|*All photos taken with an iPhone|
A few more photos after the jump!
I want to share the whole experience for all first time moms out there who have no idea what to expect and are as scared, anxious and nervous as I was upon giving birth. I'll reserve that in another entry as I have constricted time and energy given that the husband and I have zero sleep for 4 days now ever since we got home last Monday. I've chosen to exclusively breastfeed Selene hopefully for a year and that has made things even more challenging. However, despite the zombie and vampire lifestyle, the sore nipples (excuse the image), the dirty diapers that just seem to keep coming — I've never felt genuinely happier, more motivated, inspired and truly grateful in life like I do now. I've had my doubts, anxieties and endless nights worrying if I will ever live up to being a mom as I have no knowledge of being one taking on this pregnancy. But the process of learning and becoming comes so naturally that you don't even know you're doing more than what is expected already. In short — I love being a MOM!
Setting up for her first bath at home, she suddenly grabs my finger and holds on to it for a while. All the pain, soreness, sleeplessness and lightheadedness went away. Such a motherly moment right there!
That's all for now, loves. Thank you for all the warm wishes on the previous post — I read them all during my labor and they certainly helped out in taking my mind off those strong and excruciating contractions!