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First Family Photo

We got to hold her for the first time today and we took our first family picture together :)
Aashini Miley
Born: November 7, 2007 at 5:09pm
Weight: 5.43lbs Length: We have no idea ;)

Pronounced: “Asha-knee”
Aashini is a hindi name that means Lightning :)

When we were picking out baby names, we started looking for name meanings that had something to do with Light. We love the Matthew 5.13-16 passage about being a Light for the World and wanted her name to reflect that. We saw the name Aashini and knew we just had to use it – Light with zap!

We also both love the 1 Kings 18 story of Elijah and Mt. Carmel. At the end of the story fire comes down from the sky (like lightning) and shows that he’s the one true G0d!

Miley (my-lee)
means smiley or one who smiles :) We wanted a middle name that started with an “M” so that her initials would be AMS. Those were Adam’s brother’s initials and we thought it would be a cool way to remember him with a smile :)


E-Rob said…
Love the name, love the first family photo! It's so sweet, and you two look elated.
Anonymous said…
How wonderful, beautiful family. So happy for you guys.
Laura said…
Yay! Congratulations! The pics are great on the other website too. I know you guys are so excited to finally have her here. Cool name that you picked too!
Deanna said…
Congratulations!!!You guys look so happy. Looking forward to more updates when you feel like it.
Jill said…
aww, what a beautiful little girl!! so little! thanks for sharing more pictures and the meaning of her name.
What a great day for the TripleA Shefs! I'm sure Aashini loved being held by her mommy and daddy as much as you loved holding her!
Kelley said…
That is a fantastic family photo! I'm so incredibly happy for you guys. I can't wait for the baby girls with light names to meet- they have a lot in common!
Lindsay said…
Woo Hooo! I was sooo excited to see her (and you guys)!!! Here's wishing you guys a continued speedy recovery so you can go home! (oh, and thanks for the pronunication guide... very helpful!)

allhisblessings said…
Yea!! I love names with meaning! You guys look so happy. I'm so thankful that everyone's okay!
The Agarwals said…
The three A's- are such an awesome family! I am so excited to finally see a pic of you all together! Nothing is sweeter than holding that little one for the first time and it shows on your smiling faces! I love the meaning of the name and the initials rock! I can't wait to get my hands on Aashini, but until then give her a million hugs for me! Love you guys!
Bronie said…
you guys look great! and i love the baby's name..."light with zap that loves to smile" certainly applies to aashini's mommy and daddy as well. :)
David W said…
Congrats you two! Annie sent me the blog. Carrie and I are praying for you! Make sure little-A is a Seminole fan!
Tiny little hands!!! You guys are one great-looking family. I looooove her beautiful name. I know that she will reflect that light to others and to you both. Much love and blessings!
sara beth said…
I'm so glad you got to hold her! Hope you guys continue to recover quickly and get home so you can just hold her as much as you want!!
valerie. said…
i want to SEE you all! congratulations!!! glad you kept that name a secret or everyone would have wanted to use it :) excellent picture.
alicia said…
Congrats guys! She is so cute. I love the name too. We will keep you guys in our prayers and hope that you continue to recover quickly. I cant believe you beat me to the delivery room lol!
Elayne said…
Congratulations! Your precious Aashini is beautiful and I love her name. I will look forward to more pictures.

God's blessings to you, Lindsey R's Mom

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