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Unlike our first daughter, Laaija, Amara’s birth was very well planned and scheduled. The family started very early from home around 5:00am in the morning, to get Shanta admitted to the Rainbow Hospital, Bannerghatta, Bangalore.

Without any complications and under the care of Dr. Ashwini GB, Amara was born at 9:19AM on Nov 7, 2016. She has the same blood group as me, and her sister, B+.

Like most babies born these days, Amara had Neonatal Jaundice, and had to under Light Therapy treatment. I stayed up few nights holding her against the UV light so she gets optimal light on her, while she slept.

The next day, India had its banknote demonetisation event and we had our small experiences of it. I remember an incident where I was trying to buy dinner for the family, ended up walking quite a few kilometers before I could find a restaurant where I can buy chicken dinner for Laaija.

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