By Kalash Khurana Last Updated:
Pregnancy is one of the most cherished phases in a woman's life, and it is no less than a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Every pregnant woman experiences several difficulties during one or the other month of their pregnancy journey. However, as soon as she holds her baby in her arms for the first time, every pain and trouble of her life vanishes. Then comes the anxiety and confusion, which leads to postpartum. And popular actress, Kajal Aggarwal is experiencing something similar after the birth of her first child.
For the unversed, Kajal Aggarwal and her husband, Gautam Kitchlu had embraced parenthood on April 19, 2022. It was on April 20, 2022, when Gautam had shared a picture postcard on his IG handle and had revealed the name of their newborn baby. The newbie daddy had confirmed the arrival of their baby boy and had revealed his name in the postcard as atop it, he had written:
"We are delighted to announce the birth of NEIL KITCHLU April 19, 2022."
On April 21, 2022, Kajal Aggarwal took to her IG handle and shared a stunning picture of herself from her maternity shoot. In the picture, Kajal looked glamorous wrapped in a golden-coloured silk fabric as she held her baby bump with both her hands. She completed her look with subtle makeup, open tresses, and a neckpiece. Along with it, Kajal penned a long note in the caption, welcoming her baby boy, Neil into the world. The new mommy also talked about the surreal feeling of holding her child in her arms for the first time and wrote:
"Excited and elated to welcome my baby Neil into this world. Our birthing was exhilarating, overwhelming, long, yet the most satisfying experience there could be! Holding Neil upon my chest covered with white mucous membrane and placenta within seconds of his birth has been my only tryst with self actualisation and such an indescribable feeling! That one moment made me understand the deepest potential of love, made me feel tremendous amount of gratitude and realise the responsibility of my heart outside of my body - forever - and all at the same time."
Further in the note, Kajal talked about the difficult 3 nights after her delivery and revealed that she's been under constant worry if she was doing eveything alright. However, she also opened up about the blissful moments with her new born baby and added that she and Neil are exploring this beautiful journey together. Sharing that postpartum can be beautiful, Kajal concluded:
"Ofcourse it’s not been easy- 3 sleepless nights that bleed into early mornings, learning to latch and burp, squishy bellies and stretched skin, frozen pads, breast pumps, uncertainty, constant worry if you’re doing it all right, all topped with dozes of anxiety. But it’s also moments like these - Sweet cuddles in the wee hours of the morning, gazing into each other’s eyes with a look of confident recognition, adorable little kisses, the quiet moments when it’s just the two of us, growing, learning, discovering each other and navigating this wonderful journey together. In reality, postpartum isn’t glamorous but it sure can be beautiful!"
Earlier, in an interview with the Global Spa Magazine, Kajal Aggarwal had revealed that she had a difficult first trimester and had also opened up about adapting to the changes in her body. Talking about the necessary changes that she had made in her lifestyle, the mommy-to-be had added:
"Pregnancy is a whole different ball game. A woman’s body goes through a lot when she is pregnant. I had a very difficult first trimester, but well, I have incorporated a lot of yoga, Pilates, walking, healthy eating and still indulging in my cravings. At the same time, I am being very mindful of my lifestyle and I am glad that it has worked out so far."
Heartiest congratulations to Kajal Aggarwal!