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Name: Elena (Mom: Geta Ramdihal)
Age: Born Feb. 9, 2019
City: Brooklyn Park
Parents: Dad: Navendra Ramdihal

Delivery stats: 6 pounds, 7 ounces, 19 inches


Birthed at: Maple Grove Hospital


Pregnancy cravings: Subway, waffles and cookies


Birth story: My water broke at home; we went to the hospital and my doctor induced labor. After I did some good pushing, Elena came out crying with a full head of black hair. After seeing her, my heart was full of joy; it was the best thing that’s ever happened to me. She is God’s blessing.


What has surprised you most? She is here — with her smile and all her little stretches, which make me love her more and more. What’s more amazing is to see my Elena getting used to our family and our surroundings. I’m eagerly looking forward to the months and years ahead with my little angel, Elena.


Advice for new mamas: Eat your vegetables and protein; drink your milk; take your vitamins. Keep all your doctor appointments. Always be close to your family and friends. And always remember to ask if you don’t understand something.


Photo by Tracy Walsh Photography

Out & About
The Most Magnificent Thing
When: Apr 19
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $14-$21
Website: stagestheatre.org
Pony Rides and Petting Zoo
When: Apr 19
Where: Southtown Shopping Center, Bloomington
Cost: The pony rides are $6; all other events are FREE.
Website: southtownbloomington.com
Spring Babies
When: Apr 19
Where: Twin Cities Festival, Brooklyn Park
Cost: $9 online or $10 at the gate for ages 2+.
Website: twincitiesspringbabies.com
Kids at the Castle
When: Apr 19
Where: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
Cost: $8 per family; registration is not required.
Website: asimn.org
Karaoke for All Ages
When: Apr 19
Where: Can Can Wonderland, St. Paul
Cost: $2
Website: cancanwonderland.com
River Gorge Earth Day Cleanup
When: Apr 20, 9:30 a.m.
Where: E 36th St & W River Parkway or E 44th St & W River Parkway, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: fmr.org
World Circus Day Fundraiser
When: Apr 20
Where: Matthews Recreation Center, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE, but donations accepted
Website: facebook.com/events/2302500283409849/
Free Easter Egg Hunt and Petting Zoo
When: Apr 20
Where: Learning to Grow Academy, 6716 Gleason Road, Edina
Cost: FREE
Website: learningtogrowacademy.com
CD Release Party for "The Well Traveled Unknown" by Tim Cheesebrow
When: Apr 20, Doors at 6 p.m.
Where: Art Works, Eagan, MN
Cost: $20 adult, $15 under 16
Website: cheesebrowmusic.com
Childish Films at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
When: Apr 20
Where: St. Anthony Main Theatre, Minneapolis
Cost: $15 general public, $11 Film Society members, and $8 youth under 25 and students with ID.
Website: mspfilm.org
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