Motherhood is always special and unique. It is an endless journey that’s filled with a lot of new discoveries in every season or occasion. And in the digital age, most moms want to share their experience and journey as a mother to other people. Most share their parenting hacks, relationship advice to matters of the heart and home, and new discoveries – through blogging.
This mother discovered the beauty of babywearing about two years ago. She got a few projects for writing at home, however, her newborn would always want to be near his mama. Though she loves carrying her little man in her arms, she just couldn’t finish her household chores and some writing assignment on time. She would end up burning the midnight oil just to finish her commitment.
Until one day, she visited a mom and baby bazaar and saw a few parents babywearing their little ones. She joined a babywearing group, became part of the community, and little by little understood not only the convenience of babywearing but its advantages as well.
She bought a number of carriers until she found what best suits her Little Man.
An invite to the Shadrach’s Collection
He made it!
I secretly prayed for his safety, though. I got a text report from school that my Second Son was able to reach school at 7:15 am. He was 15 minutes late, but the important thing was, he got to school safe and sound.
It was his first time to commute alone. He must have lived a sheltered life that at age 14, he isn’t allowed to leave home without a guardian by his side. But yesterday was different.
We had an argument.
Behind a successful woman is a tribe of other successful women, who have her back.
Again, this proves me right.
I finally gave birth to our fifth boy through Cesarean Section last July 19. And though we’ve anticipated his coming, we were somehow left off guard about his unusual arrival.
A mother’s advice
Last Tuesday, July 18, I visited my OB Gyne for my hopefully last pre-natal check-up. As per our last conversation a week after that, she advised that we will wait until my 42nd week to induce labor. I gave birth to my four other boys via normal delivery so we were hoping for the same procedure with my fifth. To make sure we are on the right track, she requested that I undergo an ultrasound to check on the baby’s weight among other things.
Upon seeing the results of my ultrasound, she suggested that we do it via Cesarean Section as the baby’s weight is way too big for a normal delivery. I might experience rapture if we still opt for the original plan. Likewise, it may jeopardize my and the baby’s health and well-being.
When I was single and very much free, my favorite go-to place was either a bookstore or a hardware shop. Too often, I lose myself in books, spending hours browsing or even smelling those crisp pages. I would find myself there, too, with my hands weak and shaking from carrying far too many books to read at home. Nonetheless, it was still the best feeling.
Now that I have become a mom, priorities changed, though my love for books would always be there. I have come to love rereading my old collections or be unable to find my way out from being engrossed in my boys’ own book collection. Going to bookstores has become a second priority when we visit malls. I now find myself walking along the aisles of baby stores, clueless of my sheepish grin not until I see my boys giggling and talking behind my back.
Yes, I love going to baby stores. It calms and reminds me of my mere existence- motherhood. And one baby store I often visit is Baby Company. It is because they almost carry anything a mom needs for her little one. From basic essentials like diapers, baths, and clothes to baby splurges such as toys, shoes, and whatnot, we could count on Baby Company.
Re-blogging this post I made on Facebook about seven years ago. Pretty much the same year I started mga pahina ni msbolin. Lately, I felt my kids are avoiding my wrath. I am a complete mess. God must really love me to let me stumble upon my blog entry about motherhood. It hit me real hard because, for the past few days, I thought I am doing my boys a favor by working hard to give them food, education, and toys. I felt so tired feeding, educating, and disciplining them, when in fact, I should have remained steady and calm. Despite the so many obstacles and challenges, I have my four boys to love, cherish, and care. I almost forgot that motherhood, as I lived it before, is a gift no one could appreciate until she learns to truly live it.