Monday, June 15, 2009

There is No Remorse & Regret

Everyone warns me that having a baby will definitely change my life and my husband's. My mom was one of those that has been telling me countless times during my pregnancy to get as much rest & sleep as I can back then cos when the baby comes - we'll be deprive of all this tiny pleasures. Yes, we have been having sleepless nights, tight monthly budget, being pooped and peed on and many other things that you can think of. But personally I would say that it was all worth it. I love the look on Nia's face when I reached home from work. Her face will just lit up when she sees me at the door - all arms and feet flying in the air seeking for attention and in her own silent way to ask me to pick her up. And when I do, she'll reward me with the cutest little gummy grin and some gibberish talk of her own - I suppose it's just her way of saying "Mummy! You're back & I've missed you so much!".

I came across this at BabyCenter. It's just something to share with all Mummies and future mummies out there. Some of you might have experiences that is worth sharing with the rest.

• You discover an inner strength you never realised you had.

I believe so. I discovered that I no longer think of only myself. Instead Nia is always the first factor to be considered when it comes to our decision-making.

• You accept that the last 15 pregnancy pounds you can't seem to shift are absolutely worth it.

Absolutely. Who else can give me a perfect tiny baby like the one that I'm having at home. Hehe. But that doesn't mean that I need to keep that extra kilos. Hi Hi Hi.

• You don't need a clock any more - your baby now sets your daily schedule.

Memang betol. Now nak bangun solat subuh during weekends memang confirm tak payah alarm clock. Sharp 6am je Nia bangun for her feeding. Senang cerita.

• You respect and love your own parents in a new way.

Definitely I respect them. I can't imagine how Mama can actually cope with 5 kids at home. Memang lah jadi full time housewife. But still, with all the cooking and cleaning and gardening and my daily fights with Kak Lin..ahaha...and God knows what else lagi lah. Love you to bits. XoXo.

• Any pain your baby suffers feels much worse than your own.

Sangat tak tahan when I see Nia suffering from a block nose this past week. Kesian dia cannot breathe properly. End up kena sedut hingus ngen Abah. Baru lega.

• You don't mind going to bed at 9pm on a Friday night.

I crave going to bed as early as possible nowadays. I sleep when the baby sleeps. LOL.

• Your heart breaks much more easily.

Jadi extra sensitive. Haha. Is it the hormones? Or the mummy-instinct kicking in. :p

• You discover how much there is to say about one little baby tooth.

Ha..This one tak tahu laie....Cos Nia has yet to start toothing..

• You look at your baby in the mirror instead of yourself. can I resist to look at those chubby cheeks...ngapp ngapp ngapp....

• You're no longer disgusted by babies' bodily functions - in fact, you're fascinated by them (hooray, a poo!)

This is more for mummy, cos mummy gets very excited if Nia drops a big poo-poo in the diaper....haha....but Abah seems to always be peed on by her....lucky Nia takde machine gun nak pancut....cuma fountain je for Abah...:p

• The sacrifices you thought you'd made to have a baby no longer seem that big a deal.

All the heartburns, backache, sore feet, numb fingers...what's that?....easy peasy lemon squeezy.....hahhaah....

• You respect your body ... finally.

I heart my body. I heart my booooncit tummy. ^_^

• You realise that a baby's comforter has magical powers!

It's the bantal busuk for us!!!

• You give parents with a screaming baby an "I-know-the-feeling" look, instead of a "Can't-they-shut-him-up?" one.

OOoo...sangat la...I feel you kinda used to be..haiyooo....why laa this kid cannot stop crying look....paradigm shift people...

• You make time for one more baby hug and kiss, even if it means you'll be late.

every morning oso extra kiss....extra hug....extra hours in the traffic jam to work.....

• You realise that it's possible to love a complete stranger.

the first week, mcm takut

the second week, macam amazed

the thrid week, you're perfect!

• You learn that taking a shower is a luxury, never mind a trip to the hairdresser's.

mummy now can shower shorter than 5 minutes and be ready if Abah is not around to wait for Nia in the room...memang lah mandi kambenn

• You finally get to speak to the shy neighbour in your street, because you've got a baby in your arms.

people/society seems to be friendlier when you have a baby around....everyone seems to be looking at you and telling you how cute the baby is....alhamdulillah...

• Every day is a surprise.

hahaah.....yesterday mummy became super excited cos she saw Nia managed to fully hug her bantal golek...and after that, Nia dah boleh hold her squeeky bear and wave it around!!pastu boleh tgk tgn sendiri with an amazed look on her face....I think she just realized that she actually has two arms and two legs...hahahaha....