Thursday, September 30, 2010
No thank you in advance to those of you who think I need to get pregnant again! This is just a trip down memory lane for me =)
1) Eating endlessly
2) The funky food cravings. I loved eating white rice at all hours of the day and night. That would explain the whopping 50 pounds I gained
3) Looking cute and glowy during the second trimester
4) Random strangers being extremely polite and nice to me
5) People holding the door open for me
6) Unbelievably shiny and healthy hair
7) Expectant mothers parking- right up front next to the wheelchair parking
8) Giant loose underwear
9) Prenatal Massage
10) Prenatal yoga; when I used to work out!
11) Swimming; I swam up until 7 months and it was the best work out because I could not tell how fat I was under water
12) Napping during the day
13) Hours shopping for cute baby stuff
14) Having the time to take a bath
15) No pressure or expectations- from my parents,friends and family
What do you miss most about pregnancy?
Friday, September 17, 2010
Motherhood for me has been really rewarding. There are times that I feel so overwhelmed or tired but then when I see my son at his happiest and most serene moments- I see the fruits of my labor.
People often ask "so what does being a mom feel like" and I struggle to find the words to really describe it. There are the days when I cannot wait for Zakariya to take a nap, but as soon as he does nap, as soon as I do have quiet adult time... I miss seeing him roll around our living room floor. When it is late at night, after I have caught up on some much needed relax time, I find myself peeking thru the bedroom door- hoping to catch my little guy smiling in his sleep.
Why o why does motherhood taste so sweet?
It really is the most rewarding experience... because not a single day goes by where I feel as if nothing was accomplished. We managed to nap, eat, drink, sleep, shower, play, smile and cry-- and to be honest, even if my house is a little messy or I am behind on the laundry; I still accomplished much more then the average person does in a day... and my days are measured by the quality of moments I have with my son, not the quantity of things I get done.