A Mother's Love

My husband and I met when we were in our freshman year in college. We were together since our sophomore year back in 2004. We managed to finish our own degrees and went on to pursue our own careers. Talks of getting married came up every now and then, but we were planning to save up first. Come January 2009, we found out I was pregnant with our firstborn.

Our respective families were a little disappointed at first that things unraveled too fast. Eventually, the disappointment turned to excitement, as our baby is the first grandchild to both of our parents. To say that she's wanted and loved by everyone is an understatement. I had a relatively smooth pregnancy, though nearing my 37th week, my blood pressure remained high and so for fear of preeclampsia, my ob-gyne decided that I give birth the soonest possible time.

Sophia Adele was born 12th of September 2009. She was relatively small, but her APGAR scores were perfect. She gave me a scare though, when during her first night of being roomed-in with me, she turned blue. I screamed for my mother to wake up and call for help. The nurse on duty then assured me that Sophie's small body just can't handle the cold air-conditioning. A warming lamp was placed over her, shining her with warmth that soon brought color to her cheeks. Needless to say, I did not sleep well that night, or the nights following that incident. I am so afraid to lose Sophie when it was only just days before that I have come to hold her in my arms.