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Embracing the Unexpected – Ava’s Birth Story

Ava is almost three months and I’ve been trying to find time to write her birth story. I am not good at writing but I want keep this beautiful day of my life alive. Today night she slept sooner and here I took a chance and type out my little angel’s birth story – 
 
On 6th January we all were watching Netflix and my baby was moving around very actively. I would have never imaged it to be a sign of labor as she has been actively kicking inside for since the mid of pregnancy. Later the same night, I felt some pressure on my pelvis but I ignored and went back to sleep. Although I was getting minor contractions, I assumed it to be similar to the previous 3 days contractions and I stayed relaxed with the thought of today is not my due date.
 
Around 2:00 AM I got up by the cramps from the harder contractions; I woke up to check and found some blood out. After that immediately I woke up Senthil, he got worried and said we will count the time between the contractions to confirm if it is labor. The pain was bad, Senthil did call my OB to get confirmation. On the call, she seemed very calm, we thought she was sleepy. She suggested us not to panic and mentioned it might be a labor but not to head out until contractions are 5 minutes apart. I walk around in my room to get me real close to the delivery. Contractions were getting worst and worse and became more distinct; I started to scream, I wasn’t even able to walk.
 
Around 5:00 AM, we headed to the hospital. My sister and mom took my hospital bags. Contractions were really bad and the pain hit me every 5 min apart. At the maternity triage reception, they put a band on my wrist and sent me sooner to the respective room. The nurse said ‘you will be fine, try to stay relaxed’. They put me up to a monitor and monitor showed I was having contractions, at this point, they were definitely getting stronger.  A nurse came in to check my cervix for dilation. She said, you are already 4 cm dilated and yes you are definitely into labor means today you are gonna have your baby. She said, today you are meeting your baby and that gave me a big smile while I was screaming. The pain was something I could not bare so I asked for epidural right away.
 
I was scared to get epidural as I had been researching all the facts about delivery and people had mentioned taking epidural is a painful process. Around 6 AM I had my epidural and it was not painful as I was thought. epidural dealt with the continuous pain while allowing me to remain fully conscious. After an hour, my legs felt numb and light. I would say, the time after the epidural was the precious and I was excited as each and every second was taking me closer to my baby.
 
Around 1:00 PM, the doctor checked me and said, I am still 4 cm dilated and said you will be good sooner. Among all three members of my family, my mom was constantly praying to God, my sister was making me smile by taking funny images of mine and my husband was holding my hand all the time. I asked everyone to have food because I was very hungry. But I was able to eat only ice chips;  the ice chips felt delicious as I didn’t have any other option. After two hours, the doctor came in to check again and confirmed I am 7 cm now and left. My sister and husband were constantly checking the monitor and said contraction frequency is getting stronger means you are getting closer.
 
It was 7:10 PM, everyone was so bored and the doctor came in and finally said you are 10 CM dilated. Yaaaaaaaaaay, now everyone got happy; my OB said we would start pushing at 7:30 PM. 
 
Again the pain started now and it was worse. It was back labor pain and the contraction’ were stronger than ever. I was almost broke and started crying. My tears came out, I held Senthil’s hand tight and told why this is happening to me, he just held me back and said Dipti, you will be alright and be completely fine. We were eagerly waited for next 20 min for the nurse to be with us. She came in at 7.45 PM and said you have to breathe and then push. Senthil was on my left side and kept telling me how strong I am to keep my confidence up.
 
The nurse kept telling me to push, I was trying hard but my body was so weak and I felt like I am gonna break my bones. While pushing I thought of my baby and realized longer I take to push, longer it would be to meet my baby. After 4 long sessions of pushing, I was just so stressed and tired, my eyes were full of tears and I told Senthil that I can’t do this, this is very painful, please help me out. Again he said you are almost there just a one more and done, you are my strong girl. Again I closed my eyes and told myself I can’t give up, I can’t. I am a strong woman and I have been through the pain to have her, now she is here, do it Dipti and then yes, finally I did it. Yeah, I did. Gift of God has been delivered at 8:25 PM. She was 7.4 lb and 19.5 inches.  
 
My body was extremely exhausted. We couldn’t believe, how bright she was just after the birth. Immediately nurse gave her into my arms, I was crazily happy and also cried with pride. I was saying everyone that she is my baby, she is so beautiful, look at her, she looks exactly like her Daddy (exactly as I wished for). I looked at her and said hey we are not new, we have been friends for last 9 months and will be forever, I love you.
 
