Those days of maternity were the most relishing and beautiful, where I was able to feel the miracle in my own belly, and just this thought of nourishing a life inside of mine sent the sensations of joy and love inside my heart. My mother always used to say that maternity is not about being good or bad, it's just above all of it. Hardly did I understand what she said, until now when I am on the same level of the ocean.
It was only in March of 2020 when while sitting in the car I started to feel suffocated and felt like vomiting. But not paying so much attention to these symptoms, I went to my office and suddenly while working, started to feel nausea and rushed to the restroom and vomited. The following day, I went to the hospital to get myself checked when I learned about my pregnancy. I still remember those winds of heart-touching emotions that flew against my face and led my eyes to shower the tears of joy and love. Then, I went home and was patiently waiting for my husband to arrive. It was around 6 PM when I heard my husband's voice and rushed to tell him about this precious news. It was for the first time that I saw him cry, but really it was a magical moment for both of us.
We told our families and then it was time to visit the gynecologist (fortunately my cousin) for an ultrasound and future tests and checkups. My husband was present with me while I was having the ultrasound, it was a sensitive moment and as soon as we both heard and saw those tiny little heartbeats of our child, we cried.
The whole time of my maternity was filled with love and joy, but also there were regular ultrasounds and medicines with those rollercoaster moods and cravings. Also, 4 months after my pregnancy, I started to feel pain and swelling in my legs with shortness of sleep. These were a few irritating moments I was really going through at that time. But, just a single thought of that little angel of mine used to wipe off all the moments of stress.
It was during the 7th month of my pregnancy when my husband urged me for a maternity photoshoot. I was a bit camera conscious and therefore, did not want to get shot but still as I was excited for our baby and did know that these moments will fly even before I realize it, I decided to create a suitcase filled with these memories. Searching for the best photography services near me, I found Deys Photography with one of the excellent service providers at an affordable price, easy to fit my budget. We decided to get shot in the paid setup studios, which was so beautiful and stunning. They also had a collection of outdoor and indoor shooting destinations in Delhi and Delhi NCR, but we were too captivated to let go of the setup studio shoot. My husband and I loved those pictures they created for us. Even now, looking at them, I recall all the moments of those best days of my life.
It was only on the 4th of November that I started to feel a bit of pain, first slowly then with an increased sensation, like it came and was gone, then again and again the same process was happening. My water broke and the pain became unbearable till the time I reached the hospital. The Doctor rushed me to a room and I was delivered in no time. As soon as I saw my small baby boy, all the pain flew away on its own. Holding him was the most magnificent feeling I ever experienced. Loving him and watching him grow and making him a better person is the only thing I want to achieve with all my heart and soul.