If You’ve Ever……

If you’ve ever:

  • gotten a lump in your throat while you heard the heartbeat of your baby
  • unwrapped your newly swaddled baby, completely out of curiosity                  
  • held the feet of an infant to your lips
  • gotten tears on your baby’s head in the middle of the night while feeding him
  • been so tired you handed your spouse a sippy cup instead of his iced tea glass
  • researched the cure for croup on WebMD, at 3 a.m.
  • picked a tiny nose with your pinky finger
  • stumbled over your words, as you explained something so very big to someone so very small
  • wished with all your might for moments forever lost in time
  • paced the halls of your home, praying & mentally willing a fever to break
  • wondered how it was possible for a little person to eat so much
  • wondered how it was possible for a little person to eat so little
  • discussed growth spurts, cradle cap, and the color, consistency and smell of poop, over a nice dinner with your spouse
  • were surprised at how long his little legs were getting as you re-tucked him in, before retiring for the night
  • felt a lovely warming sensation on your belly, and for a moment wondered why. (Oh yes, you are holding your newborn son, who just peed through, again.)
  • laid awake and wondered if you could have done something better
  • heard 18 excuses why she doesn’t want to go to bed
  • baked 32 cupcakes at 10:30 at night (after doing a milk run in your pajamas)
  • filled out a field trip form, only to worry about all the things that could go wrong
  • volunteered for said field trip to put your own mind at ease
  • stayed by the window after allowing her to bike with her neighborhood friends for the first time
  • been mad at someone else’s kid for hurting your kid’s feelings
  • been more excited than ever for snow, just to see their faces
  • made her favorite meal, just because
  • tusseled his hair and pulled him back for a kiss and a hug, even when he tries to squirmed away
  • laid awake at night and willed time to slow down
  • thought you’d never, ever feel love like this – so raw and powerful – leaving you so very vulnerable

Then, you’re doing it right.



3 thoughts on “If You’ve Ever……

  1. Here’s another one: have you ever laid awake in your bed straining to hear your little one, just slightly hoping he’ll wake up so you have an excuse to go snuggle him because you miss him. 🙂

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