Lessons from a Newborn

I am a second time Mom. My first baby was born 14 years ago when I was just 24 years old. I was too young, too immature, too self-centered to realize back then what a privilege it was to be blessed with a child.

Over the years, I learned slowly how it is to be a real Mom. I still fail at times but I know that I am improving. Luckily, B seems to be growing well and in the right direction. I thank my Mom for that as well as other members of my family.

This time around, I am more prepared or so I thought.

I had my mindset on another normal delivery. I even prepped my brain that it will take 18 hours of crazy pain. However, I was not ready for a C-section. I had less than a day to convince my mind and then Baby MK was born.

The next 5 days proved that I still had a long way to go in becoming a good Mom. Here are some of the things I learned from Baby MK.


1. Every baby is a blessing. Not everyone is given the chance to become a Mom so when you are given this blessing, you accept it with your whole heart and soul.

2. Babies have their own body clock. They will wake up when they want to and they will sleep the whole day if they want to. Since you are the adult, adjust with them. Sleep when they do so and stop forcing them to adhere to your schedule. They're babies, not military personnel.

3. A baby's smile and smell are the best things in the world. When you smell a baby, it smells of innocence and love. When a baby smiles at you, all of your problems just melt away.

4. Patience is needed especially at 2am to 5am when the baby thinks morning is night.

5. A real partnership can weather sleepless nights. A baby brings out the worst and best in people. Thankfully, it is bringing out the best in M while it's bringing out the not so worst in me.

6. At the end of the day, what matters is that we will be here for Baby MK and B. What matters is that there is love because babies know nothing but love. And poop.

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8 comments:

  1. I don't have any kids but I bet the experience is just amazing! Just wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  2. Babies are precious...and then they grow up! LOL. Just kidding, well not really. I have 3 boys now aged almost 15, 18 and almost 21. They were so precious when they were little, now I want to strangle them most of the time. It's funny, I think it's mother nature's way of preparing the young ones towards independence. But I remember when we decided that our 3rd was our last. I enjoyed him a lot more as a baby as I knew it would be the last time I would experience such moments. I love looking back on those precious moments that I've captured through photos. Thanks for the reminder. Sometimes I need it. :)

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  3. This resonates so well with me! And I am sure it does with every new mum around the world. Childbirth and motherhood are just so very special. Thank you for sharing this beautiful article!

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  4. Thanks for sharing your experience I don't have any kid..but I am totally agree you on this that a baby's smile and smell are the best things in the world.

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  5. Though not yet a parent but I honestly cannot wait. It’s a beautiful thing indeed, having a child.

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  6. Kids and raising kids are a beautiful thing. I don't have any kids but I am a teacher and I see the beauties of each kid and their growth every day.

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  7. I had mine at 21 and 24, I was young but I think intrinsically you're designed to either be a good mum or not, whatever your age. I made mistakes but they are great people. I bet you were still a great mum at 24, but sure with the years comes wisdom and knowledge. Great blog!

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  8. Mine is a blessing. She is just what I ask God for.

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Hi! Let's all try to add more positivity in this world and adhere to the saying, "if you don't have anything nice to say, keep silent."

Showering you with unicorn poop so you'd always stay magical! Heart heart!