Since we have been home for the last 8 days, it has been a lot of lessons learned for Leon, my mom, and I. I have to say that I am thankful and grateful to have so much help during these first few weeks. I have so much more respect for my own mother who was a single mom raising me. This job is hard and harder when you are broken the first couple of weeks after giving birth. The other lucky part is that I have a husband who is around to help me out since his schedule is flexible. As the saying goes it takes a village to raise a child and I now know that to be so true.
We have been preparing for our baby girl since we found out about her existence. There are so many things that we have worked on in the house that we have kept in limbo for the last six years. For instance, we actually finished another room in the house aka the nursery, upgraded ourselves from paper curtains to real curtains, and custom closets for baby and mommy (Thanks Daddy!).
As a new mom, I am in love with my baby girl. I know that she is a crazy crying helpless little thing but she is just so adorable. What makes her adorable other than the fact that she is precious and tiny. She is adorable because she is a product of commitment and love between Leon and myself. We have so much hope for her future and can only pray that we raise her in a way that she will be able to make good decisions going forward. As for now, I will just appreciate the little fleeting moments of love that we get to share.
As the theme of our nursery goes, “All you need is love”.