Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Yeah, I know, this is a day late.  But I was unable to get Andrew off of my boob long enough yesterday to post anything!

Andrew's present to me was that he slept for 5 hours straight Saturday night, which was excellent.  Of course he was up 2 1/2 hours later, and then 1 1/2 hours after that, but I'll take the 5 hours.

We had a nice relaxing day and J and I took him for a 5 mile walk on the bridge.  The fresh air was fantastic and the exercise felt great.  After the walk he was so hungry that he was eating what seemed like every 45 minutes.  It was a long night from 6:00 to 10:00.  Luckily I got him down at 11:00 and he slept until 3:30.  Thanks buddy - mommy needed that!

Here was his Mother's Day outfit  :)

And here is something that my mom forwarded to me last week. I thought it was sweet so I figured I'd share.

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 her 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.

1 comment:

  1. He's so precious and getting so big!! I can't believe how fast they grow