Kalki Koechlin who was expecting her first baby with boyfriend Guy Hershberg has been blessed with a baby girl. The actress welcomed her firstborn on February 7, 2020 and has named her Sappho.
Earlier, when the news was out it was unclear if the actress has given birth to a baby boy or a baby girl. But, after two days of her delivery, Kalki revealed her baby's arrival and the beautiful name, she and Guy have decided upon.
In her first social media post after her delivery, Kalki has announced about her baby's arrival, that it's a 'Girl' and has welcomed her little angel with a beautiful message.
Sharing her baby's first footprints, Kalki wrote alongside a very heart-warming yet powerful message for humankind. Her message reads:
Please welcome Sappho. Born in 07/02/20. She just spent 9 months wrapped up like a momo in my uterus. Let's give her some space. Thank you for all the good wishes and positive energy pouring in. And respect to all the women who go through the intense and gruesome experience of birth, be it vaginal or c section, so many of whom are not given credit or support for the biggest challenges they face, but are expected to do it out of some kind of duty. The process takes a huge toll both psychological and physical and should have the backing of an entire community to truly heal. And a reminder to each and every human being of where we started, being formed from tiny molecules to conscious, beautiful beings. We are survivors of the biggest battle, the one for life and existence, and should treat ourselves and others with that love and respect."Some say an army of horsemen or infantry, A fleet of ships is the fairest thing on the black earth, but I say It's what one loves."~Sappho~ circa 600BC- Kalki Koechlin on her baby, Sappho's arrival
Throughout her pregnancy, Kalki kept her fans updated about her baby and kept sharing her glowing pictures with her cute baby bump. In her last post, ahead of delivering her little bundle of joy, she had penned down a heart-felt post sharing her thoughts about love and hate along with posting pictures her heavily pregnant pictures flaunting her baby bump. Her note read:
Love and hate. Seems to be everywhere these days. A world wide debate. But I don't need to look far to find it. I see this cycle of love and hate in my own family. We curse eachother and scream and shout and break things, until we ourselves break. Then we cry, feel the guilt and look down at our feet. We hug gingerly, love reluctantly and forget quickly until it is repeated again. Love and hate. A habit. Like two magnets, in constant repulsion. Perhaps the opposite of hate is not love, but understanding. And the opposite of love is not hate, but neglect. There are so many uncomfortable extremes that make us feel we must react at once and put a stop to it - slam the door, walk away, shout your way to the other person's silence, unleash unthinkable acts of violence. But living with discomfort all the time, as I do now, because it is inside me and I cannot escape it, I have to be patient. My body demands it, my mind shuts down, my heart can only beat. If I erupt, it is inward and I alone feel the heat. I feel small, very small, from the sheer mystery and unfamiliarity of the grand workings taking over inside me. And so, eventually, I'm reduced to baby steps, forced to listen and respond, to note down and break years of habit in this moment. Today the cycle will not repeat. Today I will plant a seed, allowing my intentions to grow into another being - another me, but more conscious, more careful . I feel as if this creature, which began as a virus of discomfort inside me, slowly threatening my independence, stalling my capacity to create, or to think for myself, and eating into my daily routine, is now firmly a mirror of my own insecurities, a counter to my fears, a soul that can evolve and grow more rapidly than I have in all my years.So perhaps the opposite of destruction is not creation, but simply balance. And the opposite of creation is not destruction, but constant distraction. So I sit and wait. Write and read. Try to keep my balance. And breathe. Because that's all I can get right sometimes. #notesfromapregnantdiary#9monthseries-