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Gone are the days when a father's role was limited to just a breadwinner and a discipliner. Nowadays, fatherhood is all about being present at every big or small moment of their baby. The new-age fathers are giving a tough competition to their 'better-halves' when it comes to raising their babies as they are happily taking on their 'daddy duties'. And Bollywood actor, Ruslaan Mumtaz is enjoying his role as a new father. (Recommend Read: Alia Bhatt Is Delighted To See Dad, Mahesh Bhatt And Mom, Soni Razdan Cook Together During Lockdown)
On March 26, 2020, Ruslaan Mumtaz and Nirali Mehta had welcomed their baby boy in their world. Since then, the actor has been sharing snippets of his new life as a 'papa bear'. Ruslaan had announced the arrival of his baby boy with a cute family picture and had captioned it as "26-03-2020: CHOTA BABY HAS ARRIVED I was going to avoid uploading any of my baby's pictures for atleast 3,4 months but given the current gloom and doom in the world right now I think news of a chota baby will only brighten your day. I genuinely do believe that babies born in times when the world is going through a rough patch come here for a reason. So I'm hoping my chota baby is a superhero born in difficult times and in time will make this world even more beautiful than he already is. I hope and pray the world becomes a better place for us, our parents and our children.”
On April 26, 2020, Ruslaan's newborn baby turned a month old and the actor wrote a special note for his little munchkin. He took to his Instagram handle and posted a cute picture with his baby boy. Alongside it, he wrote, "@rayaanmumtaz completes 1month Chota baby: hold on to the special moments in your life, like I am holding on to my dad in the picture. Loads of love and I will see all of you once we defeat this evil virus. Stay strong, hold tight." Take a look at it below:
Nirali also shared a cute picture of her baby as he completed one month. In the picture, we can see her little boy wearing an adorable onesie. Along with it, the doting mother wrote, "It's been a month already! P.S. Rayaan has approved this pic. Look at the hand gesture he's making." (Also Read: Hrithik Roshan's Mother, Pinkie Roshan Is A Fitness Freak Just Like Her Son, Videos Inside)
Ruslaan is not just a doting father but also a loving husband. On April 15, 2020, the actor had taken to his Instagram handle and had shared a special post for his 'darling wife', Nirali and had revealed how she is back to her fit-self in just 21-days of delivery. His long note could be read as "Yesterday, Nirali took a post-workout selfie with me and I realised that it's been 21days since Rayaan's birth and she's back to being her fit self. I was pleasantly surprised and I thought I must share how she achieved this. Is she blessed? Does she diet? Did she do things differently post-delivery? The answer lies in what she did before delivery. She didn't eat for 2, 3 or 4, like people expected her to do. She stuck to her regular healthy diet. She did not binge on food rich in sugar or oil. It's not that she didn't have any cravings for desserts or fried food, she did, but she knew whatever she ate her baby would eat too and that's why she refrained from going overboard."
Ruslaan had further shared how his wife, Nirali had not stopped working out even in her last trimester, "She continued working until 7 days before her delivery and she worked out twice a week from her 4th month until the last day of her delivery. In fact, she did a functional workout of 30 mins in the morning and a 30min walk just 2hours before we left for the hospital. Of course, there were times when she thought maybe she should eat what pregnant women are usually advised by their families too, she should increase her quantity, she shouldn't work out, shouldn't go to work beyond 8 months of the pregnancy. But she allayed those fears by consulting professionals for her workouts. She hired physiotherapists who only train pregnant women so that she could have a natural delivery."
He had concluded his note on how Nirali is back in shape within 21 days, "She researched online regarding pregnancy diets and most of them was the opposite of what Indian pregnant women usually follow. Today when I look back at her journey which was filled with questions from people around her I feel proud that she did what she thought was right and the results are here to be seen. Our baby was born healthy at 3kgs by a normal delivery and Nirali has gone back to almost looking like she did in just 20 days. As of now, she hasn't even started working out so in time she will be as fit as she was before. She's too busy to share her journey but I thought I must because it could help someone out there confused regarding what to do and what not to do. I'm sure post this lockdown many women will need this advice." (Don't Miss: Anil Kapoor Reveals His Fitness Mantra By Flaunting Biceps, Son-In-Law, Anand Ahuja Agrees With Him)
Well, we love Ruslaan and Nirali's cute note for their baby!