“I remember getting diagnosed [with breast cancer] last September, and it’s fair to say that it was the worst day of my life. Yet, three weeks ago, I had the best day of my life, seeing my baby boy come into the world. That was truly the best day of my life.”
Not only has the baby provided her with the best day of her life, but it has also taught her a very important life lesson.
Here's what she said:
“It just really teaches you so much about how resilient we are, and how strong we are. If you just stay positive, if you can just believe that there is a reason bad things are happening, some good can come out of it and you try to do good with what’s happening to you. There will be a light at the end of the tunnel.”
Wow that sounds great!
So it's about as good as she probably expected, right?
“I knew it was going to be great, especially because we worked so hard at having a baby and we wanted a baby so bad. But it’s even better than I expected. He’s really opening his eyes now, and when he opens his eyes and stares at you for 10 minutes at a time while you’re feeding him, you just realize why there’s that mother-son bond. And I say to myself: ‘How am I ever going to say no to this kid!’ He’s got me. [Motherhood] is everything I had hoped for and more.”
Any gripes with the baby? Possibly the lack of sleep?
“I love my sleep. I wondered how people function when they have to get up at all hours of the night. But youjust do it. You function because you enjoy doing it. I think the biggest surprise is probably enjoying those overnight feedings. I love them and look forward to them because I get to spend time with the baby.”
Amazing. That story's amazing, and you, Giuliana, are amazing.
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