Welcome to our world sweetheart. Today is 6th Nov, 2008. Your first day in this world.
I was quite apprehensive about the operation. Didnt know what to expect. After the anasthesia, I couldnt feel anything, just some pull and push. But I could hear everything. After about 15 minutes, I heard your first cry. You were out!! You gasped for air. Someone hit you so that your cried louder. Lots of congratulations went around. Someone announced that it was 8:21 am.
The docs continued some pushing and pulling on my insides. In between, someone came and asked me, Do you want to see your baby? Ofcourse I do!!!!
They’d cleaned you up and wrapped you in green surgical cloth. They held you up so that I could see you. And placed you next to my face for a while. I was stumped. Just couldnt stop grinning 🙂 Someone said, “you want to say something to him”. All I could say was, I love you soooo much sweetheart. Then I told you the namokar mantra. Our first meeting lasted a whole of 2 minutes. Then they took you away to the nursery.
Things after that are pretty much a blur for me. The anesthesia wore off and the pain set in. My whole body was kinda numb and I couldnt move. They got you to the room in a few hours. But I couldnt even get up to hold you. Your daddy held you for the first time. I remember the look on his face. Speechless. Proud. Happy. He was such a happy, proud Papa. He held you close. Talked to you. Tears in his eyes. A huge grin on his face. You were sooo tiny in comparison. You completely fit into his 2 hands.
I tried breast feeding you after a few hours, but wasnt too successful. The docs recommended giving you some ‘top milk’ from some particular Sanchi pack. Nani and your daddy fed you.
You lay in a crib next to me the whole day, mostly sleeping. I could see just a side glimpse of you…