how my mother has served me...

Philippines
March 26, 2009 2:57am CST
hi all! as you know, i gave birth already via c-section. my parents were really worried because i had difficulty in the labor. my doctor said that my contractions were so strong that it could lead to the rupture of my uterus. anyway, i am now recuperating at my parents' house. though we are already living with my in-laws. i don't have anything against my in-laws but it is just that our commercial building/home is three storeys high and we live on the third floor. after what i had been through, it was difficult for me to get up and down the stairs. so i opted to live for a while, like 3 weeks, in our bungalow style home. my mother cooks for me and my husband and even alternates in taking care of the baby. she also washes my clothes and mixes baby's formula from time to time. she also has morning time with my darling daughter. anyway, i am so glad that i stayed here, at least until i am fully recovered to take care of my new family. God bless her for her servant heart. take care all and God bless you! happy mylotting!
4 responses
@carpenter5 (6786)
• United States
31 Mar 09
You are so blessed that you have your mother to take care of you! I didn't have that with any of my three. My mother in law was in my home for the first week of my son's life, and that was a blessing. She drove two days to come where we were stationed on a US naval base to be there for the birth. My son ended up being born on my mother and father in law's wedding anniversary so that was very special. WHen my daughter's were born, we lived next door to them, so she would come in every morning before she went to work and take my son to day care for me and check in on the girls and see if I needed anything. She would come again at night and make sure that I had something for dinner.
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
26 Mar 09
No one could really replace our moms when it comes to concern and lovwe for their children. They know's best on how we feel and what were going through. We won't find in others, their tireless efforts in serving us. Really nothing could compare to their desire of pleasing their children in whatever manner they can. It's just right returning them favors when they get old. At my old age still I do miss my mother's unconditional love and endless care.
• Canada
26 Mar 09
I am from ontario, Canada and i believe its different for every family. When i had my daughter i brought her home to my home and took care of her myself well my husband went off to work. And 4 years later when i had my son it was the same thing. I had really rough labours with both of them but i guess thats part of having a baby. You are truly blessed to have a mom like that, not saying my mom is bad for believing that i should be able to care for my own children no matter the pain.
@4mymak (1796)
• Malaysia
26 Mar 09
i am not sure how things are done in your country.. but the majority of the people i know in my country.. and i do believe that it is common practice among us all.. we - the new mothers - usually do go back to stay with our own mothers during our confinement period.. overhere.. the normal practice is 60 days.. and that's usually how long we get to go back and stay with our moms.. i dont have any problem with my mom-in-law, either.. but i think, it is a lot more comfortable for us to be with our own moms, during this time.. to be in our old room, and our old bed.. and i hope i can do the same for my daughters when it is their turn to become mommies..