Our Journey Towards Parenthood: The Joy of Being a First Time Mom

Hello guys, I know you want me to share my experience as a first time mom. Sorry puro happy days ang laman ng blog ko ngayon ha, you naman every day is a happy day for me lalo na nung dumating ang bagets sa buhay namin. It’s really hard for me to open my laptop and update my blog since I’m a hands-on mom, Yes! Ako ang nag aalaga kay Rhian, 24/7 and I love it. Oooppss.. Of course tinutulungan rin  ako ng mahal kong asawa, my MIL and my parents as well.

Actually, sometimes I want to resign and be a full time house wife to Ian and mom to Rhian but since we have lots of plans and dreams for our family, nagbago na isip ko. I need to help my husband in raising money for our family needs and for Rhian’s future kaya dapat mas lalo kaming magsumikap mag asawa para sa aming pamilya.

Being a first time mom is very hard and challenging but with the help of my husband and family, nakaya ko sya at patuloy na kinakaya. Well, I love my new job as a mom ha, ganito pala yung feeling pag nanay ka na – KAKAIBA! Ika nga nila, nakakapagod pero masarap at masaya. Nakakapagod in a way na nagbago na papanaw and galaw mo sa mundo, kung before puro sarili mo lang and asawa mo ang iintindihin at aasikasuhin mo, ngayon meron ka ng batang inaalagaan at papalakihin ng maayos.

Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn't know you had and dealing with the fears you didn’t know existed. The joy in motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times. But amid the challenges there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction. So here are some of changes in my/our life when Rhian came in.

1. Rhian makes me/us emotional! 

Because whenever I have to leave our home, I find myself missing her like crazy. As in naglalakad palang ako palayo ng bahay namin, para bang hinihila yung paa ko pabalik ng bahay namin.

Scene inside the tricycle: (Out for our weekly grocery)
Me -  Hon, namimiss ko na si baby.
Ian  - Sandali lang naman tayo mag grocery tapos balik na agad.

At the grocery:
Me – Hon, tinetext ko si mami kung kamusta na si baby, kung kumain nab a or umiiyak or natutulog. Hayz.. Matagal pa ba tayo?
Ian – Don’t worry, natutulog lang si baby.

See! Ganyan ako kaparanoid pag wala ako sa tabi ng anak ko, para akong mababaliw! Now, can you blame me kung bakit ayaw ko pang bumalik ng office next week?! Huhu.

2. Rhian makes our home complete! 

Iba talaga nagagawa ng baby sa bahay, para bang ang gaan ng buhay pag may baby. Every day is a happy day in our house, my parents always visits us to see Rhian. Nakakatuwa kasi kitang kita mo sa mga magulang ang saya sa mukha nila whenever they carry our baby. Hayz. PRICELESS moment!

3. Rhian taught me/us to be more patient. 

Yes! Humaba talaga pacensya ko. There are times or should I say always that I am so sleep-deprived that I don’t even recognize myself anymore and since paiba iba ng sleeping hours ang baby, I need to adjust. I need to wait patiently kung kelan sya matutulog before akong matulog. Well, mothers are basically part of scientific experiment to prove that sleep is not a crucial part of human life. Long nap is actually a luxury to all mothers!

4. Rhian taught me to sing. 

I’m not a good singer, but you know you’re a mom when you can sing a lullaby even if you’re half asleep. Well, kabisado ko na ata lahat ng lullaby eh para lang makatulog si baby. Hehe.

5. Rhian makes us complete. 

Now, I can say that I have my own family – Mother, Father and Daughter. Akala ko noon, mahihirapan akong mabuntis but my husband told me “Don’t worry because God is always on time.” He’s right, because Rhian came at the right time.

6. I learn more about LOVE and many other things. 

Having Rhian in our life is like I saw the greatest glimpse of what God’s love is really like. You know what, I've also grown to love my husband; he’s now more matured and responsible father to our daughter. My family is an absolute joy to me and I cannot imagine a life plan that doesn't involve them in it.  There is love stronger than I've ever felt and happiness never so real.

As a first time mom/parents, there are some days I am so tired of everything that I just want to cry and stay at room alone because my frustration has peaked, but then I realized that there are also many more magical moments to being a parent than I ever imagined. So I promise that I will never get tired of taking care of my family because the love of a family is life’s greatest blessing.

And to end this post, I want to share with you a simple message of a mom for her baby. (I got this from familyshare.com)

“I will hold you tight, support you,
Guide you, teach you, hug you,
Protect you and love you with all my heart and soul.

I am your parent

Since the day you were born and

Until I draw my last breath, all that I am is yours.”

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