Baby Name: Pavika
Parents: Premlata & Prabhat
Baby’s Photoshoot: Deys Photography (Mr. Shubhannkar)
Birth Time: 10.05 PM
Date: 6th August 2019
Hospital: Motherland, Noida
I took pregnancy test on 3rd of Jan 2019 at 11o clock in the morning and it was heck of a line, I was having mixed feelings which caused me to be happy and tensed at the same time, it was because of past problem with my pregnancy. I was not sure, I took another test after few hour. I told my husband and we wanted to see doctor asap. It was almost night time we visited one Gyno near our home in Gaur city. She recommended Ultrasound, at ultrasound centre trust me we were scared to death because of no heartbeat in my last two pregnancies. I still remember I heard first heart beat through ultrasound and heartbeat rate was 131BPM, Oh my god it was magical and mesmerizing at the same time it was a feeling which cannot be described in words. we thanked the doctor and god for that lovely blessings. I immediately asked doctor if I can get this machine at home, how much this machine costs? I wanted to hear my baby's heart beat as long as I could Stupid me, right? I know but back then it was all I wanted. We informed our loved ones and started praying to god for the safety of our baby.
First Trimester started with morning sickness. My office was far and I used to commute via cab with all that dizziness over my head. It was a tough call but I wanted to continue as long as I could. During my regular doctor visit I used to request doctor to write extra ultrasound visits so that I can see my baby and feel her. I started noting tiny details in baby book (I still have it), First doctor visit, first injection, First colour ultrasound photo, First report and so on. I wanted to make it a lifetime experience and so it was a safe bet to record and write everything. I used to keep google tab open in my phone so that I can check every fruit, food, vegetables, medicine before consuming them. I changed my food habit for the little one and started eating healthy food.
Second Trimester Alias Honeymoon period of Pregnancy.
On 7th of march, I felt first movement of my baby and next day it was my sister ‘s engagement, we were in Kathmandu, it was baby moon trip for us. We visited lots of temples and Holy places to pray for the safety of our child. And finally on 23rd March when I felt my first kick and I was thrilled with those kicks. I wanted to record baby bump, pregnancy glow and that’s why I searched for Maternity photography and I contacted Deys photography on 26th of May via urban Clap and they suggested us to go for it in third trimester.
Photoshoot and Third Trimester
Last trimester is longest in pregnancy but I was excited for our baby. Me and my husband are shy posers, let’s say we have kind of scopophobia but because of Mr. Shubhankar we enjoyed our baby photoshoot. Our personal Favourite photos are “ Baby Bump Ahead, “Don’t Open Until August” and few other. When I showed photos to my colleagues at work they were in love with the concept. During my last days in office, my colleagues arranged farewell party and bestowed me with love and gifts for upcoming baby.
Baby Arrival Story
6th of August at 10.05 P.M I heard my baby cry and few seconds later I saw her. Doctor took her to NCU and after that I don’t recall what happened to me, It took me 4 hour to come back into my senses because of some Internal bleeding although normally mothers take only an hour to recover. My husband was very scared and he is still scared to talk about that night. When I gained consciousness after four hours, I wanted to see my husband and our baby, my husband came to me and said “I love you”, take rest, baby is doing good.
Baby Name and Happily Ever after
We always wanted P alphabet because of our initials P, Premlata and Prabhat for our baby so that we can be that unique trio like always and forever and ever. We did our research and settled for Pavika. Initial days were not easy, it is not easy even now because she is a toddler now and keeps me on my Toes. we don’t have any castle to offer her but she is definitely a princess to us. They say “it takes village to raise a baby” and trust me it is true to core. I read, and have joined few groups, take advice from everyone and still sometimes I feel that is not enough ☹. But one thing will remain same no matter what she is the one that matters most.
From her first flight to her first of everything like “when she Slept throughout the night on 19th October 2019”, “her First rolled over on 24thDecember, her first word Dada on March 2020, her first tooth on 2nd of June, her first step on 27th July, her First Birthday 6th August 2020 in Pandemic and Partial Lockdown, I have recorded everything and it will be a gift for her.
I would like to mention few of the name who holds special place in our life.
Doctors - Dr. Kanika Thakral (Gynaecologist), Dr. Saurabh and Dr. Tapas (Paediatric)
Radiologist - Mr. Abhishek
Photography - Deys Photography
Special Thanks to Mr. Shubhannkar who asked all moms to participate and share individual stories.