“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born on the same day, at the same point of time. She never existed before.”
Though, the woman existed, but the mother never did. A mother is something absolutely new.
My son was born on 26th September 2009, and as I look back, I can recall each and every moment as it happened just the previous day.
I still remember the day I took the pregnancy test with my husband standing next to me, and the moment we saw the 2 pink lines on the kit, all I could do was shed tears of joy.
It was like a flashback of all the babies I had seen in my lifetime on TV, in family gatherings and now here I was; going to have my own little one and my husband was hysterically laughing which left me amused. Only he could speak was REALLY!!
And finally, our pregnancy journey began
I was a working woman, basically a trainer in a contact center, and my job profile demanded me to be on my toes for all day long for around 8 hours which was immediately negated by my gynecologist, who asked me to take it easy and enjoy this amazing journey of pregnancy.
It was due on 11 October 2009, but on 26 September, around 1:30 am, I felt restless, I could not sleep and felt really heavy. I called up my husband and talked to him, (he was in his office), he asked me to stay put and call if anything urgent.
I had been reading “what to expect when expecting” and somehow, in my gut, I felt that this was ‘it’. My bundle of joy was coming!
By 5:00 am, my contractions were about 40 minutes apart and we had no clue that this was going to be the D-Day. We drove to my in-laws place, by 8am I could not take it any longer. I asked to be taken to the hospital.
The doctor checked and announced that I was in the labour and we were all taken aback as we were very much ahead of the due date. I was hooked up to IV and the normal process began. My pains grew, and all I could do was pray.
As the day rolled, at about 4pm, the doctor came and explained that “there are some complications and the heartbeat of the child is fluctuating and we have to go for an emergency C-section”. As much as we didn’t want it, but we had no option left.
At 4:30 pm, the doctor exclaimed that the baby had arrived; I had tears of joy rolling down my cheeks and was so excited and really wanted to see my baby. The nurse asked me if I wanted a boy or a girl and all I could muster to speak was a healthy baby.
She smiled and showed me, My Boy!
The little baby was mine! He was taken quickly away to be clothed and after a while I was rolled into my house. I had my mother-in-law and my husband waiting for me. She prayed for baby’s well being, after that we clicked some happy pictures ☺and by 9pm we had guests arriving in the house; all didis and bhaiyas were eager to see their little brother.
My boy – Agamveer is 6 years and 8 months old today and I could not be more proud of who is turning into – a fine gentleman and an amazing caring big brother.
We welcomed our second child last year on 9th September 2015, which happened to be on my birthday ☺.
Some tips for a great healthy pregnancy
- Be in touch with your gynaecologist always, if your gut tells you there’s something wrong, call him/her immediately and seek advice.
- Eat healthy for a healthy pregnancy and increasing breast milk.
- Have milk twice a day.
- Eat coconut, ragi and dates (please consult with your gynaecologist once), they are really healthy during pregnancy for you and the baby.
- Keep yourself informed, read books and check the online websites, as this is going to help you as you walk through this beautiful journey.
- Stay active – go for a 20-25 minutes of walk daily.
- Take proper care of yourself and pamper yourself before you go in for your delivery.
- Last but not the least – Pregnancy is a beautiful journey and not a disease to be frightened of.
- Stay away from the myths associated with pregnancy & child birth.
Stay positive, stay healthy ☺.
The article has been written by Princy Khurana (Harmeet) who is a mom of two beautiful children and loves to share her parenting stories with the world.