Ava was close to my heart, we held her together and tears of happiness came over. She arrived and that turned everything into a beautiful environment, everyone was purely happy, my mom, my sis, doctors, and my dearest husband. What could I say about my baby, she was more than perfect; she truly completes me. She made me realize, how strong I am and she assured me that she will be with me forever inside and outside of my skin. I am still adjusting to motherhood, It’s not easy but it is such an incredible experience to be with her all the time. She is my little fairy and she is just mine. Her tiny snuggle is the best feeling in the world. The day was not only the birth of Ava but also the birth of her mama; I was a woman before and now I am MOTHER.
 
This pregnancy journey and having a precious child made me a real strong woman. Ava is beginning of our beautiful life together.
Giving birth to human life is a true miracle and God’s greatest blessing. 
  

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100 Comments

  • Reply
    DrReshma Bang Bhutada
    May 4, 2017 at 2:24 am

    Sweet….

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    Punam Ugale
    May 4, 2017 at 2:24 am

    Lovely written dear <3

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    Pooja Adhav
    May 4, 2017 at 2:34 am

    Diode goad g

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    Abhi Laksha
    May 4, 2017 at 3:39 am

    Beautiful wordings ava is very lucky

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    Gayatri Rochlani
    May 4, 2017 at 4:10 am

    Very nicely written Dipti.. I am sure every new mother can feel ur words..beautiful❤️

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      Dipti Senthil
      May 4, 2017 at 5:19 am

      I am so glad you like the story dear. Yes, all mother’s can relate the pain and joy together? thank you so much❤️

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    Ranjeet Kenekar
    May 4, 2017 at 4:24 am

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    Dipti Boraste - Deshpande
    May 4, 2017 at 4:49 am

    Superb

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    Nitin Mhase Patil
    May 4, 2017 at 5:30 am

    Nice !!

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    Vikrant Alekar
    May 4, 2017 at 5:32 am

    While reading above story ur words created goosebumps on my body….
    Which means ur realy good writer
    N about AVA. She is cutie pieeeeeee…

    God bless all of u …. Stay healthy

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      Dipti Senthil
      May 4, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      I am so glad you read the story and you liked it? it was not easy to write, it took my courage and patience to put emotions into words. I am not good writer though VVikrant Alekarbut this little bean made me strong enough to do anything in the world. Thank you so much for kind words?❤️ love from Ava to you kaka ?

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    डॉ. योगेश विजयकुमार भुतडा
    May 4, 2017 at 5:35 am

    L❤VELY…. ☺

    God bless all of u !!

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    Poonam Rathi Bhattad
    May 4, 2017 at 5:36 am

    Very nyc….. best feelings to become a Mother….. bless u…..

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      Dipti Senthil
      May 4, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      Yes poonam, it is best ever feeling and precious moment I had to became mother❤️ thank you so much?

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    Supriya Shreshth
    May 4, 2017 at 5:40 am

    nice one Dipti.. cute baby

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      Dipti Senthil
      May 4, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      I am happy you liked it? thank you so much SSupriya Shreshth? ❤️

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    Ratnesh Kompelli
    May 4, 2017 at 5:56 am

    Nice

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    Harshali Jambukar
    May 4, 2017 at 6:05 am

    No word dipti…. Really nice experience to become mother ….

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      Dipti Senthil
      May 4, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      We are blessed dear poonali ❤️ thank you so much ?

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    Amol Bhise
    May 4, 2017 at 6:09 am

    Nice and congratulations 🙂

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    Amol Kakade
    May 4, 2017 at 6:11 am

    Congratulations !

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    Shamal Mhaske
    May 4, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Congratulations Dipti…

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    Anagha Nale Khadsare
    May 4, 2017 at 6:42 am

    Truly said Vikrant…
    Not only goosebumps..I read half of the story with watery eyes..(tears of joy n curiosity may b )
    M awestruck n speechless…u have elaborated it so wonderfully…and thanks a ton to ur younger sister, for capturing those lifetime memorable moments which made the story more lively for readers…
    Lots of love n kisses to Ava
    Stay blessed always!

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      Dipti Senthil
      May 4, 2017 at 2:16 pm

      Right here, I am very happy that you have read the story with same emotions Anagha Nale it was tough for me to put my emotions on paper ,words are not enough to express the feeling of having this precious child. my sister Harsha made it memorable by capturing these lifetime memories? thank you for your support and love? and lots of love to you as well maushi from Ava ❤️??

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    Prasad Dhanwade
    May 4, 2017 at 6:52 am

    Congratulations !!

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    Vaishali Hase-Zaware
    May 4, 2017 at 6:57 am

    Congratulations

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    Sarita Gaikwad Katore
    May 4, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Really dipti… u r very good writer It was really beautiful story. Ava is so lucky to have mother like you. God bless you .

