We got an amazing gift on Mother’s Day.
After two days of unsuccessful natural delivery approach we welcomed our new son by emergency c section just before midnight on Mother’s Day.
Our family and friends all jokingly said couldn’t he hold out a few more minutes to share birthdays with his Mom.
Honesty, I was just happy he was here and healthy. Plus he was a great Mother’s Day gift.
Our new son is in fact a miracle one I never thought would bless our lives. You see our children are ten years apart. Not by choice, or second marriage.
You see I was told I may not be able to conceive a second time. Add in my age of over forty and the cards were not in my favor.
But as you can read miracles were in our favor and we welcomed a second boy into our family. Mom is officially out numbered by boys. Even the dog is a boy.
In awe and amazement.
I am in awe of my oldest sons bond with his little brother. He is so excited to see him everyday. I remember our oldest first visit to see his new brother in the hospital.
He commented, “Mom you have held the baby long enough now it is my turn.” During my pregnancy our oldest would question how long till his new brother would be here.
“When can you go to the hospital and have him,” he would ask. They willingly cuddle and pass the time together.
I know there will come a time when they will both go their separate ways and want their space. But I am in amazement of their current bond and love for each other.
Ten fingers and ten toes.
Brand new motherhood can be exhausting, emotional and fulfilling all at the same time. Sleepless nights filled with feedings and diaper changes. Blessings in the miracles that have occurred.
Ten fingers and ten toes, two eyes and one nose I think this is one of those things you check when a baby is brought into this world. Not that you will love them any less if they were minus one or the other.
I think it is interesting when people start to compare and comment on a new baby. Oh, he has your nose or your husbands eyes. Honestly, I think both our children are a loving combination of our features as well as their own.
Taking time to bond.
Each pregnancy is different and every Mom chooses her maternity leave differently. I just want to say. Take the time to bond. I know the laundry piles up and sleep seems a distant memory.
Take the time to take care of your self and bond with your child. The laundry can wait 20 minutes. Ask for help if you need it. It takes a village to raise a child and there is no downfall in asking for help.
Life is short cherish all the moments and the blessings.