This time last year, I was celebrating this special day for mothers with our little munchkin still inside my tummy. I felt I had the right to co-celebrate with all amazing moms (and dad-moms, lolo/lola-moms, sibling-moms etc) of the world because technically I'm a mom already. Little did I know that being a mom is far from what I imagined it to be. Spoiler: IT'S WAY BETTER! :)
After giving birth, I was exhausted. Happy, relieved, and just plain exhausted. It was a grueling almost 24 hours of "labor". I was brought to the hospital around 6AM on the 27th, hoping that I will give birth a couple of hours later so I was pretty sure our little boy's birthday will be July 27. It took me a whole day of waiting, monitoring, cm-checking and "doc wala pa ba talaga" questioning before finally seeing our little one the morning after at 5:55AM.
This year, I am definitely, solidly, officially, proudly a mom on mother's day. Everyday I thank God for this blessing. Waking up to a giggly bundle of energy, eager to see "Da" and "Ma" every single day is something I look forward to when I sleep the night before. All the chocolates I have to say no to while pregnant, wine sessions I had to beg off from, late night get togethers I missed, shopping sprees I no longer do.. Every little "sacrifice" we had to do as first time parents is all worth it. I love our little family! Special mention and a whole lot of thanks to my hubby Arvic for being an awesome dad/husband.
Special greeting to my wonderful Mama! Happy Mother's day Ma. I am praying to be the same Mama to Zach as you've been to us. You are the best! Happy Mother's day to my Ate too. Make sure you get the rest you deserve this weekend.
Happy Mother's Day to all moms (dad-moms, lolo/lola-moms, sibling-moms) out there! Stay positive and continue spreading the love. :)