By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
Having a kid is life-changing. But welcoming this miraculous milestone of your life is a moment filled with excitement and fear. Initially, there are times when you would check on them every minute, but if and when you get some ‘me’ time, you might forget that you’re a mommy unless the baby cries. Relatable, no? The newbie mommy, Smriti Khanna is experiencing motherhood for the first time and she is enjoying every single moment of it, just like she had made every day of her pregnancy memorable. (Also Read: Smriti Khanna Reveals How She's Planning To Lose Those 9Kgs Of Post-Pregnancy Weight In Just 45 Days)
It was on April 15, 2020, when stork had visited the Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi fame couple, Smriti Khanna and Gautam Gupta and had blessed them with their little angel. Ever since Smriti and Gautam had welcomed their little bundle of happiness, they have been treating their fans with sneak peeks into their parenthood journey. Just as much as we had loved the amazing chemistry between Smriti and Gautam, we are loving how they are acing the parenthood phase during the tough period of lockdown. To announce the arrival of her baby girl, Smriti had posted their first-ever family picture and had written, "Our princess has arrived 15.04.2020."
Smriti Khanna had treated her fans with the first-ever picture of her baby girl and in the caption, she had promised to take care and protect her baby girl till her last breath. She had written, "There will never be a day, like the day you were born... Thank you for choosing me to be your mother. I promise to love you and protect you till my last breath. #TheDayWeMet." Now, Smriti took her Insta story and posted a beautiful selfie with her newborn baby girl. As the little one sleeps cuddled in her mommy’s arms, Smriti can be seen kissing her daughter on her forehead. Smriti posted an ‘I Love You’ sticker on the picture.
The current generation of fathers is redefining fatherhood and is proving that there’s a difference between just ‘being around’ the kids and ‘being there’ for their little ones. Gautam Gupta is portraying fatherhood in a whole different light by helping his wife, Smriti Khanna in not only taking care of their little one but also making sure his wife gets some ‘me’ time too. Sometime back, posting an Insta story with Gautam lying on the bed with his baby girl sleeping peacefully on his chest, Smriti had written, “My morning view @mistergautam” followed by a heart emoji atop it. (Also Read: Izhaan Mirza Malik Helps Amma, Sania Mirza With Her Yoga, Leaving Her 'No Choice But To Be Flexible')
On April 22, 2020, Smriti Khanna had posted the transformation collage of her pre and post-pregnancy selfie and we were awestruck with the drastic change. Smriti had captioned her post as “Amazed at what the human body can do!! 1st pic was taken one week before I gave birth. Second pic, a week after I gave birth. My inbox is flooded with questions from new moms and moms-to-be. I’ll try and make a video soon answering all of them. Thank you for so much love and blessings for our little one #postpartum #postpartumtransformation #newmom #mombod.” But instead of praising how amazingly she had transformed back to her old self, she had become a target of trolls for editing and reposting her old picture.
Smriti Khanna had posted an Insta story to show the trolls their right place and it was a perfect example of HOW IT NEEDS TO BE DONE! Giving a befitting reply, Smriti had first posted a mirror selfie on her Insta story and had written, “For people who think these pics are old, you really think I will put a cot in my room even before getting pregnant?” followed by a laughing emoji atop it. Later, she had uploaded a video flaunting her post-pregnancy body and had written, “To all the haters who think my pictures are edited” atop it. Smriti has also shared a mirror selfie on her Insta story, thanking her fans for their love.
In an interview with Pinkvilla, Smriti Khanna had revealed how their first night with the baby at home was a nightmare and how things have changed since the little one arrived. She had stated, "Oh God! I can't even tell you. The first few days in the hospital, it was easy because you press a button and the nurse would come and take the baby. We had also kept a nurse for the baby but now she can't come because she is in Aurangabad. Now, I don't have help here. Sleepless nights we can still manage I guess but can't risk anyone just coming and taking care of the baby. It's been two days since we came home, the first night was so bad, it was a nightmare. In fact, I decided to exclusively breastfeed the baby but due to COVID situation sometimes it becomes so hard. I was doing that till the time I had nurses around me. I had thought that for the next six months, it is going to be this way but I don't know now... there are so many issues, the baby keeps crying, I keep wondering if I am doing anything wrong, recently, it was like 2:30 AM and the baby won't stop crying. We did everything to make sure the baby stops crying. At last, we got a Dabba with that formula, we have been watching YouTube videos. Everyone was running to make her stop crying and then finally she did." (Also Read: Smriti Khanna Reveals How Breastfeeding Her Newborn Daughter Is A Challenge Amid COVID-19 Situation)
Smriti, your little angel is a doll. Much love to the princess!