Kabir turns one today. What a special year this has been!
Until yesterday we were so busy preparing for Kabir's birthday party that I really didn't have any time to reflect on the past year. But since then I have been continuously thinking about what had happened this time last year and recalling how it felt the first time I had laid my eyes on Kabir.
I have a vivid memory of that moment - the image of a crying baby held up by the doctor so I could see him for the very first time. I wasn't allowed to hold him at once since they were still working on stitching me back up after the c-section. The second time I saw him, he was already clean and neatly wrapped in a blanket. He looked calm and serene. Saurabh held him next to me and I could do nothing but cry uncontrollably. It was only after about half hour or so, that I finally got Kabir all to myself for the very first time. He was so fragile and so precious. Since then, I have relived this day a countless number of times.
What followed was a lot of craziness, tears and laughter, excitement and scares. While Kabir has certainly grown a lot since then, I too have grown from a nervous mother to a confident one. And even though today is definitely Kabir's day, we can't forget what a big milestone this is for Saurabh and me as we celebrate one year of our parenthood and the start of our own family.
Happy birthday baby. Here's wishing you a long, healthy and fulfilling life!