On the morning of 13th of January 2017, and after an excruciating 28 hours in labor, while it was freaking cold and snowing outside, the clouds parted and our ray of sunshine, our sweet little angel, finally entered our world.
“It’s a girl!” I announced to my wife with tearful eyes as the midwife turned the baby and opened her legs. The very next instant, the baby was placed on the mother’s chest, skin-to-skin. We were spell-bound. In that instant, we forgot all the tiredness that we had been feeling over the last 2 days. We had our baby in our arms.
We couldn’t believe it was a girl. Why? I don’t know. Maybe because we had become so used to the bump that it would still take time for us to process that it has now become a real person. We had imagined it would be a girl. We had also imagined it would be a boy. We knew it could be either. But seeing our baby girl for real turned out to be so different from imagining.
After a while, the nurse asked me if I would like to hold my baby for some time while they helped my wife relax. They asked me to take off my t-shirt and be skin to skin with my baby because she needs that. I was so scared. She was so tiny. I was scared of picking her up. But they told me I would be just fine.
It’s my daughter… It’s MY DAUGHTER!
And then I held her in my arms and everything else in the world became unimportant. This, Now, was Everything.
Our little baby girl is adorable and quite healthy. The mother is doing excellent, though still a bit exhausted. Our mothers are here to help us and they have both been amazing in sharing our load.
Even now, 2 weeks after the birth, I can’t believe I have a baby now. I can’t believe I have a daughter. I can’t believe I am a Dad now…. Maybe it will take some more time to sink in. Maybe, I should change the tag line of my blog now.
How has your experience been? Do share by commenting below.
10 thoughts on “It’s a Girl !!”
Congratulations to you all! I cried as I read your post. You have a little girl!!! I share your excitement with you. All the best to you all and enjoy every waking moment.
Hey. Thanks for you kind words. I am touched knowing that my post did that to you.
Many congratulations to you and your family! Wishing the baby and the mommy best of health! Eagerly waiting to see the baby 😊😊
Congratulations guys !! See you soon !
Now is the time to say – Congratulations buddy !! All the best wishes and blessings for the baby. I don’t know how it feels to be a parent to a baby girl since I have 2 boys (its not that bad, he he). But I can imagine what it might feel like. Have fun!!
Congratulations to mother n father to Bagga’s and Dhawan’s , I can’t believe my sister has become a mother . looking forward to meet you soon Best wishes god bless cheers 🍻 😀
by the way nice post Shitij Bhaiya keep it up cheers
Thanks Nikunj. See you very soon.
Many congratulations to You and Nupur. Awesome Blog. Wonder, how you can put everything in words 🙂
Thanks for the wishes, Sheenam. This is the only way to record and keep track of how i feel moment to moment or occasion to occasion.