It’s been a while since I last posted here. If you have been a regular reader of this blog, then I know you’re wondering why I don’t get to post as much unlike the previous year.
No, I did not take a vacation off to some paradise-like place.
No, I did not get ill and had to be forced to take some time off.
And of course, no, I did not lose my motivation in continuing this blog.
The reason is quite simple – the natural course of life got in the way
More specifically, I finally gave birth – to my very first child, a healthy baby boy, to be exact.
He was born on August 1, 2012 at 9:10 a.m. via cesarean section. Well, don’t get me wrong. I envisioned a normal birth (as my OB and the nurses who took care of me prior to my labor at the hospital confidently predicted it), but due to birthing complications and the discovery of a rather thick umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, I had to undergo an emergency c-section.
Being pregnant for exactly 9 months (yes, really exact, from November 1, 2011 till August 1, 2012), having to go through the ups and (mostly) downs of pregnancy, and enduring the indescribable pain of labor and giving birth, finally the baby is out!
At last, I can lead a normal life again, or so I thought. I never knew that the moment we brought home baby, our lives are certainly going to change from then on, forever..
The first few weeks were quite difficult for me and my husband. As first-time parents, we had to endure the lack of sleep because baby seems to be enjoying himself waking up in the wee hours of the morning and fussing all over. Aside from the obvious lack of sleep, other issues I suffered from would be: breastfeeding difficulty, baby needing to change his clothes every now and then due to milk spitups, and the constant worry over financial matters.
I do hope I didn’t bore you with my post. I just thought I should write this one up so to let you know what I am up to for now (and why this blog is somewhat lacking in posts for the past few months). Hopefully in due time I get to post here regularly as I did before.
Oh, by the way, my first bundle of joy is nicknamed “Carlo”.
Tomorrow, he will be exactly 1 month old.
Below is a picture of him on his first day at the hospital nursery.
Thanks for your time!