Thursday, September 14, 2006

Settling in to Motherhood

Yes we are adjusting to having a new little screaming, spitting, pooping angel in our formerly quite home. This morning I took the time to give some advice to a soon to be mother and former coworker. This is the best way I can describe my feelings right now... Here is my advice to her and all pregnant mothers to be...
Cherish this time right now because believe it or not, you will miss that belly, you will miss that movement deep inside your tummy, you will yearn for that time when your baby was all yours inside you and you didn't have to share him and you could quietly take him wherever you went without any fuss and you could sleep soundly...well as soundly as you can 8 months (or more) pregnant...but still more sound than with a fussy new born! It is so true, it all changes. Your world is upside down. Night is day and day is crazy! The time flys by and you wonder what the hell you did all day! You are tired, sore, tender and emotional but you don't mind so much. It is very real. A lot of new mothers will gush over how you have this instant love and bond with this new human being...bla, bla, bla...but the truth is that I didn't have an overwhelming love and bond with him. I mean I loved him from the beginning, but I felt more of a huge responsibility and need to nurture. I still sort of feel that way. It is kinda of weird and hard to explain. It's a bizarre feeling that nobody really told me about and it sort of surprised me. Ok, I'm done gushing!

So ya want more pictures? Well here is a link were you can see more of little Zane. Enjoy.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/76193129@N00/sets/72157594272310977

Well time for some mad scrapage...stay tuned for some new pages soon.

4 comments:

randommoments said...

Ahh yeah Michelle's back in the creative world! Did we really expect her not to bounceback so suddenly?

This is what happens with addictions...

I love this photo, its beautiful! *tear*

Kelli said...

oh he's so cute! It's good to hear from you and I agree 200%...love is work it's not instant :) although very hard not to love that lil' munchkin even at 4am :) LOL

Jody said...

So happy for all of you. What a lucky little guy, Zane is, to have gotten you! And how lucky were you guys to have gotten baby Zane! Love, all around will grow. It does take time between sleepless nights and major adjustments...but it's a melty-heart kind of thing that consumes you and you never look back. Savor every bitty minute with Zane being so tine. It will blow your mind how fast he grwos and changes in just one short year. Consider yourself warned. =) Congrats.

amber said...

Agreed. With what you said and what was said above. I missed being pregnant to. So very much. My pregnancies were both awesome. But really cherish this time now. Oh it goes so very fast! Congrats again! And yay for scrappy time:)