Tiny hands, tiny feet, There is someone new for you to meet!
As some of you may know that we were blessed with a baby boy 3 months ago. Last year flew too fast and it was very eventful. First it was the news of our baby arrival and then the father-to-be emotions seeping in. Despite preparing for the due date for months, it fell short in many ways. Being with my wife in the labour room, I witnessed the delivery pain that women go through to bring a new life to earth and how stronger they are. It was a timeless moment when they placed the tiny baby in her arms immediately he slipped into a sleep in few seconds.
Asha was in love with the baby even before he was born but for me it is building up since the first meet. It’s getting deeper with with every touch, with every eye contact, with every smile and every time i miss him . It is one of the nicest feelings in the world when he holds my finger with his entire hand and when falls asleep on my chest. It’s like life coming to a full circle when you see for yourself a new life that you made.
The joy of parenting also brings a whole lot of changes to our daily routines. We are slowly getting used to intermittent sleep and wake up early in the morning. It’s an irony that kids turn parents into morning guys but they hate getting up early while growing up. But thanks to Asha, she has been absorbing the all the hardship. She gets up even before me and sometimes even before the baby calls for an attention. Seeing them together gives me a feeling that this is how much my mom loved me! Perhaps all the mothers are wired this way to give constant attention, love and care to the babies.
I don’t know what I am wired for but I do think lot about making their days better. I only worry about giving enough time. Considering the office mails, meetings, travels..etc.. balancing the work-life seems like a never ending struggle. But sometimes it looks like parenting makes you more patient and efficient as we are forced to do more things in less time.
Overall, our baby is doing good and mom healthy and I am loving this moments. We can’t slow down the time machine but I am absolutely fine with it. No matter what you wish for, every year is becoming very eventful. I now believe that the next year will also continue to surprise us with more beautiful things and gives us another reason to enjoy.
Happy Sankranti / Pongal / Lohri and best wishes to you and your family.