Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Blessings Galore

After the not so happy post last Thursday, I realized that I shouldn't just share the not so positive experiences of my life on my blog! =)

Life is really good to me, and I should celebrate it with everyone. So, today's post will be to share my blessings with everyone.

So, in the same week where I had to deal with my tenant issue and the reorganization at work, I received a phone call from Sears, telling me that I have won the Grand Prize in the Sears Lucky Draw at the Fall 2009 Baby Times Show.

Of course, when I received the phone call, I was skeptical. But the lady, who is the National Marketing Manager for Sears, assured me it is all legitimate and great. I remember starting to hyperventilate, and almost cried. =) I think the lady was quite amused with me, as I told her that I need to breathe, and that she has just brought the best news ever to me! =)

So, my baby is going to have a new nursery! Now isn't that wonderful news? =)

He's going to have a brand new crib, with matching dresser and change table, an organic crib mattress, an organic set of crib bedding, an Eddie Bauer travel system, and Mommy here gets to have her glider rocker chair with ottoman! =)

I've signed the release form last Friday, and now we are just waiting for the prize to be delivered. Happy mommy, happy baby, happy daddy!

Another wonderful thing happened just on Monday during my prenatal yoga class.

For some time now, I have been having pre-childbirth jitters. I am not stressing out much at all, but at the back of my mind, I am afraid of labour pain, and also the exhaustion and overwhelming feelings that might come with having to care for a completely dependent newborn.

At the end of my yoga class on Monday, while we are winding down and doing our cooldown, my yoga instructor asked us to close our eyes while sitting cross legged, and put our hands on our belly. She asked us to breathe deeply and feel the connection to our babies.

And then in her soothing voice, she started reading a quote from the book, "Guide to Childbirth".

I cannot recall the quote word for word, but all I remember was her talking about how strong we women are, carrying the child with strength and grace for 9 months, and now the time has come for us to run to the finishing line with the same strength and grace. With each contraction, we will be bringing our precious one to this world, and into our hands. So, greet your baby with strength. Let your baby feel your strength, and not your fear.

The little one in me also chose to give me a couple of kicks when she was delivering the quote, and tears just welled up in my eyes.

I guess this is the mother child bond that everyone talks about, and it can only be experienced by going through it.

The feelings that welled in me at that time was indescribable. I felt a sense of overwhelming love for he that is still growing in me, and it's like he is also telling me that everything will be fine, and we will be fine and learn well together.

It is one blessing and experience that I will never forget. =)

1 comment:

  1. That's awesome that you won that prize! Lucky you :)

    and btw I'm a mom from over on smartcanucks