My eyes are adjusting to your presence. The moment when I held you in my hands for the first time seems like a dream. Your being is so surreal that I have to see you again and again to make sure that you are not a figment of my imagination. Your crying sounds like a creaking door and the chap – chap sound you make while drinking milk lands me in convulsions of laughter.  

Yes, you have arrived and now that you are here my daughter, I have a few promises to make. 

I promise that you will never learn to accept your gender as weak. The idea will never be taught to you. 

I promise that you will learn to make your own decisions. I will be there to give my opinion, suggestions and guidance but I will not make decisions for you. 

I promise that you will learn to value a human for his thoughts and not for his religion or cast. 

I promise that I will be there to help you get up after you fall but I will never stop you from committing what I think are mistakes. I will never strangulate your convictions. 

I promise that you will learn to defend yourself and your rights. 

I promise that you will know the true significance of this gift of life, that you will value it in all humans above anything else. 

I promise that you will understand the significance of hard work, you will understand that success achieved through shortcuts does not mean anything. 

I promise you will grow without any cultural shackles. You will never be a part of a family that demands dowry or pray for a baby boy.

I promise you will be taught to respect Mother Earth. You will learn that there is nothing like cultural superiority. 

I promise that you will understand that there are only two kinds of humans – the ones who make mistakes and hide them and the ones who accept their mistakes, learn from them and rectify them. 

I promise that I will encourage you to fall in love. My opinion about your choice will not matter if you are convinced and happy with your partner. And no, the gender of your partner will not matter.

I promise that I will neither show you off as a trophy nor treat you as a racing horse to further my unfulfilled ambitions.

I promise that I will try my best to incline your interests towards various art forms. I will try my best to make you fall in love with books.

I promise that I will be your best friend. I will listen to you with amusement when you will tell me that your boyfriend got his ears pierced seven times. I will listen to you with pride when you will tell me that you broke a man’s arm with a karate chop when he tried to harass a lady in the bus.

I promise you my precious Anika that I will love you unconditionally. My love will not change with your successes or failures, your decisions or opinions. My love will not change even if I have to change a hundred diapers a day. It will not change even if I end up being sleep deprived and dream of diapers falling from the sky during my random power naps.

I am looking forward to spending the rest of my life with you. I am looking forward to see you take your first step, call me dad, laugh out loud, fall in love and live your life.

Im busy

p.s. I might be blogging erratically for a while because of my busy schedule of changing diapers and burping the baby. Please don’t mind.

p.p.s This blog might turn into a daddy blog for a while.

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About the Author:

Amit Sharma is the Author of fiction novel False Ceilings published by Lifi Publications in January 2016. Amit always keeps a book and a portable reading light in his bag (much to the amusement of his fellow travellers). His other hobbies include watching world cinema, travelling, staring at hills, digging into various cuisines, cooking, listening to music, painting, blogging, making his daughter laugh and helping his wife with her unnecessary and prolonged shopping. He is currently working on his Second novel which is a thriller.

164 Comments

  1. celestialrays May 28, 2013 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    My heartiest bestest chociest wishes to you and your family. 🙂
    I hope the mother is coping well.

    And how I love the sound of a daddy blog 🙂

    • Amit May 28, 2013 at 9:03 pm - Reply

      Thanks Celestialrays! 🙂
      Yes, the mother is doing fine. Right now we are learning the nuances of feeding the baby and waking up thrice every night. 🙂

  2. Jazz May 28, 2013 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Congratulations to the proud parents and that pic is super cute, the smiley 😀

  3. afshan18 May 28, 2013 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    I wont mind reading the dad’s posts 🙂
    so loved this . I already hav a feeling that Anika is lucky to hav u both ! God bless
    heartiest congrats
    Happy daddy time amit !

