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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Proud Ouma

It was the most memorable event to be present at the birth of my most adorable grand-daugher.I am equally happy to have been with her and her parents during the first two weeks of her life.Looking forward to her visit to Africa soonest. Ouma Sustjie.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Week 1: already new family member!

Celine, Tim and Roya have welcomed a new family member last Saturday 21 April at 20h29. Congratulations! He was born within a few hours only and mother and son are doing well. Naomi's cousin is younger, but weighs 1,2 kg more! Grandfather Houshang was very proud to pose with his three grandchildren for a picture, and he gladly awaits another one in June!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Naomi alive and kicking!

Dear friends,

We are happy to announce the birth of our daughter Naomi, who was born on Sunday 15th April at 04.20 am at Sint Lucas Andreas Ziekenhuis, Amsterdam - in the presence of her parents and her grandmother Meme Sustjie. News will follow, but let us just say now.....WE ARE SO HAPPY TO BE TOGETHER WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL CHILD!

Mutaleni & Ruben

the last day...

The last day before the BIG day - and wow was I feeling big! We were only 11 days away from the due date... but babies work on their own schedule!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Baby corner - CLICK HERE - for slideshow

Visit our flickr photo set and view a slideshow of our baby corner.
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Sunday, April 01, 2007

Sun is shining

With spring in the air I'm enjoying spending a lot of my afternoons on the balcony reading. Some great reads:
'When We Grow Up' (on inspired but practical Baha'i parenting) by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani
'Third Culture Kids' (on raising children in multiple cultural settings) by David C. Pollock and Ruth E. van Reken
'Baby's Eerste Jaar'... a reference guide on the first year of a baby's life - just leafing through really.
and lately... ' The Mosquito Coast' by Paul Theroux - a fantastic adventure novel!
Sometimes fiction can be a great distraction from the pending due date.