How’s your Christmas weekend? I hope everything went smoothly for you. We are just chill at home. My in-laws visited us, chatted with mom and dad on messenger then facetimed my other in-laws on the other side of the country. I’m just glad my sizzums brought food for us (thank you soooo much). I have no chance to cook or order anything because I’m working. We opened our gifts and did nothing lol. I rested for the most part. Oh and it’s Kulinggit’s 8th month. She’s growing up so fast 😭. She’s eating more solids now. I’m thankful my husband is on top of our Kulinggit’s nourishment.
Kulinggit is taking a nap. I’m simmering chicken pork adobo on the stove for lunch. Nothing special happening today, just the usual Sunday for us. We just want to stay at home para hindi uminit ang ulo namin dahil sa init.
7 hours later…
O diba, motherhood changed me a lot. Pati ang blog post may gap continuation 😅. In the 7 hour gap, I did my mom duties with matching basang kili-kili, chapped lips at gure-gureng buhok. Isama mo na ang nanlilimahid kong mukha na may leave-on facial mask na until now hindi ko pa naririnse. Pero kung sa ika-aayos naman ng anakis ko, ayos lang. More to come pa ang mom duty ganaps, please bear with me.
I’m now sitting in the recliner with my handy-dandy neck massager. My kulinggit and Joseph are still sleeping and I have all this time to myself. I started to walk again after a few weeks of not doing so. It felt good, nabuhay ang mga kalamnan ko 😅. I’m able to walk one of my uphill routes without the perineal flinch 😬. Napawisan din ako, na maganda sa pakiramdam 🥰. I thought of going back to Pure Barre classes since it’s been more than 6 weeks since I gave birth. Payag naman si Joseph.
Hey there! I’m a mom now 🥰. I was supposed to write TSC for the last two Sundays but I was on zombie 🧟♀️ mom mode 😅. The struggle is real! But then again, my daughter’s well-being is more important than any other. I’m able to blog now because my daughter is already fed and diapers has been changed. Kaya ayan orlok na 😁.
So how am I doing post partum? I’m OK. I’m not in my best honestly speaking due to lack of sleep, raging hormones and less than stellar amounts of breastmilk. Don’t get me wrong, I’m at my happiest because I’m able to take care of my little bundle of joy. I don’t want to sugarcoat anything that all is rainbow and butterflies. I have my own share of lutang moments. Kayanaman I said na we are OK it means, maayos kami. My current take-away from this life change is, as long my daughter has adequate intake, peeing and pooping within normal limits, sleeping comfortably and not sick…OK kami. I talk to my mom and a few mom friends for mom advice. I get my medical advice from my sister, healthychildren.org, reputable books and of course call the Pediatrician’s clinic. The rest are just noise for me. Because the more you hear stuff that you don’t do, mom guilt takes over. This is the worst feeling ever. That’s why I filter who I speak to.
Anytime soon, I’ll be giving birth! Joseph just finished deep cleaning the carpets and cleaning the windows. I’ve been a useless a** for the last 2 weeks! I’ve been extra tired x10, sleep less at night/more in the day, hungrier than ever and I feel my baby’s movement more often. I walk like a penguin and I have heavier breathing more than ever! I’m excited and scared. We are almost ready but I feel like madami pang kelangan gawin. I have yet to pack my hospital bag, I’m almost done filling-up my admission packet, I have a 2 more appointments to go etc. etc. Argghhhh! What other things do I need to do???!!!!!!!!!!! Kalurkey!