Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mother's Day

I became a Mommy 6 1/2 months ago.  Since then....

-I have been spit up on countless times.

-I have had throw up down my shirt more times than I like to remember.

-I have worn shoes that have been peed on.

-There are plenty of days I haven't showered, put make-up on, or done my hair. (Sorry, David....)

-I have cleaned poop off my own hands, off my daughter's hands, and out of so many outfits.

-I have examined poop way too closely multiple times.

-Some days I haven't eaten breakfast and don't eat dinner until 9pm.

-I've called the doctor so many times I know the number by heart.

-I haven't had a full night's sleep in a loooooong time.

-My house is never clean.

-I hardly get anywhere on time these days.

-I've wiped boogers away with just my fingers...onto my jeans.

-I've licked paci's that have fallen on public floors.

-I've learned to cook dinner with one hand.

-I have cried tears of stress, sadness, and anxiety about failing as a mother.

-I've also bathed my baby most nights of her entire 6 months of life.

-Watched her smile for the first time, grab a toy for the first time, laugh for the first time, sit for the first time, and crawl for the first time...amid many, many other firsts.

-I've cheered her on when she's concentrated hard on learning a new task.

-I've been the main source of nourishment for her so far.

-I've rocked her, held her, and comforted her in the dead of night when everyone else is asleep.

-I've kissed her multiple times a day, everyday.

-I've been the recipient of the sweetest, slobbery tongue kisses in the world.

-I've been the kisser of boo-boos.

-I've been the hugger of hurts.

-I've been the comforter when she's shy.

-I've been the source of her laughter; there isn't anything I wouldn't do to hear that baby scream with delight.

-My heart has soared with pride when she says, "mamama", "nanana", and "dadada".

-I have cried tears of joy, laughter, and love about becoming "Mommy" to the most wonderful gift I've been given.

Hadley Catherine, thank you for making me a Mommy.  Thank you for letting me share in your fears, your triumphs, and your budding personality.  I can't imagine being Mommy to anyone else.  I so enjoy watching you grow, learn, and develop.  You are the light in my life, and my goodness do you shine brightly!  Celebrating my first Mother's Day is so sweet because of you.   

*Happy Mother's Day, Mom!  I hope I can be half the mom to Hadley as you have been to me.  I know if I can do that, I'll be successful because everything I've learned about being a mommy is because of you.  I love you!


  1. P.R.E.C.I.O.U.S. What a sweet first Mother's Day I'm sure you had!!

  2. Aw, beautiful! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

  3. Happy belated Mother's Day! This is such a sweet post I just love it to death! I've been peed on so many times, and the spit up was insane for Aria's first few months. Not always glamorous being a mommy but it is always full of love.

  4. Erin, this is the most amazing post - seriously, so beautiful!! You are such a good mama!! Much love, girlfriend!