Be A Supermom - Cherishing Motherhood - An Initiative by Polka Tots
What is "Be A Supermom"? Be a Supermom is an initiative for mothers to support each other by sharing their knowledge and experience. The goal of this initiative is to create an online community where mothers can come together to share their stories, advice, and tips for being better moms.
Having a child always makes me anxious. Fortunately, my husband was supportive and told me to wait two years. Due to the Pandemic, we both spent a lot of time working from home together and gained a better understanding of each other. My husband and I started planning for a child after two years of marriage. As a person who is usually anxious, I have taken tests almost every week since we started trying.
One day, I noticed a faint pink line. Thankfully, we did not have to wait long enough. It was hard to tell whether the line was dull or my eyesight was failing. My husband and I withheld our happiness until the doctor confirmed it. When the doctor told me it would mostly be positive, I couldn't control my excitement, but we still waited for test results, and I got a confirmation the next day. It has been the best week of my life, and the best thing about this is that I never imagined that I would be this happy. I felt very comfortable during my pregnancy. During that time, I was always jolly and cheerful. While I was pregnant, I did all exercises to prepare for a natural delivery. But fate had different plans, I was induced and in labor for 48 hours. My baby was around 2 kg and everybody expected the baby would come out soon but the baby decided to come the other way. I had tears rolling down my cheek when the doctor said it was time, we do a c- section as we reached the maximum dosage of medicine for pains. I was strong but not happy. We went into the OT, my husband accompanied us all along. The doctor asked me about expectations and I said baby girl (although I wanted a boy, I was sure it was not going to happen and my instinct told me it was a girl). They started operating on me and after a couple of minutes, the doctor said the baby boy and bought him closer to my face. I was overwhelmed with joy and I couldn't remember anything except the baby's nose. His breathing was rapid so they took him for a check-up and after some time my husband said he needs to be in NICU until the breathing normalizes. For some reason, I was not tensed, my gut told me he would be ok. They stitched me up and moved me to observation. After 4 hours, a nurse brought my baby all wrapped. I ask her to help me hold the baby and the closer I look at him, the more similar he is to me. His cooing sounds and his little and long fingers were so mesmerizing. He was 2.2 kg and I could see all the veins in his body and feel all the bones. He was very tiny. I was shivering (after the effect of anesthesia), nicer brought a warmer and the baby was right behind me. We both slept for straight 4 hours and that's the best sleep of my life.
My baby boy is now 5 months old, all healthy and happy. Tears roll down whenever he smiles at me and recognizes me. I just stare at him for hours when he is sleeping. Now I believe the words " a baby can change you". My husband now thinks of the other baby, but I still can't get over this one and will see if I will write about the other one.
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By Polka Tots