I have been married for 15 years and God gifted us with four boys. And anytime now, we are expecting the birth of our fifth boy. The arrival of each baby brought a major adjustment to our growing family. There are times we struggle that even the boys suffer from their parents’ mistakes and misjudgment.
A mother’s pride and joy
Luckily, I would like to assume we have three understanding and compassionate older children. They help their parents take care of their youngest brother. They even help with the household chores. Our kids also value their education. At the end of each school year, we always have the privilege to shake hands with school officers and accept their congratulations. Our boys never fail to bring home school medals and certificates.
A mother rediscovers motherhood
Life has been pretty easy with us. Then I learned I was with a child. My husband and I decided that I resign from work to be a full-time mom to the three boys and also to look after our baby number four. We welcomed our new bundle of joy with so much love and hope. Our happy home became happier and noisier. It was also with the arrival of our Little Man that fulfilled my longing to be a full-time mother. I was able to breastfeed my son, babywear him, and co-sleep with him. Indeed, I felt motherhood and understood its essence.
Motherhood, as I live it, is a gift not everyone can appreciate until she learns to truly live it.
A mother’s new bundle of joy
It was during our most trying times when we learned I am again heavy with a child. Our Little Man was at the hospital for almost a week because of some illness. Thus knowing I am expecting didn’t bring joy to me at first.
Also, I have been used to taking care of our youngest son. I know having another kid to look after would certainly mean less time for my Little Man. I imagine how our sleeping pattern would be. Our 22-month-old boy just can’t sleep at night without being near his mother. I could always offer my breast and soothe him back to sleep whenever he needs to nurse. I also realized breastfeeding during the night is easier when the baby is nearby. More than the ease, it is night nursing that helps sustain my milk supply until now. Plus, it truly is a lovely experience to wake up next to a smiling baby.
So imagine my agony thinking of ways to co-sleep with him and our new baby. I simply cannot betray my son and let him sleep with his big brothers in the boys’ room. Not yet.
Everything that can work, will work.
That is Yphrum’s law. And I felt that heaven and earth must have heard my cry and gave the solution right in front of me.
It takes a mother to understand a mother’s heart
What makes motherhood easier and enjoyable nowadays are the innovations the market is offering. And mostly, these breakthrough products are designed to help mom’s life easier. Perhaps moms have little tolerance for things that do not work the way they should be. Such mothers make the improvement themselves or totally introduce an innovation they believe as the solution for their needs. They give birth to a new baby product and share it with other moms because they truly care. Such product is the babycuddle bed we got for our baby number five.
With a babycuddle bed, I could co-sleep with our infant on one side, he placed comfortably within the cuddle nest. The stable bumper of his bed would provide the protection he needs as he sleeps beside me. And on my other side is our Little Man who still breastfeeds at night and can’t sleep without being in my arms.
We are yet to try the babycuddle bed. Our OB-Gyne told me I am ready to give birth anytime this week until about two weeks from now. And I am so excited to see our baby’s reaction to his bed. But more than that, I am just thankful for the special passion some moms have to bring an idea to life. The result of this dedication and pure love to their children are just invaluable.
Baby products such as the babycuddle bed are worth their weight in gold. More than the comfort these products bring to moms like me, it is the act of sharing with other mothers their “baby” that makes it truly precious.
It takes a mother to understand a mother’s heart.