GRANT! Yes that’s Grant. He’s real name is GRANT RONALD KADEN G. SALISE, born September 1, 2009 at 2:51pm through Cesarean Section. Yup, my very first operation. It was a last minute decision to have me in cesarean because my baby’s position was breached. I was so scared and was crying my heart out in my OB-GYNE’s clinic, which they all thought that i might get into labor any minute because i was so stressed. I wasn’t prepared emotionally and physically, I have always pictured myself to be in labor. To really know how it felt like, they said that you will really feel the essence of being a mother after you’ve gone through all the labor pains. Well in my opinion, i have felt all the pain in the world too after my operation. I didn’t know that I am not allowed to automatically stand up when i woke up the next day, well no one told me that it would hurt so much. The healing process and the recovery after the operation took its toll on me, not to mention the sleepless nights, the postpartum blues (which i thought that i was going crazy, but its normal). For me, I have fully experienced the essence of being a mother, and that;s having to go through every pain, hardships and all the patience in the world just to see your little angel and to have him wrap in your arms.
For me, the birth of my son was everything to me and my husband. My son is the first grandchild of my parents, and it has been a very long time since there was a baby in our house. I am very blessed to have my mom with me through out the event that i came home from the hospital. I got all the baby 101 tutorial straight from my mother who had all of us through normal delivery. My mom taught me everything that i needed to know in taking care of my son, how to make him burp, the right way to do breastfeeding, how to clean his belly button, how to make him shush during those nights that he wasn’t feeling all friendly with me and his daddy, ohh lucky me!
Those were the times that I thought to myself that I really owe my mom for everything,the sacrifices that she made for me when i was still days old, the sleepless nights and all the patience in the world when I just wanted to cry all day long, Those days were the confirmation that mothers will really do everything and anything for their kids.
Now my son is growing up fast. The things he does today speaks about how grown up he is already. He’s always running, climbing, dancing, singing and running again, then watches tv then plays on the ipod. I am even a proud parent because he knows how to make the sign of the cross already. He says thank you, Im sorry and excuse me. Toddler things is what he does best right now, and im not complaining. I just want him to enjoy his childhood like i did.
I am so thankful to the Lord for GRANTING me the opportunity to become a mother.