It feels like yesterday when television’s favourite real-life jodi, Mahhi Vij and Jay Bhanushali welcomed their baby girl, Tara, into this world. And now, here they are celebrating her first birthday (August 3), and we’re as excited as you are. The doting mommy, who has been sharing her journey on her Insta handle, posted the sweetest birthday wish for ‘warrior’ daughter Tara and we cannot help but swoon over it.
Taking to her Instagram, Mahhi posted a video showing Tara’s journey from the hospital to the grand welcome she received at home and penned a heartwarming post for her. She wrote, “My warrior TARA - We turn a year old today, and looking back at the pre and post delivery experience, I can say that it was nothing short of a beautiful roller coaster ride! I still remember playing 'Ludo' the day my water broke, which was also on a very rainy day! We somehow rushed and made it to the hospital by 9:30pm, and through all the chaos the only thing on my mind was whether it was a girl or a boy! I was ecstatic when I finally got to see a lovely baby girl born”.
Mahhi also described her feelings when the premature Tara was shifted to the NICU and she couldn’t hold her for long. The actress wrote, “The next day was very emotional for me, to see her in there with all the tubes on and fighting the situation like a warrior! I even spoke to her in there, telling her to stay strong and come out to me soon, because I definitely wasn't being able to see her like that! When I finally got to hold her close to my chest, it was an emotionally beautiful moment for me, something which I relive the feeling of even today! What I also realized is that seeing Tara get through that entire phase made me even more mentally stronger than I had ever imagined to be”. She also thanked the doctors at the hospital who supported her when she struggled with her emotions.
She thanked her “sturdy rock” hubby Jay too, saying that this beautiful journey would’ve been incomplete and impossible without him. “Tara is and will continue to be my biggest weakness and strength in life! She has brought out a new and different side of me, which I am eternally grateful to her for doing so! Words cannot express how I am feeling on her first birthday today, but on this special day all I would like to wish for her is happiness, love and joy in abundance”, added Mahhi. Watch the video here:
Besides her mommy, but Tara's daddy Jay too posted the video of Tara’s birthday celebrations. In the video, the new parents can be seen elated as they celebrated their daughter’s first birthday while Tara looked cute as a button in a pink frock.