Sunday, May 25, 2008

look who's one month!

She's one month old today. Can you believe it?

Sunday, May 11, 2008

happy mother's day

Hello again! It's good to be back after the baby hiatus. I'm so proud of Daniel for keeping it updated. We're still adjusting to our new way of life. Right now I'm typing with one hand as I hold our newest family member in the other. It's an incredible feeling but it may present for an interesting entry. Thank goodness for spell check! (Stopping for a burping interlude...and we're back! I have so much to say but not enough hands at the moment to do so. So I'll just wish you a happy Mother's Day. Reese and I started celebrating late last night. It was a party for two that continued until 5:30 this morning. :) I got an email earlier this week that I just had to share. I know anyone who is a mom can relate because after two short weeks of being one, I already do. Enjoy!

Before I was a Mom

I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.

I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.

I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom -

I had never been puked on.

Pooped on.

Chewed on.

Peed on.

I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.

I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom

I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests.

Or give shots.

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 never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put him down.

I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.

I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.

I never knew that I could love someone so much.

I never knew I would love being a Mom .

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.

I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom -

I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.

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