So it is the eve of my first Mother's Day. I must say that this has been the happiest year of my life, next to the year before I was married. Being a mother completes me. It is challenging, yet rewarding, and enjoyable. Reflecting on the experience, however brings up some things that I have learned. These learning(s) call for a list:
1. Breastfeeding isn't easy, natural, and instantaneous. For my son and I it was alot of work, learning, tears (for both of us). In the end, I am so happy we made it though the journey, and over the next 3 or 4 months, we will enjoy the home stretch of the journey.
2. Tripping into motherhood is common. The baby blues are for real, and beyond the baby blues I can still say that I do not feel "normal" even 8 or 9 months postpartum. It took 9 months to build everything up and I believe it takes a while to come down from all of those changes
3. The worry list goes on and on, and will never end.
4. Our family is stronger and better bonded than ever before. We also laugh more.
5. Fatherhood is pretty darn hard too.
6. I love my little man more than all the love I have ever had for anything times 1000!
7. Everyday brings on new concepts, and changes
8. You can never really relax in the same way again
9. You can never ever turn your back in the same way either
10. You never want to go back to a time when you weren't a mother.
Happy Mother's Day - to All!