Monday, July 25, 2016

Birth Announcement

We have a new baby in the family! V and I welcomed our baby son into the world last week. His name is Niam (as in neeyam, the Sanskrit/ Hindi/ Marathi word for rules of the universe).

Lila is the most loving big sister we could have hoped for. She cracks us up by singing Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty (from The Big Bang Theory) to baby brother. Duncan has been cautiously sniffing around the baby but flees into another room as soon as he hears a wail.

One Hot Stove might be a bit quiet for a few weeks as we adjust to life as a family of five and savor that new baby smell. But I'll pop in whenever I get a chance. Enjoy your summer, friends!

Edited to add: Thank you all for the sweet wishes and warm welcome for baby Niam. I read each and every comment (multiple times) and am so touched, even though I probably can't respond to each one at the moment! 

99 comments:

  1. Nupur, many congratulations to you and the family. I have come to your blog after many months, only to see this wonderful wonderful news. I hope you and the baby are doing well, my very best hearty wishes.

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  2. and welcome to our world baby Niam. You have an amazing mother and I have no doubts you are going to be great yourself. xo

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  3. Congratulations! Sending much love, joy and contentment your way!

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  4. Congratulations!

    Please take all the time you need, we will be here to read when ever you have time to share. Please give poor Duncan plenty of hugs, too. I bet he thinks, he is the reason Niam is crying.

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  5. What a lovely name - hopefully he creates some exciting new rules for those around him. Congrats and enjoy some quiet time with him - we'll all be here waiting ;-)

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  6. Congratulations to the entire family!!! Such great news 😀

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  7. Congratulations!!!!!!
    Love his name! Wonderful news and congrats to Lila tai too.

    -Anu

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  8. Heartiest congratulations to you and your family, Nupur! Enjoy your time with your precious little ones.

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  9. Grandpa is back as Niam! Congratulations to you and V and big sis Lila too. Lots of love to the baby. Hugs to you Nupur. Enjoy smelling him.

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  10. Eileen SolomonJuly 25, 2016 4:11 PM

    Wonderful news! Congratulations from an old knitting friend in St. Louis!

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  11. omg! I could've never guessed you were preggers given what a full, eventful, fun life you lead. I'd have been a total couch whale like creature if I'd had a toddler on my hands while pretty. Hats off to you Nupur.

    And a huge, huge congrats and hugs to you on becoming momma one more time. Knowing all I know about your family from this blog I'd like to whisper in Niam's ear the following

    "Welcome baby boy, to a beautiful, happy, loving family. The best in the whole wide world!"

    I'm so glad that you began putting your health in order last year, baby Niam must've gotten the bestest nutrition as a result. Plus you became more physically active, so good for you and the baby. You are one good Momma.

    Congrats also from all of us here to Lil' Lila and V. Lila will be thrilled now to teach Baby N all the tricks she's learnt in the kitchen with you by and by:-)

    When you do find a breather please do send me your mailing address at my email id. I'd so love to send Lila a little card. Please ok? my id is below.

    Deepa
    kenksx@gmail.com

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  12. Hey thats such a wonderful news. Lots of love to both Niam and Lila. Congratulations !!

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  13. Hearty Congratulations Nupur - the proud Mom and to equally proud dad, big sis and sweet Duncan!!! How very exciting. Though I am a very regular reader of the blog, I seldom comment. This awesome news made me come out of my shell - thanks much to Niam. Take it easy Nupur. I am sure you will find a way to stay in touch with us as you are one of the most organized, talented, smart, humble and modest person I have known over the blog world. Niam and Lila are blessed to have you as their Mom and you will become an even better person because of them!!! Hearty congratulations and best wishes to the whole family! Enjoy the experience!
    - Viji Sooriamurthi

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  14. The loveliest news!! Congratulations!! So happy for you and your family. Enjoy him and rest up as much as you can. Take your time coming back to the blog. We're not going anywhere
    Pia

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  15. congratulations Nupur - and best wishes for much happiness and as much sleep and good health as you can

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  16. Wow, what great news! You did keep it a complete surprise :))
    Congratulations to all of you particularly big sister Lila. I love the name Niam.

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  17. Congratulations Nupur! I am an avid and long time follower of your blog. Enjoy this precious time!

