i’m in denial.
i don’t want it to be real.
it’s not true.
i’m not ready!
seven years? already?
i’ve really been a mama for seven years?
this blog post is going live at 4:11 Pacific Time on July 15th.
that was the day and time i became a mama for the first time.
S. E. V. E. N. years ago.
seven SHORT years.
this Munchkin has endured a lot.
he’s endured mama learning to live on little sleep.
he’s endured mama through working from home, working from a store (that was closing) and mama not working at all.
he’s endured mommy & daddy learning HOW to be a parent.
he’s endured countless changes to the routine (especially when baby sisters came along).
he’s endured mama’s crazy ideas of HOW to parent vs. the realities of how mommy ACTUALLY parents.
he’s the oldest.
he’s the only boy.
a lot is expected of him.
he’s amazingly tender hearted.
he is so loving.
(and often times infuriatingly intelligent).
among other things, he loves Lego, TMNT, swimming, outer space, reading, playing with his friends, spending time with family, eating sweet treats, watching TV, playing the Wii, basketball, his uncles, time with his Daddy, building things… and so much more.
so (relatively) easy.
he is a joy.
and i have been his mama for seven years.
S. E. V. E N.
they’ve gone by so quickly. i fear that it was just yesterday that i was in so much pain that i couldn’t sit down. i was only 36 weeks pregnant. just yesterday that i called the hospital (it was a saturday) and they suggested i come in to get checked out. it was just yesterday that the nurses told me i was in labor. it was just yesterday that my very own OB was on call and saw me that weekend. it was just yesterday that i was told i was going to have a baby. that weekend. THAT WEEKEND. FOUR WEEKS EARLY. i was NOT ready. not at all. i was supposed to go back to work on Monday. i had a week of appointments scheduled. instead, i was awake all night. and at 4:11 am, i was given an amazing gift. a son. in my arms.
my son. my davey.
i will never forget that. i will never forget becoming a mama for the first time. i will never forget the joy of holding him in my arms.
and that was seven years ago.
and yet, i still think it was yesterday.
thank you for making me a mama.
thank you for your unconditional love.
thank you for being who you are.
thank you for your kind heart.
thank you for your sensitive soul.
you are so very special!
i love you, davey dunkin!