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Friday, May 07, 2010

Musings on Motherhood, Part One

It's been almost 7 months since a tiny creature came into our lives. Having a little perspective and some wonderful medication, I believe I can reflect properly on the events since Bean's arrival. Here are a few thoughts:

  • First of all, life is busy. That goes without saying with a baby, but it seems that once they hit that rolling/ crawling stage, life is in constant motion. What as surprised me the most is just how much I am enjoying it. Life feels full and vibrant and exciting once again. The last few months had been so difficult to find a balance in. I knew I'd have to give it time and it seems to have worked. Bean and I have so much fun together, more than I knew possible.
  • There is nothing that tugs on a mother's heartstrings more than watching the father of her child play and cuddle and laugh with said child. R is a wonderful father and Bean is most definitely a "Daddy's girl"
  • Bean is lightning quick. Turn for two seconds to grab a bib and the next thing you know the darn child has rolled off the couch and onto the floor. A baby crying in pain with tears breaks your heart. But those cries are easily soothed in mama's arms and tears easily swept away.
  • Bean is growing like a weed. She is super long and 18 pounds, 1 ounce as of this past Wednesday. She wears baby size 3 shoes! She is going to be tall like her grandpa and uncle.
Well, that's a few thoughts. Mre later when I have a moment. For now I'll leave you with another photo. :)
Caption: Mama? Can I play with that please? Pretty please?