I grew up the middle child, when my Mom was pregnant with my youngest brother, I never actually knew about it until he was saw him for the first time. It was the 70s so Pinoy parents kept their kids in the dark about reproduction. We were never asked if we wanted another addition to the family.
So there I was the baby, the bunso, the bam everything changed. I became a middle child.
I really felt insecure during that time because my Mom was always so tired and never had any time for me. Fast forward to the present, I have a baby girl of my own and expecting another child. I decided that I would have my daughter Raffy know right off that she was going to be a big sister, I dunno if understood it at the time since she was barely 3 years old at the time.
This is one reason why I am so happy that bestselling Author and Inspirational Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag will launch her first children’s book Mommy Loves You Just the Same on May 19, 2016.