Dear Baby A
Isa kang bagyo sa buhay namin ni Daddy. Hindi dahil sa pinanganak ka nung Pedring, kung hindi dahil sa mga isasalaysay ko dito.
3 months ka palang sa tiyan ni Mommy, ang likot likot mo na. Ang sabi ni Dr. Lola, malamang boy ka daw… pero hindi, isa ka palang malikot na malikot na girl, na labis namang ikinatuwa ni Mommy.
2 months after, Mommy was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. Mommy had to inject herself with insulin twice a day para di ka tumaba. But you were a very good baby kasi hindi nahilo si Mommy sa ‘yo and Mommy didn’t have a hard time carrying you. Yun lang nga, super likot mo and Daddy witnessed your hands and feet pushing Mommy’s tummy. Sino ba kaaway mo sa tiyan ko, anak? Si Baby Bituka?
4 months after, ang bigat mo na. Daddy and Mommy walked around Megamall, Edsa Shang, MOA, etc. para lang lumabas ka. Pero ang tindi ng kapit mo anak! Shy ka?
Daddy and Mommy then decided to force you out whether you like it or not. Dr. Lola cut Mommy’s tummy the day after her birthday…. Ang tagal ng hilaan, ayaw mo daw talaga lumabas… until I heard you cry… ayun na ang bagyo!
Lahat ng tao sa operating room ang sabi… “Ang puti!” Buti nalang di ka nag-mana sa kulay ng Daddy mo.
Daddy and Mommy were so happy to see you and we kept on thanking God for giving us a healthy and cute baby.
Then the resident pedia said that you have tongue-tie. Puwede ka daw mabulol when you get older. And so, even if iyak ng iyak si Mommy, we had your tongue-tie removed. Sorry anak, it’s for your own good.
Mommy had serious edema (manas) after you were born and got worse, parang may elepantitis lang. And so, Mommy had to be confined for 5 days to rule out Thrombosis. Mommy was so depressed not to see you. The edema went on for a month and the doctors didn’t know what’s happening to Mommy. Kung ano-anong gamot pinainom kay Mommy until she saw a peripheral vascular surgeon. His advice is to exercise. Yun lang pala! At dahil ayaw ni Mommy pahawak ka pa kay yaya, nag-light aerobics si Mommy sa house habang buhat ka. Nawala ang manas ni Mommy after 3 days.
Di pa tapos ang bagyo anak. Mommy tried so hard to breastfeed you but her milking ability was stunted due to the medications for her edema. You had to drink formula to supplement Mommy’s milk. But after a month, nagpoop ka ng blood! Anak, grabe ang trauma namin ni Daddy!!! Yun pala you’re lactose intolerant, nagmana ka kay Daddy!
After that humupa na ang bagyo. We watched you grow over the months and alam na naming ang kasungitan at kakengkoyan mo.
We witnessed your first smile, first step, first tooth, first word…. and first LUPASAY. Ikaw na ang batang makikita namin sa SM na naglulupasay sa dulo ng escalator habang madaming tao sa likod.
first crush, first play, first bay, first toy, first kiss the bed
We love you so much, baby, and we look forward to more happiness with you.