A New Chapter

A New Chapter | Playful Cooking

Our life keyed into a new chapter. It came with tons of joy, loads of diapers, shabby clothes, and not to forget, the sleepless nights. Our boy, Avyan (meaning: one who has no imperfection) arrived on March 19th, finally ending the long anticipation and promoting us to parenthood. I still choke up thinking about that moment. We never felt so much happiness before. Words could barely describe it. We cried and laughed at the same time; a moment I had imagined all through the nine months. It was much more precious!

 

A New Chapter | Playful Cooking

 

Ever since then, each day has turned into a learning session for us. I am learning to be patient, a quality I was not born with. I say to myself all the time “babies cry, deal with it”. I am learning to take power naps; sometimes even 15 minutes on the couch helps. And no matter how much we plan, it’s always ‘their way or the highway’. Parenthood is hard but it comes with so much bliss at the same time. Some days are smooth; so much so that we get time to cook a fancy meal, read a book and even watch a movie. And some days, I just want to bang my head but then as soon as I hold him tight, I forget and melt instantly. When he is asleep, I want to wake him up. And when he is up, I want to put him back to sleep. I love it when he smiles in his sleep and when he turns his head as I walk by. I doubt if he can still focus but that eye contact is my favorite moment and I would sacrifice my sleep any day over it.

Cooking and food photography has taken a back seat and it would take me a while to get back with a recipe. Until then, I have a much cuter subject to photo-shoot. Here are some of the snapshots from my baby bump days and my baby boy, Avyan. He a month old already. Time flies!

 

Maternity Shoot | Playful Cooking

 

Maternity Shoot | Playful Cooking

 

Maternity Shoot | Playful Cooking

 

A New Chapter | Playful Cooking

 

A New Chapter | Playful Cooking

 

A New Chapter | Playful Cooking

 

A New Chapter | Playful Cooking

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  • Tanvi@SinfullySpicy
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    April 22, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    Many congratulations to both of you. He is super cute! Muaah!
    Enjoy these days…they will fly super fast!! Take care

  • Claudia
    Claudia
    April 22, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    What a beautiful baby boy! Congratulations on your precious family.

  • Reem
    Reem
    April 22, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Many Congratulations to you both! !!!
    And loads n loads n loads of love to my little cutie pie!

  • Lail | With A Spin
    Lail | With A Spin
    April 22, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Welcome to parenthood and enjoy the journey! Don’t know which one I like more the name or the meaning of the name. Avyan is super cute!

  • Rose magpiesrecipes
    Rose magpiesrecipes
    April 22, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    Congrats again K! Little one is super cute and can’t wait to meet him one day!

  • Nami | JOC
    Nami | JOC
    April 22, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    Congratulations to you both! Avyan is so cute! I miss newborn days… If you need a babysitter, call me! 😀 Sleep when you can, and that will be a new useful skill set. 😉 Enjoy every moment with him. <3

  • Pia
    Pia
    April 23, 2014 at 1:27 AM

    Avyan is the perfect name for this little shona 🙂 Your words brought so many moments back for me, Kankana. Here’s many lovely wishes, and happy one month, to the three of you! Much love.

  • Angie
    Angie
    April 23, 2014 at 1:28 AM

    Congratulations!! The little one looks so sweet and beautiful!

  • Prachi M.
    Prachi M.
    April 23, 2014 at 2:37 AM

    Heartiest Congratulations to both of you … Avyan is a lovely name for a lovely boy.. have a wonderful time with your lill one 🙂

  • Sarah Walton
    Sarah Walton
    April 23, 2014 at 4:10 AM

    Well done! Wishing you all the best, for all your family xx

  • Eha
    Eha
    April 23, 2014 at 4:37 AM

    My warmest congratulations, happy parents. You have produced a very handsome son! Honestly, you’ll soon forget the initial tiredness . . . and we’ll look forwards to more lovely pictures to bring a smile on our faces too!!

  • Karine
    Karine
    April 23, 2014 at 4:49 AM

    Big congrats. He is beautiful. God bless. All the best for a long, healthy and prosperous life.

  • Archana
    Archana
    April 23, 2014 at 5:17 AM

    Congratulations!!! Kankana. Such an adorable baby! Beautiful pictures!

