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I’ve known Kusum for about a year now & was thrilled to learn of her pregnancy a few months ago. She’s one of the sweetest, simplest, down-to-earth people I know and from what she shares here, I think she’ll be an excellent mom! ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Kusum’s words: I have being reading this book,  “What to expect when you are expecting”(8th edition) & its quite helpful for new moms. During first trimester, one should avoid any food that produces heat in the [...]

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Just re-connected with Nagashree on FB, years after schooling 2gthr in the 90s – she laughs the same, talks the same, IS the same – except she’s now married & just over 4mths preggers, WOOHOO!!! Loving every moment of it, here’s what she shares about her preps for the coming baby. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Nagashree advises: I find this book, “Pea in a Pod” to be a better read than “What to expect when you are expecting”, in the sense, its easier [...]

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Went white ‘n pale as she delivered her baby boy, Jordan, on the other side of the world – still can’t digest sumtimes, that my twin is now a mom!! But she’s out-done herself & has done GREAT so far; Here are her real-life experiences & tips.     Pictured: Pearl’s son (& my Godson), Jordan. DOB 4-Oct-09, 1:32pm. Wt. 3.220 kgs. ____________________________________________________________________ Pearl’s pregnancy tips: 1. Drink plenty of water during the daytime, but reduce the intake of water or [...]

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Gotta write a book abt us – partners in crime since kindergarten, lost touch in the 90s thx to the Gulf war, googled our way back 2gthr in ’03 & spent the last 2 Xmas-NYs with her – my BEST friend, for life! Funny, clumpsy, bubbly, TALL, supermom of Ayesha, who shares my b’day (well-planned ) & Jayden, born in Feb’10. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Shilpa on pregnancy weight-gain: 1. Post pregnancies weight gain For both my pregnancies, I gained over 60lbs. I [...]

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I’ve known FeeFyeFoeFum for about a year & she’s gotta be the most extrovert, chatty, funny & helpful person on earth – I’m smiling as I type this! She’s shared SO MUCH with us about her experience with her 1st baby (son,Micah) that it over-justifies my ‘helpful’ adjective for her; Our common frenz here will agree! Thank u, Fiona, for being so extraordinary!     Pictured: Fiona’s son, Micah – DOB 13-Jan-10, Wt. 7lbs-3oz. Ht. 19″ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Fiona’s Fundas:  (Part [...]

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We worked together for a year in ’06-’07 & she’s my BEST friend in Dubai even today! I rem it was 15-Aug, India’s independence day & we were all dressed for work in traditional wear. I dropped Kaz for her ObGyn appointment later & my “Good Luck” as she left the car, were followed by “CONGRATS.. Wooohooo!!!” soon after – How we cried in joy at the good news!     Pictures: Kazmeen’s son, Rehaan. DOB 4-Apr-08, 3:20pm, Wt. 3.8kgs. [...]

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Everything from yoga to pilates to strength/cardio-training to healthy eating habits – ALL  to lose the baby-weight FAST(er) _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Post-delivery baby-belly getting you down??? Here’s your one-stop resource for everything to help you bust that belly SOON(er) – Yoga, Exercises, Diet, et al.. Let’s start by understanding the Post-baby belly flap: What Causes It? – The skin stretches with your expanding belly but may not shrink back to its pre-pregnancy state – Excessive weight gain – Twin-or-more pregnancy – Previous [...]

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Naming a baby is probably the most hardest choice-making decision one ever makes – you need the name to sound good, suit the times, be stylish, unique, most of all – MEAN SUMTHN, and maybe even, give respect to an ancestor! Here are some resources to help you make the right decision! __________________________________________________________________________________________ Naming your baby will be so much MORE fun after you read this… The most common names for 2009 were: Jacob (Boy) & Isabella (Girl). Both these [...]

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My bestest friend since kinderagrten, Shilpa just gave birth to her second child after daughter Ayesha. Gotta say he is as cute & loving as his parents, and willbe looked after well by his big sis. ____________________________________________________________________   BABY OF THE MONTH: JAYDEN G. S.  Jayden was born on 23rd Feb 2010 to Shilpa Urva & Boby Seelan in Montreal, Canada, and is the little brother of 6-yr old Ayesha.I rem he was due about a week before that and [...]

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Keya went to college with my twin back in 96-99 and I met her a couple of times – WOAH!! What a blast of energy she exudes wherever she goes! I bet she carries her vibrant, fun & lively personality into her motherhood as well.. Lil’ princess, Amani, u’re blessed with a BRIGHT & lovely mommie! ____________________________________________________________________ Keya shares with us, the joy & love of her life, babygirl AMANI: Amani was born on 22-Dec-08 to Keya & Shamu Thambi [...]

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