|Baby girl, when she was just one hour old!|
This was the very inspiration for this blog post and the whole blog train for that matter.
You see, when you are a new mum, you've got a lot to learn about your baby. You're struggling with breastfeeding for the first time, learning how to cope with waking up every 1.5 hours to feed a very hungry baby, searching Google at 3am to make sure that you are doing the right thing and at the same time, having to deal with critical albeit well-meaning relatives who question your every decision.
Added to the fact that your body has to cope with pain from a contracting uterus, stitches either on you-know-where or on the tummy, sore muscles from all the pushing or operation (or both!), sore nipples, engorgement that could hurt more than the birth itself (true story for a friend of mine!)... you've got virtually no time, energy or brain space to appreciate the cute and very tiny little human being that is your newborn baby.
|A very tired new mum holding her five day old Baby Girl|
(whom she can still carry with ONE hand!)
It was only when things have stabilised after a few months (which was also when I felt confident enough as a mother to start this blog) that I realised, oh my goodness! My baby is not tiny any more!!! =(
|The breast milk that Baby Girl drank every 1.5 hours soon showed on her body:|
Chubby baby girl at 2 months old (left)
Baby girl was already 10kg at 6 months old! More than 97 percentile in weight! *laughs* (right)
|Baby girl is now not a baby anymore! She is a 4.5 year old big sister with long hair and princess fantasies! =)|
(Yes, she is wearing kids makeup in the photo on the left. She loves wearing makeup!!)
How fast time flies! =(
Hence, if I could travel back in time, I want to go back to just after the birth of my girl (yes after! I'm NOT going to go through labour again! *laughs*).
|Three day old Baby Girl on her first day at home after returning from the hospital|
I will do the things that I had wanted to do but didn't such as:
- Invest in a good camera to take nicer pictures of my baby girl
- Take more pictures of me in the delivery suite and after birth (at the time I was too self-conscious and totally regretted it!)
- Take pictures of me breastfeeding my girl
- Start this blog earlier so that my struggles with my baby girl in the early days can be documented
Unfortunately, I can't travel back in time. But luckily for me, there is always Baby #2 to do a do-over! *grin*
|Our Christmas present, a beautiful Baby Boy who was just 1 day old|
|Photo of a very tired out me, something I had refused to take when I was a new mum. Now, I'm flabby and proud! =)|
With a much better camera (i.e. the Olympus OMD), I was able to take beautiful infant photos of my baby. I also took many photos of me breastfeeding, something I never dared to do when I was breastfeeding my girl (sadly -_-).
|Mini photo shoot at home when Baby Boy was just 2-3 weeks old|
|See how he completely grew into his car seat! Doesn't even look like the same baby!|
If I had a chance to, I'll definitely go back to when he was a newborn and relive the days when he was small enough to carry with one arm. And nursing! Sigh. I do miss it though I'm also enjoying my freedom haha.
My kids are growing up so fast (take a look at their month by month changes) that I think even if I can travel back in time, I won't be able to catch up! *laughs*
It was fun to reminisce the past and also go on this journey with the other mums. Thanks for journeying with us so far. I hope you've had as much fun as I did =)
This post is part of a Time Travelling Blog Train hosted by me! =)
Check back everyday to find out where other mothers would go if they could travel back in time!
P.S: If you're a different kind of traveller (like I am), check out my Travel Page for my travel itineraries of our journey around the world! =)