I didn’t have any idea in the true meaning of motherhood until I gave birth to my son, Cloud.
Just like other first time moms, my first week with my newborn was pretty challenging. I’m at my wits’ end. But I thought to myself, if my mom and others survived this stage without going crazy, I can do this too. This too shall pass and I should enjoy every moment of it.
The first few weeks were really exhausting – sore nipples, sleepless nights and my CS stitch.
I exclusively breastfed Cloud since Day 1 and he latches for 1 to 2 hours. That was almost every 2 hours, lagi siyang gutom. There was a time my nipple gets numb after a looooong latch, inabot talaga ng 3 hours. Haha. Cloud loves to unlilatch (unlimited latch). And because of that, I was able to sustain my milk supply.
So for one month straight, all he did was to latch, poop and sleep ALL day. And since Hubby’s Paternity Leave was over, I was the only one left in the house with Cloud. I was really scared, I have no idea about taking care of a newborn! My mom wasn’t there to guide me (because she’s in heaven na) and si mother-in-law, paminsan minsan lang dumadalaw sa bahay. I was in charge of everything all by myself. Minsan nga sinakay ko pa si Cloud sa stroller and brought him inside the toilet because I need to poop. TMI na hahaha.
He also can’t sleep without me by his side.
Every time I tried to transfer him to his crib, magigising siya. So as much as I wanted to do some house chores, I will sleep beside him nalang. Ganun talaga. Pending housework can wait, but not a crying newborn lols. Mabuti nalang andyan si Hubby to help me out.
Kaya nung napanood ko yung latest video by McDonalds, nagtrip down memory lane ako. Naalala ko yung mga first moments namin ni Cloud. Ayaw magpababa at bawal mag-ingay hahaha. And of course, those moments that McDelivery saves my day! Hindi pwedeng magutom ang breastfeeding mom! 🙂
Heaven sent talaga ang McDelivery. It’s hassle-free, just tap on your phone then viola, your food is on its way! Very convenient kasi makakapili ka and order your food kahit karga mo pa si baby!
Mommies and daddies, nasubukan ninyo na ba ang McDelivery? 🙂
A millenial mom (of two boys) who has passion in makeup and motherhood in between.