    • Amit May 28, 2013 at 9:04 pm - Reply

      Thanks Afshan. 🙂
      It is such a inexplicable feeling to see her finally after 9 months. It still seems like a dream. 🙂

  4. reekycoleslaw May 28, 2013 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Amen

  5. Bhavia May 28, 2013 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    I’m sure she would love you for these promises..Be the best Dad you can..And waiting for more posts and pictures 🙂

    • Amit May 28, 2013 at 9:05 pm - Reply

      Thanks Bhavia. I will try my best. 🙂

  6. Gv Sparx May 28, 2013 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    “I promise that you will understand that there are only two kinds of humans – the ones who make mistakes and hide them and the ones who accept their mistakes, learn from them and rectify them. ”

    Really very important. Great promises. I wish time and circumstances help you uphold them 🙂 Very nicely written

    • Amit May 28, 2013 at 9:08 pm - Reply

      Thanks Gv,
      Yes, I would love to keep all of them and will do my best. 🙂

  7. Saanjh May 28, 2013 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    Congratulations to the new Daddy nd Mommy.. Lucky Anika is surely a blessed child.. May God always shower his choicest of blessings on her…
    And very very eager for Daddy-blog…:-)
    Happy burping-diaper changing-singing lullabies… 🙂 🙂

    • Amit May 28, 2013 at 9:09 pm - Reply

      Thank you for all your wishes Saanjh. 🙂
      Haha! It is very very tiring but I guess we will get used to it. 🙂

  8. Smitha May 28, 2013 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Congratulations to both of you! Isn’t she absolutely precious! Such a wonderful time! Here’s a wonderful time doing all those daddy duties, and yes, would be great reading your Daddy blog 🙂

    • Amit May 28, 2013 at 9:11 pm - Reply

      Thanks Smitha. 🙂
      Yes, this is a great time. Tiring but we are having moments where we end up laughing uncontrollably because of her histrionics. 🙂

  9. Carvaka May 28, 2013 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Aww, she is beautiful and what a lovely name too! Congratulations!!

    Love this letter. She is one lucky little girl. 🙂

    • Amit May 28, 2013 at 9:19 pm - Reply

      Thank you Carvaka. 😀

  10. Maddie May 28, 2013 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    Welcome to club parents! And heartiest congratulations again!!! 🙂

  11. Rachna May 28, 2013 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    All the best! She’ll love to read this when she grows up.

  12. Anonymous May 28, 2013 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    Congratulations to both of you 🙂 She is adorable 🙂

  13. Rashid Faridi May 28, 2013 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    Congrats

  14. Lazy Pineapple May 28, 2013 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    This is such a sweet post. Congratulations Amit on your bundle of joy. She will be so proud to have such a cool dad.

    • Amit May 29, 2013 at 10:45 am - Reply

      Thanks Lazy Pineapple.
      I hope I will be a good friend to her. 🙂

  15. dauntlessdaisy May 28, 2013 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    OMG!!! Congratulations !! 😀
    like Many Many Congratulations…..you will be an awesome dad 🙂

    • Amit May 29, 2013 at 10:46 am - Reply

      Thanks Dauntlessdaisy! 😀
      Yes, yes, I will try my best. 🙂

  16. scorpria May 28, 2013 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Congraaaaats!! 🙂 to the proud parents 🙂

    She is one good looking girl already — such a sweet pic 🙂

    • Amit May 29, 2013 at 10:46 am - Reply

      Thanks Scorpria. 🙂
      Oh! You should see her pout in sleep. 🙂

  17. Karishma May 28, 2013 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Congrats dear Amit! Anika sure is a lucky girl!

    • Amit May 29, 2013 at 10:47 am - Reply

      Thank you Karishma. 🙂

  18. pseudomonaz May 28, 2013 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    Omg…congrats!!! She is sooo cute…and what a lovely name! Loved the letter and the promises you’ve made. Looking forward to the daddy blog. You’ll be a great dad, I am so sure about that. Congratulations… 🙂

    • Amit May 29, 2013 at 10:48 am - Reply

      Thank you pseudomonaz. 🙂 I will try my best to be a good dad. 🙂
      Thanks for liking the post.

  19. RH May 28, 2013 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Congrats Amit…very nice post.
    She looks lovely.

