S: Akshara's FIRST Year
BC: To our precious daughter on her first birthday. We love you forever. -Amma & Appa
FC: Akshara's FIRST Year 2011 - 2012
1: To our precious Akshara. Happy First Birthday! We love you forever. -Amma & Appa
2: Once upon a time... There was a family that had a mommy, and a daddy. | They were a happy family. But someone was missing.
4: And then, one day they found out they were having a baby. That was who was missing! They were so excited!! They prayed and prayed for the baby and they went to the doctor and saw the baby in the mommy's tummy. They all loved the baby so much!
5: Srimad Bhagavatam 3.31.2-4, 10, 22-23: “On the first night, the zygote forms, and on the fifth night it ferments into a bubble (blastocyst). On the tenth night it develops into a form like a plum, and after that, it gradually turns into a lump of flesh.In the course of a month, a head is formed, and at the end of two months the hands, feet and other limbs take shape. By the end of three months, the nails, fingers, toes, body hair, bones and skin appear, as do the organ of generation and the other apertures in the eyes, nostrils, ears, mouth and anus. Within four months from the date of conception, the seven essential ingredients of the body, namely chyle, blood, flesh, fat, bone, marrow and semen, come into existence. At the end of five months, hunger and thirst make themselves felt. When the body of the child is completely formed at the end of six months, the child, begins to move.Deriving its nutrition from the food and drink taken by the mother, the fetus grows.Thus from the seventh month after his conception, the child is tossed downward by the airs that press the embryo during the weeks preceding delivery. In the tenth month, pushed downward all of a sudden by the wind, the child comes out with great trouble, head downward, breathless and deprived of memory
6: They thanked God every day for the baby. But they had to be very patient. They had to wait 9 months before they could meet her. | They showered blessings on me...
8: While they waited, the mommy's tummy got bigger...
9: and bigger and bigger and bigger. And then on March 12th 2011...
10: The mommy and daddy met their precious daughter. She was beautiful. The mommy and daddy were so happy. They loved her so much. | They named her Akshara. Akshara - meaning everlasting... | My Delivery
11: March 12th 2011 3.1 kg 40 cms 6:41 A.M.
12: They were so excited to finally be able to hold her. She was angelic. | Coming Home
13: already smiling...
14: Akshara's parents promised to love her forever.
15: She was a precious gift from God.
16: All of Akshara's family came to visit her. They all loved her so much!
19: Lil' Bundle | Punyajalam <
20: March | Sleepy Days... | Akshara loved to sleep and everybody loved to cuddle her. She was such a sweet baby.
21: Akshara's mommy and daddy would sometimes just sit and stare at her. They couldn't believe how lucky they were to have such a special baby.
22: Akshara was such a good, happy baby. She got to go so many places and do so many things... She was only a couple weeks old when she got to go ride on the train. | Her mommy kept her cuddled in close.
23: She was a busy, busy baby. She spent a lot of time outdoors playing and going for walks. She also got to go to temp,le play-dates, and she spent hours playing.
24: april (41 days) | She got to sleep in her Crib for the first time... The Thottil ceremony at Chennai Paatti's friends, Amma's friends n Akshara's new friends too visited her
26: In May, the family celebrated Mother's Day! Akshara's mommy was so happy. | may(3 months)
27: the | May
28: Akshara was growing fast. She rolled over for the first time in May
30: june (3 months) | Coming to Mumbai... Akshara's first flight
32: july (4months) | The Thottil ceremony was conducted at Mumbai as well They sang for Akshara
34: month (6 months) | Akshara loved her daddy so much. She especially loved when he sang bhajans for her and she loved sweet snuggles on the couch.
36: Akshara had her first formal meal.. the Choroonu at Guruvayoor
38: It was a family tradition to always take a picture whenever they were all together. They were so excited to add one more to the picture this year!
39: They all loved spending time together.
40: They went on a vacation to Kumarakom.. It was fun time | @ kumarakom
42: OCTOBER 8 months
44: Akshara's mommy cherished every moment she had with her. She felt like the luckiest mommy in the whole world. She prayed every day for her sweet daughter. She was so thankful.
45: On some mornings when Akshara woke up early...she got to join her mommy in her household
46: In October, Akshara dressed up... | ... like KRISHNA...
47: She used to be the same way as her parents... | like mom... like dad
49: Akshara loved playing with her grandparents. They all loved her so much!
50: She loved playing with her Chithi... n Chithappa!
51: ...and her friends...
52: december 10 months | December came and Akshara was ready to experience her first Christmas! She was flying to US
54: She didn't know what to think about Santa... | mommy, mini n me...
55: Akshara n her family went all the way to Rockerfeller to see the largest X'mas tree...
56: They all celebrated Christmas a little early! Akshara had so much fun opening her gifts! | Happy Birthday Jesus! | Merry Christmas 2011
58: Come New year... Akshara celebrated her first NewYear ith amma n appa | january 10 months
59: She was really starting to move around. She started crawling and pulling up on anything she could find. She loved it! | february 11 months
60: My first...
61: First train in Newyork | First time in high chair..n thats my first straw
63: Akshara's parents could not believe it had already been ONE year since she came into the world. It had been an amazing year. They felt like the luckiest family in the world. Their family of three was so happy. As they put Akshara to bed the night before her FIRST birthday, they said their prayers and kissed her on her head as they did every night. "Good night our precious daughter. Thank you for a wonderful year. We love you forever." They whispered as they both wondered what year TWO would bring....