I am a Filipina who lost her head and followed her heart in the land of tapas and toros. While it's the craziest decision I've made in my life, it is one of the best and I'm more than glad I did. Although I am living a Spanish life, my heart, mind and soul remains faithful to my native land, The Philippines - hence the pen name Spanish Pinay. I am now a mother of Little Spanish Pinay who just turned one and this blog aims to chronicle my thoughts and experiences about motherhood, being a wife to a loving husband, attachment parenting, breastfeeding and life in general.
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Sunday, September 12, 2010
Thirty First and Some Other Firsts
I'm celebrating my 31st birthday today and It's my first birthday to celebrate as a full-fledged mom! It's been both tough and phenomenal. Mostly phenomenal. It hasn't been very easy for me but every tear I shed is being compensated by a thousand joy brought by this so called bundle of joy. Two days ago, Little Spanish Pinay said mama for the first time. I was sooo elated. I was trying to put her to sleep and was feeding her. But after feeding from one breast, she dislatched and wanted to play. I pretended I wasn't interested and didn't pay attention to her. She started blabbering, almost like singing. Then suddenly she said it. Mam-a. I looked at her and she continued blabbering. Then again... Mam-a. She smiled seemingly pleased with the new sound she just learned. I immediately grabbed my phome and started a voice recording. She repeated the word mama for like three times in between ahhha-aahs and mmmbbbffs. I rushed to call my husband who was downstairs watching US Open match. I told him Tala said mama. He couldn't believe it. So I played my proof. He was all so proud with her little one. But felt defeated at the same time. We were kind of having a bet for Tala's first word and obviously, I won! Har. Har. Happy birthday to me :-D