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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?


areyoukiddingme said...

It does get harder once they're mobile, but then you enter the discovery stage, and it's so much fun!

Glad that things are looking so bright.

Dora said...

So glad to hear you're enjoying all this. She's delicious!

Quiet Dreams said...

I'm so glad that things are going so well for you. She has such a happy face.

Mrs. Gamgee said...

What a dolly!! So glad to hear that your days are brightening and that your Bean is doing so well!

Melis.sa said...

She's beautiful!

Jamie said...

I love the pic!! So much personality!!

Everyone told me to enjoy the 4 mo stage because they were all smiles and immobile but I am LOVING 7 mos. He gets so excited - I love seeing the world through his eyes.