Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Year of Christmas!

So, just for fun....
Last Christmas...
This Christmas... Last Christmas...
This Christmas...
And.... Last Christmas...
And this Christmas.... haha!
Hope you all had a great Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Random Pics :)

Here's some random pics from this past weekend hanging out with Adam's family :)
I like this pic :) They were checking out the Manatee :)
Here is Aashini opening some presents :) She thought it was really fun! I had some cuter pics of her opening presents, but this one just cracked me up :)
Here is Aashini playing Racket Ball :)

Have a Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

MeRrY ChriStMaS!!!

Aashini is finally feeling almost better :) She almost has her whole appetite back now! She's still sleeping a little more, but she's feeling good enough to go out and take some Christmas Pictures! So, we dressed her up and went out to take some pics :) The pic below is my favorite :)
I think this one is funny :)
She doesn't really stay still anymore when I take her pictures :) haha! Now that she's walking, I can't just pose her next to something and know that she'll stay. She's walking around everywhere!
Little Christmas pose :)
Here's a couple of goofball pics :)
When we are taking her picture, if we tell her to smile, she now does this:
haha! I've posted more pics on my Facebook Page (you can view it even if you don't have facebook)... so if you want to see more, check em out! :)

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Aashini is recovering :) She's been sleeping a lot! Poor thing. Here she is sleeping yesterday.
Here she is today! She's feeling sooo much better. She hasn't really been able to eat much (and is still throwing up a few times a day as well as having "Loose Motions") but she's been able to play for a little bit!
Yay for Aashini feeling better!

Friday, December 12, 2008


Thank You guys sooo much for lifting us up last night!!
All day yesterday Aashini had a fever. It dipped down to 99 at one point, but was around 101 all day long...
...right before bed (usually when her fevers spike), she went down to normal! She stayed at normal all night and woke up with a normal temperature too. She has even been able to keep a little food down today!
Thank you guys sooooo much for lifting us up! We really can’t thank you enough! Really!!


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Scary Night with a Sick Baby...

The night before last Aashini was a little sick and threw up a couple of times, but by yesterday morning, she seemed OK. She didn't want to eat or drink much, and had about 100 temperature, but that's about it. She seemed like she was just a little sick, the highest her temperature got up to was 101.
Well, last night we put her to bed and she woke up about midnight and she was burning up!! We took her temperature and she was 104!!! We quickly stripped her of all her clothes and tried to cool her down, while trying to decide if we should go to the ER or not. Well, a few minutes later, she stiffened up straight as a board ans started shaking. Then her eyes rolled back in her head and she became unresponsive and was breathing really strangly. We all quickly jumped in the car and rushed over to the ER.
They put us right into a room when we got to the ER, which was a huge blessing. They immediately gave her medicine, an ice pack and attempted to start her IV. After about 30 minutes of this, she started to become responsive again, and about 2 hours later she was able to sleep (pic below).We knew she was feeling better when she could do her little "tricks" (saying words she knows and holding up her first finger when we ask how old she is, etc...). It was really scary.
The doctor said she had some sort of virus. They did all kinds of tests on her and x-rays. She also had a Febrile Seizure (that is what was happening when she stiffened up and was shaking).
Finally, at about 4:00 am, she felt much better and was sleeping in her preferred position (below).

We got home at about 5:45 this morning and all slept for a while. Aashini has slept most of the day so far and hasn't eaten much, but her fever is down to 99 - PTL!! She's definitely feeling much better. Please lift her up tonight and pr that her fever doesn't get high again tonight.


Friday, December 5, 2008

Our Little Goofball :)

There's a really cool park down the street from my parent's house that really decorates a lot for Christmas. We had about 30 minutes to spend before meeting up with someone yesterday and we took Aashini to the park :) She had fun!
Here she is showing off her teeth :)
Aashini was standing up next to this big bear... she kept looking at it and saying: "DOG!" (she thinks everything is a dog). She was a little disturbed when she felt the "dog"... his fur was quite prickly!
Aashini is such a goofball! Lately, if she doesn't want her food, she's been throwing it (nice...) BUT the other night she decided to be a little more polite, so she stuffed her food into a crack in her high chair :) haha!
And this picture cracks me up!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Jellybean is ONE!!!!!!!!!!

