I was breezing through some old folders when saw an album full of my pictures, with a big tummy, baby Franky still inside momma. I reminisced and found those days super memorable, especially because I was pregnant with my first child. It was quite a journey for us starting a family here in the Philippines. We thought we'll never make it. With, prayers, hard work, trust, patience and clean living, it has been a pretty good 4 1/2 years for us.
I can say, I was well-taken cared of when I was carrying our first child. The first grandchild on my husband's side. The support from both our families was overwhelming.
I miss shopping for baby clothes and baby must-haves. I miss those healthy diets, frequent visit to my doctor, whom I considered to be like a mother to me. I miss the big bulk in front, though its quite heavy, but it's nothing when you know its your little one that's inside. I miss the classical music. My husband would always play classical music when I'm around. Most of all, I will never forget, the process of giving birth.
In a way, my mind was already conditioned. When I studied Nursing, I took care of Moms on labor, to their delivery and up to the nursery where I kept their babies warm. Somewhat, I already know the process, the medicines and the number of injections I will be getting. he!he!he!
It's was still painful, but not as much. It's a good thing that at this famous hospital in QC, each mom was given a Nurse, not only to monitor, but also to give comfort and support, a hand to hold. Literally, the Nurse was seated beside the patient's bed.
It was an experience that officially made me a Mom, "The Mother". A lot changed after. I needed to give up some activities, things and over-all, my single life for a new and better one. The important thing is I am Happier compared to the old life I had. One benefit having your own angel around, everyday, is, to be able to watch him/her grow and develop. The first smiles, laugh, first steps, first solid food (LOL), those bye-bye diapers and feeding bottles. And just recently, our first dance! These are the things that brought Us (me and my husband) the best-ever rewarding experience. I bet the next ones in line is our son's moments in school.
These thoughts Im sharing means a lot to us... a lesson learned...
That the small things a family can share, the simple joys, like a child's smile makes life easier. It's hard and ridiculous when you have everything, but at the end of the day, you still feel incomplete or unsatisfied.
On the other note:
My husband and I are taking it step by step on when to have our next child. With Franky getting ready for school, it's important to have a clear set of priorities. This is when we found the value of family planning, in a sense it does not involve contraceptives. Financially, physically and deep inside.
What I learned on various seminars and from my doctor herself, Natural Method is best applicable to those who have a regular mentrual cycle.
So, if God will permit and give us our next angel (soon)...anytime, we're ready.
Have A Great Day Everyone!!!