Mommy’s dear funny baby boy, how mischievous and assertive you now are. In true blue boy fashion, you like wheeled vehicles, airplanes, mock fighting, wrestling, balls and monster or wild animal sounds. Sometimes, you’re interested in your sisters’ toys and that’s okay. The fascination doesn’t last long.
You are a tall boy, yet mommy must not forget you’re still a baby at two and a half years old. When you turned one, then turned two, mommy and daddy were a bit worried that you weren’t talking yet. But, praise God, you can now say the color and name of something, identify letters and numbers. Although your very first word wasn’t papa or mama, I’m still happy that from then on, your vocabulary grew, albeit slowly but surely. I love the way you call me mama, the way you say ‘achi Ella’, your riotous laughter and your cymple gestures of love.
Your EDD was the end of July, however, you decided to arrive earlier. The day before you were delivered, mommy went to the 1st Philippine Chocolate and Ice Cream Melee with your achi and grandparents. Mommy even carried Elle around while she was asleep. It could be because of that, that the amniotic fluid leaked. The next day, mommy at first thought she just couldn’t control her bladder, but decided to have it checked at the hospital nonetheless. It was then confirmed that it was indeed amniotic fluid that was leaking out and because mommy had C-section with your achi, she couldn’t be induced. Mommy wasn’t prepared but you had to be delivered already.
The operation seemed quick and then your very loud cry was heard. When you were handed to mommy, she kissed you and was so pleased she did because you were so soft!
Mommy thinks that her recovery after giving birth to you was the speediest. You are such a blessing to daddy, mommy and achi Elle. As time went by, you grew bigger, chubbier, and more adorable each day. “You were the cutest baby on the block.”, mommy thought. And, your happy, smiling face was such a joy to behold. Your birth story is a cymple yet peaceful one. Mommy loved taking care of you herself.