Late at night Benjamin got really fussy out of no reason at all (so far, he’s been fed, have clean diapers, etc), crying his lungs out.
It seemed there was no way to appease him at all. My c-section scar is not completely healed even after three weeks and carrying the baby causes the stitches at the end of the wound to stretch, makes me feel that stinging pain like alcohol being poured on a fresh cut. Still I need to soothe him, carry him, swing him around until he stops crying. My mom took pity on me and took the baby. My husband has been looking at the scene at the corner and finally said something:
“It’s sad that little babies never remember these moments (when moms sacrifice so much at the early days of the baby’s life).”
And how right he is. Babies grow up not knowing anything about mom’s countless sleepless nights, the sore nipples, the fatigue…But I figured, it is NOT the baby’s business to REMEMBER what happened.
Babies exist to REMIND us of our parent’s sacrifices. If you’re a parent going through the rough early days with a baby, take time to remember what your mom did for you. Hug her, give thanks.
This is such a thoughtful post! I agree. And one can never really know and understand your own parents’ sacrifice for us, until we become parents ourselves making sacrifices for our own children.
By the way, why didn’t M try to help?!
Sorry Benjamin had such a hard night, and thus you too.
But what a wonderful way to spin it. I know your mom appreciates your thankfulness.
Love the photo of you and Baby Ben.
What a beautiful sentiment, Grace.
Hopefully baby B won’t have another night like that one anytime soon!
im guessing nanay did receive a hug and a word of thanks!
nice post. so true.
grace i am loving all your baby post. cheers!
It’s true – having children around and having to look after them makes us all grateful for the enormous sacrifices our parents went through for us.