Thursday, March 19, 2009

32 things that change when you have a baby - Baby Center

What changes when you have a baby? A better question may be: What doesn't change? Here, writer and mom Rebecca Woolf lists her most notable post-baby observations. Then scroll down to read our favorite comments from readers about how their babies changed their lives.

1. You finally stop to smell the roses, because your baby is in your arms.
2. Where you once believed you were fearless, you now find yourself afraid.
3. The sacrifices you thought you made to have a child no longer seem likesacrifices.
4. You respect your body ... finally.
5. You respect your parents and love them in a new way.
6. You find that your baby's pain feels much worse than your own.
7. You believe once again in the things you believed in as a child.
8. You lose touch with the people in your life whom you should have banishedyears ago.
9. Your heart breaks much more easily.
10. You think of someone else 234,836,178,976 times a day.
11. Every day is a surprise.
12. Bodily functions are no longer repulsive. In fact, they please you. (Hooray for poop!)
13. You look at your baby in the mirror instead of yourself.
14. You become a morning person.
15. Your love becomes limitless, a superhuman power.

And from our readers...

1. "You discover how much there is to say about one tooth." — Ashley's mom
2. "You finally realize that true joy doesn't come from material wealth." —Anonymous
3. "You now know where the sun comes from." — Charlotte
4. "You'd rather buy a plastic tricycle than those shoes that you've been dyingto have." — Sophie's mom
5. "You realize that although sticky, lollipops have magical powers." — Roxanne
6. "You don't mind going to bed at 9 p.m. on Friday night." — Kellye
7. "Silence? What's that?" — Anonymous
8. "You realize that the 15 pounds you can't seem to get rid of are totallyworth having." — Brenda
9. "You discover an inner strength you never thought you had." — Ronin andBrookie's mom
10. "You no longer rely on a clock — your baby now sets your schedule." —Thomas' mom
11. "You give parents with a screaming child an 'I-know-the-feeling' lookinstead of a 'Can't-they-shut-him-up?' one." — Jaidyn's mom
12. "Your dog — who used to be your 'baby' — becomes just a dog." — Kara
13. "You take the time for one more hug and kiss even if it means you'll belate." — Tracey
14. "You learn that taking a shower is a luxury." — Jayden's mom
15. "You realize that you can love a complete stranger." — Dezarae's mom
16. You find yourself wanting to make this world a better place. — Arizona
17. If you didn't believe in love at first sight before, now you do! — Ciara

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Pregnancy woes

It’s been quite a while since my last blog. If I remember it correctly, I was so damn sad that I was not pregnant then. I was disappointed that the red flag was up. I promised myself not to hope too much too soon. I don’t want to put pressure on pregnancy. I believe that if it will happen, it will. After a month, viola! That was quite fast! Our little bella (100% girl! According to our OB) started to emerge. The first time I heard over the phone that the blood test was positive and that I was really pregnant, I cried and laugh and cried! Finally! The blessing that we have all been waiting for has finally arrived. From then on, I’m already starting to love my baby inside.

It was an easy one at first. Nothing of the pregnancy signs…but when I reached my 2nd month, gosh! Everything was starting to be a hassle (baby, the hassle is not you, my darling. It’s just the pregnancy itself) I throw up all the time, I was getting so weak that I can’t even drink water. There was also a time that they needed to put IV on me since I was not getting any nutrients at all. There were moments of breakdown already as I was worried about the health of my baby. This lasted for as long as I remember. But now, I am starting to enjoy my pregnancy. By belly is now huge! 6 months on the way and should be reaching my 7th month any time soon.

There are happenings in our lives that change a lot of things. Though, we’ve be contented with our existence, there are times that we had to make decisions not only for ourselves but for those people we love. We have to make sacrifices and give up some good stuff. Though we are quite enjoying the lifestyle we have right now, both working and all, we’ve decided to separate for a while. Someone has to go back home and take care of our little Bella once we set our eyes on her.

The time has come for me to fly back home awaiting her arrival. And Few days from now, I’ll be leaving the place that became my haven for 3 years. Leaving away from home was hard at first but then again it also been a place of learning, of meeting people, and of gaining new friends. I will surely be missing the laughters, the tears, the disagreement and fights. We may not cross path, as life goes on, but then again memories will live on.

Goodbye is not the right word. Some will forget, some will remember and some will keep in touch. For now, Thank you, for being a part of my so called life. And see you someday…Take care!