‘Advice is pour­ing in about what to eat, which po­si­tion to sleep in’

Singer Tulsi Ku­mar, who is ex­pect­ing her first baby, talks about her ‘amaz­ing feel­ing’ and likely names for her child

HT Cafe - - Lifestyle - Monika Rawal Kukreja n monika.rawal@htlive.com

Tulsi Ku­mar is ex­cited to em­bark on a new jour­ney — moth­er­hood. The singer is in the third trimester of preg­nancy, and she and hus­band, Jaipur busi­ness­man Hitesh Ral­han, can hardly waait to be­come par­ents. The coou­ple tied the knot in Fe­bru­aary 2015.

Tak­ing ex­clu­sively to HT about her preg­nancy, Tulsi says, “It’s an amaz­ing feel­ing. I’m ex­pe­ri­enc­ing changes in my body and my mood. But the best feel­ing is that there is a life mak­ing its pres­ence felt within you and this feel­ing sinks in slowly dur­ing the later months of preg­nancy.”

Asked if she has short­listed any names for the baby, Tulsi says, “Not thought of any names yet, but whether it’s a girl or a boy, I def­i­nitely want to name him/her after a pure re­li­gious word just like my fa­ther named me.”

And what about the prepa­ra­tions to wel­come the bun­dle of joy? “I’ve shopped [for] all [the] nec­es­sary things for my baby, thanks to my mom. She guided me through the en­tiree list of es­sen­tials. ssen­tials My in­te­rior de­signer and I are also do­ing up a nurs­ery in beau­ti­ful pas­tel shades.”

A lot of moms-to-be feel ner­vous about the new set of re­spon­si­bil­i­ties that come with a baby. Tulsi says she’s more of the in­quis­i­tive type. “Since it’s my first [baby], I have a lot of ques­tions in mind like ev­ery new mom to be. There are a lot of new ex­pe­ri­ences I’m go­ing through in this phase. All sort of advice is pour­ing in from what to eat and what to avoid, to which po­si­tion is cor­rect to sleep and which is not — the list is long. I’m to­tally en­joy­ing this phase,” says Tulsi, who is due to de­liver in the be­gin­ning of next year.

PHOTO: PRAVEEN BHAT

Tulsi Ku­mar (above); with hus­band Hitesh Ral­han (be­low)

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