Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Before I was a Mom -
I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got into bed. I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.
Before I was a Mom -
I cleaned my house each day. 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 -
had never been puked on - Pooped on - Spit on - Chewed on, or 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 that 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 it 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.

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.
I had a great Mother's Day.  Jesse had to work so Livie and I had a Mother/Daughter day.  We spent the day baking bread, granola bars, cake and chex mix.  Hopefully we're set with snacks for a while.  Olivia was mommy's assistant today.  She even wore an apron.  Actually the only assisting she did was moving the stool around the kitchen so she could get stuff of the counter.  But we still had a lot of fun.
Jesse came home early from work and let me take a Mother's Day nap.  When I got up I was surprised to find that he put away the laundry.  He's never done it before.  It was very sweet...he hung up my pjs.  
Then we went out to dinner.  I had a cute dress picked out for Livie to wear but it's very cold outside so she wore jeans and black shirt and of course our waiter called her a boy.  I told Jesse from now on if she not in pink she's wearing a bow. Tonight was the first time we've order off the menu for Livie.  She had chicken fingers and the salad bar.  Jesse also gave her ketchup for the first time.  She made a face every time she ate it but didn't stop eating it.  Also note the insane smile she gives when she sees the camera.  It's hilarious.  
I had a great day with my two loves.  I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.  

1 comment:

toad said...

sitting here blubbering over this! wouldn't have done that before i was a mom!