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      Dipti Senthil
      May 4, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      Thank you saru ? so happy that you liked the story. I am not good writer though saru,but this precious baby made me to do that❤️ it took long time but I. Happy everyone love it ?

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    Komal Hajare
    May 4, 2017 at 7:40 am

    NO Words for comment. dear……………………

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      Dipti Senthil
      May 4, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      Thank you so much komal ? we are so blessed to have this feeling ??❤️

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    Shreni Hajare
    May 4, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Very sweet pic 🙂 🙂

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    Renuka Omkar Palkar
    May 4, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Lotsa luv to Ava…

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      Dipti Senthil
      May 4, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      Thank you so much maushi and lots of love back to Little one ❤️❤️❤️ take care

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    Umesh
    May 4, 2017 at 4:54 am

    Very nice birth story Deptti

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    Chandu Lekha
    May 4, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Super cute… Little angel

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    Garvit Vyas
    May 4, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Congratulations Deepti

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    Umesh Ugale
    May 4, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Nice birth story

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      Dipti Senthil
      May 4, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      Thank you so much Umesh ? I am glad you read the story ?

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    Pallavi Kite
    May 4, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Live ,capture every moment of motherhood its beautiful

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      Dipti Senthil
      May 4, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      Thank you so much Pallavi. ? Yes my sister made this story memorable by capturing these glorious moment❤️ motherhood is really beyond beautiful and thank you for sharing this post ? love to your little one dear. ❤️

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    Jaya Shree
    May 4, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Giving birth to a child is something miracle and it is a great art to see them grow and do wonderful things which stuns us. Agree or not

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      Dipti Senthil
      May 4, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      Indeed agree aunty? thank you so much for kind supportive words. Having Ava is truly miracle and gods gift❤️ thank you

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    Kiran Katore
    May 4, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Congradulations Dipti

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    Gargi R Mohokar
    May 4, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Congrats

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    Monali Muttha
    May 4, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Congrats dipti.. I hv no words to say abt ur blog..tears rolled down Frm my eyes while reading. U r a very very lucky girl to hv Sach a beautiful girl n supportive husband.. god bless you always

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      Dipti Senthil
      May 4, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      Your words made my day Monali ? thank you so much the love and blessings. I am so glad that you liked the story with the same emotions.
      Indeed I am lucky to have this precious child and husband❤️
      Sending you love and blessings from us?

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    Anisha Attal
    May 4, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    So cute

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    Bhagyashri Waghamare
    May 4, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Congrats dear

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    Yogesh Sangpal
    May 4, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    AEVA

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    Prakshal Lunavat
    May 4, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    You have just nailed it gal nicely written (y) Hearty Congratulations Diptiiiii

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    Sneha Daga
    May 4, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Congrats dipti

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    Madhumati Biradar
    May 4, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    congratulations dipti

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    sukanya
    May 5, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Hearty congratulations to both of you… you are indeed a strong woman.. story u have portrayed is really touching n got me back to the moment:) Welcome dear Ava:)

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    Harshal Nikam
    May 5, 2017 at 9:08 am

    khupch bhaaari

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    Harshal Nikam
    May 5, 2017 at 9:08 am

    pics

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    Trupti Boraste Tandale
    May 5, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Very nicely written … love you babes

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      Dipti Senthil
      May 5, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      Di thank you so much? I love you ❤️❤️❤️

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    Varsha Ghugarkar Bhavar
    May 5, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Congratulations Dipti..

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    Pradnya Wakchaure
    May 5, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Congratulations dipti

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    Suvarna Pokharkar
    May 5, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Congratulation both of you dear

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    Dipti Senthil
    May 6, 2017 at 1:12 am

    Thank you Amar dada

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    Bikramjit Singh
    May 6, 2017 at 12:04 am

    Nothing as precious as to have your loved ones by your side during such important moments of your life……happy to have met Senthil, You and litle Ava. Love you all

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    Snehal Tivatane
    May 6, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Very nicely written Dipti Senthil Many congratulations and Happy parenting !!

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      Dipti Senthil
      May 6, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      Thank you so much Snehal. ? Happy parenting to you as well and love to little one ❤️❤️

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    Sayli Zinjad
    May 6, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    So cute she is…and very well said birth story…stay blessed

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    Dipti Senthil
    May 6, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Thank you so much Swati. ? Love to your little baby ❤️

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    Swati Suryawanshi Purkar
    May 6, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Thanku

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    Nitin Aaras
    May 6, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Congratulations!

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    Dipti Senthil
    May 8, 2017 at 4:27 am

    Love you ❤️❤️❤️

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