finally after 40 weeks and a day, I wanna say a big thank you to our Lord for this little miracle you’ve blessed us with. Im so filled with your love through this little family of ours. what started off as a long latent labour phase, contractions for over a week, to hardly dilating at all, and a fever kicking in, Your prayers and compassion suddenly made things turn around into a smooth and quick delivery. throughout this whole 40 weeks and everyday forth, we witness your miracles in our everyday life and give our humble thanks to You.
they say motherhood is about sacrifice. perhaps it’s only the beginning, but throughout my 40 weeks with you and our first 18 days together, nothing has felt like a sacrifice nor too difficult or hard to bear. because all I feel and want is for you baby M to be healthy and happy. . a first mother’s day as a mom is a simple one, a day just with baby M and baby daddy chilling at home. the first time I feel different this mother’s day, a deeper gratitude towards my mama and late popo for the things they’ve done, for raising us up, and giving their all. all that I am and know how to give to you baby M, is because of all the mamas that raised me. . as much as today is a day you wish me happy mother‘s day, I feel humbled and privileged that God sent you to us, to give me a chance to experience and learn what’s it like to be a mom. we’ve still got a long road ahead of us, but a journey we @roy_fong both look forward to so much. thank you Lord and you our precious little baby M for coming into our lives and giving me the gift of life this mother’s day. . wishing all mummies a blessed and meaningful mother’s day ❤️ . . 📸 taken by @roy_fong @freshfromkenneth
a week with baby M and we’re falling in love with you more than anything in the world . it’s been a roller coaster 2 weeks, starting off with a week long latent labour, contractions and sleepless nights, to delivering him and now in confinement. the joys of having a baby is amazing, no words can describe. but the frustrations and doubts are like walking in the dark. both baby/mom life to confinement, it’s all very new to us, and hasn’t been easy on @roy_fong and even my mom. from whether to drink only red dates or not? to bathe or not even touch water? to feed as doctor’s orders or go by baby’s needs? is his jaundice going down? or shower him in some flower to chase the yellow away? can eat ginger or no? so many schools of thought and so many wanted their way with baby M, I was so overwhelmed, I froze. . only my closet and dearest Roy and my parents could put a full stop to this potential snowball of madness coming onto me. putting things into perspective, everyone only has our best interest at heart, they impart what they know best to us. we may not agree or follow 100% but trial and error what works as it’s our journey to embrace. as I settle down, I shift my focus to being thankful for a husband who loves me so much that my happiness, comfort and needs are priority; a healthy baby that makes us a little family of our own; parents who love me so much they’re probably even more protective over me than I am with our baby; parents-in-law that are accommodating; and a whole village of aunties and uncles who are there anytime to run errands, buy herbs and shower us with love and care. then I ask myself, what more can I ask for? there are bound to be frustrations and bumps in our ride, but now each time I think of the love we are showered with, my heart melts, just as when baby M puts on a smile as if to say “mummy we are loved. that’s all that matters.” it really is. . . grateful for friends like @pixioo @freshfromkenneth who came specially to capture this moment for us 🙏🏻