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Wanting to have a child but not being able to conceive is a heartbreaking moment for any couple. Luckily, there are multiple options other than the old-school way of getting pregnant which includes IUI (Intrauterine Insemination), IVF (In Vitro Fertilisations), ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection), Surrogacy amongst others. But in some cases, even these options fail to give a ‘good news’ to the couple. All the couples need to keep their hopes up and don’t give up on embracing parenthood! And a perfect example to inspire you on this would be Rajesh Khattar and his wife, Vandana Sajnani Khattar. (Also Read: Unseen Pics Of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Godh Bharai, Amitabh-Jaya Bachchan Shower Love And Blessings)
After 11 years of hardships wherein they suffered ‘three miscarriages, three IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) failures, three IVF (In Vitro Fertilisations) failures and three surrogacy failures’ and two-and-a-half months of ‘fight for life’ for their newborn kid in the NICU (Newborn Intensive Care Unit), Rajesh Khattar and Vandana Sajnani Khattar had taken their little bundle of joy, Vanraj Krishna Khattar home on August 24, 2019.
In an interview with the Indian Express, Vandana Sajnani Khattar opened up about her journey to bring Vanraj Krishna Khattar into this world and how tough it was for her to embrace motherhood. When asked, “Why did you name your little one Vanraj Krishna?” Vandana said, “Vanraj is a combination of our names – Vandana, and my husband Rajesh (Khattar). Our baby also happened after our trip to Vrindavan, and he was discharged from the Newborn Intensive Care Unit on Janmashtami day. Another beautiful reason is that Rajesh’s father’s name is Krishan. Hence the name Vanraj Krishna Khattar.”
Vandana Sajnani Khattar embraced motherhood at the age of 45. Revealing if she had planned a late pregnancy, Vandana stated, “I have been trying for a baby since Rajesh and I got married. It hasn’t been easy, emotionally and physically. I have been through failed IUI, IVF, pregnancies and surrogacies, dealt with my own hormonal and related turmoil, depression, survived a botched-up delivery, but Vanraj is here now. He is two-and-a-half months; a gift from God.” Expressing how she is feeling right now, having brought home Vanraj now, Vandana continued, “Happy and exhausted. Staying awake at night, getting into sync with Vanraj’s changing sleep patterns.”
Revealing she lost one of her babies and how her second son fought for life in the NICU, Vandana Sajnani Khattar stated, “Everything that could go wrong, went wrong. I was pregnant with twins and lost one of my babies a few months ago. I was on the verge of a breakdown, kept praying for strength and fought it out. What mattered was my child; my pain was nothing in front of this miracle baby, who has fought for two-and-a-half months in the NICU.” (Also Read: Kalki Koechlin Flaunts Her Baby Bump For First Time After Announcing That She Is 5 Months Pregnant)
Sharing how hands-on her husband, Rajesh Khatter is, Vandana Sajnani Khattar remarked, “Very. He is a doting husband and father. We have been through everything together. Rajesh wants to do everything possible for Vanraj. He is a fabulous father and I really admire him.” Giving an insight to her diet, Vandana continued, “My mom is always concerned about me eating well and eating right. I eat only home-cooked food now. The vegetables include the genial bounty in tinda, lauki, turai, methi thankfully, I am fond of eating simple, sattvik food these days. I have been breastfeeding Vanraj and my intake affects him instantly. He tends to get colic if my diet goes off-track.”
Vandana Sajnani Khattar is step-mother of Shahid Kapoor (son of Pankaj Kapur and Neliima Azeem) and Ishaan Khatter (son of Rajesh Khattar and Neliima Azeem). When asked what is it like being a part of such a beautifully blended modern family, Vandana retorted, “Honestly, it feels wonderful to be a part of a big, lovely family. I believe in energies and vibes. Everyone in my family is very supportive. I have pulled through everything thanks to their support.”
Revealing if she gets time for herself since the baby has arrived, Vandana Sajnani Khattar shared, “It is quite something to be able to make that ‘me-time’ these days, though I am not complaining. Coffee is my weakness, but I gave it up when I became pregnant as it is not the ideal thing to have during pregnancy or when you’re breastfeeding. However, I do have some decaf once in a while. The best thing now, to get through a challenging day, is singing Wahe Guru and Hare Krishna songs to my little one.”
Sharing some words of wisdom for newbie mommies, Vandana Sajnani Khattar concluded by saying, “I am as raw as raw can be at the moment. The entire experience with your newborn can be extremely overwhelming at times. There is so much of trial and error for first-time moms. Often, many questions crowd your mind, with sometimes no answers in sight. But my approach is to simply go with my gut instinct and with the flow. At the end of the day, it is all about bonding and patience.” (Also Read: Inaaya Naumi Kemmu's Ethnic Looks Is A Proof Of Royalty In Her Genes Passed On By Graceful Mom, Soha)
We wish a life full of happiness and love to the Khattar family!