Monday, May 10, 2010

My First Mother's Day

This year I was able to celebrate my first Mother's Day. I woke up to my beautiful baby sleeping soundly in my arms. When I got out of bed and walked into the living room there was a nice shiny baby blue beach cruiser just for me! I've been wanting a bike and what a perfect way to motivate me to get this last bit of baby weight off. We rounded the day by going over to my mom and dad's for lunch and just hanging out. The day was perfect.

I love being a mom. It is true what other mothers say about it being the most rewarding job ever. Ava has been the best thing to ever happen to me.

Here are my top reasons I have enjoyed being a mom so far:

1. Pride - Everytime I look at Ava I can't believe Noah and I created her. I am so happy to know she is all ours, everything single thing about her. I think all parents believe they have the most beautiful and precious baby, but when other people tell you how cute your baby is there is such a sense of pride.
2. Change - I know sometimes I can get overwhelmed at how much my life has changed since having Ava, but she has really given both Noah and I such a new found sense of purpose. This is the life I have always dreamed of. Being a wife. Being a mom. It makes me feel complete.

3. Satisfaction -It is amazing how I feel when I hold Ava in my arms, kiss her sweet head, or see her smile in her sleep. I love watching Noah be a dad to our daughter. And after all the chaos and stress of everyday life the feeling I have at the end of the day is indescribable. It is of complete satisfaction knowing I am where I want to be with the ones I love the most, my healthy, happy baby, husband, and furbaby :)

4. Future - Ever since I knew I wanted to be a mommy I always looked foward to what my future would be. I get both anxious and excited thinking about how Ava is going to turn out with me as her mom. I want her to be kind, to be smart, to practice humility, to be healthy, and to find as much happiness as she has given me and her dad. I guess we shall see. I hope I don't screw this up.

5. Love - This is probably the top reason I love being a mom. There are all types of love we feel for the different people in our lives. Love for our parents. Love for our siblings. Love for our friends. Love for our partner. But I believe the strongest love is for our children. And it's comforting to me knowing that even on the toughest day of motherhood that love will never change.


  1. awww!!!! Happy Mother's Day Julia!

  2. yaaay happy mother's day jua!! little noahita is adorable!!

  3. ps... post a pic of the beach cruiser!! i'm jealous, i want one sooo baaad!

  4. She has your lips in that picture! And I agree-- let's see the new wheels!


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