As a mother (or any parent, really), how do you even begin to describe such an occassion? As in, the moment your life was completely turned upside down. How do you describe the undescribable? I guess the answer is, you don't. Atleast *I* don't. I don't even know where to start.
Just over a year ago, my sweet little boy came into my life, and changed it forever. I have been reminiscing and watching this little video of our first moments together. Just after he was all bundled up and placed in my arms.
And seeing this in hindsight, well....I have to admit. There were a few things that surprised me.
First....Is my hair REALLY that dark? I had no idea!
And second....why in the world do they make hospital gowns so ugly? Knowing cadrillions of pictures are going to be snapped of new moms holding beautiful babies in those horrible things.
But one thing became glaringly obvious to me as I watched and re-watched this short clip. The moment Miles was placed in my arms was nothing like I expected. It's true, I had MANY pre-conceived notions of exactly how that moment would go. After months and months (9 to be exact) of watching "A Baby Story", "House of Babies", "Runway Moms", and Countless others. (My Tivo nearly filled right up with pregnant mom birthing babies shows.) I still have it all memorized. What I thought would happen.
Mom and Dad rush to the hospital
They have a baby
The Dr. says "It's a .....fill in the blank here." Even though the parents already filled in that blank.....like, atleast 5 months ago. It's no surprise, but everyone shrieks with delight.
Dad cuts cord
Docs and nurses clean baby up
Swaddle the little munchkin
Place in mom's arms
cue the tears......
and roll the credits.
If you've seen them, you know its true. And while my experience was VERY similiar, there was just one teensy tiny thing missing when they placed Miles in my arms.
Where was the EMOTION I had come to expect? Obviously, I was thrilled. And of course a little tired. But watching the video, I was comletely unprepared for my indisputable dry eyes.
In my defense, it all happened SO fast, I barely had time to process the whole thing before they plopped him down in my lap.
But truthfully, I think it was because:
And I sure love my Smiley Miley
***end of Mushyness***
***and moving on***
The cake for Everyone.
The cake for Miles
Sure love that Grandma Great
And that Papa....who is also pretty Great
Huh??? all this cake is for ME???
Lots of tastes
My favorite part is the frosting....Just like Mom
More to come:
Phoenix Birthday, presents, cards, and fun activities since the big day. Stay tuned for part 2.