Wow, I’m really a mom… Not a pregnant and imagining what life will be like mom, but a diaper-changing, breastfeeding and my every other thought about my child kind of mom. Whew!
My son, Marley Elijah, made 1 week old yesterday and it’s still surreal that we have a little baby to take care of for the rest of our lives. On one hand it’s scary as scary can get and on the other, it’s magical. Before becoming a mother, I had ideas about how motherhood would actually feel but nothing could prepare me for the feeling itself. Even as I try to find the words, it’s difficult because so many come to mind.
I am TWO WEEKS away from my due date and I have ALL THE FEELS!
This is going to sound so cliche’ but up until this week I’ve felt like I’ve been pregnant forever. I just wanted my body back and to be able to wear my old clothes, my face back (I’m so over my pregnant nose) and I wanted to be able to roll over in bed without cramping or needing Tony’s help.
But now that my baby will be born in just two short weeks or less, I’m starting to feel all kinds of emotions.
Life comes at you fast. One day you could be on top of the world and the next day you’re fighting to smile. Sometimes it just goes like that – and we are all aware of the possibility.
The past few days have been long for me, mostly because I’ve been participating in Vlogmas and trying to actually make good on my commitment to be successful with it. Maybe it’s the gloomy, cold weather that is playing with my emotions. Maybe it’s watching people close to me go through hardships and trying to be there for them as and when I have hardships of my own. Maybe it’s just “one of them days” that Monica sang about.
Whatever it is, I decided to shake it off after being reminded that life could be a whole lot worse.
Every year around this time of the year most people celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday by reflecting on all the reasons they have to be thankful.
Since many of you may be having special time with your family, I’ll keep today’s post straight to the point. I just wanted to join in the celebration and share with you all just a few of the things I’m thankful for in my life.
Wow…today marks the first day of the last year of my twenties.
It really feels like just the other day I was celebrating my 20th birthday in my first apartment surrounded by 40+ people who I barely knew.