Having gone through pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum for the first time made me realize how truly amazing motherhood is.
Besides the incredible science behind it all, this journey into motherhood has been teaching me a lot of valuable lessons in life — things that I never learned in school. Here’s an example. My academic training is in economics. That’s why when I first heard that breastfeeding is a “supply and demand system,” I chuckled a little bit because these words meant something else to me back in my university days. While I previously spent time graphing and calculating the slopes of supply and demand curves, this time as a new mom, I spend time massaging and emptying my breasts to establish breastmilk demand and boost my supply.
There are so many things about motherhood that a mom can talk about. I have so many ideas for this blog but I haven’t been able to post as often and as much as I’d like because as a “mom blogger,” I’m a mom first; which means I’ve to devote most of my time to the very reason that allowed me to do this — my baby — than to blogging about the things I’m learning about having and taking care of a baby.
And that’s another thing that motherhood teaches a woman like nothing else in life — to manage her time well and make every second of the day productive.
And so while motherhood is probably the most challenging rollercoaster of a ride that I’ve to go through in my life, it’s also the most rewarding, most fulfilling, and most priceless experience. I’m sure a lot of moms would agree. 💖
Babies are bits of stardust blown from the hand of God. Lucky the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star. ⭐️– Larry Barretto