As an expectant mother you would probably do your best to prepare for the coming of your little one. Reading books, articles online and some advice from mothers who have given birth to their own children. These things can give you the encouragement you need to face this new journey.
But as they say, always expect the unexpected. The experience is very much different from what you’ve heard and read (still thankful for the handful of knowledge I had before giving birth).
They say when you become a mother you will change, a lot. You transition from being a lady to being a strong woman.
Eversince I was young I have always dreaded injections. I was hospitalized countless of times that became the reason for my phobia for needles. I hated blood extractions and dextrose, anything needle related. When I knew I was pregnant it was suddenly game over. I’ve had several blood extractions during my pregnancy and I knew I had to face the worse one– dextrose.
But little did I know it was gonna get worse for me. My pain tolerance is average. When it was already my due date, I was shocked to know that I have to be induced to deliver my baby. I was in high physical pain for 13hours without a wink of sleep, food or water. I almost didn’t make it for a normal delivery but I tried my best to deliver my little one soon. I thought needles and injections were the worse but then I had to undergo perineal stitches and I almost fainted. It was much painful than giving birth(or maybe I just had low tolerance for stitches and it was the first time). I almost gave up with my delivery I almost fainted out of exhaustion but as I went through all the labor pains lengthy words if prayer helped me in gaining the strength I needed. I always hear from my grandparents and other people that the pain would all be worth it the moment you will see and hold your baby.
Nothing ever said was truer than this. The moment I heard our little one’s cry and held him, all of my hardships washed away.
Before I had our son, my strength was only at 60 percent. But after my experience I knew that truly in every woman there is that strength that we never know we always had. I can fully say now that I have reached 75 to 80 percent of strength to fuel me in this new journey of mine.
Surrounded with love
I wouldn’t have made it not without my family, friends and my husband.
Eversince day 1 they were very much supportive and helped me throughout the stress during my pregnancy.
To my college buddies and bestfriend¡ friends I met at work, thank you for the overwhelming support! You always cheered me up all throughout.
To our family who saw us through our ups and downs, we are very much thankful for the understanding, all out support and love.
But most especially to my husband whose love never wavered, thank you for being strong for me and your little one. Especially at times that I almost gave up. I love you! 💋
Coast is clear
And now we are ready to sail onwards. Braving the odds and storms along the way.