Tuesday, September 25, 2012

6 Months Ago...

Six months ago today was one of the most uncertain days of my life. 
 I knew that, the next day, I would become a mother.  Actually, I was a little concerned that I would be a mother that day if I'm remembering correctly - I was having terrible contractions, and now know that I was in early labor.
But, no matter what, I knew that within 24 hours my life was changing forever.  There was so many nerves, so many "what ifs," so much that I just didn't know about that next day of my life.
And if we're being honest here, I'm glad I didn't know.
I'm glad that I had no clue how painful childbirth would be - I might not have gone through with it if I had known. :) (Kidding.)  I'm glad that I didn't know I would labor for 16 hours, only to have a c-section.  I'm glad I didn't know that I was about to go into back labor with a 10 1/2 pound baby.  
But I'm also glad I didn't know how happy I would be the first time I heard that wimper.  
I'm glad I didn't know that my favorite picture of all time would be taken the next day.
I'm glad I didn't know how much she would look like Noah.
I'm glad I didn't know how awesome it would feel to finally get that baby in my arms.
Because, as hard as it was to have a baby, those moments made it worth it and then some.
(I guest posted at oh my Tookies today too...check it out!)