  20. Sreetama May 28, 2013 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    Wow! Woow! Wooow! This came as a real good surprise! Congratulations! It’ s celebration time at the Sharma household! When did she arrive? Hope Geet is doing well? All the best for fatherhood! Amen for the promises! Anika is a lovely name! You’ll be an awesome dad to her! Lots of love & blessings for her! Cuddles & kisses!
    P.S: You’ll be missed but it is excused for new parenthood’s sake! God bless!

    • Amit May 29, 2013 at 10:50 am - Reply

      Yes, everyone in Sharma household is falling over each other for her attention during the 23 minutes she is awake in a day. 🙂 She arrived on 21st May.
      Thank you so much for your warm wishes. 🙂

  21. NBose May 28, 2013 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    Congratzz Amit….Would loved to read daddy post in your style 🙂

    • Amit May 29, 2013 at 12:06 pm - Reply

      Thanks. 🙂 I will try my best. 🙂

  22. Wanderer May 28, 2013 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    Awww… congrats to the proud parents. And I love those set of promises you just made to your little one. I’m sure she’s lucky to have you both as you are to have her. You’ll make a great dad.
    We don’t mind daddy posts at all 🙂 Keep ’em coming.

    • Amit May 30, 2013 at 12:21 am - Reply

      Thank you Wanderer. 🙂
      Geet and I feel blessed to have her. 🙂

  23. Deeps May 28, 2013 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    Heartiest congratulations to you and your family! May God bless your precious li’l Anika!

    Such heartfelt promises Amit! You’re already enjoying being a daddy, I can read that from those touching words. Good luck to you 🙂

    • Amit May 30, 2013 at 12:23 am - Reply

      Thanks for your wishes Deeps. 🙂
      I think I am getting into the groove. I was feeling very tired initially but it is kind of a happy-tired. 🙂

  24. crazyambivert May 29, 2013 at 12:03 am - Reply

    Oh, you forgot to promise that you’d teach her to look back at life with a lot of humor like you do :)!! Congrats Amit!!

    • Amit May 30, 2013 at 12:23 am - Reply

      Haha! Yeah, that too. It keeps you sane. 🙂
      Thanks for your wishes crazyambivert.

  25. Pratiksha May 29, 2013 at 12:06 am - Reply

    hey. hearty congratulations to you both… n welcome Anika… 🙂 I wont mind reading a words of a dad 😉 god bless u n ur family… 🙂 tc of all

    • Amit May 30, 2013 at 12:24 am - Reply

      Thanks for your wishes Pratiksha. 🙂

  26. My Era May 29, 2013 at 12:37 am - Reply

    Heartiest Congratulations to you & your family 🙂
    Sending loads of good wishes, love & blessings for the little angel.

    Welcome to parenthood Amit, after reading this very beautiful & inspiring letter am looking forward to your daddy posts 🙂

    • Amit May 30, 2013 at 12:26 am - Reply

      Thanks My Era. 🙂
      I hope I am able to live up to the responsibility. 🙂

  27. latha May 29, 2013 at 1:30 am - Reply

    Hearty congratulations to you and Geets! I wish you good luck and strength in achieving each and every one of your beautiful promises. She’d be delighted to read them when she grows up. All the very best, Amit!! And here’s to sleepless nights and rough days !! 🙂

    • Amit May 30, 2013 at 12:27 am - Reply

      Thanks Latha. 🙂
      Yeah, sleepless nights and rough days are already here. I think I will be hit by them with full force once I join back in the office. 🙂

  28. tandooripanipurilife May 29, 2013 at 5:31 am - Reply

    Congratulations Amit to you and Geet 🙂
    Anika is very cute.. what does her name means?? 🙂 just curious 🙂

    • Amit May 30, 2013 at 12:30 am - Reply

      Thank you!
      Well, the name means graceful, brilliance or sweet faced. It is also the name of Goddess Durga.

