When It All Began

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Let me back track just a little and talk about the very first baby of my life. Let me share how it was when it was just beginning (not knowing it can turn crazy fun in the next years to come).

When I found out that I was going to have a baby, I was excited beyond anything else I have ever felt in my entire life. My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for years since our marriage and we have been consulting different doctors to help us make it a reality. Finally, after years of trying and waiting, we are blessed to have the angel we have all been waiting for.

I was so excited when I heard the news that every day since then, we have been buying baby stuffs and we have been planning on the look and feel of the nursery room for the baby. Our house had three rooms in it and we plan to convert one into the nursery room while the other one is our room and the third the guest room. We were having a baby girl and so I was even happier to design the room for her.

Excitement was the only thing painted across my face. We have waited long enough and now that it was coming, I was the happiest woman alive.

Having a baby is the greatest gift that a woman could ever have, and I am thankful that after years of attempts to have this blessing, it finally came through. My baby can be sure that she will have the best, as long as I live to love and nurture her.

Well, that was back when I thought I was only having 1 angel. I never really thought we would reach 9! How crazy time flew!

The second baby was still a dear, the third, a little surprise, the fourth, adorable, the fifth, was scary because I am a bit old already to be bearing a child. But then, the sixth, seventh, eight and ninth all managed to pull through and now our house might just be the noisiest house in the subdivision.

I know not a lot of people envy me, thinking that 9 children are just too much. But hey, all I think of now is to get them through life and let them learn how to grow in age and in wisdom, so that one day, when I am definitely old, I can be sure that there will be my children to take care of me. There are so many of them, I know I won’t worry when I need them to take care of me.

Having Babies And Toddlers

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It is not new knowledge that babies are still incapable of doing things on their own. They do not even have the capacity to speak just yet. Their bodies are very much reliable on their instincts and these are not even that honed yet. It is for this reason that parents should take extra efforts to guide their babies throughout this entire stage. They are highly dependent on adults and as parents; it is our responsibility to make sure that no harm comes to our babies. Eyes and ears should be set for our babies all the time, even as they sleep.

This innocence in their actions and cries and tears is what makes our babies very charming and adorable, however, it is also what makes them very fragile and susceptible to harm and health hazards.

As parents, it is our responsibility to keep them from getting into danger. There are several ways where we can ensure that nothing very damaging ever happens to our little angels.

For one, we could keep the house in best condition. The home is the best and safest place that your child will ever be. It is the place where they should be most safe. For this reason, you should make sure that the house is in good condition. When you have other children in the house and a baby, you have to make sure that they too, understand how fragile their baby brother or sister is, so that they can also be taught to be responsible in their actions towards the baby. You can ask them to keep their toys away from the baby, and to make sure that when they cuddle the baby, they have washed their hands and are clean.

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This is a very difficult stage because you have other toddlers to take care of while making sure you do not lose sight of your baby and what it needs. Technique? Just be genuinely concerned about all their well-beings so that all the tasks at home are easier to take.

Another way to keep your baby in a safer condition is to make sure that she gets constant check-ups from his or her pediatrician. This means you have to go to the clinic, even when your baby seems fine. Again, babies cannot speak for themselves just yet and at times they are experiencing things that even they could not communicate properly even through their cries. Visiting the pediatrician on a regular basis is also a great way to keep track of the progress of your baby, adjusting vitamins and other supplements, whenever necessary. Also, vaccinations should be done in a timeframe and pediatricians will help you through it all.

There are a lot of ways to keep your baby safe. The most important thing is to always show them love and make them feel that their existence is a gift that you treasure dearly. This way, the baby will grow to be healthy and full of positive energy, something that no parent should ever neglect, ever.