    -Deepa

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  18. Congratulations to all! Happy belated birthday to Niam :)

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  19. Heartiest congratulations, dear Nupur. Lots of hugs to baby Niam (love the name, btw) and best wishes to your family.

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  20. Congratulations to you all!! That's amazing news. So happy for you and your family. Lovely name and lovely little toes :). Hugs to Niam and big sister Lila.

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  21. Congratulations on the arrival of the little one Nupur, to you and your family!

    -Anu

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  22. What a beautiful name! Congrats to you and your family Nupur. :)

    Simi

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  23. Congratulations! Have a wonderful time enjoying the new addition to your family.

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  24. Congratulations Nupur!! Lovely name also.

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  25. Hey Nupur & V, this is great news! Congratulations to all of you :)

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  26. Heartiest Congratulations!!! Get some rest and enjoy this fantastic time with both your little ones!!!

    Meenal

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  27. Congratulations and welcome to the world Baby Niam!

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  28. Congrats all of you.. Wishing u all loads of happiness !!

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  29. Hearty Congrats Nupur! What fabulous news! God bless your lovely family! Enjoy!

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  30. Many many many congratulations... very happy for you.

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  31. Heartiest congratulations!!!

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  32. What wonderful news!! Congratulations to you all and best wishes! Also a lovely name choice.

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  33. What a wonderful news! Congratulations to you,V, and big sister Lila.

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  34. Congratulations and best wishes on the new arrival.

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  35. Congratulations Nupur and the rest of the family on this wonderful new addition. We recently had a second baby too and found parenthood to be more relaxed and less anxiety ridden the second time around.
    Sowmya

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  36. Congrats, Nupur! Beautiful baby toes! I hope you get some sleep!

    Kelly

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  37. Congratulations Nupur, what a thoughtful name !!

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  38. Blessings Nupur and family. SO happy for you all.
    Welcome home Niam! You have

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  39. That is such a terrific news Nupur. Hearty Congratulations to you all. Niam is such a beautiful name just like you guys!

    Cheers,
    Siri

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  40. Wonderful news! Heartiest congratulations Nupur and rest of the family. Blessings to Niam and extra hugs to the big sister Lila! Hope Duncan gets used to Niam's wails and realize he is just trying to talk:)

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  41. What a terrific news !! Congratulations Nupur.
    Tons of blessings,hugs and Love to Niam and Lila.
    Rehana

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  42. Nupur,

    Congrats to you and your family!!

    -Priya

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  43. Congratulations to the family. Best Wishes to all of you.

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  44. Congratulations, Nupur!

    Archana

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  45. Congratulations, Nupur! Very happy to hear the new addition to your family! Take Care.

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  46. Congrats Nupur & family!
    Welcoming babies is the best- est news one can receive.
    Virtual huggss to didi Lila & dada Duncan.
    A big God bless you all.

    Viola Saldanha

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  47. Wow! Congratulations!

    Angel

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  48. wow..what a wonderful news :-) Congrats to your family and wishing God showers His choicest blessings on baby Niam. Take care and enjoy these precious years :-)

    Take care
    Meena

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  49. Heartiest congratulations to all of you :) <3
    Stay blessed dears and take care :)
    Love & hugs across the oceans -Sunila

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  50. Congrats to the proud parents and Lila and Duncan! Such beautiful names- Lila and Niam! God bless!
    -Take care, Snehal

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  51. Congratulations Nupur. Delighted for you . You are an inspiration to us, God bless you all .:)

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  52. Congratulations Nupur - This is such wonderful news. All the best to the parents and lots of joy to the newly minted siblings

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  53. Congratulations !! Enjoy your new bundle of joy.

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  54. Congratulations and Best wishes to you and your family, from a regular reader of your blog
    Jaya

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  55. Congratulations, and so happy for you!
    Aruna

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  56. Big congrats to you Nupur and the family. Enjoy your precious baby. Take care of yourself. Love the picture!. Roshni.

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  57. Heartiest Congratulations Nupur on the lil one's arrival... Though a silent reader who has never commented lil Niam has made me break my silence... Best wishes to you and the family... Stay blessed... Ditasmom

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  58. Congratulations, so delighted to hear this lovely news!

