After dealing with the stress of their newborn daughter being born 12 weeks early, via surrogate and spending her first 100 days on Planet Earth in the NICU (newborn intensive care unit), Nick Jonas and wife Priyanka Chopra are relishing every moment at home with baby Malti.
‘Nick and Priyanka could not be happier to have their little girl at home with them,’ a source told Us Weekly, adding, ‘These past few months have been heart-wrenching but both parents did not give up hope and remained optimistic.’
Having described Malti as ‘a little fighter’ who’s ‘truly a miracle’, the insider conveyed that the couple ‘feel blessed and have been appreciative of everyone’s outpour of love and support during this time.’
Grateful parents: Priyanka Chopra Jonas, 39, and Nick Jonas, 29, ‘could not be happier to have their little girl at home with them,’ a source told Us Weekly, in reference to their newborn daughter being released from the hospital after 100 days in the NICU
Another source gave People an update on how little Malti was adjusting to her new home life, sharing that the newborn is ‘doing well. She is still tiny, but catching up every day.’
According to a Daily Mail exclusive, the A-listers had been wanting to have a baby together for ‘quite sometime,’ but their schedules had gotten in the way of their family planning.
And while the actress ‘doesn’t have any fertility issues preventing her from having a baby, she is 39 now so it’s not getting any easier,’ a source confessed.
They eventually made the decision to contact an agency and use a surrogate when they found the right match, a woman in Southern California.
‘Blessed’: The first-time parents ‘feel blessed and have been appreciative of everyone’s outpour of love and support during this time,’ according to that insider; the new family of three are seen in their first public photo together, which was released on Mother’s Day
Already showing signs of being ‘great parents’, Jonas and Chopra are committed to spending every bot of quality time with her as possible.
After the happy couple saw the opportunity of taking home their baby from the hospital as the ‘perfect Mother’s Day gift’, they now ‘just want to hold and snuggle her’ as much as possible.
Just five days earlier, on Mother’s Day, the relieved parents took to their respective Instagram pages and made the revelation about their baby spending more than three months in the NICU, along with the first photo of the family of three all snuggled together.
Taking to new roles: Another source told People that the grateful couple ‘just want to hold and snuggle’ their daughter and that they’re ‘already great parents’
In the lengthy message in the caption, the couple began by reflecting on the last few months that they described as being on a ‘rollercoaster’, that they know ‘so many people have also experienced.’
The former Quantico star then revealed that her baby daughter had been cleared to return home with her parents.
‘After 100 plus days in the NICU, our little girl is finally home. Every family’s journey is unique and requires a certain level of faith,’ they noted.
The proud parents then pointed out that they had come to realize that they were just happy to be able to spend time together as a family.
‘While ours was a challenging few months, what becomes abundantly clear, in retrospect, is how precious and perfect every moment is,’ they continued.
All good: The couple revealed in a Mother’s Day Instagram post that their baby daughter had been cleared to return home with her parents; they are pictured in 2021
Family matters: The new parents came to realize that they were just happy to be able to spend time together as a family; they are seen in 2019
It’s at this point that they took the time to share their gratitude for all the medical professionals who helped tend to Malti Marie during her time in need in the NICU.
‘We are overjoyed that our little girl is finally home, and just want to thank every Doctor, nurse and specialist at Rady Children’s La Jolla and Cedar Sinai, Los Angeles, who were there selflessly every step of the way.’
They went on to express that their family are now ready to begin spending more time together as a family.
‘Our next chapter begins now, and our baby is truly a bada**. Let’s get it MM! Mommy and Daddy love you,’ they gushed.
The duo went on to share: ‘Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers and caretakers in my life and out there. You make it look so easy. Thank you.’
Devoted: Chopra made a point of expressing her love for her husband, who had remained at her side during the whole process with their daughter
Chopra made a point of expressing her love for her husband, who had remained at her side during the whole process.
‘There is no one I’d rather do this with than you. Thank you for making me a mama @nickjonas i love you,’ she wrote with obvious emotion.
The actress and her husband tied the knot back in 2018 after beginning their relationship that same year.
The two shocked many when they announced that they had welcomed a daughter via surrogate this past January.
It was revealed by TMZ that their child’s name was Malti Marie last month.
Out of the blue: The two shocked many when they announced that they had welcomed a daughter via surrogate this past January