It is not I who has given him new life, but he who has given me one.
As the sun took its first breath in the early hours of November 21st 2010, my little one did too. The very first time his eyes met mine, was a moment that surpasses every other I have lived yet. We named him Aarav, ‘one who brings peace’.
Need I say this? Life has not been the same ever since. The day begins and ends with timetables for feedings and diaper changes. Suddenly my biggest priority is to burp him before putting him to sleep. My own sleep, once a necessity, is now a luxury. The one word that comes to mind to describe this baby bootcamp would simply be ‘Overwhelming’!
And yet, when he gives me that wide sleepy toothless grin when he’s content in my embrace, it all seems easy and so totally worth it. Those of you who have been through this amazing journey before me, would know exactly what I’m talking about.
It’s amazing how many milestones babies have so early on, and how quickly they come and go. My baby Aarav turned 42 days old today. And though we are strangers to one another, it feels like we’ve known each other forever.
I believe that somewhere in a secret chamber of the sky or heaven or whatever that place is called, babies choose their parents that they want to be born to. I am so fortunate that Aarav chose me to be his mother. And what better way to celebrate this immense joy than to share it with close family and friends. I hope you find my little one as adorable as I do, and we solicit your blessings and best wishes.
Wish you all a Very Happy 2011!