What to Give a First-Time-Mom

Here’s a list of items you could give your first-time-mom friend/colleague. You could be certain she would actually use or appreciate the items on this list, as these are based on what I’ve heavily used for the past fourteen weeks of my new mommyhood. This entry could also be titled First-Time-Mom Essentials or What to Put in your Baby Shower Registry. :)

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This First-Time-Mom's Advice to Future First-Time-Moms

Recently, I’ve taken to recalling other mothers’ advices to me when I was still pregnant. Taking into account my own relatively new experience, I reflect on some of those nuggets of wisdom and share my own in this entry. Hopefully some of you will learn from what we’ve been through so far, pick up on what worked for us and avoid repeating our mistakes, while keeping in mind that every baby and every parent is different.

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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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