I can't believe that my little Jellybean is already one!!! I thought I'd post a few pictures to commemorate this :) Here is the very last belly pic I took - I was feeling so sick! - Look how HUGE I was!
Here I am being wheeled away to have my C-section ... you can tell I didn't feel good!
HERE SHE IS!!! Six Weeks Early...
I like this picture :)
This is the view from the window of the NICU - see the buffalo?
..she needed some breathing help from a C-Pap Machine after she was born (which I was using in the ICU at the exact same time!)...
...but after about 8 days she was ready to go home! I LOVE this picture! She's just so tiny!!!
And now she's so big!!!! My friend Annie (who made that awesome Baby Shower Blog for us before Aashini was born) is a photographer (check out her photography blog: Annie Agarwal Photography - she's awesome!) and she edited this pic (below) - I think it looks really cool!
OK, now on to the bear pictures!!!! Here is the very first bear picture when Aashini was one month old (we didn't get one at birth - that was a very stressful time :)) and her 12 month picture! How fun!
Here are all of the bear pictures together (below) - You should be able to click on it and look at it bigger if you're interested :) I took her one year pics in the same dress she wore in her one month pictures... well, almost the same dress, it's the same style, but a different size :) I can't believe she's so big now!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

One Year Photos

I finally took Aashini's one year pictures :) The top one is one of my favorites :) You probably don't remember, but this is the exact same dress (just a different size) that she wore for her one month pictures :) I'll post some more pictures later of her "before & after" and her bear pictures... but for now, here are her one year pics!
This picture makes me laugh!
Now we can say: "How big is Aashini?" or "Jai Masih ki" (pretty much means "Praise the Lord") and she'll raise both of her hands in the air. That's what she's doing in this picture (but she's still holding onto the tree :))
Showing off a few of her teeth!
So here is the South Asian portion of our blog...
One of our friends in M-town made Aashini two sweaters when she was born - one to wear then and one to wear around her first birthday... so we took some pics in it to send them :)
She put a lot of work into this sweater. It even has a cute bow in the back.
The family we used to live with in M-town (the Kumars) gave us this dress (below) for Aashini to wear on her first birthday. First birthdays are a HUGE big deal in South Asia (you can see pics from our SA friend's daughter's first Birthday here: South Asian Birthday Party (in America) ) So... here is the dress!
This is her "ballerina picture" - she was actually trying to climb this tree :) It's funny because most of the time her hair looks blonde but this picture it looks so brown :)
I think she felt like a little princess :) You can tell she's teething again - she has her finger in her mouth for most of the pcitures :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Some Random Pics!

So here are a few random pics from the last few weeks :)
Aashini LOVES the Wiggles! She never pays attention to the TV if it's on - UNLESS the Wiggles are on. She'll just sit and watch and dance and clap - it's so cute! I think it's so cute to me because she's getting so much bigger - wow!
Last weekend Aashini and I met my friend Christine at FSU before the football game. It was Homecoming and she was twirling her baton at the game. After some coffee, we went to the Marching Chief's Field (the Band Field) to watch them rehearse before the game. Aashini loved it!! She loved watching the band members move all around, she loved the music, she loved the flags & twirlers - it was so cute!!! She danced during most of it :)
We had an International Thanksgiving Banquet the other night for our ESL classes. Everyone was supposed to dress up from the country they're from. Although we're not from South Asia, we decided we were close enough and we dressed up :) Aashini had fun in her little suit :)
I just included this one because I thought she was cute sitting in her high-chair in her little outfit :) haha!