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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Just A Mom

It was one year ago today that we were discharged from the hospital with our new little bundle of joy. We were so excited to bring you home, but also couldn't help but wonder, what are these nurses thinking, are they really going to let us take you with us?

This photo was taken moments after we arrived home.
Somehow we survived that first day and night and every day and night since then. A whole year of parenthood!

A whole year of...

onesies, burp cloths, blankets and bibs
nightly feedings [sleep deprivation]
(mis)identifying cries
buying more diapers (or batteries) than we ever thought we'd need
discussing poop
checking in on you as you sleep
hugs and kisses
trying to make you giggle
proudly introducing you [showing you off] to our family and friends
taking more pictures than ever before
figuring out how to operate all the different contraptions and how they work to carry and keep you safe
laundry
calling you everything but your name
making ridiculous sounds, noises and faces
lullabies
hanging out on the floor playing with you and your million toys
finding creative ways to keep you engaged, happy and above all quiet
love
confusion
worry
guilt
relief
surprise
bewilderment
beginning to trust our instincts

What a monumental year! Yay for us!!

Thank God the first year only lasts the first year.

Now that you are a year old, I suppose I can't be considered a "new" mom anymore, can I?

Now, I'm just a mom. :)

The best is yet to be.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Gina said...

What a sweet milestone!

June 8, 2010 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger Ms. Understood said...

Wonderful post. Did you keep track of the developmental milestones? (first laugh, word, sit up alone, etc). I'm sure you did. I would love to hear about those. Everything about child development is so beautiful to hear about.

June 8, 2010 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger KLZ said...

Oh, leaving the hospital is just the most terrifying thing. What are you supposed to DO with them?

Congrats on one year.

June 8, 2010 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger Tonya said...

Ms. Understood, I did keep track of each month's milestones. If you search under my 'Milestones' label or the 6th of each month (LMW's birthday), you'll find them there. :)

June 8, 2010 at 10:49 AM  

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