Natasha was walking around the room playing with her hair. Ananth had noticed that she was biting her lips and had clenched fists. She was a nervous wreck, jumping at every sound of door opening. It’s not every day that you meet your child for the first time.
Natasha and Ananth were called in for the first ultrasound of her pregnancy. Till now their child was a feeling and today they will see the physical existence of this new life. Like all new parents, they were scared of what to expect. They had so many questions which obviously they would forget later to ask the doctor.
As Natasha lay on the examination table, Ananth stood by her side, reassuring her.
‘First pregnancy?’, asked the doctor.
‘Yes, first time’, both replied in unison.
‘Okay, Natasha you need to relax now. Soon enough you will meet your baby’,said doctor and continued with his examination.
Doctor spoke after what seemed like eternity to them and points them to a small dot on the screen, ‘Meet your child’.
Ananth and Natasha both gave puzzled look to each other as the baby resembled a bean more than a human. They had read baby forums online, still nothing could have prepared them for this exact moment.
Further into the examination doctor confirmed the heart beat of their child. They could hear it themselves. The knowledge of their child’s well-being was a relief. It was a proof that they can see and hear for themselves.
In that moment their eyes met and they knew they would love their child forever. The doctor confirmed a single live fetus and explained that everything was alright.
They walked out of the clinic with their most prized possession- their child’s first photo. The photo would have a prominent place on their bedroom wall. It was just first of the many they pictures they will cherish!
————- To be Contd.————–
I am participating in #AtoZChallenge and this is the sixth part of 26 chapter series that I will be writing this month. You can read my theme reveal here. Tune in tomorrow to read what future holds for them.
Do share your thoughts about this post. Did you like what you read & would like to read further? Looking forward to your thoughts. Happy A2Zing!
Aesha(10th April 2018 - 11:20)
Beautiful. I could see myself on that examination table and that pea sized foetus and the sound of first heartbeat. Most precious memory for a mom. Thanks for writing this.
Dishki(10th April 2018 - 21:13)
Aww, glad you could relate to it.
Anagha Yatin(9th April 2018 - 20:34)
Reminded me of my first pregnancy. The joys of listening to the heart beats of the life inside is beyond words. I think these feelings hold ground universally, isnt it?
Deepa(7th April 2018 - 00:50)
This is so sweet. the exact feelings and expressions a first time parent will have.
Dishki(9th April 2018 - 15:38)
First times are always special. Thanks for visiting. 🙂
Iain Kelly(7th April 2018 - 00:46)
I remember this moment well. Lovely scene.
Dishki(9th April 2018 - 15:34)
Glad you liked it. Thanks for visiting.
[email protected]!(7th April 2018 - 00:39)
Very well penned. You are giving every detail not missing any. Great work.
Dishki(9th April 2018 - 15:33)
Glad you liked it.