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I know I am just 2 months old to remember how my mom and dad are coping with this new parenthood experience but supposedly it will be the best memory for me to see both of them working together to raise me into a healthy and happy child. Both my parents are doctors, so a month ago my dad was allocated in a COVID duty for 21 days. I was just a month old then and mommy had to take care of me alone as no one could reach us in the lockdown. He never knew what lay ahead. From the very first day, he started missing me like anything. He would call mom whenever possible just to know if I am taking feeds properly or not, whether I have pooped or not, if my diapers are adequately wet, is mommy keeping a good check on my diaper rash, am I enjoying my bathing etc. He would make video calls just to see my sleeping face for hours. I wonder how annoyed she used to get with all these questions asked repeatedly and holding the phone over me so that dad could see me. He would order every possible thing required for me in fact way more things than required as that was the only thing he could do sitting far off. I remember how ecstatic he was when Firstcry resumed its delivery services again which were shut due to the lockdown. Before I was born they had arranged just four jhablas, a blanket and few mittens and I survived a month with only these clothes because of the lockdown. When Firstcry opened again, my dad almost pledged out of regret that I shall wear a new dress every day from now. Somehow those 21 days passed and my father returned home safely. The day he came back, he could not take his eyes off me. He would give me to mom just for feedings and take care of the rest like burping, sponging, combing my hair, changing diapers, singing me to sleep. Mom got so happy and relaxed. Mommy and I realized then that he is not just my father but he could almost be a mother too in an adverse situation like this. Mom and dad are lucky to have each other and I will surely grow up to feel luckier to have them as my parents.
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