  29. simplegirl May 29, 2013 at 6:26 am - Reply

    wow!!! .congratulations ..!!!!.. 🙂

  30. Jas May 29, 2013 at 6:42 am - Reply

    We won’t mind hearing stories of baby burps and first steps 😀 Many congratulations Amit 🙂 and god bless little Anika 🙂

    • Amit May 30, 2013 at 7:27 pm - Reply

      I think first steps will take a while but yes burps are in plenty. 🙂
      Thanks for your wishes Jas.

      • Jas May 31, 2013 at 7:14 am

        We will be all ears till then too and after that too 🙂

  31. Saritha May 29, 2013 at 6:48 am - Reply

    Congratulations and calls for a celebration…..You are going to be a wonderful daddy to the little princess…..Waiting to read about daddy blog….the blog world is full of mummy blogs…

    • Amit May 30, 2013 at 7:29 pm - Reply

      Thanks Saritha,
      I too hope so that I am a good father to her. 🙂

  32. The Sitting Bull May 29, 2013 at 7:33 am - Reply

    First of all congratulations to both of you! I like the sound of a daddy blog! Full marks to you in advance for being a fantastic father as Anika grows and sees the different sides of her dad

    • Amit May 30, 2013 at 7:31 pm - Reply

      Thank you. Everyone is liking the idea of a daddy blog. 🙂
      Thank you for all your wishes.

  33. umashankar May 29, 2013 at 7:51 am - Reply

    May God bless your little angel! You are gushing like a beggar who has stumbled upon a treasure! 😉 But hey, you deserved her!

    There are quite a few take-aways for blokes like us out of those promises. Thank you, for this sweet post.

    • Amit May 30, 2013 at 7:33 pm - Reply

      Haha! 🙂 Yes that is exactly how I am feeling.
      Thank you for your wishes Uma.

  34. scribblehappy May 29, 2013 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Many congratulations to both of you, and loads of good wishes to the little angel. 🙂 Am so looking forward to your daddy posts 🙂

    • Amit May 30, 2013 at 7:34 pm - Reply

      Thanks Scribblehappy. 🙂

  35. R's Mom May 29, 2013 at 9:02 am - Reply

    Woohooo!! super congrats to you and Geet….hope all are doing well :):)

    big big big hugs..and I loved that post okay?

    • Amit May 30, 2013 at 7:35 pm - Reply

      Thanks R’s Mom. 🙂
      Yes, everyone is doing fine.
      Thank you for liking the post. 🙂

  36. Aparna May 29, 2013 at 9:13 am - Reply

    Congratulations! 🙂

  37. phoenixritu May 29, 2013 at 9:25 am - Reply

    WhoooHooo!!! I can foretell that Anika will go around the town singing “My Daddy Strongest!”

  38. thoughtsrantsrambles (TRR) May 29, 2013 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Congrats Amit and Geet. Anika is so cute. All the best for the daddy duties and would love to read your Daddy blog.

    Wish you all happy days ahead. God bless.

    • Amit May 30, 2013 at 7:38 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your wishes TRR. 🙂

  39. chipmunk May 29, 2013 at 10:11 am - Reply

    happy happy birthday to the lil princess and loads of happy diaper changing months to new parents 🙂 🙂 baby is just cute 🙂 🙂 she doesn’t look like a new born!!! 🙂 🙂 I simply loved the post script 😀 😀 😀 😀 he he !!!! this burp factor is most difficult to say girl!!!!

    • Amit May 30, 2013 at 7:40 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your wishes Chipmunk. 🙂 Yes, it’s raining diapers here. 🙂

      • chipmunk May 31, 2013 at 9:34 am

        always 🙂 particularly for the baby girl 🙂 🙂 🙂 they will go profusely 🙂 🙂 I am right now enjoying this period with niece 🙂 🙂 change a diaper, man I will bet, she will fill it with in half an hour 😀 😀 😀

      • chipmunk May 31, 2013 at 9:34 am

        how is mom 🙂 🙂 🙂 and big bro 🙂 🙂 hope they are having a wonderful time together 🙂 🙂

  40. Rahul May 29, 2013 at 10:41 am - Reply

    Wishing all her dreams be fulfilled as you keep up the promises for the sweet little angel:)

