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Popular actress, Neha Marda tied the knot with Patna-based businessman, Ayushman Agarwal in February 2012, and now the duo have become parents for the first time. Neha gave birth to a baby girl on April 7, 2023, and hopped on to her motherhood journey. However, the baby was born premature, so she was moved to NICU to put on some weight before getting discharged.
On April 8, 2023, Neha Marda took to her IG handle and shared the first-ever picture of her baby girl. In the picture, the new mommy can be seen giving a sweet peck on her daughter's lips, and it simply melted our hearts. Neha's baby was seen wrapped in a cutesy swaddle featuring rainbows, stars and clouds. Announcing the arrival of her baby girl, Neha shared that her little one leaves a sparkle in everyone's eyes and penned:
"And the best moment of our lives: Our baby GIRL is here. She leaves a little sparkle when she arrives. Such a magical girl she is. Thanku girl for CASTING us as MOTHER & FATHER in this new series of life !!!! We are truly blessed and obsessed parents... Shri Shivay Namstyuvhyam. Neha & Aayushman."
Soon after delivering her baby girl, Neha Marda sat for a candid conversation with the ETimes and opened up about her daughter. When the actress was asked if she has zeroed in on a name for the newest member of the family, Neha revealed that her sister-in-law would name the baby. She added that they are looking at a name that starts with A and said:
“We are contemplating a couple of names. In our family, it’s the bua’s (sister-in-law) job to name the child and we have been busy sending our requests to her. I am sure she will do a great job at it. We are looking at a name that starts with A. Just like the first letter in the alphabet, I hope my daughter always stands out in life. For now, it’s celebration time for us."
Further in the interview, Neha Marda advised women to embrace motherhood at an early age to avoid any complications. For the unversed, the actress became a mommy after 11 years of marital bliss and was often questioned about her choice of not planning kids sooner in her life. Adding that motherhood doesn't change anything, she said:
"Taking from my experience, I would say that if you really want to be a mother, don't wait. Do it in your 20s or early 30s for a less complicated experience. Motherhood doesn't change anything."
Earlier, in an interview with The Times Of India, Neha Marda opened up about how she and her hubby, Ayushman had started preparing for their baby's arrival. However, she shared that in their culture, they are not allowed to shop for the baby until his/her arrival as the little munchkin has to wear his parents' or cousins' old clothes. Reflecting on the same, she mentioned that the baby's room has been set up, the wardrobe and the bed are made, and the cot is selected for the baby to come and use it all.
Congratulations, Neha Marda!
Popular television actress, Neha Marda is currently basking in the glory of her motherhood journey with her baby girl. She is on cloud nine, as she is finally going to meet her baby girl and hold her in her arms after almost 19 days of giving birth to her. NehaRead More