Created by a mom wishing to stop time and celebrate the magic of our Latino culture.
As I write this, Gael is only a few hours away from turning 7 months old. How and when did that happen?! I still remember being in the hospital waiting for him to be released from the NICU. He was born with Meconium Aspiration Syndrome or “MAS,” which is when meconium is aspirated into a baby’s lungs. So, he needed a little extra attention to get his lungs strong and healthy before heading home.
Those first few days after giving birth were terrifying. As a first-time mom, I read all the books and did all the research you think you’re supposed to do. But nothing can ever prepare you for having a delivery that’s anything but "perfect".
My first few months postpartum were also quite terrifying. In retrospect, I think that not having worked through my delivery trauma in combination with lack of sleep led to me falling into postpartum depression.
Both Gael and I have come a long way since then. His lungs are healthy and quite strong. Not only does his doctor agree on that, but we can also tell by how loudly he laughs and screams!
Right now, I find myself wanting to stop time. Yet, at the same time, I find myself excited as he reaches new milestones. (We’re moving on to solids and sippy cups!)
I know I could never stay in this moment forever… a moment that starts off in the mornings with Gael’s big morning stretch and ends with him staring up at me as I nurse and sing him to sleep.
I’m trying to cherish each moment with him (even the tough ones), because before I know it, this moment in time will be nothing more than a memory.
This is why I created My Tesorito, to help me remember this special time with Gael.
I wanted to create something tangible that would connect me to the now...something that would provide my family and I comfort, happiness, and security even in the years to come.