    • Amit May 30, 2013 at 7:41 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your wishes Rahul. 🙂

  41. Anonymously Disguised May 29, 2013 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Congrats and I think it is high time I send that friendship request to you on FB; maybe your sane daddy posts might save my twins future 🙂

    • Amit May 30, 2013 at 7:42 pm - Reply

      I think people with twins should get an award. How do you guys handle two babies? 🙂

      • Anonymously Disguised May 31, 2013 at 12:14 pm

        Don’t even ask. We almost tried to leave them buckled up in the car seat so that someone would all 911 and we could sleep well in Jail for a couple of days 😛

      • Amit June 1, 2013 at 12:31 pm

        Now you are giving me ideas. 😛

  42. Kanthu May 29, 2013 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    I usually don’t like to go all ‘Awwww’ over things, but this one is so sweet. Father-daughter relationship is one of a kind. May be one of the best relationships. I wish you and your sweet family all the best. 🙂

    • Amit May 30, 2013 at 7:44 pm - Reply

      Thanks Kanthu. 🙂 I hope we become good friends.
      Thanks for all your wishes. 🙂

  43. C. Suresh May 29, 2013 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Congratulations to all of you Amit – including Anika for such a wonderful dad. 🙂

    Of all the promises you made, the second part of the last one moved me to tears 🙂

  44. Zephyr May 29, 2013 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    Congrats Amit, on your little angel’s birth. I am sure she will grow up into a lovely and confident young lady with parents like you. All the best!

    • Amit May 31, 2013 at 9:12 am - Reply

      Thanks for your wishes Zephyr.

  45. Nishaha May 29, 2013 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Daddy blog sounds soooo cute! Will look forward to reading your stories. And Anika is a lovely name. God Bless her.

    • Nisha May 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm - Reply

      Oops, nishaha!!!

    • Amit June 1, 2013 at 12:31 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your wishes Nisha. 🙂

  46. ddeepa May 29, 2013 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    Anika is so so so very adorable! Hope Geet is doing well. Here’s wishing more strength to each and every one of those promises. Looking forward to reading more on the daddy blog! 🙂

    • Amit June 1, 2013 at 12:32 pm - Reply

      Yes, Geet and Anika are both fine. We are getting used to the feed-every-two-hours routine. 🙂
      Thank you for all your wishes. 🙂

  47. The Girl Next Door May 29, 2013 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Awww, she’s so adorable. Congratulations, daddy! 🙂

    I’m sure your daughter will value you for these promises. I wish every father could think like you do. 🙂

    Look forward to reading your daddy posts. I don’t think I have come across a daddy blog before!

    • Amit June 1, 2013 at 12:34 pm - Reply

      Thanks TGND. 😀
      Haha! Yes, I haven’t come across a daddy blog too.

  48. Rekha May 29, 2013 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Congratulations to both of you and hugs and kisses to lil Anika! 🙂

    Daddy’s are more closer to daughters. So, the Daddy’s posts are definitely going to be worth reading. 🙂

    • Amit June 1, 2013 at 12:35 pm - Reply

      Thank you Rekha. 🙂
      I hope I will be able to write something worthwhile. 🙂

  49. Ashwathy May 29, 2013 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Blah! Became all mushy after reading this post. What a lovely name – Anika! She is blessed to have you as her dad. We need more dads like you around. I hope she inherits your sense of humour as well as rational and progressive thinking.

    What are you talking about!! OF COURSE we’d love to see this become a daddy blog for sometime! 🙂

    • Amit June 1, 2013 at 12:38 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your wishes Ash. 🙂
      And everyone at home too went mushy after reading the post. I don’t know why. 🙂

  50. chaitali May 29, 2013 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Daddy!!!
    Nice post.. waiting for more daddy post..

    • Amit June 1, 2013 at 12:38 pm - Reply

      Thanks Chaitali. 🙂

  51. Dr RoshanR (@pythoroshan) May 29, 2013 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    The list of promises every girl dreams her parents want for her…

    • Amit June 1, 2013 at 12:39 pm - Reply

      And I wish more parents make all those promises.

