Monday, November 19, 2007

A Bunch of Firsts

Aashini had a lot of firsts today... some planned, some unplanned....
Today Aashini had her first doctor's appointment... They weighed her and she was 2.26 kg - 4.97 lbs (when we left the hospital she was 2.195 kg - 4.8 lbs - so she went up a tiny bit - her birth weight was 2.47 kg - 5.43 lbs) her length today was 46.5 cm - 18.3 in.... for those interested :)

Here's a pic of Aashini with her pediatrician - Dr. Malik.
After her doctor's appointment, we decided to go check out the new mall that was just built next to the hospital... so here's a pic of Aashini on her first rickshaw ride:
Here's the mall - it's pretty cool... it's going to be REALLY huge when it's finished... right now just a piece of it is open and it's pretty fun :) Most of the stores are really high-end and expensive, but there's some other stores as well... they have a Mothercare, candy stores :), music stores, bookstores... ok, so same things that are in most malls... We got some Gelato :) So here's Aashini at her first mall :) haha!
Another pic for Annie :) Here's me and Aashini taking a break at the mall... my energy level is still pretty low... I had to stop and rest a lot :) And yes, she's wearing another funny hat... I found this hat in her room today... Adam thinks it looks a little like a sombrero. We have to have a hat on her head in public so that we don't get told that we're bad parents :) haha! It was about 75 degrees when we were out today :) haha! We had people tell us that her blankets weren't thick enough and that it was too cold for her to be out - haha!
So tonight, she peed all over herself as we were changing her... so we decided it was time for her first bath... Well...
Needless to say (from the picture below)... she didn't like bath time... She screamed through the whole thing... Oh and in case you're concerned... no, that's not soap on her face, it's her little primi peach-fuzz hair :)
Afterwards she was pretty forgiving though :) haha! She's so cute all wrapped up in her towel :)
This pic (below) isn't that great photography-wise, but I thought she was really cute in it :)

15 comments:

Bronie said...

wow! take it easy li'l mama. don't forget to get some rest.

ok, enough, i'm not your mama.

great pics! i especially love the one when aashini is out of the bath and in her towel. she looks so relieved! (and don't worry-most babies scream their ever-lovin' little heads off during baths {O

so great to "see" all of you!

love to everyone XOXOXO

E-Rob said...

Oh how sweet!! I giggled looking at the pics because she's just so precious.

jrob said...

Beautiful!

The Agarwals said...

Andrea, you look amazing! AMAZING!! I can't believe you're feeling well enough to get out of the house like that- and Woo Hoo for some weight gain on her! Impressive feeding skills Momma! I love the bath pics! I remember how much ours disliked that first time! Screams are the norm for sure! How's that umbilical cord doing? Has it fallen off yet?

SouthAsiaRocks said...

The cord is gone :) It fell off at the hospital, so we didn't have to really worry about it too much :) Looks like she might have a little bit of an outie belly button though :)

The Agarwals said...

Awesome!! Have I mentioned how adorable she is?? :-)

Heather Henderson said...

"For those interested"????? WHAT!?! Of course we are ALL interested in all of the little facts about this beautiful little punkin'. You look gorgeous! I cant believe it. I pretty much have to remove you from my list of friends. She is soooooo tiny. I can't believe you get to just walk around with that little baby. I should probably come over there and chaperone you guys. K. I'll be there soon.

Anthony and Sharon said...

How fun! SO glad you guys got to get out as a family and have a bit of fun. I love the pic at the end...she's like "Hey, no worries folks, I'm alright."

Chanclers said...

cutest burrito I've ever seen.

Deanna said...

Absolutely adorable! And you look great!

Sara said...

Adam and Andrea, she is SO cute! I agree the pictures of her after her bath are adorable! I haven't had a chance to comment yet, so I just want to tell you how awesome it is and how I know Father was watching over you for such a little preemie like her was released from the hospital after 12 days and is able to go venture out in the world with you guys! That is SO awesome! We are thinking about you guys! It has made me think about when Keely was that age and how we already thought we could see some of her personality and it is funny how right we were...so have fun watching her little personality grow! That is a fun part about being a parent! We love you guys and are thinking about all of you!

bgirl said...

She is soooo adorable!! funny... the mall here has basically the same stuff,and the people here all put there abies in wool blankets and hats, and there a huge winter coat sales everywhere!!!

shannon said...

aww! she is very cute in that little towel. by the way...thanks for sharing your birth story with me. so sorry you had to spend 4 days without Aashini right after she was born, but I'm so glad you are all together now :) PTL!

Mandi said...

so the pic with the sombrero-ish hat is hillarious! it looks like you photoshopped that thing on her head :) i'm glad you all are home, for your sakes, and for the increase in pics!!! did you guys go to the mall in saket? is it finally open, or is that another mall?

SouthAsiaRocks said...

Saket Mall :) It's halfway open :)