Her 17th Birthday


Aya when she was barely a month old
Aya when she was barely a month old
Back in February 5, 1995, I was rushed to Garcia General Hospital because of abdominal cramps and continuous bleeding. "Oh my God!" I uttered in silence. I couldn't believe that I was in ER and a male doctor immediately provided initial examinations on me. The attending physician told my husband that I had to undergo a surgical procedure called D & C or Dilation and Curettage because of the abnormal uterine bleeding that I was experiencing. So the operation was carried out as recommended but with my husband's doleful consent.

I was put in general anesthesia and after few hours I woke up lying on that hospital bed with my husband at my side. We lost our first "gem" and it was such a heartbreaking event in our marriage. But I know that everything happens for a reason. Our desire to have another child would come in due time.

The doctor advised me to take full rest after that medical procedure to avoid possible complications. But after a month of recuperation, I had that same pain again. I went to see my OB-GYNE and surprisingly, the result of my laboratory test showed a "positive" result. "Oh my God!" I broke down with tears in my eyes.

Self-test indicating 2 lines-positive
Self-test indicating 2 lines-positive
Although the vertical line was not that clear yet, I was happy to see that there were two lines proving that I was really pregnant. But due to my medical history of having been suffered a miscarriage, I was instructed by the doctor to have trans vaginal ultrasound to confirm the viability of gestational sac. According to my OB-Gyne, my first pregnancy might have been an "anembryonic" one or "blighted ovum" meaning, a visible embryo never developed even I had a positive pregnancy test. When I had the D and C done, a pathological biopsy should have been done as well but the tissue that had been scraped out was already ruptured and such examination was inappropriate. And so I had it done on that same day. The impression brought us joy beyond compare.

At 1.14 in the afternoon of November 12, 1995 at Cardinal Santos Medical Center, our first child was brought to life through cesarean section. Our first priceless jewel... our little princess... LIZETTE AIRA.

her cute chinita eyes
her cute chinita eyes 

I remember the day before she was born, I dreamed of her. I saw her face and it was so clear in my mind how she looked like and when I first gazed upon her face, it was the same smile I saw. We had that unique bond that made the connection even if she's still inside me
As I took her in my arms and hugged her, I felt her warmth. It was amazing. A child of my own. I loved her tiny fingers... her cheeky face... her flashing little eyes and her soft cuddly body. She's an angel from heaven who filled our hearts with so much pleasure and bliss.

with her natural curly hair
with her natural curly hair

Words could not express my deepest feelings but maybe this poem will somehow illuminate the true happiness she had brought.

MY AYA
My long waiting has ended
When I brought her to the world.
Welcoming me with a smile,
Touching my deepest chord.


My heart beats with hers
We're one in warm embrace.
My eyes just want to stare
At her face lovely and bare.


Every little move she makes
I want to take so much care.
Whatever she now feels,
I should know how to deal.


She brings joy to my life.
Gives hope for my future.
The best gift from the Lord God
That I will forever treasure.



Watch this PPT I made five years back.

Two days from now and she'll be turning seventeen. Almost two decades had past and I still feel her warm body in my arms... cuddling her. It's seems like yesterday only.

Funny yet Pretty!
Funny yet Pretty!

Happy Birthday to my One and Only Princess... Aya !!!
Seventeen years are now behind you.
One more year
you'll be celebrating your debut...
three more years
you'll say goodbye to teenage life...
Papa and I wish you'll get your diploma by that time.

We love you young lady.
Just pursue your dreams
and be the best person you can be.



HAPPY 17th BIRTHDAY LIZETTE !!!

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    1. In behalf of my daughter, Lizette, thanks for your warm greetings :)

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  2. Happy Birthday to your 17 year old angel! It does seem nice to look back on how far they've come and grown since they were born.

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    1. Salamat po!!
      I'm sure your mother feels the same way every time she remembers the first time she saw your baby face. :)

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    2. I'm sure she does as she's still equipped with all the stories since I was a kid.

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    3. Not to add parental anxiety. Next year, she's gonna be 18 and should be ready with her debut.

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  3. awww! Happy 17th birthday to your beautiful baby girl Sis :-) Time goes so fast :-) She is one adorable and pretty baby. She grows up to be more beautiful :-) I wish Lizette a wonderful birthday and hope she has a wonderful and special day :-)

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  4. Happy 17th Birthday Aya! Time flies fast! Oh my, my daughter's 10 now and almost as tall as me!!! Time flies!!!

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  5. we will always treasure our experiences with our children... belated hapi bday to her. with your guidance, i know she'll grow up to be a fine women. Yahweh bless.

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  6. May your daughter have the best years of her life ahead.

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  7. Children are some of the greatest gifts of this life. Thank you for sharing this post.

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  8. Happy Birthday to your daughter! May dalaga ka na :)

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  9. Happy birthday!! One more year and you'll be in an exciting bday celebration of 18th birthday!

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  10. Awww, i wish my Mom could do something like this for me too, but I guess her speech during my debut would suffice. :) Happy Birthday to your daughter!

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  11. Dreaming of her before she was born must be an awesome experience.

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  12. Happy birthday to your gem. How time flies! Once she was but a small bundle of joy now she has blossomed to a fine lady. Soon she will be a full-grown woman. I wonder how I would feel once my little one leaves our humble nook one of these days. I actually do not want to think about it. Right now, I am happy with my family and there are days I wish I can freeze time with them. :)

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  13. Happy happy birthday to your baby girl Sis :)

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  14. Happy birthday to your pretty lady. I love the crossed eyes!

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