Last Mother’s Day:
(The fat face kills me to look at now)
This Mother’s Day:
20+ pounds lighter and a baby in hand. Major improvement, right?
We had lunch with my parents and brothers and Mike’s parents at a fun little place on the water in The Villages. It was a gorgeous day, and we ate out on the patio by the lake. Gotta love spring.
I have to say that as this first year has gone by, I’ve found myself loving motherhood more and more. There was a time when he was younger that the whole thing felt so overwhelming. I can remember thinking that even though I loved this little boy so much, maybe I wasn’t cut out for this job. I remember hearing other women say that they felt they were born to be mothers, and I just didn’t feel that way. I found myself questioning whether or not I wanted to go back to work full time rather than keeping my part time schedule. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve loved this child from the moment I knew he existed, but it took me a while to settle into my new life. While I’m still not sure that I was “born to be a mother”, I’d say that I’m loving this stage of my life. My old temptation to define myself by my career and to try to become some famous photographer has faded. I still love my job and I enjoy the time I do have to devote to it, but having Lincoln has helped me put things into focus and prioritize my life.
While I still have difficult days (as any mother does), I truly enjoy my new life. I love my days spent with Lincoln. I love reading to him, watching him play, taking him to the park, and even attending play groups once in a while. (Something I never thought I’d say) I took some time this Mother’s Day to just look at that baby boy and be thankful that he’s in my life, and that I’m a mom to such a fun, silly & cute little guy.
I promise his jeans are long enough. They just get scrunched up when we hold him and make it look like I dress my kid in high waters.
I had a hard time getting him to stop hugging daddy so we could get a picture together.
Hiding the binky behind my back so maybe we can get one photo without that thing.