As a first time mom, I had no idea how would I be able to handle being a mother or something. I don’t have my family with me to help me with cooking, cleaning and tidying up the house, and assisting with little things like changing baby’s diaper or doing the laundry. I was in the recovery period for months because I had my thru C-section. Though my cousin lives about ten miles from my house, I couldn’t ask her for a help because she also had a newborn a month older than mine. But with my dear husband’s support and understanding, I was able to recover fast.
One of the challenges I encountered as a mom was the difficulty in putting my baby to sleep when she was in infant stage. Putting our baby to sleep is easy if we know the trick. We have different approach on lulling our little ones to sleep. Maybe some of the first time moms like me had difficulties.
During my baby’s infancy, her sleeping habits changed. Sometimes she goes to sleep easily when I put her in her crib after reading a storybook. Then it came to the point where she wants to sleep in my arms while rocking on the rocking chair. Up to now in toddler stage, she won’t go to bed if I don’t snuggle with her.
She is still full of energy in the evening. So I followed a recommendation that playing a calming music like lullabies help toddlers and babies settle down. Because of the soothing melodies, they start to feel drowsy. I found a compilation of lullaby songs and music online. I love this lullaby album. So calming that helps put my little one to sleep. Also, letting our little ones listen to soothing music helps with brain development.
Another reason why I liked this album because it has one my all-time favorite music Adagio by Ludwig Van Beethoven. It touched my heart the moment I heard it for the first time. I bookmarked this album so I can access it any time.
So the second Baby Shower Party for me was held in October 2010. My dear husband’s former co-employee hosted the party at her house. It was attended by my friends in the Wesleyan Bible Study Group. My mother-in-law came over, too.
I never knew how a baby shower party was held until I had one. Oh not only one but two baby showers. 🙂 I didn’t even have an idea what it was before because, as far as I can remember, none of the people I’ve known – from my girl friends to my female co-employees – back home had one. So this was one of the special events for me. To me, celebrating the upcoming baby is special.
Our dear friend was very helpful with everything that she held the party at her house. My DH and I were so thankful to her. Hosting a baby shower party wasn’t easy. We appreciated all the efforts of the hosts. They kept the guests entertained with the prepared baby shower games. The food was great. Besides the main entrees, some of the guests brought a dish to share with everyone. A sweet gesture that’s highly appreciated.
I received lots of beautiful great gifts for my baby including diapers, wipes, baby essentials, winter clothes for baby, and a bedding set. One of the best gifts was the stroller.
My dear husband and me. I’m about to pop. Hahaha!
These are so yum!
Simple baby shower decoration and lovely gifts.
Full of surprises.
I went to a baby shower few weeks ago and boy, it reminded me of my own baby shower three years ago. Actually, I had two baby shower parties in 2010. My group of friends hosted the first baby shower in September and the Bible Study group hosted the second in October. I wasn’t expecting those parties because first and foremost, I didn’t know what that was until my two best friends told me about it.
Autograph and portrait
Favors and prizes
Me and my beloved guests. On the left is my best friend and one of the hosts of the party.
I had so much fun because my friends came over to attend my baby shower party. My cousin and her husband also joined us. Everyone enjoyed the food and the company. Baby shower games were conducted by the host and my blogger friend Anne of The Princesses in the Castle was one of the winners.
Anne wins a prize!
My baby is showered with love.
Time to slice the cake. Yum!
I can’t believe how big my belly was during my pregnancy. I gained 40 lbs. total. Anyway, I am so thankful to have friends who care. Those were the memories that I will cherish forever.