Hello! My name is Shitij Bagga. My wife, Nupur, and I moved to Stockholm, Sweden from India in 2014. In the summer of 2016, we discovered that we were soon going to have a baby. Immediately, I knew that I had to write about it and started this blog. Nine months later, on a cold and snowy winter day in January 2017, our little angel was born into this world and lit up our lives with joy and happiness forever.
From the moment we realized we were going to have a baby, to bringing her into this world, and now watching her grow up, I have found myself thinking deeply about what it means to be a father and how it has been transforming me into a more loving and caring person everyday.
As it is, bringing a baby into the world is an exciting but extremely tough job. Especially, when you are so far away from your family and friends and have to manage things, as well as each other, by yourselves.
For me, personally, it has been an ongoing journey of changing perspectives about life and relationships, while I deeply observe my own transition from a relatively carefree person to an increasingly responsible (I hope!) Dad.
Through this blog, I want to share my journey with you. I want to reflect on how it feels to be a Dad, how I am coping with it, and how sometimes it is challenging and at other times completely rewarding. I would also be sharing parenting tips and other resources I found useful. I hope others going through similar experiences will find encouragement and, maybe, some answers in my blog.
If you have any questions, you can post them as comments on this website or send me a mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try to answer them for you as soon as possible.