Saturday, September 25, 2010

Before I was a mom...

I am feeling a little sentimental today...I blame it on the hormones. I found this poem, and it made me cry (insert Michael saying "What's new?!"). I thought it was beautiful, and perfect, and everything I have felt over the past (almost) 2 years. This pretty much sums up mommyhood for me....

"Before I was a Mom, I never tripped over toys

or forgot words to a lullaby. I didn't worry whether or not

my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,

I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on. I had complete control of my mind

and my thoughts. I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom, I never held down a screaming child

so doctors could do tests. Or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night

watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom, I never held a sleeping baby just because

I didn't want to put her down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces

when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small

could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom, I didn't know the feeling of

having my heart outside my body. I didn't know how special it could feel

to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond

between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small

could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,

I had never gotten up in the middle of the night

every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known the warmth,

the joy,

the love,

the heartache, the wonderment

or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,

before I was a Mom."

Unknown Author

I love you, sweet Caleb!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Catching Up

So it has been a long time since I last posted. I could list a million excuses, but really it all boils down to school starting back and just being super busy with that.

Last weekend I went to Philadelphia for my cousin's wedding. It was great fun, but it was the longest I have ever been away from Caleb. I did not like that. Here are some pics from the weekend...

This is my cousin, Ryan (one of the groom's brother), and his daughter, Fiona. She is 2 and was the flower girl. She did a great job. He is trying to coax her down the aisle. :)

Haley and Chad saying their vows.

My family that made the trip...

The bride and groom

Other than the wedding and school, we do have some other news to share...

Yup, we are pregnant! Caleb is going to be a big brother around April 5, 2011. I am about 11 1/2 weeks along, and we couldn't be more thrilled about the newest addition to our family.