Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Reflection

As Sean and I were on our walk today, and I was cradling my "belly" as I used to do when I was pregnant I started to remember what it was like and how I was feeling a few months ago. I loved being pregnant and remember feeling like I did not want it to end. Partially because I was scared about not knowing how to be a mom, but also in realizing how much things change. I really enjoy being able to go grab coffee with a friend on a whim or run to the grocery store if I forgot something for dinner. I knew these things would not be easy once the baby was here.
As I continued to walk however I realized that all those fears and anxieties disappeared the moment Sean was placed in my arms. I still want to go to coffee with my girlfriends, and miss the luxury of jotting out to the store, and I admit I have no idea what I am doing as a mom, but there has never been even a second since Sean's arrival that I wished I could go back to the way things were. I consider myself truly truly blessed to get to experience this new life.

6 comments:

Polly said...

Aw - he looks so cozy in his sling!

Mandy said...

Katie
I love this post. I needed this post! I'm so grateful that just as you were my marriage expert, you're my new parent expert as well! And you're so amazing with Sean- so calm. It's really impressive!
-Mandy

Kristen said...

a very beautiful and thoughtful post, katie. thank you so much for sharing your heart. these photos are wonderful, too!

Eliza said...

What an amazing experience for you, Katie. For future reference (that's not a hint--verrry future reference), where did you find that awesome sling?

Ryan & Katie said...

Thanks for your comment ladies! It is always cool to know that people actually look at this blog!
Polly - I will let you try the sling out when you come over, I mean you can carry Sean - I don't think I could carry you in it
Mandy and Kristen - I am so excited to see the both of you become mothers and to read about all your transitions, feelings, etc. It is like nothing I even imagined (much better).
Eliza - Always good to hear from you! The wrap is called a Moby Wrap. My mom got it for me but I googled it and here is a website you can go to www.mobywrap.com. It is really cool and you can fold it like a million different ways.

KateSimons said...

Wow, I had some catching up to do!! These pictures are amazing, and while 90% of the stuff I see and do every day makes me scared to death of having kids, this makes me think I can't wait! Oh no i'm going to start crying...