Please Don’t Touch Babies with Dirty Hands

It seems silly to have to dedicate an entire post to this, but unfortunately, so many people need to be reminded to sanitize before holding babies. I ask people to disinfect with alcohol before carrying Wolf, and sadly, some have taken offense at my request, saying things like, “You’re too uptight!” and “I’m not dirty!Continue reading “Please Don’t Touch Babies with Dirty Hands”

How Virgin Coconut Oil Helped My Baby Gain Weight

Wolf was a relatively heavy newborn at 3.5 kg, but he was slow to gain weight from the very beginning. At one point, he was even severely underweight due to complications encountered while breastfeeding. We were able to address the issues with the help of lactation counselors, and his weight gain improved. When he turnedContinue reading “How Virgin Coconut Oil Helped My Baby Gain Weight”

The Quiet Joy of Having a Baby

There are many women who choose not to become mothers. For them, motherhood is just not among their life goals. I used to be one of those women. Back in high school, while my friends would fantasize about their ideal weddings and come up with names for their future children, I shuddered at the thoughtContinue reading “The Quiet Joy of Having a Baby”

Sweet Dreams

I once dreamt of becoming the president Ruling the land with graceBenevolent toward my people I once dreamt of becoming a saintLeading thousands in worshipSinging hymns and making miracles I once dreamt of becoming an astronaut Voyaging beyond the unknown Saving the future All those dreamsremained figments of my naivety Worlds away from the realityofContinue reading “Sweet Dreams”

Wolf’s First Solid Food

Today marks Wolf’s 7th month! To celebrate, we decided to let him have his first taste of solid food. Although he is not yet able to sit up well unsupported, he has been eager to participate during meal time by avidly watching me eat and sometimes even grabbing my spoon. He has been showing interestContinue reading “Wolf’s First Solid Food”