cymplified motherhood

Baby Shower at Medela House, Cymplified!

Medela Moms’ The Breastfeeding Club held its baby shower and since I was not a member, I had to pay 500Php registration fee. I don’t think I would have gone if it wasn’t for my friend Beth who is a member and couldn’t attend because she’s having her ge-lai/gue-lai* after giving birth to baby Rori. I went on her behalf.

I’m glad I did because:

  • It was different, at least for me. It was a baby shower for many moms-to-be like me, and it was us who got to win the prizes for the games and raffle.
  • Although I didn’t get to be introduced to the other moms, it was fun and everyone seems friendly to everyone.
  • I got to buy insect repellent wristbands from Mommy Matters for the kids to try. Rix and I were looking out for inexpensive ones especially now that Dengue cases are on the rise again.
  • I won a week’s supply of Mommy Treats’ lactation cookies and muffins from a Baby Charades game, and I also got to meet the mompreneur Ms. Paola. I think I would need these after I give birth.
  • I also won 2 boxes of Pro-Lacta tablets.
  • And my name got called when a baby sling from Mamaway was being raffled off. Yey! I’m glad I got to talk with the entrepreneur behind Mamaway (I forgot to ask her name, silly me!), she told me that my bra size seems like a medium. I think I’m gonna get nursing bra two as shown on their site.
I guess God is telling me to go ahead and breastfeed, too. I just need to trust that He will see me through this new journey. It is very easy to get discouraged because I know that the first steps are truly the most difficult. I should not be tempted to buy formula if I really want to breastfeed exclusively. The thought is daunting, but there are moms who have done it so that means it is an attainable goal.

 

*Link to more info:
mom.exchange.ph

6 Comments

  1. cherry of really interesting projects

    I say go ahead and breastfeed. I never had the chance as I didn’t have the patience before but looking back, I now regret not having breastfed my kids. not that they’re sickly or anything but just for the experience…too late now. i can’t have anymore kids. i’m at that age.

    btw, i hired carpenters and not a contractor. let me know if you want to hire their services, i’d give you the head carpenter’s number.
    cherry of really interesting projects recently posted..speaking of loans

    1. cazzapoeia

      Thanks Cherry! I will contact you again if this one didn't come.

  2. baby wearing

    Sounds like it was fun, and how exciting that you won some prizes too! I love my ring slings. They are so nice for quick trips, or when you know you are going to be taking baby in and out a bit.
    baby wearing recently posted..Wordless Wednesday ~ First time at the Pool

    1. cazzapoeia

      I can't wait to try the ring sling, too!

  3. im glad you went! you so deserve to have time for yourself. it’s seriously hard and take a lot of willpower and determination to push through. but i truly wish you give it a try. my trick – whenever i find myself on the brink of quitting. i tell myself, i’ll quit tomorrow. then the next day, i tell myself the same thing. then the next. so i end up just cheating myself into breastfeeding… im here when you need me!
    beth limchu recently posted..My Big Baby Birthing Experience

    1. cazzapoeia

      That's a good trick! Thanks, Beth! I will surely contact you when it's my turn.

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