Some of you might be aware of this 73 years old mother who gave birth to her first child 11 months ago, as she made headlines when she gave birth to a child at such an old age. But now when her 11-month-old son has started to crawl, she says her body isn’t doing fine ever since her child was born. And it is not the only thing that is causing trouble to her life now.
Daljinder Kaur, 73, from Amritsar, Punjab, gave birth to her first child 11 months ago, on April 19, last year.
Kaur admits that she now suffers from high blood pressure and weakening joints. Well, that may be because of her old age but now it is hard for her to take up with her crawling baby.
Arman, her son, is now crawling which is very tiring for Kaur. Because of her weakening body, she even stopped breastfeeding her son after three months.
Kaur says “I’m worried for Arman. I have to take care of my health but I have to take care of Arman, too.” “Since he’s been crawling I’m on my hands and knees and it’s hard. My body can’t take it. It’s been harder than I thought.”
Mohinder Singh Gill, 80, and Daljinder had their child after 46 years of marriage. The couple had IVF treatment and several failed attempts at having the baby.
The matter of concern is Arman’s health too, he weighed 3lbs 9oz at the time of birth and after 11 months now he still weighs only 15lbs. She said, “he’s quite thin and even diapers of his age don’t fit him.” Kaur thinks this is probably because she hasn’t fed her properly as she quit breastfeeding at three months.
“We’ve asked doctors if there’s any medicine we can give him to increase his weight but they said let him gain weight naturally.” She further added. The elderly couple falls ill frequently due to their old age but they are trying very hard to cope up with everything because they have to take care of their son.
She says that no matter how much they have to go through they are still thankful for everything as their son is the world to them. Both of them are happy for everything and feel no regrets for having their first child at this age. They understand the complexities and are doing their best for their son.
The couple has a plan for Arman’s first birthday, they want to take him to the Golden Temple on his birthday.