Becoming a mom: in 30(ish) photos

Being a mom—being Edith’s mom—has been delightful and something that I have been documenting since August 2014. And I think those photos tell a fun little story.

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It begins with feeling like you have such a big belly and then continues to prove that the first time you thought you were showing, you really weren’t.
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And that belly becomes even bigger. This is four days before Miss E came along.
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And then the baby comes and the magic of new life overcomes your little world and all is suddenly changed.
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And that first night, you lie in bed and wonder how this happened and how you are going to keep this little one alive and will you ever sleep again?
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And then she sleeps on you—and the magic is new every few hours.
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And you go on your first outing together and feel especially proud.
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But feel prouder still when you figure out how to wear your baby and suddenly have two hands and the ability to make dinner while keeping baby happy, quiet, and sleeping.
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Because she truly doesn’t sleep much. #mylife
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And sometimes she is all smiles.
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But she also looks like this for what feels like a lot of the time.
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And she gets older and you discover how to smile and play and laugh together.
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You teach her about lying out under the blue sky.
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About cooking.
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About how some nights you just need to eat your dinner on the floor while watching cooking shows on YouTube.

 

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About selfies.
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About music.
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About baseball caps and mornings spent in bed.
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And about chocolate-covered pretzels.
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And there are many times she still looks like this.
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But more often than not, she is pure wonder and delight and that is exactly how we feel about her.

2 thoughts on “Becoming a mom: in 30(ish) photos

  1. Congratulations…. Lovely baby (and Mother)
    Let the Fun Begin!!!!!!

    So which writing by Teresa of Ávila would you recommend reading first.
    I am intrigued by her experience and perspective.

    I’ll check back here if you don’t have my e-mail… it is the same as it has always been.

    Greg Wilhelm

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