Dia Mirza is ecstatic because her and Vaibhav Rekhi's baby Avyaan Azaad Rekhi turned one today. Dia hailed her baby child as a "fighter" and revealed that he endured two life-saving surgeries after being delivered three months prematurely.
Dia penned a touching letter on her son Avyaan's bravery, expressing how even after returning home after 90 days, he had to return to the hospital for another four-and-a-half-hour surgery.
Dia's note read:
Our Jaan, our miracle, you were born on this day 1 year ago with the song ‘Imagine’ playing. You were 3 months premature at 820 gms. 36 hours after birth we discovered you had necrotizing enterocolitis and had to go through life-saving surgery. You were cared for and nourished in the NICU with a stoma for 90days and finally sent home to us with a stoma. After you had gained strength and the weight you went back to the hospital for a 2nd surgery that lasted four and half hours. The doctors prepared us for the worst and said it would take a minimum of 21 days before you could be back home with us. Avyaan Azaad, you were ready to be home with us on day 9 our warrior".
Dia further added,
"Your grace, your strength, your determination to fight the odds are so inspiring. Our son, you are now catching up on all your milestones, and are happy, playful, and loving. You fill our hearts with joy and gratitude every single day. We are amazed and amused that your first spoken word is - Tiger. We remain grateful to all of your doctors and nurses for taking such good care of you. Avyaan Azaad, you have inherited a world that will count on your love, grace, empathy, and kindness. Make your own way our darling. Just as you do every day. Always remember - you are love. Happy Birthday our son. Thank you for choosing us."
Dia and Vaibhav gave birth to their first child in May of 2021. They only revealed it after Avyaan had returned home from the hospital.