Life with a Newborn - The First Six Weeks

Tiring but fun. Challenging but fulfilling. Overwhelming yet educational. Fascinating yet exasperating. Life with a newborn is a life of contrasting emotions, a life that fills yet at the same time, drains. A life that adds a whole new dimension to you and yet, consumes you in its seeming one-dimensional, your-newborn-is-your-sun-and-you-are-the-planet-that-revolves-around-it orbit.

I have never been needed this much in my life, and I have never rejoiced in being so needed, until now.

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Post-CS / Postpartum: What to Expect

It’s been a month since I delivered our baby via CS. Now is perhaps the perfect time to look back on all that my mind and body have gone through - it most definitely has been one heck of a ride! Being the actual mode of transport in that hilly, bumpy, winding road of pregnancy and childbirth reminds me that my body truly does need ample time to rest and recover.

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Hospital Bag Talk - What I Brought and Actually Got to Use for my Emergency C-Section

I finished packing my hospital bag on my 35th week. My mom went through my bag with me, and she shook her head at most of the items I initially put in, haha! Thank God for the wisdom of mothers, I kinda saved myself from bringing items I wouldn’t have been able to use.

I say kinda, because given that my mom helped me trim my bag’s contents, there was STILL a lot of stuff we weren’t able to use, and there were still some items I had to ask our Manang Klim to send over. 

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How I Prepared my Body for Pregnancy

A lot of people have been asking me what I did to get pregnant. I write this entry in response to that, though to be honest I feel a bit foolish doing so for I am very much aware that every pregnancy story is different. Nonetheless, I proceed for those who have expressed interest, in the hope that my experiences will be of benefit to some.

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