And our bundle of joy arrives!

“A baby is a symbol of peace, a plot of dreams, a light of hope, and a bundle of joy.” ~ Debasish Mridha

Life is astonishing. Sometimes you get so much that you can’t keep calm and sometimes you are just done with everything. I am so happy to share that I was blessed with a baby girl on October 6, 2016. I wrote about my pregnancy each month but the 9th month was so challenging that couldn’t blog about it. Nevertheless here I am after 8 months to write whatever I missed.

  • September 2016 (Ninth Month) :

With the start of the 36th week, excitement was already at its peak. My EDD (Estimated Date of Delivery) was October 2, 2016 and baby could come out anytime soon. On September 17, Apollo Cradle Hospital organised a baby shower for mothers who were about to deliver in a month. It was super fun, we both had a great time. Everything was going fine until in the 38th week the doctor told us to get some tests done because the baby wasn’t gaining weight and the fluid was borderline. By the grace of God, the reports were good. My visits to the doctor increased from every week to every alternate day. I was ready with my hospital bag. With each passing day, it was getting difficult emotionally, mentally and physically. The wait wasn’t getting over. I became extremely restless especially when my pregnancy exceeded the due date too. I was admitted to the hospital on October 6th afternoon. I always wanted to have a normal delivery and tried my best but couldn’t succeed. Some of the reasons were – one baby’s head wasn’t dropping down, second baby’s heart rate could drop and cause trouble, third it was already 41st week. So my husband after having a word with the doctor decided that he doesn’t want to risk anyone’s life and opted for a caesarean section. I can never forget those millions of thoughts in that operation theatre. I kept praying and my angel was born that very evening. It took me a while to realise that my baby is finally with me after those nine months. The pain and discomfort due to stitches was unbearable at times but thanks to my husband, he supported me in every possible way. There were times when I couldn’t even get up to change her diaper or put her to sleep but we managed together. I am so fortunate and blessed to have him in my life.

For me, every day is a new experience. Being a first time mother I am extra cautious in everything. That feeling of having a little one sleeping peacefully next to you is priceless. Undoubtedly motherhood is the most wonderful phase of one’s life.

In India, prenatal sex determination is illegal so till the end we had no idea whether it’s a boy or a girl. I always wanted a daughter and got one. Wish her a long, happy and healthy life full of joy and laughter. We love our little bunny so much ❤

God Bless All !! 🙂


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