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  • Nick Jonas And Priyanka Chopra's Baby Graduates From NICU After 100-Day Stay: 'Our Baby Is Truly A Badass'

    The celebrity couple welcomed their first child via surrogate in January 2022.
    by Angela Baylon .
Nick Jonas And Priyanka Chopra's Baby Graduates From NICU After 100-Day Stay: 'Our Baby Is Truly A Badass'
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  • Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' first celebration of Mother's Day became even more special as the celebrity couple also got to bring their baby girl home for the first time after a months-long stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

    Nick, 29, and Priyanka, 39, welcomed their first child via surrogate in January 2022 but it was only after over three months that the couple was finally able to be with their little one at home. Nick can't help but express how happy and relieved he is following the positive development in Baby Malti's health.

    According to Stanford Children's Health, the three most common reasons why babies get admitted to the NICU are (1) baby is born earlier than expected or born before 37 weeks of pregnancy, (2) baby is underweight, or (3) baby has a health condition that needs monitoring and special care. The first-time parents have been tight-lipped about their daughter until recently when they gave a major update.

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    On Mother's Day, the singer posted a lengthy message reflecting on the past few months, likening the experience to that of a "rollercoaster." It was also on the same post that Nick revealed that their baby spent "100 plus days in the NICU."

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    For Nick, what they've been through made him realize the importance of savoring the time he gets to spend with his family and loved ones. "Every family’s journey is unique and requires a certain level of faith, and while ours was a challenging few months, what becomes abundantly clear, in retrospect, is how precious and perfect every moment is," he shared.

    Thanking all the medical professionals who guided them through the first challenging months of Baby Malti, Nick is now more than prepared to embrace parenthood. He also went on to praise their fighter baby.

    "Our next chapter begins now, and our baby is truly a badass. Let’s get it M! Mommy and Daddy love you."

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    According to People's exclusive report, a source says the baby "is still tiny, but catching up every day. They (Nick, Priyanka) both just want to hold and snuggle her. They are already great parents."

    Nick's Mother's Day Message To Wife Priyanka

    Their parenting journey did not start as happily as every mom and dad would hope to but despite that, Nick's admiration for his wife remained constant. Although the pair have chosen to keep their family life off the limelight, Nick did not practice restraint to express his pride for his wife who celebrated Mother's Day for the first time.

    In the same Instagram post, Nick wrote, "Happy Mother’s Day to all the incredible mothers and caretakers out there, but I want to take a minute to say a special Mother’s Day wish to my incredible wife @priyankachopra on her first Mother’s Day."

    "You inspire me and every way, and you are taking to this new role with such ease and steadiness. I am so grateful to be on this journey with you. You are already an incredible mother," the singer adds.

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    For her part, Priyanka mirrored most of Nick's sentiments but at the end of her Instagram post, the actress tells her husband, "there is no one I’d rather do this with than you. Thank you for making me a mama @nickjonas I love you."

    What To Do When Baby Gets Admitted To NICU?

    Worrying about your baby's health while not being to hold them after birth is a very difficult experience for any parent. So, how should a parent face this stressful time? KidsHealth notes that although it's totally normal to feel anxious, parents whose baby is in NICU should not forget to take care of themselves as well.

    KidsHealth emphasized that "when you (parents) take care of yourself, you'll be more rested and better able to take care of and get to know your baby." It also offered a few tips that could help parents stress less as they wait for the time when they can finally bring their little one home.

    • Do something for yourself. "Pay attention to your own needs and those of the rest of your family, especially any other kids.
    • Remain close with loved ones. Have weekly family activities and be open about your feelings.
    • Join support groups. Having people around you who will understand and empathize with your situation will be a big help. "They'll know better than anyone what you're feeling."

    Read another inspiring story of a NICU mama who did not lose faith in her 28-weeker baby here.

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