Mother's Love

Summary – Happy Mother’s Day

For those who just tune in, my wife is now in her 38th week of pregnancy. We are expecting our first son or daughter any day now :).

This is my first time having to cope with all the pregnancy scenario (not that I’m pregnant of course, my wife is). I must say that I am really amazed with what all women have to go through. Seriously..

Take a look at my wife for instance

1) The pain.
I don’t know about other women, but my wife is always in pain especially towards the end. Maybe because this is her first time. But still, the pain’s there. Her back aches, her tummy stretched, headache. It looks like a real package. However, she patiently bear it all, knowing that it’s a price to pay for the happiness that comes with it.

To make it worse she is now having toothache

2) No more a shy girl.
Just like all other first timer, she has a lot of questions. Luckily for her, she has a sister that had had the experience. So anytime she has any questions, she will call her sister up and ask. This happen quite a lot of time, and I know for certain that she just put away all her embarassment to be the best mother for our baby.

I guess I became the more embarassed one 🙂

3) Stretch her limits.
She apparently is lactose intolerant, which in English means she will upset her stomach if she drink milk. Really upset, she even shed a few tears one day from the pain. We only know this after a few experiment and a trip to the doctor. The amazing thing is even after she knew she need to avoid milk, she still want to endure it by diluting the milk with water just to get the calcium for the baby. Obviously the baby is all she care about.

Some say drinking a lot of milk will make the baby fairer. I wonder if it’s true.

4) The discomfort.
I recently learnt that pregnant women in their late trimester are not advised to sleep facing up. It will have some effect to the baby. Imagine you have to sleep in just one or two position. Imagine the discomfort. I can only imagine and still I don’t like that feeling.

Unlike other discomfort, this one doesn’t go away, she has to endure it for the whole 9 months. How she manage to stay calm and sane should really be one of the wonders of the world. Impressive.

5) The unstable hormone.
I experienced this first hand (Again, not that I have unstable hormone, my wife does). I just cannot take things to heart this time around. But this is not about me. It amazes me how hormone works. One moment she is laughing, then suddenly everything I said upsets her even more. Somehow she still care for people around her, especially the baby and of course me. Hm the selflessness.

If it was me suffering the hormone imbalance, you will notice them in the blog 🙂

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I am not even mentioning the future experience of delivering the baby. The fear and the pain alone are unthinkable.

The fact is, every mother around the world go through the exact same thing. Knowing this, don’t you think that mothers all around the world deserve more than just appreciation once a year on Mother’s Day?

Today is Mother’s Day here in Malaysia. And if you still have a mother, the least you can do is

  • Call her over the phone
  • Thank her for all she did for you
  • Apologize if you ever hurt her feeling
  • Say that you love her
  • Hang up the phone
  • Figure out how to appreciate her more

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, especially the mrs 🙂

365 days ag0, I wrote Exercise Like Mad, But No Result.. Why? 

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  1. 11 May 08 11:36 am

    Whosoever has a daughter and he does not bury her alive, does not insult her, and does not favor his son over her, God will enter him into Paradise. (Ibn Hanbal, No. 1957).

    salam uncle..

    that’s why women are soooo special in ISLAM. Rasulullah had also said the same, when He is asked regarding who to be loved after ALLAH and Rasulullah..

    O Messenger of God, who among the people is the most worthy of my good company? The Prophet (P) said, Your mother. The man said then who else: The Prophet (P) said, Your mother. The man asked, Then who else? Only then did the Prophet (P) say, Your father. (Al-Bukhari and Muslim).

    hmm..the sacrifices of women should be acknowledged, especially from someone who is close with her-her husband, her daughters+sons..

    show her your love.. 🙂

  2. banji
    11 May 08 5:17 pm

    fairuzniza – Experiencing first hand on being a father, I can assure you that nothing can be compared to what a mother sacrifice. No wonder there’s stories of son being turned to stone when they are treating their mother cruelly. They really deserve that

  3. 11 May 08 5:48 pm

    iyep..there’s nothing to be compared to mothers’ sacrifices..they are so words can describe how ‘big’ their hearts are..huhu..

  4. banji
    11 May 08 9:20 pm

    fairuzniza – 🙂 hopefully we will continue to appreciate them throughout the year

  5. 12 May 08 10:18 am

    Dear Banji,
    such sincere thoughts from a guy!
    Women, especially mothers, are gift from God!

    Goodluck on your newborn! Pray a lot and Im sure nothing will go wrong! The baby is under God’s care….

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