I was browsing through our old photos, when I chanced upon a couple of photos taken almost exactly around this time, five years ago: August 16, 2002. I couldn’t help but feel so nostalgic.
What were the circumstances then?
Me and Aya, when we were both five years younger.
When the photo above was taken, Aya was about 8 weeks old. I was enjoying my last week of my maternity leave (I took 8 weeks of maternity leave after Aya was born).
The room where that photo was taken was one of the rooms where Aya and I spent a lot of time together: with her asleep in my left arm, my right arm busy maneuvering the mouse and typing on the keyboard. Moms are made for multitasking, what can I say?
As you know, although infants can be pretty demanding when they’re awake, they do spend a lot of time sleeping. A fact which I found to be rather advantageous, considering that Baggy and I were exerting a lot of our creative energies into the websites we were developing then. For that we need to spend a lot of time on the computer.
The monitor shows a “snapshot” of the early Bahay Kubo Research website. Ah, our first labor of love. The site was first hosted at Geocities.com, but before long we later decided that it deserved a domain of its own. Seven years after its creation, it is still alive and well. Like our daughter, it is continuing its growth process, inspite of some inevitable lulls.
Of course, it’s an entirely different story when Aya was awake; there was nothing else to do but turn our attention to our demanding, sometimes bawling, but truly adorable munchkin.
If only babies could speak…
Nowadays, she’s competing with us for PC time. Haha. Kids do grow up so fast…before you know it, they’ll be evicting you from your seat!