On the morning of April 28, I was extremely overwhelmed and experienced morning sickness with vomit. I was not so sure about getting pregnant but still, all the symptoms really approved of my pregnancy. A bit anxious and excited, I asked my husband to buy me a Pregnancy kit which actually revealed my pregnancy for real. Watching those two pink lines on the testing device I went silent of surprise and excitement, whereas my husband was happy but calm. As I had an issue of diabetes and thyroid, we both were a bit afraid of the complications we may face during the entire journey, but still determined to have a baby of our own, we decided to walk the hard road with patience and courage. Making an appointment with our gynecologist, we discussed my complication, where she relieved us of our fears. We then told our families about our pregnancy and it was then that we really understood the real meaning of life.
For the first 3 months of my pregnancy, my gynecologist advised me to take complete bed rest and be extra careful about my health. It was then, that my whole family was really protective and careful about my diet and my health. I was scared of even a single thought of lying on the bed and remaining home for such a long time, but still, as my husband was provided the work from home facility due to the covid-19 pandemic and the subscription of Netflix and Prime, those days passed really easily. Well, I still remember the first time I felt those sensations of little heartbeats on the monitor screen during my ultrasound. It was a heart-stirring moment for both my husband and me. It was as a moment before we were super excited and the next moment tears were rolling down our eyes.
The 4th month of my pregnancy was accompanied by mood swings, heartburns, shortness of sleep, a bit of swelling in my legs, and slight joint pain. I started to watch videos of all the babies on youtube and started to learn more about how to handle them. Also, I used to watch all the childhood photos and clips of my husband which really captivated and adored me. It was on 22nd August when I, for the first time experienced a tiny little kick that sent the currents of exhilaration and butterflies inside my stomach. I was so excited to see my husband amazed by the same and rushed to show him this magic. All I saw was excitement and tears in his eyes. This month has been the most crucial in my life as many wonderfully amazing moments and developments took place.
As I entered the 5th month of pregnancy, I really started cherishing that growing baby bump, which actually made me wonder about the magic of nature that blessed me with an astounding mass of joy inside my womb. With the feeling of joy and love during the 6th month, my swelling and pain started to become a bit more sensitive, also we were a bit concerned about the ongoing pandemic. The days went with regular doctor visits, checkups, and Ultrasound which became the most favorite and exciting part of my routine, to actually feel that tiny little miracle getting nourished by my blood, in my bump.
During the 7th month, I really cherished that baby bump and it was then, that my husband and I decided to get that bond between our baby and us, captured for life through an amazing maternity photoshoot session. One of our family members recommended Deys Photography for our photoshoot. Checking their website, we found all the photoshoot samples over there really eye-catching, also their photoshoot locations in Delhi, Delhi NCR, and Noida was brilliant. We selected an outdoor shoot package located in Gurgaon. The cost was really affordable to our budget and we really thank them for creating vibrant shine-on memories for us.
At the start of the 8th month, my doctor advised me to be seriously careful about my health and my body. Therefore, I was forbidden to step out of my bed most of the time, and only at the time of using the restroom or some fresh air like that, I went out. Fortunately, the 8th month passed with no further complications.
During the last moments of my pregnancy, my gynecologist concerning about my health and baby advised me to go for a C-section, which we gladly accepted because of the safety of my health and my baby’s health. On December 24th, I was supposed to get delivered but we rescheduled our delivery by a day. So, it was at 12:30 pm on December 25th, that the most awaited dream came true and a little angel stepped into our lives with her tiny little feet blessing us with the real joy of life. Holding her in my arms I felt a strong bond, even 9 months stronger than anyone else had with her. I felt utterly complete and emotionally heart-warmed. My husband cried along with me, and he even put a pack on my head thanking me to give him such a precious jewel of our life.
From what I experienced, I can tell that pregnancy is the life-changing chapter of anyone’s life, making both the couple grow emotionally together to devote their lives to such a precious little soul. Now, even 6 months after my delivery I still can feel all those sensations that I felt the very moment I learned about my pregnancy. Becoming just like a kid with her is the most beautiful feeling which can’t be bought or felt by any other material happening. She is the princess of our life and we cherish her the most and are blessed to have all those naughty and adorable movements she has. Being a mother, now I can understand all those emotions and feelings my mother used to tell she experienced. Maternity has actually grown me close to my husband and my mother and more importantly gave me the most beautiful purpose for life.