Siripaka Vacharaphol had morning sickness non-stop for the first six months of her pregnancy, sometimes three or four times a day. After six months she was able to finally eat more regularly. Having just given birth one month ago to a beautiful baby boy, Noina has decided she won’t be returning to work anytime soon, as she would like to focus solely on the baby.
“It was very difficult for me to conceive,” she shares, “so I am really all about treasuring these moments right now and giving it my all as a mother”. For Noina, this was a truly special birth, and quite a gift and blessing after all she had been through.
“I had a miscarriage last year. It was very sad. The miscarriage was at six months as well. So this time round, having this child, was so meaningful, and has given us so much hope. The first day I held my child in my arms was so emotional and magical, I thought, ‘finally!’. Nothing can match that feeling.
“My boy is one month old already,” she goes on to say. “We decided to call him JZ, as my husband loves hip hop and the rapper JayZ. And also my husband’s nickname is “Jr”, and JZ and Jr go well together. Like his father, he is very big already. Even as a newborn he ate so well and drank a lot of milk. He’s growing so quickly and is so cute!”
Daddy helps out on weekends, and weekdays before and after work. “Nowadays he always wants to come home sooner so he can see JZ. He’s really very attached to his son.”
Asked what kind of parent she wishes to be, Noina definitely has her own ideas about it. “I want to be someone who doesn’t have a lot of rules, who isn’t strict, who doesn’t spend her life telling her child what he can or cannot do. I want my child to be able to think for himself. I want him to do what he likes, and discover for himself the difference between right and wrong. I want him to learn as much as he can on his own so he can think and stand on his own two feet.”
Right now, Noina humbly says she is very new to motherhood and cannot share too much advice. She does impart one pearl of wisdom though: “Find joy in every moment, no matter how small it is. Your child is growing up so quickly – every day – and you’ll never have these moments again.”