For Kajendren Suvarnarajah, this Father’s Day – and every Father’s Day from now on – will be extra special.
On June 21, Kajendren’s first child – a baby boy – was born at exactly 51 minutes after midnight at The Scarborough Hospital’s (TSH) General campus.
“I’m just happy, so so happy,” says Kajendren.
Kajendren’s wife Janitha began experiencing contractions at about 3 a.m. on June 20 and the couple finally came to the hospital at about 4 p.m. that afternoon. Baby boy Kajendren, as he is known for now until the couple decides on a name, arrived safe and sound in the wee hours Father’s Day weighing in at a healthy 7 pounds 5 ounces.
Besides being born on such an exceptional day, he is also a very special gift for another reason. The couple had been trying to conceive for six years and Janitha had miscarried once.
“It was very difficult going six years without a baby,” admits Janitha.
Kajendren adds that the look on his wife’s face when their son was born was “one of pure joy.”
Another happy coincidence for these north Scarborough residents – or perhaps an omen of their child’s impending due date – was the date of Janitha’s baby shower; Mother’s Day.
In addition to being overjoyed with the birth of their child, the couple also has high praise for their Obstetrician Dr. Coomarasamy Kirupananthan and the entire team in the General campus Family Maternity Centre.
After such an incredible and heartwarming birth experience, Kajendren and Janitha are now looking forward to introducing their new baby to his grandmothers, great-grandmothers and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
For more information on TSH’s Maternal Newborn and Child Care program and the Family Maternity Centres, visit the TSH website.