Mother's Day Special: Tribute to mothers #2 - for those first few weeks of motherhood when your emotion was a roller coaster ride of its own. Thank you for persevering then, and even now as we grow older.
My first two weeks of the motherhood was really challenging. My son, Hamza had a serious case of jaundice. It scares me like crazy when I saw him really pale and yellow. He slept day in and day out and he refused to drink milk – direct or bottle. I was engorged like nobody’s business and the pump expression didn’t make it any better. Constipation made it worse. I wasn’t able to walk and sit properly.
I cried almost everyday especially at dusk. Everybody got so worried especially my husband and my parents. My husband was trying his best to make me feel better, worried that I have succumbed to post-partum depression. My parents tried to console and help me too, but to no avail. One day my mom looked me in the eyes and said, “You cannot be like this. Think about Hamza. Pity him if you continue behaving like this”. It went straight to my brain that I'm a mother, responsible to raise this little creature through thick and thin and I will remember that forever.
Alhamdulillah, the miserable 2 weeks passed on eventually and 7 months later, we are doing great and better each day. I am grateful to have an amazing support system. I don’t think I can stress enough how important a sound support system is to us mothers. They are my pillars of strength. And then of course there's that little bundle of joy whose mere existence makes you want to be a better person each day. Thank you Hamza for bringing so much happiness into our lives!