Happy Mother’s Day to all of you mothers or soon to be mothers. Today is a very special day for me. I am so excited about my first Mother’s Day! In my last post I talked a little about why I love being a mom. But, I read a friend’s blog, and I was inspired to write more. On September 7, 2009, I became a mom. My beautiful baby girl, was born. When she was born, I remember thinking that I just helped create the most beautiful baby that this world has ever seen. She was 8 pounds 0 oz of perfection! I loved her when she was in my belly, but nothing could have prepared me for the love I felt when I saw her for the first time. Right after they said, “It’s a girl!” they had to rush her away from me. When my water broke, there was meconium in it. They had to make sure she was alright, so I didn’t see her right after she was born. But, after she was alright, the pediatrician held her up and I got to see her. I immediately started crying. I got to see that beautiful baby I carried in my belly for 9 months. I got to see that baby who saved my life! The first thing I noticed is that she had her daddy’s eyes. Then I watched Jared hold her for the first time. That was precious. Then he handed her to me. She was more beautiful than I could have ever dreamed she would be. I can’t even tell you the amount of times I kissed her and told her I loved her. It was the best moment in my life!
Fast forward 8 months. Now, my sweet girl is 20 pounds of perfection. I love her personality. I love listening to her when she talks to herself when she wakes up in the morning. I love when I get home from work, she is so excited to see me. I love watching her with her daddy, it just melts my heart. I love her very chubby thighs, I just could eat ’em up! I just love every inch inside and out of my girl.
Also, as a mommy I have discovered some pretty cool things. For all you mommies out there, I am going to post a list of my favorite websites. Some of them are shopping sites (of course), but others have a lot of cool info.
http://www.etsy.com (for all you moms that love cute baby clothes and must have accessories!)
http://www.hyenacart.com (for all you green mamas or if your like me and trying to be green)
http://www.mamabargains.com (one hot deal at a time! I love this site)
http://www.zulily.com (very similar to mamabargains, but I love it too)
http://stitchesandseamsbygwen.vpweb.com (This woman is great! She also has an etsy shop)
http://www.babycenter.com (I have looked up every single mommy worry that I’ve had, and I thank God for Baby Center)
http://www.newmommyoasis.com (same thing as Baby Center)
http://www.cottonbabies.com (my favorite cloth diapering website)