I have been thinking of words for me to describe my first month with Anastasia. Everything is surreal when it comes to my little munchkin. Now I get how rewarding it is to be a mother. Times like these, I often remember everything my mom told me before. That there are things I would not understand until I became a mother. True enough, now I am able to fully understand what she meant.
FIRST MONTH WAS:
Tiring for I really do not have a consistent sleep schedule. Anastasia would sometimes be awake all throughout the day and will sleep during night time, and sometimes it’s the other way around. Then I have to be awake every after 2 hours for she is always hungry and will wake up no matter how sleepy she is just to drink her milk. Then every after 4 hours I have to change her diaper because her skin is so sensitive. She isn’t a cry baby at all but she likes to sleep in my arms and wants her body on top of me. I think she is at ease whenever our skin touches.
Exciting for every development of Anastasia. She’s starting to gain weight and her cheeks are fluffier than ever. When she is in the mood, she will smile and will respond to us by nodding her head and then smiling. She also likes to listen to nursery rhymes, one day I tried playing nursery rhymes and then she fell asleep listening to it. And then I tried it the other day and same thing happened. It relaxes her.
And a whole lot more of emotions. She had her first check up and her pediatrician said she is doing very well, though I stopped breastfeeding three weeks after I gave birth. I just don’t have enough supply of milk for her, too sad. But she is doing great with Enfamil together with her vitamins prescribe by her pediatrician which is Tiki-tiki.
She is now starting to have a very distinctive look. I guess she has my eyes and my nose. And the rest, she got it from her father. Her round eyes, fluffy cheeks, shape of her face, almost everything.
There are a lot of things Anastasia have taught me which obviously she’s not aware of. I learned to be very patient at all times. It’s never easy to take care of a baby, specially newborns. You would have to adjust to their schedule, may it be feeding time, sleeping time or play time. I also learned to take a bath real quick for I only have a very limited time to do things at home while she is sleeping. I also don’t get to eat on time anymore because I have to wait for her to be asleep. Sometimes, when I can’t take the hunger anymore, I bring her with me while eating. Very tiring! My mom once told me that being a mother comes with no instruction. It will just come out and you will be surprised you are doing it. And that, I have to really agree with her.
My world now revolves around Anastasia. Apparently, it is really not easy but still I am able to manage it little by little. Good thing I have my support system with me. My parents whom I can just beep online for my endless queries, my mother-in-law (and the wholw gang of Yomi) who is always there to assist us in taking care of Baby A, my other relatives who would often call me just to check on Anastasia and wil then give some advices and most specially Yomi who’s really a loving father to Baby A. It’s really an amazing feeling since Baby A cme to our lives.
Below are some of her pictures taken of Anastasia’s journey to first month:
‘Til my next blog! Take care everyone!
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