It brings me immense pleasure to share that I, along with 23 other bloggers are celebrating #9daysofwomanhood throughout Navratri. I thank my dear friend and an awesome blogger Prisha for introducing me. I love her blog Mummasaurus I am a fan of how she puts herself across bang on!
The Prompt for today is “My Delivery & Birthing”
You read about my pregnancy journey and my pre-term delivery in the previous post and now I continue to write what happened after my little prince was born.
Still struggling to move because of the pain, I held my baby for the first time after he was born He was so tiny, I felt like I held a miracle in my hands. I saw my husband hold him and he was the size of both his palms……
I was scared to hold him, I wondered how would I breastfeed him. But when I held him close to my heart, I knew this is the best way motherhood could have happened. With a lot of support, assistance and care from the nurse I was able to breastfeed within a few days. I would sit back and carefully watch how the nurse changed my baby’s nappy and swaddled him. I was preparing myself to do it once we returned home. I thought then that I wouldn’t be able to do it and would need help.
After we returned home from the hospital, an inner drive, a feeling I was alien to, wanted me to do everything for my baby myself. I wanted to nurture my little boy and pamper him as much as I could.
I was instructed by the pediatrician, that he was a pre mature baby and would need extra care. I was strictly told not to allow visitors to handle the baby. I knew in my heart my baby needed me and I wanted to me there for him as he adjusted to the outside world.
We followed the doctors instructions thoroughly.
When my husband returned from work, he would delicately hold our baby, and become his parent in charge. It was the most emotional sight to watch my husband change his nappy, and rock him to sleep.
I can never return the courage, love, strength and happiness that my little boy has given me. It was my delivery and my baby that have bought a new meaning to my life.
Every mom has her birthing story that is legendary. And what begins after child birth is another life, you’d only faintly remember the woman you were before your baby was born. This also makes me ponder since it’s my delivery and my baby should I have certain exclusive rights towards my infant? So here are things I believe only and only a mom must choose for her baby, because after all it’s her Voyage :
#1 ) What should my baby eat
Whether a baby should be breastfed or formula fed or combi-fed is wholely a Mother’s choice. There is nobody else who knows a mom’s journey better than herself, so let her choose.
#2 ) What should I be doing with myself
Chances are you’ve heard countless people tell you what you should do with your pregnant self and with your newborn when he/she arrives into the world. Am I right? Whether you should step out or stay indoors or eat this and avoid that, wear that and not this, touch something or not, and a zillions such rules. Being a mom in the 21st century I’d say take it easy. Do what you like keeping in view your baby’s and your comfort and health.
#3) What should my baby be doing
Babies cannot speak but can sure communicate and they best communicate with their moms. So whether she should be given a massage, swaddled tight or let loose, layered up or left naked for a while, fed or played with, put to sleep on the bed or in the crib, taken out or kept indoors, and every other discussion should be of a mom.
#4 Lastly, on a lighter note I think a mom has that right to call her baby whatever she feels like without being glared at. Shona, Babu, Chachu, munchkin, pumpkin, laddoo, lassi, Guggu, tutu, Just whatever she likes 😉
I would like to introduce you to my dear friend & co-blogger Jinal Gada. Her blog talks about interesting parenting mantras and her expert take on education. I loved reading her post on her blog Foreversassymommy