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This was an eventful month! We did ALOT this month!
1. Sara had her naming ceremony and her Sameer Chacha came to meet her. We missed seeing Zejfa Chachi this time but hopefully we will see her in a couple months.
2. Sara made a trip to see her Daddy at the SF Google office
3. Sara made a trip to see her Mommy’s office and meet all her friends
4. We went on our first vacation with lil Miss Sara. This was her first time on an airplane and her first international trip! Whoa! Yea we were brave! We took a trip to Switzerland and France. One of Sahir’s friend from high school was getting married so a bunch of friends decided to meet up and rent a chalet and just hang out.

We didn’t get to do a lot since Sara is still so little and everything had to be planned around her feeding schedule but it was nice to just get away from the daily routine.

Here are some of our travel essentials with a 3 month of infant –
– We traveled with our UPPAbaby Vista stroller and Carseat. Albeit expensive, this is a great sturdy stroller. We kept joking that it could probably run over some of the tiny cars in Europe πŸ™‚ It worked really well on the cobblestone paths and the big storage underneath helped carry a lot of stuff.
Sleep Sheep – Sara just knows its time to sleep when this thing turns on.
– Her Paci’s
Blankets (swaddles and others) These are just needed for everything!
– Burpy Bibs
Ergo Carrier to carry her around in when you don’t want to take the stroller
– Her bath supplies (soap, shampoo, oil for massages), her healthcare kit and the nose frida
Infant Tylenol (we didn’t need to use it but we carried it along just in case) and Gripe water

At this time, she was too young for toys. We did carry a couple of rattles but we didn’t end up using them and of course her clothes, and diapers.

On the flight to Zurich, she slept most of the way and we had to wake her up to eat. On the flight back to SF, she was awake most of the time πŸ™‚ We were jet lagged when we got back and pretty much slept at odd hours for the first few days but got back into the swing of things pretty soon.

Sara’s 3 month roundup

Feedings – 8-10 times a day
Favorite toy – Her gym (still)
Favorite book – Not the Hippopotamus (still)
Likes to hang on – The floor (on a blanket). She just loves to kick kick kick and being on the ground helps
Favorite Activities –
Playing in the gym
Face timing and Skyping
Babbling
Eating her hands
Meeting new people and just being outdoors
Favorites foods – milk nom nom nom
Not a big fan of – Tummy time

Mom’s 3 month round up:
Favorite Swaddle – Aden Anais
Favorite Activity – Being out and about with Sara

Dad’s 3 month round up:

Favorite Swaddle – Aden Anais
Favorite activity – Being silly and making Sara smile

Here are some pictures from the last month and our trip.

Naming Ceremony

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Morning walk with her Chacha

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Visiting the Google Office

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Visiting the Tibco Loyalty Lab Office with VickyImage

Visiting the Tibco Loyalty Lab Office with Rahul

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Visiting the Tibco Loyalty Lab Office With Vinay

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The Trip! – Sleeping in the airplane bassinet

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Finally off the airplane!

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At the chalet we rented

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With Shekhar Chacha

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Chillin’

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Popped Collar Gangsta’s at Aix Les Bains

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At Sara’s favorite pub

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At Divia’s wedding with her Daddy

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At Divia’s wedding with her mommy πŸ™‚

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Last coffee in Europe

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Back home!

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3 months already!

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People had told me that Β the first few months after you have a baby are crazy… I think it’s really hard to fathom what and how hard it is until you actually go through it.

I feel like there is a lot of emphasis on the pregnancy… very rightly so! You are growing a human being! but the first many few weeks are like a rude awakening after feeling like a diva for 9 months! Β  New parents need to emphasize on the first few weeks. It is HARD! Β New Mama’s need a lot of support because we are stressed about everything! The baby is sleeping too much oh is everything ok? The baby is not sleeping enough oh is everything ok?? And being emotional and sleep deprived with a screaming baby doesn’t help either.

I don’t think the stress ever goes away and is part of being a parent (my mom still worries about me) you probably just get used to being stressed all the time! haha

I am just now starting to feel a little normal. I feel like have the feedings and sleep under some kind of control… There are still the crazy days but getting less as time goes on… until of course the next curve ball comes our way. Just when you think you may have figured out your baby they decide to change things up on you! But in the end it’s all worth it to see that one toothless smile. πŸ˜€

Sara’s 2 month round up:

Feedings – 8-12 times a day
Favorite toy – Her gym
Favorite book – Not the Hippopotamus
Likes to hang on – The new born rocker, Boppy lounger
Favorite Activities –
Playing in the gym
Smiling for Dada and Dadi
Face timing with Nana, Nani, Chacha, Chachi, Renu, Rinku Maasi, her friends Aashna, Aariya and Β Aadit. She can’t wait to meet all of them!!
Getting a massage and bath
Going to DayOne with mommy and making friends
Favorites foods – milk nom nom nom
Not a big fan of – Tummy time (sigh)

Mom’s 2 month round up:

Favorite Swaddle – Aden Anais
Favorite time – Massage time
Favorite Activity -the afternoon walk to get her tea from Philz. Everyone at Philz also knows Sara now πŸ™‚

Dad’s 2 month round up:

Favorite Swaddle – Woombie
Favorite time – Bath time
Favorite activity – walks with Sara in the Ergo
Favorite book to read for Sara – Not the hippopotamus
Biggest challenge – Trying to put her in the crib after rocking her to sleep since she wakes up as soon as he does πŸ™‚

Pics from her 2 months

Brunchin’ with her buddy Antoine

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Factiming with Zejfa chachi

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Facetiming with Shekhar chacha

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Facetiming with her besties Aariya and Aashna

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Facetiming with Nani

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Dhwipa Aunty and Nirav Uncle come to visit

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Meeting Esha and her Mom and Dad

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Yay for Smiles! πŸ™‚

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Yay! Dada is here!

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More Smiles!! πŸ˜€

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2 months already!

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It’s been a while since I blogged, not sure what happened but I seemed to have lost my momentum there for some time… but it’s time to change that πŸ™‚

Sahir and I would like to announce the birth of our baby girl Sara Nadine Sait!
After a long 40 hours in labor, Sara was born on her due date – May 22nd, 2013.

Sara is 7 weeks old today! The past seven weeks seem like a blur with feedings, diapers and all the stuff that comes with newborns. We are still trying to find our rhythm. Everyone says things get better after 6 -8 weeks so heres hoping! πŸ™‚

Heres are some pics from the last few weeks Β –

Getting Labor going by walking up and down our street.

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Sara is here!!

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First Family Pic!
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Sara Boo

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With Grandma

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One month already!

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Smiling for Daddy πŸ™‚

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Chillin’

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At the fireworks for July 4th

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Hangin’ with Mom

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Checking Daddy’s calendar to making sure he has all those meetings he keeps talking about!

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