduled the c-section for the next day. It was a TOTALLY different experience from last time! If anyone is interested, I'll write about it, but I was totally lucid during the entire c-section (which I wasn't last time) and I was talking with the attendants about Bollywood movies while they were stitching me up - it was fun :) (until the numbness wore off....)
Anyway, here's Diya's Info (if you can't read it, you can click on the pictures to see them bigger):

Here is Diya right after she was born:
And another one Adam took right after she was born:
Here she is on her 2nd day :) She looks a lot different from Aashini. She has dark hair and different feet, hands and mouth. She also looks a lot more darker complected (and as of now doesn't have any jaundice)...
Aashini got to meet her for the first time on the 2nd day. Aashini was so excited! She kept poking at her and naming things (eyes, nose, mouth, etc). At one point Diya moved and Aashini was surprised and said: WHOA! (maybe she thought she was a doll before :) haha!). Aashini really loves her baby sister! She's also pretty protective. Our neighbor came by today and was holding Diya and Aashini kept crying. She was afraid they were going to take her.
In this pic you can see her baby bracelet. Most people here wait a while to give the baby a name (or wait for the Hindu priest to name the baby), so they call the babies: b/o (baby of) Andrea.
This picture made me laugh :)
We got home today and our house was decorated so cool!
Our friends the Washas and their kids decorated our house to welcome in little Diya! There were fun decorated diyas all over and paisleys. It was really fun :)
More pictures to come!


Joy said…
So happy for you!!! It will be so much fun seeing how the sisters will become each others best friends!!
Leslie said…
She's SO beautiful!! We're so happy for you.
Jeremy's fam said…
She is beautiful, Andrea! Congratulations on your Thanksgiving baby girl. I love the names you have picked out and the meanings!
Deanna said…
What great news!!! She's beautiful! Congrats!!!!
Anonymous said…
Congrats Guys!! She is so precious and i LOVE what her name means. How cool is that!! Thanks God this time around was easier for you! God is good.
sandra said…
Diya Paisley is SUCH a beautiful, sweet baby girl. I love her name.

Hope you are feeling good and figuring out a good pace of life with two!
She is gorgeous! I am so glad you are doing well this time. :) Congratulations!

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