  52. Giribala May 29, 2013 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Congratulations!!! Have a great time with the bundle of joy!!!

    • Amit June 1, 2013 at 12:40 pm - Reply

      Thank you Giribala. 🙂

  53. kayemofnmy May 30, 2013 at 4:11 am - Reply

    Welcome to the world, Anika. Wish you a happy, healthy, fun, loving and peaceful life. Congratulations to both you and your wife, Amit.

    • Amit June 1, 2013 at 12:40 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your wishes kayemofnmy.

  54. ashreyamom May 30, 2013 at 9:38 am - Reply

    congrats.. welcome to the world of parenting.. 🙂

    • Amit June 1, 2013 at 12:41 pm - Reply

      Thanks Ashreyamom. 🙂

  55. Destiny's child May 30, 2013 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Congratulations! Anika would simply love you for this. She’s adorable. And what a pretty name! May I ask what it means? Congratulations to the proud parents once again. 🙂

    • Amit June 1, 2013 at 12:42 pm - Reply

      Thanks Destiny’s child. 🙂
      Anika means graceful, brilliance or sweet faced. It is also the name of Goddess Durga.

  56. pixie May 30, 2013 at 9:56 am - Reply

    Congratulations!! 🙂
    Your little one is adorable and the words are simply lovely! 🙂

  57. dhwanis May 30, 2013 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Congratulations!!! Anika is lucky too have a father like you!

  58. seena June 1, 2013 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    Congratulations to you and Geet !!! Loved the name and the cutie pie and also the genuine promises… Happy daddy days to you 🙂

  59. gayatri soni June 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    It’s a great blessing for a daughter to get a father like you. 🙂 May you & your family keep smiling together! 🙂
    All the best wishes to Anika! 🙂

    • Amit June 3, 2013 at 11:51 am - Reply

      Thank you for your nice words Gayatri. 🙂

  60. Richa June 3, 2013 at 2:00 am - Reply

    I have been following your blog for a while now but this is my first comment. Lots of wishes to you, Geet and Anika 🙂

    • Amit June 3, 2013 at 11:52 am - Reply

      Thanks Richa for your lovely wishes. 🙂

  61. Aniruddha June 3, 2013 at 6:42 am - Reply

    Congratulations for such a beautiful child…
    I wish if more parents could teach what you have written here…

  62. Jyoti Mishra June 3, 2013 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Many many congratulations Amrit for the lil angel 🙂
    I’d love to read the daddy posts here !!!

    • Amit June 4, 2013 at 12:56 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your wishes Jyoti. 🙂

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  64. A Walk into the Woods June 4, 2013 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    She is an angel, Amit. Loads of blessings for her… she is a lucky girl. I wish every father made this promise to his daughters. My father didn’t promise me all this, but he has actually shown it in action. He has been my greatest support and I am more than the son he never had. And I am enough. I love him.. and your post made me emotional. This post should be shared until it goes viral.
    Anika is a beautiful name.

    • Amit June 9, 2013 at 6:54 am - Reply

      Thank you for your wishes. 🙂
      I am glad to hear that there are fathers who have actually fulfilled all those promises that I have made. You are one lucky girl.

  65. onehonestwriter June 4, 2013 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    And I promise to make sure me and TBH take a cue from you when we become parents :). I have a feeling I will be a super obsessed mom, and that feeling kills me :(.
    Anika is super cute and super lucky to have a dad like you.

    P.S and no, we would not mind a but having a daddy blog 🙂 make it happen.

    • Amit June 9, 2013 at 7:27 am - Reply

      Haha! every parent is super obsessive but you have to learn to loosen up after a while. 🙂
      Thank you for all your wishes. 🙂

  66. Little Fingers June 5, 2013 at 12:24 am - Reply

    Anika is adorable, please give her a tight hug from me. She is lucky to have a dad like you. Congratulation to you and Geet, wishing you many more diaper changing and burping sessions 🙂

    • Amit June 9, 2013 at 7:27 am - Reply

      Thank you Little Fingers for your wishes. 🙂

  67. Anonymous June 5, 2013 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    congratulations — i am sure you will make a great father .

