Thursday, 4 March 2010

Let's Celebrate for ME!

Apart from today being my baby Benjamin's 1st birthday, I will also like to celebrate a few things for myself on this historical day.

FYI, I decided to separate this post from Ben's birthday post so as not to take away the glory from this post, ehem ehem... ;p Here it goes...

9 months of being a SAHM
I quit my job in June 2009 and today, it will be my 9th month being a stay-at-home mummy.

Yes, being a SAHM does have its sh*tty moments but after considering the pros and cons of being a SAHM versus being at work, I think its pretty clear (to me) that SAHM is the one of the best decision we have ever made (on top of our persistence in natural childbirth, exclusive breastfeeding and homemade baby solids).

Money cannot compare the magical moments you get to spend growing up with your child together. Those memories cannot be bought with any amount of money.

12 months of breastfeeding (of which the first 6 are exclusive breastfeeding btw! :D )
Of course, when Ben turned 6 mths old we started him on solids but other than that, there has NEVER EVER been a speck of formula powder in our house at all. And the fact that for the first 6 months I exclusively breastfed Ben!! I'm really proud of this! :D

21 months without menses
21 months!!! Is that freakish amazing or what?!! And why 21 months?

It goes back to the moment I start conceiving Ben in early June 08, so up until today, it has been 21 months I have not have my menses!

Of course I do dread the moment when it comes back to my life (have heard enough horror stories about how painful the cramps are when it first comes back) but until then, I am just going to stay chill and relax and enjoy this moment!
(* Image from http://iheartguts.com/calling-all-gynecologists)


So that's about the mini celebrations for me today. Thank you for reading this post! :D

13 comments:

Nikki said...

That deserves way more than a big Congratulations!!! Wow, that is alot, I admire that you stayed home and are doing all things natural. So cool!!! and happy birthday to your baby!! :)

Supermanslady said...

AWESOME JOB breastfeeding!!! I wish now I could go back and try again with my kids but I am a HUGE fan of mommies who stick to it and do it! Wish I had known then what I know now!!!

Cool blog! Found you through a fellow SITS sister!

Check mine out sometime!

5thsister said...

I think my youngest was about the same age when I became a SAHM. It was the best 5 years of my life! Unfortunately, I did have to go back to the working world (but it helps that I enjoy my work and am mostly gone on weekends so there is always a parent at home). Enjoy these days...they are pure magic!

Ms Bibi said...

I wasn't SAHM for my first one and I missed so many magic moments I still regret. I did how my own business so I could tweek my schedule, but it doesn't compare to being SAHM with my second one. I became SAHM when my first born turned 4.

Congrats on the breastfeeding. I had to stop at 5 months and then 2 months. I wish it would lasted longer.

Freely Living Life said...

OK that's a LIFETIME of Congratulations! :) I chose to breastfeed my children also and that in itself is more than a fulltime job. I did not know that the human body could survive with so little sleep...until I had babies. :) And you are SO right...a SAHM is a ton of work but the most rewarding job one could ever have!

P.S. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the quote on your header:

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love.
~Mildred B. Vermont

Roodlyne said...

21 momths! Niiice! I just got mine back after 26 month free yelck! I almost miss being prego **side eye** Good job on the breastfeeding big time hooray!

fabulous said...

wow congrats of 12mths bf! keep it up

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Hi Nikki!
Thanks for the congrats & birthday wish to Ben!

Hi Supermanslady!
Thanks for dropping by! Will check out your blog too! :)

Hey Polly!
Thanks and yes, I want to enjoy this moment as long as I can! :)

Hi Ms Bibi!
I think most important is you've given breastfeeding a shot, no matter how long or short it is, at least you did it! :D

Hi Freely Living Life,
Thanks for the congrats! And glad you like the quotes on my blog header. Inspired me to be a SAHM! :D

Hey Roodlyne!
Wow! 26 months! Does it hurt?

Hi fabulous!
Thanks for the support! :)

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

Being able to stay home with your children truly is a blessing.

elvira pajarola said...

Carissima.....ONE DAY later but with the same joy: I wish your little boy a wonderful happy FIRST birthday and all the very, very best!!!!!!
He is just GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy Mummy too!!!!!!!

...of course you may copy any pic you like for your bloggy-idea...Thanks sooooooo much; i am very happy about it!!

have a WONDERFUL TIME with your little baby son and hubby and take care!!!!
ciao ciao elvira

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday, and a Special Mom Day to you. It was a lot of work!

It is a wonderful time of your life for sure. Every moment is something wonderful. Sometimes when you are in the moment it may not seem like it, but you will come to appreciate all the moments.

Wei Yun said...

Do you miss work or working life or fellow colleagues? Or you don't at all?

I'm still navigating between the 2 roles.

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Hi Tania!
Yes! Agree!

Hey elvira!
Thanks for your wishes! I will let you know when I post up your beautiful pics in my blog! Thanks for the permission :)

Hey Kimberly,
Thank you for the greetings. I do appreciate all the moments! :)

Hey Wei Yun!
Working life ar? No lah... I do miss the high pay though heheheh...

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