Saturday, September 27, 2008

Being Mommy

Wow, it's already been 3 months? I can't believe how time flies. Taylor is getting bigger every day and it's been AMAZING watching her grow! I never thought that being a mom would be such a spritual, life changing event. I've seen co-workers and friends change after having their babies and I never understood when they told me that having their child was the best thing that ever happened to them. NOW I understand.

Everytime I look into Taylor's eyes, I am in utter amazement. I helped make this little tiny creature. Me! This is the most RIGHT thing I've ever done in my life. When I met my husband, I thought I finally knew what love meant and felt like. Taylor proved me wrong. Because of her, I NOW finally know what love feels like, what it smells like, and how all consuming it is. To all my friends and co-workers: Yes, she is the best thing that has ever happened to me!

One thing I have learned, being a mom is hard work! I give props to all the stay at home moms. Working is a lot easier then being home with a baby ALL DAY. To all the full time working moms, I give you props too. Balancing the pressure of a job, taking care of a baby, a husband, and a home is like having 4 jobs! No matter which one you are, it's hard to remember to find time for yourself. I get lost in the abyss of taking care of everyone else, I sometimes forget that I need to be taken care of too.

I think now has been the best times I've had with Taylor. She is cooing and babbling like crazy these days. Everytime I hear her giggle or see her smile, my heart quite literally melts. Those are my favorite moments spent with her. She is such a good baby. She only cries when she is tired or hungry. Taylor has also started sleeping thru the night, only waking up around 4-5 am to take a bottle. She is still a finicky eater, sometimes taking up to an hour to finish 4 ounces. But I don't mind because I love holding her and since I'm at work all day, these quiet moments with her are so precious and special for me. I know that time will go by so fast, soon I won't be able to hold her like this anymore.

I love watching my parents interact with Taylor. They were never affectionate parents when I was growing up, so I was worried that they would be the same way with Taylor. I couldn't be more wrong. I've never seen my parents gush over anything, so it's been so great seeing how crazy they are over this little girl.

I met this old man sitting in the hospital waiting room a week after having Taylor. She had such bad jaundice we were taking her there to get her levels checked every other day. He came and sat down next to us. It was so sweet to see how excited he was about meeting Taylor. He looked down at her and said, "How can you not believe there's a God out there after seeing her". I'll never forget that. He was right. There's got to be a God out there to allow me to create such a wonderful little being like this. Thank you God for the best gift you've ever given me.
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