  68. 301.4 June 5, 2013 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    congratulations – i just discovered you blog …. i am sure you will make a great father and do keep posting .

    • Amit June 9, 2013 at 7:28 am - Reply

      Thanks for your wishes. 🙂

  69. Liju Philip June 5, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Congrats Amit and to your wife. Wishing Anika will grow up to be a compassionate, upright and bold girl. May she bring happiness to everyone whose life she touches.

    • Amit June 9, 2013 at 7:29 am - Reply

      Thanks for your wishes Liju.
      Amen to that.

  70. fakeindianbbahu June 6, 2013 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Hi Amit ,

    Congrats , Just Like you I have been also blessed with a Baby Girl this time.I Really Feel Full of Joy .
    I am printing your Promise to your Daughter for my Daughter , I have already promised this to her even before she was born , not only to her but my Future DIL too as I have a Son too.

    Congrats and Congrats to your Daughter for having a Sane Father.
    Give my Luv to the little princess…
    – FIB

    • fakeindianbbahu June 6, 2013 at 12:28 pm - Reply

      Well me too busy changing diaper now , Same “Yellow” Pinch 😉 .
      How old is your lil one , mine is just 12 weeks.

      • Amit June 9, 2013 at 8:49 am

        Hey congratulations to you too! 🙂
        I am sure you are going to be a great Mom and a MIL. 🙂
        Anika is just 20 days old right now. 🙂

      • fakeindianbbahu June 10, 2013 at 6:26 pm

        I hope to be a non existent person as an MIL.Let them be.
        But thinking how to make my daughter handle the crazy Indian World, despite of all the strength I will infuse in her…May be she may marry some Non Indian…or surely A Sane Indian…Boys flip after marriage like my husband …so lets see , I will support her always and make her strong enough to guide her self ..

      • Amit June 11, 2013 at 10:55 am

        Don’t worry so much. Everything will turn out to be great. 🙂

  71. forgottogrowup June 8, 2013 at 11:52 am - Reply

    many many many congratulations Amit…:)…my daughter is 2.5 months and i am book marking this for her, as you have captured everything so well..:)

    • Amit June 9, 2013 at 8:50 am - Reply

      Congratulations! 🙂
      Thank you for liking the post. 🙂

  72. Swaram June 9, 2013 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Awww I missed this. Came back after reading your latest post 🙂 Congrats to all of u Amit and hugss to the little one 🙂

    • Amit June 9, 2013 at 10:26 pm - Reply

      Thank you Swaram. 🙂

  73. perspectivesandprejudices June 10, 2013 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Congratulations to you and your wife, Amit! 🙂 Loads of love to the little one 🙂 She looks gorgeous 🙂

  74. Indian Homemaker June 10, 2013 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    Loved this post Amit… look forward to reading your Daddy Blog. Heartiest congratulations to all three of you… hugs and best wishes.

  75. Bindu June 11, 2013 at 7:57 am - Reply

    How could I have missed this post of all??!! So happy for you and Geet!
    And I just loved this post : ) God bless, three of you!

    • Amit June 11, 2013 at 10:54 am - Reply

      Thanks Bindu!! 🙂

  76. Chaitra June 19, 2013 at 3:01 am - Reply

    wow..!!! Congrats to the proud parents and God bless the little baby Anika.
    Beautiful write-up.. loved it 🙂

    • Amit June 19, 2013 at 4:39 pm - Reply

      Thanks Chaitra. 🙂

  77. Fem June 21, 2013 at 8:22 am - Reply

    Congratulations! Even if it’s a little belated. 🙂

  78. Priya Sreeram (@priyasreeram) June 22, 2013 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Best Wishes and Heartiest COngratulations aMIT- Anika is indeed blessed to have you as a dad and the promises are truly a treasure. Hugs….. Loads of blessings to the lil one !

    • Amit June 24, 2013 at 8:36 am - Reply

      Thanks a lot Priya for your wishes. 🙂

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