In the breastfeeding classes I teach, I take time to emphasize that there are ways for working moms to still continue breastfeeding their babies. It will take a lot of effort and determination, yes, but it is possible and doable. As with most challenges, it can be accomplished with preparation and education for the part of the family expecting a newborn. ????
It was at that time when I started to realize I need more hands than just two, when I started wanting to do other things while carrying our baby girl Tala around. Mundane stuff like fold her clothes, fix her sleeping area, eat with two hands, go on a walk outside, and perhaps even go to the mall.
DIY activity board using empty baby wipes container, illustration board, double sided tape, a little elbow grease and a lot of creativity and love!
Motherhood has been preoccupying me ever since our baby was born. I do not mean this in a bad way, I am just stating this as a matter of fact. After all, my most favorite hat to wear lately—among my many hats, for we all wear many hats in one lifetime—is the one that says “Mommy”.
A baby’s deep sleep is heaven for parents, as most would probably agree. Hitting two birds with one stone, it gives our baby the much-needed “brain care” as our pediatrician calls it; AND, it gives the parents some equally much-needed time to perhaps take a bath or eat or rest.
Her cry wakes us up faster than any alarm clock.
Her sounds are all cute for us.
Her ten tiny fingernails grow so sharp so fast and it takes us about an hour to trim just half of them!
I believe that every mother has her own unique and beautiful birth story, let me humbly share the story of the beginning of our breastfeeding journey.