Actor Dia Mirza and her husband, businessman Vaibhav Rekhi, have been blessed with their first child. She took to social media to announce the news on Wednesday. The news comes two months after the baby’s birth, along with a picture of his tiny hand. The actress, who was last seen in Thappad, revealed in a note that they have named him Avyaan Azaad Rekhi.
In the note, Dia revealed that her and Vaibhav’s baby boy was born prematurely, on May 14. The picture was accompanied by the note that read, “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.”
She further added, “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.”
In the note, Dia further said that with Avyaan’s birth, the new parents are learning the ‘true meaning of trusting the universe and of parenthood’. She added in the note, “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 grand parents are waiting to hold him in their arms.”
In her note, she also thanked everyone for their love and concern for them and the baby boy. “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 & Vaibhav,” the note concluded.