Maternity is a divine feeling which changes the life of a woman completely. A famous saying states that with the birth of a baby a mother is born too, and all the feelings and emotions grow sensitive towards that angel of her life. The appearance of such a divine blessing in any woman's womb behaves like a strain buster. Motherhood doesn't mean to be excellent or poor, it is at the pinnacle of this world which harmonizes a woman’s world into a modified and more satisfying one, as that mysterious excitement you sense by that one heaven word ‘maa’ merits and is deserving of everything you set into.
To me being a parent held an unexplainable feeling where I observed and felt the charm of God as I took a little bit of wonder within my belly nourishing with my blood.
It was on the 1st of April 2020, during the lockdown, when I started to feel nauseous and tired. I also experienced a missing period, which raise my concern about getting pregnant. I brought a pregnancy test kit and got myself checked, following which the marks of being pregnant appeared on the kit. I was surprised, got nervous, happy, and panicked at the same time. I still remember my husband’s reaction after listening about my pregnancy. He was excited and overwhelmed about our pregnancy news and scheduled an appointment with a Gynecologist. Our Doctor advised us to get the tests and the ultrasound done in a week’s time. But out of impatience, we headed to get the ultrasound done the very next day after I visited our Gynecologist’s clinic. I still remember those tinny heartbeats saw on the screen. My husband and I were surprised on watching such a miraculous scene happening on the monitor screen. All I thought was my baby protected inside my womb’s shell. The moment was really heart-touching that it made us both cry.
As I entered the 1st trimester of my pregnancy, my Gynecologist advised me to be a bit careful in this period of time and advised me to take nutritious food as much as I can. I still remember how my husband used to prepare me breakfast and lunch as we were living alone because of the sudden announcement and hustle of lockdown. We both are in an It sector, therefore, got the work from home which is till date continued. The whole period went with me relaxing and taking rest as my husband used to eye on all my movements.
At the start of the 2nd trimester, I started to feel a bit nauseous and tired during the morning time. Food cravings, mood swings, and heartburns were usual with the regular doctor’s visit, various tests, and medicines. During that time, I felt a bit of uneasiness but with even a single thought of my baby, all the stress and everything used to disappear. Our families kept in regular contact with us and guided us throughout the whole journey, as even the covid-19 situation used to haunt us.
As soon as I got into the 3rd trimester, our families suggested, actually forced us to book a maternity session, as it’s the latest in the trend and according to them we should celebrate and capture every minute detail of our life. After exploring different photoshoot websites, we discovered Deys Photography with an extensive range of maternity photoshoot locations including outdoors, indoors, and paid studios and an affordable cost limit to suit our estimates. We relished getting shot by them and the pictures which came out were majestic. Thanks to them for making our maternity memorable.
Now that the photoshoot was completed and my 8th month was nearly end, I began to observe a contraction on the 28th of Dember, which I didn't recognize initially as a labor pain but with frequently immense pain we hurried to the clinic, got myself admitted and the following day at 12:13 in the midday with normal delivery, got that cherished tiny angel of my life which I had calmly waited for. Taking her in my arms for the first time I sensed as if every nerve and organ inside my skin were whispering a peaceful melody. I felt so perfect and calm as if this was what I forever had implored for. That small little shell of hers and those cheeks and eyes and those delicate tiny hands and legs, believe me, gave such a heart-warming love and enthusiasm which no otherworldly possession could ever give you.
Seldom it gets a bit impenetrable with her kid obduracy, but despite trying to hold her for that, seems incredible. We thank God every day for granting us with a delightful tiny angel of our life who is more than a mere princess to us and has fulfilled our lives with comfort and delight we always prayed for.