  • Sandra
    Sandra
    April 23, 2014 at 5:48 AM

    Congratulations to you both!! Enjoy every moment of this precious time in your lives. He’s really a cutie!

  • Sarvani
    Sarvani
    April 23, 2014 at 6:32 AM

    So precious!! Congratulations and much love for the new chapter in your life!! Beautiful pics.. each one radiates with so much happiness!!

  • nipponnin
    nipponnin
    April 23, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Congratulations! What a beautiful baby! I enjoyed the wonderful pictures and the story…I almost cried.

  • Anna @ Crunchy Cream
    Anna @ Crunchy Cream
    April 23, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you both! He is precious!!!

  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasu
    Dixya @ Food, Pleasu
    April 23, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    congrats once again dear 🙂 Avyan is beautiful. Thanks for sharing all those pictures.

  • Rosa
    Rosa
    April 23, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    Congratulations! I am ever so happy for you. Avyan is a beautiful baby.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • cheri
    cheri
    April 23, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    Congratulations! what a beautiful son! and a beautiful post.

  • Edlyn
    Edlyn
    April 23, 2014 at 1:34 PM

    I follow you on instagram so I had to comment on this post! You have such a beautiful baby boy. I was so surprised when you suddenly had a photo of him on there. Congratulations and enjoy every second of being a new mother. You only get to be a first-time mom once.

  • Vanille
    Vanille
    April 23, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Oh congratulations Kankana !
    So much love in this post 😉 Wish you all the best !

  • Soma
    Soma
    April 23, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Beautiful. Enjoy every moment of the motherhood. All the best.

  • Cecile Sweet K
    Cecile Sweet K
    April 23, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    Congratulations!! Your baby is so beautiful and the pictures are so touchy. This chapiter is wonderfully open:-)

  • Foodess
    Foodess
    April 23, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    What an absolutely beautiful baby, and a heartwarming post!

  • Yvette @ Muy Bueno
    Yvette @ Muy Bueno
    April 24, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    Your photos are so beautiful and your new bundle of joy is an angel. Congrats and keep the recipes on hold and enjoy every minute with Avyan 😉

  • Shibi @ FlavzCorner
    Shibi @ FlavzCorner
    April 25, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    Congratulations!!! I remember those sleepless nights. Each and every moment is precious to cherish later as they grow faster in a blink of eye. Enjoy your bundle of joy!!!

  • Bhavana
    Bhavana
    April 26, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Congratulations for the baby.I follow your blog keep sharing recipes and all the best for the new phase in your life.

  • Anita Menon
    Anita Menon
    April 27, 2014 at 2:33 AM

    Sucha beautiful baby boy. i took me back to my precious moment. Its an amazing feeling unlike any other in this world. Enjoy every bit and tak rest too. You will not know how tired you really are. So make it a habit to rest.

    Much love!! Hugs

  • jehanne
    jehanne
    April 27, 2014 at 5:38 AM

    welcome to mommyhood, Kankana! Avyan is such a darling, and I really love those gorgeous family shoots, they are real treasures ! Get rest as much as u can, and enjoy the ride 🙂

  • Anamika
    Anamika
    April 27, 2014 at 6:28 AM

    Congratulations dear…wonderful news indeed. the pics are so endearing, taking me back to my babies early days…And its for a reason said that “with the birth of a baby, a mother is born”. So enjoy and relish your new self.

  • Varsha
    Varsha
    May 19, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Congratulations !!! WOW wonderful baby…Very nice family pictures. Being a young mom myself I would like to say these days are precious they will fly fast and enjoy all the precious moments…

  • usha
    usha
    June 17, 2014 at 12:46 AM

    Congratulations & all the very best–mine are now aged 34 & 32. The pictures of the proud parents and handsome gorgeous baby are just to beautiful

  • shaweta
    shaweta
    July 18, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    Congratulations, such a little handsome baby with a beautiful mom. I keep checking your blog often. I just love your blog and your writing. I agree with you the moment the baby eye contact with the mom, one just forget all their tiredness. Many congratulations to you. Keep writing and I will be sharing your recipes.