Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Slooooow down

My husband keeps telling me now, "Say no to all meetings and events. Donya mode ka na from now on. You have to take care of yourself and the baby."

Yes, I'm about to give birth, and I dunno, maybe because I know my life will stand still na naman for at least 3 months so I'm trying to make siksik everything before my due date. It's around mid-July but I think Baby Chicken might come out sooner because my last ultrasound showed his head's at the ready position, and my tummy is hanging low now, at 34 weeks. Oh my!

So I'm distracted. Finalizing blog partner contracts, scheduling meetings with people like my new accountant, listing down stuff we still need to buy, to do, to clean. Argh! My two little boys are "not helping." Ohhh, I know that sounds horrible, and I do feel horrible, but there I am in the middle of sending emails and making calls and telling the maid to wash the baby clothes and sorting out stuff for the new baby, and there's Vito and Iñigo, saying, "Mama! Mama! Let's play! Come here! Read this! I want cookies! I want my bread hot!" and then I get nothing done and then I get really annoyed and then I just get frustrated and sad and I feel awful because my kids need me but I need to do other things as well. There's too many things that need my attention and there's only one of me and only 24 hours in a day.
They were supposed to be in bed but one complained he was hungry and then the other wanted to play. So cute!

Then I read this today:

Slow down, mummy, there is no need to rush,
Slow down, mummy, what is all the fuss?
Slow down, mummy, make yourself a cup of tea.
Slow down, mummy, come and spend some time with me.

Slow down, mummy, let's put our boots on and go out for a walk,
Let's kick at piles of leaves, and smile and laugh and talk.
Slow down, mummy, you look ever so tired,
Come sit and snuggle under the duvet and rest with me a while.

Slow down, mummy, those dirty dishes can wait,
Slow down, mummy, let's have some fun, let's bake a cake!
Slow down, mummy I know you work a lot,
But sometimes, mummy, it's nice when you just stop.

Sit with us a minute,
And listen to our day,
Spend a cherished moment,
Because our childhood is not here to stay.

Okay. Okay. Mama's slowing down. Mama's slowing down and focusing on you, Vito and Iñigo and sweet new baby boy we're so excited to meet!

*Poem by Rebekah Knight at

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  1. hi ms frances! goodluck and God bless you on your delivery. may i ask permission to share the poem? it's a sweet and gentle reminder to all moms to slow down. it is so touching.

    1. It's not my poem =) Just make sure to include the credit at the bottom of my post (*Poem by Rebekah Knight at so that the author is properly acknowledged. Happy it moved you the way it moved me!

  2. Very calming words that we mothers should bare in mind in times of getting our hands full and pressured. Very insightful too

  3. Thank you for sharing, Ms.Frances. I, too, am pregnant at 18 weeks with my second child. My firstborn is a three-year-old boy who is very demanding of my time and I also have a full-time day job that is as demanding. I am currently on bedrest due to premature contractions, this second pregnancy has been like this since my first trimester. It's been really stressful but your blog and your uber cute boys keep me sane. Thank you for continuously blogging about your life as a mom. It's a constant source of inspiration for other moms like me. God bless you and your family and may you have a safe delivery!

    1. Rest ka lang, Mae! I know how you feel about getting frazzled. I think all moms naman, and it's so easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of motherhood and not its joys. It makes me feel so guilty!!! So hugs hugs hugs and stay in bed!!!

  4. If only our kids could say "hush mummy hush". Thank you for sharing this Ms.Frances, God bless you on your delivery.


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