Hello lovely people, I trust y’all doing great. Join me as I share my challenges, fulfillment and joy of becoming a mother for the first time. Entering into motherhood is a great transition. Your bundle of joy brings excitement and happiness into the family, however, it is a huge responsibility and demands hard work.
As soon as my baby was born, I was relieved from abdominal cramps, severe waist and thigh pains. Recovery from delivery is another issue. It’s been a pretty long time and I can’t remember everything.
Postpartum days were a bit stressful because I was living with my husband only in a flat. Quite a number of first time mother’s are fortunate to get a helping hand from their siblings, parents, grandparents, whiles others don’t. I didn’t get that luxury of help. An auntie did a three week bath for the baby, after which she left me to my fate.
I needed a lot of rest to recover, but my baby wouldn’t allow me. She slept during the day and hardly ever sleeps at night. I had persistent headaches and bodily pains. I visited the hospital and I was put on pressure medication, bendrofluazide to be precise, 5mg a day for about four months. Additionally I was given some multivitamins and other medicines to calm my nerves.
I recall a neighbor once knocked at our door at about 1:30am and asked, “Madam what’s wrong with your baby, she wouldn’t let us sleep!”
“I don’t know was the response”. With a straight face, he left quietly to his room. My husband supported me, but that wasn’t enough.
My baby wasn’t a fan of breast milk so we supplemented with baby formula’s.
Sometimes I felt like screaming and crying like a baby because I didn’t know what to do. Her weaning period was a draw back. My life changed. Busily working all day. I struggled through, and finally quit my job.
I take this opportunity to encourage all mothers for their tiresome roles. Whatever you may be going through as a first-time mother, that’s okay. The laundry is packed and you don’t have ample time to work on yourself, that’s okay.
Psalm 127:3 says, Lo, children are a blessing from the Lord and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Bible calls children a gift from God. We should see them as an opportunity to shape the future. We are to love, care and nurture them in the admonition of the Lord. Never give up! God will help you sail through.
Today, I’m a proud and a joyful mother to the glory of God. She’s a grown up girl by the mercies of God pursuing her career.
Congratulations to all mothers.