A very nice
colleague friend came by my desk after lunch on Friday and handed me items (a too cute bib & mittens/booties set) for the very lucky little chungkin. In fact, it was baby’s first items; and I wasn’t intending to do any shopping (yet) till Taka’s baby fair in Dec (can I actually resist till then?!) considering there’s still slightly less than half a year to go.
I was so touched by her gesture of excitement & enthusiasm, doing some ‘neutral gender’ shopping for the little one despite sharing with her how first peeks of gender reveal didn’t happen as anticipated earlier during the week (turns out baby decided to bend both knees throughout the scan and keep us in suspense…nice one cheeky chungkin). And because the teeny weeny items were just too cute not to share, I uploaded a mobile photo of it onto Facebook. Initially I didn’t know if putting this news out there available to all of my ‘friends’ – including those who might be trying would be a slap in the face. Then again if they knew me well & enough, they would have known that my intentions were otherwise.
What did come flowing through after that mobile uploaded pix amazed me though.
Congratulatory messages in all forms of comments/messages/emails/SMSes/MSNes/WhatsApps/physical hugs/calls came flooding in. Luke had his share of calls too, and it really warmed my heart to know how much we were actually in these lovely people’s thoughts, prayers and how much they’ve been rooting for us since sharing our horrible luck with fertility or lack thereof in the past year and half.
It has also been heartening seeing how much friends have been fussing over me lately, mommy-friends sharing with me their experiences (my cousin especially – reserving & shopping a whole lot of goodies), my mom buying little chungkin’s first gift over the weekend and of course, the husband – going out of his way to make sure his wife & kid are well taken care of.
It’s been overwhelming, in a happy sort of way.