As I had mentioned in a previous post, I am new to being a stay-at-home mom. My boyfriend has two children from a prior marriage, so I do have some experience being a parental figure. I love my boyfriend’s boys more than words can describe, but nothing prepares you for the experience of becoming a mom. I know that if/when we get married (more thoughts of marriage to come in a seperate post) I will be their step mother, but they already have a mom. I am happy the boys have a mother, so I mean no disrespect, but it is nice that I have my own little human to share such a strong bond with.
Becoming a mom has been the single most life changing experience of my life. Of course having a baby is going to change your life, I am mostly referring to the overwhelming rollercoaster ride of emotions that come with having a baby. From the moment I first heard my 8 pound 6 ounce baby girl cry, every fiber of my being changed. My baby girl is literally my entire world. My day begins and ends with my daughter. It does get hard sometimes for example, when your child is crying for no reason or when she refuses to nap for more than ten minutes at a time ALL day, but it has to be the most rewarding job in the world. She is currently almost two months old and my goodness how time has flown by.
In conclusion, since I mostly feel like I have been mildly rambling, I will wrap it up. My little bundle of joy has started smiling, which of course makes me cry every time she smiles at me. Even on the worst of days when she’s been crying for hours, she still manages to squeeze in a smile to reassure me that everything is ok. Being a mom is extremely hard 98% of the time, but I certainly wouldn’t have it any other way.