Updated: July 15, 2021 8:24:50 am
Dia Mirza and husband Vaibhav Rekhi welcomed son Avyaan Azaad Rekhi on Wednesday. The actor shared a photo of her son and revealed he was born prematurely and is in a neonatal ICU at present. Dia wrote in a statement signed by the couple, as she spoke about her pregnancy journey, “To paraphrase Elizabeth Stone, “To have a child is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”
The news of Avyaan Azaad Rekhi’s birth took Dia’s fans and friends in the industry by surprise. Anushka Sharma and Kareena Kapoor Khan were among those who congratulated Dia and Vaibhav. “Congratulations to you guys ☺️ and love to the little one,” wrote Anushka. Kareena wrote, “you my darling and the little one …❤️❤️stay safe and well…”
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Read Dia Mirza-Vaibhav Rekhi’s post on son Avyaan Azaad’s birth
To paraphrase Elizabeth Stone, “To have a child is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
These words perfectly exemplify Vaibhav & my feelings right now. Our heartbeat, our son Avyaan Azaad Rekhi was born on May 14th. Having arrived early, our little miracle has since then been cared for by tireless nurses and doctors in the Neonatal ICU.
A sudden appendectomy during my pregnancy and a subsequent and very severe bacterial infection could have led to sepsis and proven to be life threatening. Thankfully, the timely care and intervention by our doctor ensured the safe birth of our baby via an emergency C-section.
As we watch this tiny being, this Zen master in awe and wonder, we learn from him, in all humility, the true meaning of trusting the universe and of parenthood. And to not be afraid, and so we humbly take the lead from his resilience and courage. We do not have enough words to thank all those who continue to help us live this story of hope and faith and create a safe, healing, nurturing space for Avyaan and I. He will be home soon and his elder sister Samaira and grandparents are waiting to hold him in their arms.
To our well-wishers and fans, I just want to say – your concern has always meant a lot to me and if it was possible to share this news before, we would have. Thank you all for all the love, light, faith and prayers. We extend them back to everyone who is struggling to hold on to hope right now or is praying for a loved one.
We see you, we hear you and together, we will get past this time.”
Dia Mirza tied the knot with Vaibhav Rekhi on February 15 this year. The actor, who had a sustainable and eco-friendly wedding, announced her pregnancy with a beautiful post on April 1. “Blessed to be…One with Mother Earth. One with the Life Force that is the beginning of everything. Of all stories. Lullabies. Songs. Of new saplings. And the blossoming of hope. Blessed to cradle this purest of all dreams in my womb,” she wrote as a caption to the picture clicked by her husband Vaibhav.
Dia faced a lot of trolling as she announced her pregnancy a few weeks after getting married. However, the actor took it with grace and dignity. She had replied on social media, “Firstly, we didn’t marry because we were having a baby together. We were already marrying as we wanted to spend our lives together. We discovered we were going to have a baby while we were planning our wedding. So this marriage is not the result of pregnancy. We didn’t announce the pregnancy until we knew its safe (medical reasons). This is the happiest news of my life. I’ve waited for many many years for this to happen. No way I would hide it for any reason other than medical.”
While Avyaan Azaad Rekhi is Dia’s first born, Vaibhav has a daughter from his first marriage.
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