Thursday, September 29, 2011

So Far This September

Hi. I'm back . My stitches are healing well - wha? Oh yeah, in the face of a 9.35-pound-21-inch-baby, my resolve to go natural high-tailed itself out of the labor room and never looked back, but you should know that I also went through all the joys of labor just for kicks. And Mark was there to witness every gut-wrenchingly painful bit.
Anyway, after a surreal fortnight (a fortnight that involved writing a 4000-word article while I was recovering from my first ever operation - I sometimes wonder at the fact that though I'm far from being the robust/husky healthy type, I've never had any episodes of hospitalization that didn't involve childbirth - and submitting it a day before my self-imposed deadline while exclusively breastfeeding an infant who insists on being latched on every waking moment, while preparing to celebrate and then actually celebrating Marguerite's birthday... Sometimes I like to overwhelm myself just to see if I can be awesome... what was the point of this incredibly long aside? I forget. Obviously, parenthetical overkill is my undoing)... Let me start over. After a surreal fortnight, what is important is that the baby is finally here. Our newly upgraded family is doing its best to cope with the change. Marguerite is being a trooper and it's clear that she loves her baby brother whose name is... Cameron. His dad and big sister chose the name and I liked it too, so getting no veto, it was passed...
And then there were four. Fascinating times, these. It has been a time of multiple frustrations and disappointments, but after my usual initial reaction which is to fall apart, time and again I heard God's admonition and then reassurance. Faith, courage, maturity... character building can be such a painful process, but, you know... necessary. The life lessons - sigh, I might actually have something to show for my soon-to-be 35 years. Anyway, through my postpartum tears (sometimes valid, but more often than not, just hormonal dramaqueening), I can see God's goodness and how powerfully He is moving in our life. I praise and thank Him for all His wonderful blessings.

7 comments:

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Wow, Wow, and Wow! Love the pics- Midge on her bike, Cameron's little smile. You are amazing! OK.. God is amazing, but you are one determined lady.

chubskulit said...

Congratulations sis! Wow heavy duty ang yung binata heheeh. Your hands will be ful in the coming days/years. It's fun to have two though. Salamat sa dalaw despite your busy scheds.

Claudine said...

Congratulations! Both on a successful delivery and "surviving" a C-section. But the most important thing is that the baby's healthy and the entire family is happy. Babies truly are blessings. Enjoy your little bundle.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Cameron is just a perfect addition to your family. I'm glad your back... writing again. Hugs to you and say hi to Midge from Jennica.

Yours,
Jeanne

spinninglovelydays said...

@Sharkbytes: Thanks! Only through God's grace... I was so easily the quitter 10 years ago, lol

@Rose: You said it! Everybody thought I was carrying twins. Thanks!

@Claudine: Thanks! I am loving these moments. :)

@Jeanne: Thanks! Hope to see you again soon!

Chin chin said...

Congratulations! Cameron is a wonderful name. Praying for the best times during this second time around taking care of a newborn.

spinninglovelydays said...

Thanks,Chin chin! It has been a radically different experience thus far, but just as great. :)