5.12.2008

My 1st Mother's Day

I made it to my first Mother's Day! Yes, there was doubt...mainly in the first four weeks after Preston's birth. But I'm here and I love being a mother. My little chunky is the apple of my eye. (Click the image to enlarge)

And NOTHING in the world is as heart-tugging as seeing Preston's smile in the morning. I know, I know...I'm about to vomit myself. But I'll challenge anyone to the task. Come on over, spend the night, wake up, and see the little dude in the morning smiling from ear to ear. I guarantee an "AWWWWWW" will come out of your mouth and you'll either want to hug him to death or steal him - or both! Any takers?

Moving on...in honor of Mother's Day I thought I'd share this poem a fellow BabyCenter.com friend sent me. It pretty much sums up the entire new-mother experience.

Before I was a Mom…
I made and ate hot meals.
I had unstained clothing.
I had quiet conversations on the phone.

Before I was a Mom…
I slept as late as I wanted.
I brushed my hair and my teeth every day.

Before I was a Mom…
I didn’t worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was Mom…
I had never been puked on, pooped on, spat on, chewed on, peed on,
or pinched by tiny fingers.

Before I was a Mom…
I had complete control of my mind, thoughts, my body,and my time.

Before I was a Mom…
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom…
I didn’t know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn’t know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn’t know that bond between a mother and her child.

Before I was a Mom…
I didn’t know that something so small could make me feel so important.

Before I was a Mom…
I had never risen in the middle of the night,
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.

Before I was a Mom…
I had never known the warmth,
the joy, the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment,
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

I didn’t know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom!

-Author Unknown-

2 comments:

Rebecka said...

Aw. He's so cute. How was your first mothers day?

excruciatingly said...

BUMBO CHAIRS! Did you know I got pregnant expressly to put him/her into one of those marvelous contraptions?