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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
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
Family Arts Blast
When: Apr 20, 9-12:30 p.m.
Where: Ordway Center for Performing Arts, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: ordway.org/fab/
Funtime Funktion's 1st Annual Spring Fun Fest
When: Apr 20, 12-4 p.m.
Where: McRae Park, Minneapolis
Cost: $5 per person FREE for three and under
Website: facebook.com/events/983775561818665/
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
Easter Egg Hunt
When: Apr 20
Where: James J. Hill House, Saint Paul
Cost: $8, age 2 and under free, MNHS members save 20%
Website: mnhs.org/event/6575
Earth Day Celebration
When: Apr 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Harriet Alexander Nature Center, Roseville
Cost: Reservations required $6
Website: cityofroseville.com/1395/Earth-Day-Celebration
Spring Eggstravaganza
When: Apr 20, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: Minnetonka Community Center and Ice Arena, Minnetonka
Cost: $10, reservations required
Website: eminnetonka.com/recreationbrochure
Kids at the Castle
When: Apr 20
Where: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
Cost: $8 per family; registration is not required.
Website: asimn.org
Easter Bunny, Pony Rides and Petting Zoo
When: Apr 20
Where: Southtown Shopping Center, Bloomington
Cost: FREE; pony rides are $6
Website: southtownbloomington.com
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