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According to the norm, time off after the birth of the baby was a new mom thing but over the years, fortunately, men want to spend quality time with the newborn and hence, apply for paternity leaves. In this cultural shift, men have started seeing paternity leaves as essential and not optional. This time off gives newbie fathers an opportunity to be a primary caregiver of the newborn and it promotes gender equity in personal as well as work sphere. Celebs too, opt for paternity leaves to be hands-on with their newborns. Just like the last three times, this time too, Saif Ali Khan will be taking paternity leave after the birth of his child. (Also Read: 'Ishqbaaaz' Nakuul Mehta Showers Love On His Wife, Jankee After Becoming Parents Of A Baby Boy)
It was in August 2020 when Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan had announced their second pregnancy. According to a BollywoodLife report, Kareena had wrapped up her professional commitments in early February and is spending time decorating her soon-to-arrive baby’s nursery. The source revealed that Saif and Kareena already have the crib ready and are set to welcome their baby number 2 next week. Earlier, Saif had confirmed in an interview with the Filmfare that his fourth child is due in early February.
Ahead of the birth of his fourth child, Saif Ali Khan spoke about the importance of paternity leaves and how it’s a growing phenomenon. For the doting father, Saif, it’s something he had done years ago when his first child, Sara Ali Khan was born. In an interview with Elle, Saif said, “Who wants to work when you have a newborn at home! If you don’t see your children growing up, you’re making a mistake. And I can take time off from work—it’s a privileged position. Rather than follow a 9-to-5 routine, I live like an actor. Your dharma and approach to everything are based on your career.” Sharing the magazine cover featuring Saif in his uber cool and handsome look, Kareena had written, “The coolest husband ever,” followed by heart emoticons.
When Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan had announced their second pregnancy, his sister, Soha Ali Khan had congratulated her bhai and bhabhi in a quirky post. Posting a picture of Saif with ‘The Quadfather’ written on it, Soha captioned the post as "The Quadfather. Couldn't resist! Congratulations Kareena Kapoor. Be safe and healthy and radiant as ever." In the comments section, Ibrahim had written, “Abba” followed by a fire emoji. (Also Read: Kareena Kapoor Khan's Comfy Yet Chic Look At Yash And Roohi's Birthday Bash, Shares Inside Pictures)
On Saif Ali Khan’s 50th birthday, Sara Ali Khan had posted an array of pictures with her abba, which reflects their bond in her journey from a newborn to now. Sara had captioned them as “Happy happy happy Birthday to my Abba”. Ibrahim Ali Khan had also posted a childhood picture with his abba, Saif and had written, “Happy Birthday Dad”. Kareena Kapoor Khan had posted a video capturing 50 years of her husband’s life and it included the birth of the three pieces of his heart, Sara, Ibrahim and Taimur. Now, we can’t wait to see Saif’s picture with his fourth child on the little one’s birth.
As Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan are all set to welcome their second child and relive the beautiful phase of parenthood all over again with their newborn and a toddler, Taimur Ali Khan at home, here’s how the couple had described the feeling of holding their firstborn for the first time. In a video shared by Kareena on her IG handle, when the couple was asked, “What was it like to hold your baby for the first time?” while Kareena had said, “Even though I carried him for nine months, I think every mother experiences this. I just felt extremely surreal”, Saif had remarked, “I think we cannot describe it in words.” (Also Read: Kunal Kemmu Performs 'Papa Duties', Ties Daughter, Inaaya's Ponytail, Says, 'Papa Bal Bal Bache')
Just like Kareena and Saif, even their fans are eagerly waiting for the birth of their second child!