“Do not wait until all the conditions are perfect for you to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.”
'Superparents' in the making (self motivation)
-This entry was drafted on 18.11.2013-
Counting down the days for my trip to Penang with a pinch of excitement sprinkled with unavoidable stress, I hereby drown myself with preparations for a life changing experience. In 2 weeks time I will be leaving KL to deliver in Penang where I can lean on my mum for some motherly love and support.
H and I have been working together in taking care of my health and well being with the help of my O&G specialist, KKIA (Klinik Kesihatan Ibu & Anak) followed by seminars, reading materials and Babycenter.com - which I feel is by far, one of the best online help to guide first time mums (and dads) throughout pregnancy and parenthood which comes with a handy app for your smart phone. Our parents advice comes occasionally, depending on what they feel like sharing and what they prefer us to experience ourselves. My mum and MIL are still very active with work so we try to do as much as we can by ourselves. You could say that having our parents guiding us every step of the way would make the burden a little lighter but then again there are pros and cons in everything.
Alhamdulillah, this journey has been purely exciting. I’d be lying if I say it is stress-free! (Stress is normal so I’m not going to categorize that as something negative, ya?). This on going challenge have given us the chance to being more independent and learn about how we want to bring our child into this world. It’s all about trial and error. From time to time, we do seek our parents and friends opinions to give us a rough idea on the things we probably missed out or did not take note of. At the end of the day, it’s up to you. We feel better having our own preferences. We believe that everyone is different, including our child’s needs. Lucky that H and I enjoy doing research! Our parents-to-be research covers everything from the best diet plan for us and baby, understanding and practicing safe cosmetics, to my birth plan, and beyond…!