“We are celebrating #WorldElephantDay”
Bollywood star Dia Mirza has shared the first photo of her son Avyaan Azaad Rekhi.
Mirza welcomed her first child with her husband, Vaibhav Rekhi, on May 14, 2021.
However, the pair did not announce the birth of their son for two months, as he was born prematurely. They finally broke the news on July 14, 2021.
In her announcement, Dia Mirza shared a close-up image of Avyaan’s tiny hand. Now, she has given fans their first proper glimpse of her bundle of joy.
Dia Mirza took to her Instagram story on Thursday, August 12, 2021, to share a photo of her newborn.
In the photo, Avyaan is seen wearing a white onesie with elephants printed all over it.
Mirza captioned the image: “We are celebrating #WorldElephantDay”
Although her child’s face is not entirely visible, this is the first image of Avyaan that Dia Mirza has chosen to share since announcing his birth.
Mirza and her husband Vaibhav Rekhi both took to social media on July 14, 2021, to make the announcement.
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) July 14, 2021
In a statement on Twitter, Dia Mirza wrote:
“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 and mu 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.”
Dia Mirza also thanked her family, friends and fans who sent her their kind wishes during her pregnancy and labour.
“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”