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I have a strong and beautiful baby boy, named Isaiah Fung, aged seven months and 21 days. He is the next best friend that I have. The cuddles and smiles from this baby have changed my life. The change is like a dream that I could not have imagined. Throughout this journey, I have learnt to be more patient; I learnt to care for others more; and also what love is. It has been a journey full of laughter and cries which I will cherish and remember till the day I die.
Looking back at my pregnancy, I could not understand the agony of going through each and every day vomiting and feeling nauseated. I heard friends say that I would start to enjoy it after the fourth month. I did get better, but the feeling was beyond imagination. It was beyond my wildest dreams that I could one day be so sick, yet at the same time feel so strong. I knew I needed to be strong to hold on to this baby who was growing inside me.
The day came when my baby was delivered. Looking at him with his adorable looks and weighing at only 2.57kg made me shiver to know that a miracle had just happened. It was miraculously beautiful. After all, I think all the pain was really worth it. Praise God for this miracle!
After a long break during my maternity, it was time to return to work. I still remember the first day back at work, when I was really excited. I bought new pants and shirts due to my increase in size and weight. For the first few months, it was definitely a real struggle to juggle between being a full-time worker and a part-time mum. Each and every night while he was still in his early months, I had to wake up in the middle of the night to comfort him and rock him back to sleep. But surprisingly, I was strong as God made me to be a mum, naturally and by instinct.
I coped with such determination at home and at work knowing that in months to come, my baby would grow up stronger and less demanding and with less sleepless nights. Nevertheless, I will always praise my good and faithful husband whom I could count on on the nights and days when I just could not wake up due to the overwhelming exhaustion.
Seven months have passed now, and bringing up this little baby is a real challenge yet fun. In the midst of all these challenges, I am glad to receive so much happiness and blessings from the people around me. The support and love from my entire family and my beloved husband could not be returned except through this feeling of gratitude. Yes, I am really blessed. To all mothers out there, I respect your greatest love, because now I know, it is not easy to become a mum.
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