I always heard from my mother and also many other people, that with the birth of a baby, the woman is born too. Her life and her mentality changes as this new chapter of her life begin, molding her feelings and emotions in such a way that she can feel affectionate for all the children. But I realized how true she was when I myself experienced this stage.
I got married at a really young age of 21, still completed my studies, and got placed at a post of a software engineer in one of my desired companies. Life was really going fine and also we didn’t plan for a baby till we stepped into our late 20s. Slowly and gradually we both grew and the dream to have a child bumped in our hearts. It took some time and on the 11th of January 2019, I received the best news I ever could have from my doctor about being 2 weeks pregnant. Super excited to tell my husband I rushed to our room and woke him up telling this exquisite news, I still remember how he jumped off the bed learning about our pregnancy. The same day we made our visit to the gynecologist’s clinic where she directed us to get certain health tests and ultrasound done the following day. As I went for an ultrasound the next morning, the moment and the feeling which plunged inside my veins just hushed me silently with heart-warming tears coming out of my eyes without any further expression. As my husband was just outside, I requested the doctor to let him in and as soon as he was there, all I saw were tears rolling down his eyes with a surprised look and a smile on his face. We both looked at each other and it was as if we both shared that emotional feeling in the calm silence. Reaching home, we told our families about the big news and we all celebrated the day with joy and prayers.
At the beginning of this beautiful phase of life, nausea, sleeplessness and frequent vomit befriender me, creating a bit of irritation and mood swings. Also, I got very very much yearned towards Ice-creams, chocolates, and Kurkure, which I really never liked that much before. But, it was my husband who took care of all my needs and handled my mood swings so well, and sometimes even enjoyed me fighting him over silly stuff.
I didn’t take leave from my office during the whole time of my pregnancy, working long hours was a bit of worry for my husband and my in-laws but still, they were very supportive towards all my decisions and took care of me very well. My husband and I equally distributed the housework as both my in-laws were physically weak. So I used to cook breakfast and then he used to cook me lunch.
Time passed and I entered into the 4th month of pregnancy when my hands and legs started to swell a bit but with that my skin started to glow and my hair grew way more shiny and thick. I really cherished this newness in me. I started to experience and notice those movements wandering inside my belly and for the first time experiencing that baby kick I almost jumped with excitement and joy. That moment in anyone’s life is inexpressible and priceless as Perl.
As I got 7 months pregnant, my husband and I decided to make our maternity days memorable and filled with emotions by capturing those moments into a canvas frame. So searching many maternity photoshoot websites near me, my husband and I came across Mr. Shubhankar Dey and his team to shoot our pregnancy. They were so comfortable and the cost of their reasonable packages fixed our budget. Visiting our home, they discussed all their locations in Delhi and Delhi NCR, also showed us some of their photoshoot samples including outdoor and indoor shoots which were also equally good, but as we were flattered by the paid studio, we decided to go for one. We had the best time getting shoot by them. And as the pictures came out, we were so captivated to see my baby bump and those marvelous couple’s maternity photographs.
During the 8th month of my pregnancy, the swelling in my legs and joint pains made those last days of my maternity really hard and fragile, but still with that one thought of my little baby, all the pain used to heal. It was on the night of September 2, that I started to feel a bit of pain, and with a frequency of 30 mins first and the time gap kept reducing with the pain becoming insufferable, I told my husband about that and we rushed to our gynecologist’s clinic. I got admitted and as my doctor examined me, she told me that my cervix has already started to dilate by 7 cm. They rushed me to the labor room and in a fraction of 40 minutes, I got delivered with a healthy little baby girl at 9:30 pm. Watching those tiny little fingers and features of my baby angel all I was able to do was cry. It was my husband who held her at first and I saw those tears rolling down his eyes with expressions of love and happiness on his face. He hugged me and cried hard. As I took that God’s miracle in my hand, all I felt was love and emotional sensations.
Now she has grown a year and a half old and with all her innocent gaze and smile, she also has very naughty traits just like her father, who argues with me that it’s not he who has that temperament but me actually. Growing up in life with her is a blessing and magical journey of love and affection. Sometimes, it gets a bit annoying to handle her naughty and galling activities, but still, even those movements of hers make us feel incredible. Not even a single hint of substantial possessions can ever provide that happiness that just one drop of her smile can.