The Thirty Things About Me Challenge has made me think about a lot of different things. Some of which are hard to think about and others are happy things. This one is a happy one because I was elated the moment I became a mom.
Here’s the thing, I don’t consider the birth of a baby the moment you become a mom, I feel that the instant you become pregnant you are a mom because from that moment on you are doing everything for another living person, not for yourself.
My husband and I tried for almost a year before we found out I was pregnant. There were a couple of times that I would think I was pregnant because my period would be a day or two late, but then it would appear a day after I took a pregnancy test.
Then, my husband and I had time off and took a mini vacation. During this mini vacation we went to Amish Country for wine tasting, to Cedar Point to ride roller coasters, and took my brother to COSI. I generally get car sick when I am in the car for long periods of time, and this was no exception, though it was a little worse. My husband kept joking that I may be pregnant, and I didn’t want to get my hopes up. Not to mention at the time, my period wasn’t due for almost another week.
When my period didn’t show up when it was supposed to I started to get excited, but I didn’t want to get my hopes up. When my period was a little over a week late I decided to take another test. It almost instantly turned positive and I was elated! I was so excited I was determined that nothing would ruin my good mood.
I was on call for work that day, and shortly after taking the test I got the call that I needed to come in. I was so happy, but I needed to keep my happiness inside because I hadn’t told my husband yet. It was hard, but I managed. One the way home my tire blew and my husband had to come get me.
I told him about my day and told him I was pregnant and he didn’t believe me at first. Then I showed him the test and we were both so happy and couldn’t imagine our lives any differently.
From that moment on I have been blessed. I was so excited to be a mom, and I knew from the start that she was a girl. She continues to amaze me every day with how much she knows and watching her grow is absolutely amazing.
It’s hard to explain the feelings that I had when I became a mom, but it was like all at once, my life was all about protecting this little person inside me. That’s all that mattered and even though I hadn’t seen or felt her yet, I loved her more than I could have imagined I could love someone I hadn’t met before.
How did you feel when you became a parent?