Having A Baby

“A woman is never complete, until she gives birth…”

Before getting married, I told my parents and husband, give me 2 years to enjoy my married life. In short, I still didn’t want kids. I didn’t want to get pregnant right away. I had enough excuses like I want to enjoy more time with my husband alone. Plus the fact that I am working.

My parents would chase me about this, that I have to get pregnant, soon. As in bilisan daw! First reason, I’m not getting any younger. I was 28 when I got married at kung maghihintay pa daw ako ng 2 years + 9 months pa, I’ll be 31 by that time. Second, excited sila sa first apo (yun lang yun) lalo na mixed blood, excited sa magiging itsura hehehe!

Two of my college friends got married months before me. At honeymoon babies ang kanila. And when they told me about it, tuwang-tuwa sila. Dun ako nag-isip. Ulit. Then, I told my husband. Asked him kung gusto na ba nya. He said yes. That was it!

After seven months of trying, we did it! I got pregnant!

That’s when my life started to change… I had given not-so-healthy-habits. I started to become health conscious (well, for a while heehee!). And that’s when I experienced being treated like a princess. No household chores. Ah! Basta madaming advantages. And i grabbed all the chance and opportunities. Abusadong buntis ba? I had enjoyed every bit of it. Especially during prenatal check-ups, my husband had been supportive. He was there all the time. He supported me in everything. Sometimes, I would see him washing our clothes at 4am. I insisted (ows?) to do them but he wouldn’t let me… He was so worried of his “princess”. Yeah, his princess. We both wished for a baby girl. We were thankful that it was granted. He spoiled me a lot when I was pregnant. I was craving for “tocino”. Kaso walang mabiling Pampanga Tocino dito. But I insisted na meron. Maghanap kako siya. Poor guy! He did. He checked all the Filipino stores but unfortunately, wala talaga. He didn’t want me to get disappointed. He came home one day with pork and tocino mix hehehe! I asked him bakit nya naisip yun? There was a Filipina daw sa Filipino store na pinuntahan nya and he just asked paano daw ba gumawa nun. Hahaha! Maabilidad di ba? Okay enough! I talk too much about pregnancy…. It’s just good to remember those moments. Yun. Kung meron mang moment sa buhay ko na na-enjoy ko, pregnancy is just one of ’em. Kung pwede lang ngang maging buntis lagi at magbuhay reyna hehehe! Joke! Abuso na yun! 😉

Okay, serious side na…

Mas nabago buhay ko when I finally had her… Our first bundle of joy. 12 hours man akong naglabor, dry labor pa naman ako pero sulit lahat ang hirap sa panganganak. Sulit ang bawat pag-iri. Sulit lahat ng pagsakit ng balakang. Yun lang manganganak kang alam mong andyan ang nanay mo at asawa mo, iba na yun. Lalo na nung makita ko na sya. At nakaraos na kami. At lahat ay normal. Ahhhhh! Walang kapantay.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Blogger since 2007 | Home-based Marketing Assistant | WAHM | Ex-OFW | Music enthusiast | Cactus and Succulent Hobbyist | A 41 y/o mom of two lovely girls sharing her adventures as she walks through motherhood and having to do most things on her own while her Indian national husband works miles away from home.

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