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  59. Congratulations Nupur & the whole family, such a lovely name!!

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  60. Many congratulations, Nupur, V, Lila and Vaghoba! What happy news!
    Take care and see you when you are ready.
    Big hugs to Niam and Lila tai!

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  61. Great news - congratulations to you and the family, Nupur! Niam is a lovely name.Enjoy this time of a newborn - they grow so fast :)

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  62. Congratulations on your new bundle of joy.I have been a silent reader other than my occasional emails to you.Baby Niam's arrival is a special occasion and I cannot read this post without posting in the comments. Hope you all are soaking in the happiness.
    http://itigargi.blogspot.com/

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  63. Congrats! Blessings and welcome to Niam!!! Take care .

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  64. What a beautiful name, Nupur! Congratulations to you, your husband, big sister Lila and of course, Duncan!

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  65. Welcome, Niam, to this beautiful world. You have a loving, talented, marvelous family. Grow up healthy, strong, kind and wonderful.

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  66. Congratulations

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  67. Hearty Congratulations to you and your family!

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  68. Many congratulations and best wishes from a long time reader of your blog (dating back to A-Z of marathi food days)! Enjoy the latest addition to your family!

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  69. Oh wow..Congratulations to all of you. Take care and looking forward to more updates about Niam and Lila too :)

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  70. Hi Nupur,

    Congratulations to you and your family on the arrival of your son! Niam is a super cute name. Wishing you a fantastic time with your babies at this precious phase!

    Take care,
    SS

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  71. Congrats to you and your family!
    -Deepa.

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  72. Congrats!!! Nupur & family. Enjoy your li'l bundle of joy.

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  73. Congrats Nupur to you and your family, welcome Niam :)

    Regards,
    Shruti

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  74. Congratulations Nupur!!! Enjoy every moment of this wonderful time :)

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  75. Congrats Nupur, Lila, V! Have a wonderful time!

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  76. Congratulations to all of you. Niam is a beautiful name :)

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  77. Congratulations Nupur, Lila & Dad! Niam is such a beautiful name, God bless him!!

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  78. Checked in on your blog after a long time today to read this wonderful news about baby Niam. Best wishes to the family!
    -Rashmi

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  79. Congrats Nupur and family! Such a beautiful name Niam... And loved reading about Lila �� May god bless him with great health and happiness ��

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  80. Congrats to you and your family Nupur ! Love the name Niam !

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  81. This awesome news made me come out of my shell - thanks much to Niam. Congratulations to you all!! That's amazing news. So happy for you and your family. Lovely name and lovely little toes :).

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    1. Great news. Wonderful name. I rejoice. Best wishes

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  82. Dearest Nupur, congratulations!! Imagine my surprise and delight to read this wonderful news after being away for so long. Timing is everything, yes? Wishing you and your growing family all the best!

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  83. Hi Nupur, Just read this as I have had a busy summer with traveland hadn't been to your blog. That's wonderful news! Congratulations to the proud parents and even prouder big sister. A very beautiful name!
    -Sapna

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  84. Hi Nupur!! What a wonderful news, Heartiest Congratulations to you and your family. Lots of love and kisses to baby Niam. Sorry for not being here for a while. We just relocated to India for good and last few months have been a struggle. Looking forward to your new updates. Take care.

    - Priti

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    1. Priti- I've missed you! Glad to know you are well and sorry the last few months have been rough. Hope things settle down for the better. Much love to you!

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  85. Congratulations Nupur and beautiful name of course. Take your time and we are always here waiting... :-)
    God bless your Family.

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  86. Hey nupur ! Congratulations on your little bundle of joy. I've been out of blogging for way too long and was really missing it. Came to your blog first to check what's up and so so gappy to see this. Am sure Lila us super excited and will be an awesome sister. Take care and lots of love

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  87. Congratulations dear Nupur!! Niam is a beautiful name... wishing the little one the very best of everything :)

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  88. Oh My...Its been the best of times/worst of times for me these past few months with lots of high highs and low lows. So haven't been checking my favourite blog and look what you've been up to!! Congratulations to you and your family ( especially Big sister Lila) on the little doll!! All the best

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