Life with Viraaj Shah!
Two weeks ago, I was given the best gift of life. My baby boy, Viraaj Shah was born and made me into the proudest, happiest and most blessed mom. I am biased but I think my boy is the most adorable baby ever! I can stare at him all day and night and it’s still not enough! It still feels so unreal that I carried Viraaj for 9 months and now he finally is in my arms. I’m so thankful to my husband who has been taking picture after picture of him so we can capture every moment, expression, and change in our little boy. Viraaj smiles at us often and today we caught him giving us the most adorable little laugh. He sleeps 2-3 hours in a row during the day but is such a caring son and lets me and Maanit sleep in stretches of 3-4 hours at night. He truly has filled my life with so much love that I never knew I had.
Although I am the happiest mom out there, I’m not going to lie, the first two weeks have been a roller coaster of emotions and an adjustment in our lifestyle. Nonetheless, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Any moment I feel concerned about him, my heart sinks and I go into crazy concerned mom mode. Viraaj truly is my life, my breath, and every part of me and I only hope I can raise him into a wonderful man!
To help me through these first two weeks, I have to give huge props to my parent In-laws who drove all the way from Toronto the moment they found out I was having a C-section and came to support me through it. I wouldn’t have been able to handle my newborn, household duties and take care of myself without their support. I’m so thankful for their love and support these past two weeks. I’m also excited and looking forward to having my mom, brother and his girlfriend around for some time as well. In these moments, I miss my dad even more and wish he could have been around to meet his grandson, but I will make sure Viraaj gets to know his grandpa through pictures, stories, and much more.
With the craziness of these first two weeks, we finally found time to take some professional pictures of Viraaj. For now, enjoy this photo of our sweetheart and hopefully soon, we will have some more pictures of him and our little family.