My life changed when I became a mom. I never knew how much I would love being a mom until I became one.
I met Jeremy when he was a single dad to an adorable chubby little 1-year-old boy named Hayden. I felt incredibly lucky to fall in love with someone who I could already see was an awesome dad. And Hayden and I started a special bond that I have never shared with anyone else. He truly taught me how to be a mom – his were the first diapers I ever changed, I cried when he had to get stitches, and when I married his dad, I said a special vow to Hayden about becoming his stepmom. He already has a wonderful mom, and I am honored to have the special role I have in his life.
I am one of “those women” who love being pregnant. I have been blessed with super easy pregnancies and I love experiencing the natural changes my body goes through during pregnancy – and childbirth. Yep, I loved the experience of being in labor and giving birth to my daughter – all 42 hours of unmedicated active labor and delivery. And I look forward to doing it again this summer. I’m also one of those “run for fun” people – unless you’re one of us, you don’t really understand it. 🙂
Before becoming a mom, I didn’t know how to swaddle. I didn’t know how to breastfeed. I didn’t know how or when to start feeding solid foods. I didn’t know what I was doing with anything! But I just learned as I went and I’m still learning every day. And every day is a fun adventure.
People say motherhood is the hardest and most rewarding job you’ll ever have. I definitely agree with the most rewarding part. I don’t know how I feel about it being the hardest thing I’ve done though, because I’m having so much fun! It’s definitely the most important job I’ve ever had and the one I care about the most. And for those reasons, I put my all into it. I believe it was Confucius who said, “Find a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Now THAT one I can get on board with. 🙂