S: The First Year
FC: The First Year | Neena Calissta Mukherjee
1: Neena was welcomed into our family in February of 2011. From the very beginning, she was a relaxed baby with an amazing personality. She loved her sister from the start and to this day, no one can make Neena laugh like Leela. She truly makes our family complete and we couldn't imagine our lives any other way. We have loved watching her grow into a happy and laid back baby and we can't wait to see what the future holds for sweet Neena.
2: Auntie Chrissta and Mommy were pregnant at the same time. Auntie was due at the end of December and Mommy was due at the end of February. It was so much fun watching the bellies grow!
3: 17 weeks | 20 weeks | 24 weeks | 30 weeks | 33 weeks | 39 weeks
4: February 25, 2011 Here we are at our last appointment with Dr. Siemers before baby was due.
5: Grammy and Papa were so kind to shovel the driveway after a big snow the weekend before baby arrived!
6: 2.28.11 | It's Time! We left for the hospital at 6:00am for a scheduled c-section at 8:30. We had been waiting for this day for so long and we couldn't wait to meet our sweet girl.
8: Neena Calissta Mukherjee | Born at 8:46am 6lb 11oz 19.5 in
9: "Your life has been a lesson in love. Because of all the love you share and the caring things you do. It teaches us to reach out and help, to fix what is broken. With love alone you have changed my life and for that I'm truly grateful." | Welcome to the world sweet Neena
10: Meeting Leela for the first time.
11: First family photo
12: First pictures with Neena
13: Meeting Grammy, Papa, Tamma and Dadu for the first time.
14: We weren't quite sure what Neena's name was going to be until after she was born. Mommy and Daddy had a long texting conversation about what her name was going to be and once we made the decision, Daddy wrote this on the board so everyone could see our sweet girl's name. We really wanted to honor Auntie Chrissta so we used part of her name for Neena's middle name, Calissta.
16: Dr. Paradis | Our nurse Laura and Neena | Dr. Siemers
17: perfect. | Life | is
21: Welcome home | March 3, 2011
22: First bath at home | March 4, 2011
23: all clean!
25: 2 week visit with Dr. Paradis. Neena was back to birth weight! 6lb 11oz | 2 weeks old!
26: From one day....
27: ....to one month | Grammy was there.
28: happy neena
29: sleepy neena
30: Here we are in St. Louis, Missouri, This was Neena's first long road trip and she was amazing! Around this time, we realized Neena was allergic to milk and soy, which caused her a lot of pain. But once we learned what the problem was, it was an easy fix and Neena felt a lot better. | March 30-April 3, 2011
33: Neena's first Easter April 24, 2011
34: NEENA'S | first trip | ARIZONA | may 2011 | to
35: Neena meeting G.G. for the first time | AZ
36: Congratulations! | We were so proud of Unkie Jeff at his convocation. Neena was so happy to be there! | May 2011
38: graduation day | Daddy came to Arizona a few days after we did so that he could see Unkie Jeff graduate. It was so nice having the whole family together!
40: FAMILY | Aunt Judy and Neena | G.G. and her great-grandkids | Neena and her cousin Anne
41: Mother's Day 2011 | Neena and her cousin Tim | Four Generations
42: Bath time!
43: Fun at the park with Neena and Leela's cousins and Unkie Jeff!
44: These pictures were taken right before Mommy went back to work. | June 15, 20011
46: Reggie uncle and Sneha auntie brought Nithya to visit Leela and Neena!
47: lasting memories with Dadu
48: Annil | Neena | & | June 2011
50: Father's Day | 6.19.11
51: ZOO DAY Neena had a lot of fun during her first trip to the zoo. She especially enjoyed the gorillas.
52: July 4, 2011
55: Neena visits Colorado We met up with Auntie, Acoom and Annil in Colorado for the weekend. We love spending time with them! | July 2011
56: A | nnaprasan | This Annaprasan was so special because Neena was able to share it with her cousin Annil. So many of our friends and family members helped us celebrate this very momentous event in their lives and we were so grateful they were able to be a part of this special occasion. When it came time to choose which path she would take in life, Neena chose the book, which signifies learning and education. Congratulations Neena! | August 17, 2011
59: First Feeding
64: Fun with Papa!
65: Here we are at the Children's Museum. Neena had her first carousel ride! We are so fortunate that Grammy and Papa are able to visit us so often!
66: Bon Appetit! | This is Neena's very first bite of baby food. We gave her homemade squash and let her chew on a carrot! She sure loved it! Neena still struggled with milk and soy allergies for quite some time throughout her first year but she handled it like a champ!
68: GO HUSKERS!
69: Leela and Neena's first Husker game | We were so lucky to be able to go to a Husker game when Unkie Jeff was here! | 9.16.211
70: Neena and Unkie Jeff
73: sweet sisters | Neena on the move!
74: We could look at Neena's sweet face all day long...
76: October 2011
77: Vala's Pumpkin Patch Grammy came for unexpected visit in October to help Mommy recover after being sick for awhile. It was so nice to have her here!
78: Cutest little pumpkin!
80: Trick or Treating at the Children's Museum!
81: Happy Haunting!
83: Neena dressed up as Sebastian the Crab for her first Halloween. Leela went as his best friend Ariel.
85: Neena learned to drink from a sippy cup! She was 8 months old!
87: Happy Thanksgiving | November 24, 2011
89: Neena's first Thanksgiving was so special because we were able to spend it with some of our very favorite people. Grammy, Papa, Aunit, Acoom and Annil joined us for the fantastic day!
90: Go HUSKERS!
92: Faces of Neena
94: Decorating the Christmas tree!
95: Neena's First Christmas
96: Believe it or not, these pictures were taken in January. The temperature this weekend got as high as 70 degrees. We took advantage of the amazing weather and went downtown for some outdoor fun.
97: January 2012
100: be my
102: February 25, 2012 | Neena Learns to Walk Neena learned to walk on February 25th but she still really liked to be held. Getting a picture of her walking was tough but we got a few!
105: NEENA CALISSTA 2.28.12 | Wow! A full year has gone by and our sweet Neena turned one. This has been an unbelievable year for Neena as she has visited many different cities, met lots of family members, overcame some difficulty with milk and soy allergies, learned to walk, drank from a sippy cup and many, many more amazing accomplishments. She is an absolute joy to be around and we have loved every second with her. Neena shared her first birthday party with Leela in March. We had our family and friends there with us and everyone had a wonderful time.
106: March 10, 2012
107: Neena & Leela's Party
111: FRIENDS & FAMILY
112: Time for Presents!
114: Neena Calissta
115: Happy Birthday sweet Neena. We love you more than you will ever know.