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We have heard and read a lot about how motherhood isn’t a cakewalk. Being a mother is a life-changing experience that makes her overwhelmingly powerful and fearful. But in the face of the pandemic when the cycle of life continues and babies are being born in this world, it makes a mother worried about the future of her kid while struggling with the basic needs of her little one. The newbie mommies are experiencing both, joy and anxiety, panic and calm, gratitude and guilt. But are making the most of the lockdown by spending all of their time with their little ones at home. (Also Read: Shilpa Shetty Kundra Reveals She'd Suffered A Couple Of Miscarriages Before She Opted For Surrogacy)
It was on February 15, 2020, when Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Raj Kundra had welcomed their second born, a baby girl via surrogacy whom they had named Samisha Shetty Kundra. But it was only a week later when Shilpa and Raj had announced their baby girl’s arrival on social media and had given a pleasant surprise to all their fans. Their firstborn, Viaan Kundra got promoted to ‘big brother’ and the Shetty-Kundra family got completed with Samisha’s birth.
In the second week of March 2020, Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Raj Kundra had brought their baby girl home and two weeks later, the nationwide lockdown was announced by PM Narendra Modi. It brought a lot of challenges for the newbie parents, Shilpa and Raj when it came to the immunisation of their little girl and the supply of her formula milk. In an interview with the Hindustan Times, Shilpa opened up on some hiccups when it came to a few things about her three-month-old daughter, Samisha. Shilpa shared, “I can’t call it a problem because people will laugh and say that this can’t even be a problem. I’m not breastfeeding obviously so you need the right formula that’s easy on the child. Not finding the formula powder for my baby was a genuine problem because the imports had shut. Only a mother can understand that when a child is used to a certain formula you don’t want to change it. It’s a problem but it’s not an impossibility to cope with.”
Shilpa Shetty Kundra also faced some issues in giving her daughter, Samisha Shetty Kundra the second immunisation dose which is very important and must be given in the first 10 to 12 weeks. Elaborating on the same, Shilpa stated, “I had to literally beg and plead for a paediatrician to come home and give it. I didn’t want to step out with the child as the shot was already delayed by 15 days. So yes these things are hard for a mother. I’m so cautious that my child has not been out of the house and not even in the courtyard.” (Also Read: Shilpa Shetty Kundra Beats Up Her Hubby Raj Kundra For This Hilarious Reason, It Will Leave You ROFL)
On getting some time for moral introspection, Shilpa Shetty Kundra admitted that her viewpoint surely has changed a lot about a lot of things in life. Shilpa remarked, “I’m looking at the situation in a positive way. This has got me thinking about all the designer bags and clothes that I have and I felt what’s the used of all of this at the end of it. I’m rethinking on what is it that I really need. I feel that the needs have to be segregated from the wants.” She has continued, “I live right at the beach and I’ve never seen it so clean. It just makes me realise the damages that we’ve caused to the universe. It’s time to introspect, take the learning and put it to practice. People are being cognizant about cleanliness. It has also translated into us spending quality time with family, which is a luxury for a lot of people.”
Time does fly by with a blink of an eye! One moment you are holding your newborn in your arms for the first time and the next moment, you are celebrating the milestones of their life. More than three months had passed by and Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Raj Kundra’s baby girl, Samisha Shetty Kundra had turned 3-month-old on May 15, 2020. To mark the milestone, Shilpa had posted a picture of her son, Viaan Kundra playing with his newborn sister, Samisha and the doting mummy couldn’t stop admiring her little ones. Shilpa had written, “Happy 3 months my princess #samisha” atop her IG story.
March 26, 2020, had marked the completion of 40 days of Samisha Shetty Kundra’s arrival in this world and the first milestone for a mother and child (revered in Hinduism). To make the day special, Shilpa Shetty Kundra had posted the first-ever family picture with her hubby, Raj Kundra, son, Viaan Raj Kundra and daughter, Samisha. Shilpa had captioned the picture as “Samisha Shetty Kundra completes 40 days today. The first milestone for a mother and child, revered in Hinduism.”
Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s caption could be further read as “Ideally, as a ritual we would have stepped out of the house for the FIRST time and taken her to a temple for blessings, but as things stand today don’t have that option. Hence, will seek blessings at our mandir at home. It only makes me realise that there are so many other things we should be grateful for even if some things don’t go as per plan. So, for the next 20 days, I’m going to document one thing that I’m grateful for EVERYDAY. Starting with TODAY, I’m so grateful for just having a healthy family by my side. Let’s use this time to thank the universe for all the wonderful things and daily manifest positivity in our lives. Do join me in this exercise stating what YOU are grateful for. Tell me in the comments below or post something on your handle. Love and Gratitude SSK #SamishaShettyKundra #20DaysOfGratefulness #gratitude #blessed #family #40days #milestones #thankful #love.” (Also Read: Shilpa Shetty Kundra And Raj Kundra Wish Their 'Sonshine', Viaan Kundra On His 8th Birthday [VIDEOS])
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