Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Is that contagious?

Today Julia had four baby teeth pulled. She's been in a little bit of pain, but is doing so well. I think she's more irritated about having to keep gauze in her mouth to absorb the blood. When Tanner finally woke up this morning he saw her and immediately became concerned. I was sitting on the couch cuddling with Julia and he climbed up into my lap and asked what was wrong with her. I told him she had teeth pulled at the dentist and asked if he wanted to see. He said yes, so he leaned over to get a closer look. I think he was startled to see the four small holes in her mouth. However, when he leaned, his hand slipped and ended up landing on Julia's leg. He jumped off my lap and said "I don't want to touch her mom!" I asked him why and he said "because she will make my teeth fall out too!!" Since then Tanner has kept a safe distance...hoping to avoid catching Julia's disease. :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom .