The one thing I've wanted to be since I was a little girl is a MOMMY. I remember playing with my friend's baby siblings and my parents always saying I needed to play with my friends. I remember babysitting and never wanting to put the baby down and the mom's saying "he/she can walk". Yeh. Whatever.
Now that I am a mom, I know why I always wanted to be one. It is absolutely. Positively. THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD.
Some of the highlights I have had in the last two and a half years:
Sneaking into my little one's rooms to pick them up and rock them while they sleep.
Having the overwhelming feeling that your heart is beating outside of your body the moment Blake and Makenna were born.
Having the feeling that your heart is going to jump out of your chest the moment my kids took their first breath because you love them SO. MUCH.
Having my kids say mama for the first time. Blake was 18 months and Makenna was 8 months!
When you Blakey gets hurt and nobody can console him except-me!
Having Kenna say MamaMamaMamaMama when she just wants to be held.
Holding my kids and having them put their heads on my shoulder to snuggle.
Having Blake say "I wuv you mama!" Oh. It'll melt your heart everytime!
That natural instinct to run into their rooms when they start sleeping through the night to make sure they are still breathing. I remember being in their rooms and thinking "how did I get in here!?" Blake started sleeping 7-7 at 4 months, and Makenna was 3 months. Best book to help? 12 hours by 12 weeks. Our wonderfully pediatrician recommended it.
Hearing Blake use his manners and say "hankyou Mommy fo heping me!" or "hankyou Mommy fo getting me my food!" He's a charmer, I tell ya!
These two little ones have made my world so much better! I have learned a great deal about myself by being their mommy and working with Mikey to raise them to be polite, caring and happy children!
Blake @ 3 days old.
Makenna @ 2 weeks.
The two of them 3 days after Kenna was born:
Oh! How I love these two to bits and pieces and want to just nibble on them all day long!