Becoming a Mom for the First Time
A mom to four. Four. FOUR. Where did the time go? In just five months, I’ll have four kiddos.
It makes me think back to becoming a mom for the first time…
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Back then, seven years ago, I thought I knew it all. I was the oldest of five kids, the oldest of 17 grandkids, and the oldest of most all other cousins, so I was definitely around little kids a lot. I held babies. I fed babies their bottles. I changed diapers.
And then I grew up, got married, and decided to have a baby on my own.
I discovered that you don’t just become a mom when your baby is born. No, in my mind, you become a mom twice.
The first time is when you see those two little lines and you can envision the future 50 years in advance. You start to care for him or her as they grow in your belly. You changed emotionally and physically to meet the needs of you baby. You prepare life on the outside for the little one growing on the inside.
The second time you become a mom is when the baby is placed in your arms, when you become guardian, protector, nurturer, and shield of this little dependent baby who needs you to live. Now, your heart lives outside of your protective womb, and you need to guide the child to grow in an uncertain world.
It’s a surreal experience, becoming a mom for the first time. Just looking at the tiny baby in your arms changes your whole outlook on life, and you welcome the change.
Now, since I’m currently a mom to three soon to be four, a little of that magic has faded since it’s no longer new to me, but I still remember it as clear as yesterday…
Becoming a Mom for the First Time Poem
I created this poem about becoming a mom for the first time a while ago using magnetic poetry (you know, when I only had two kiddos and a lil’ extra time…). Enjoy!
Rachel Alba says
That’s a really great analogy.
Kristin K says
I wish I could’ve experienced this joy! I’m 40, without kids! I always wanted to become a mom! But, now I have one nephew, and another on the way, and I couldn’t be more fulfilled!!! I love being an Aunt!
john hutchens says
very good poem
Mai T. says
It must be a touching moment to hold your baby in your arm for the first time.
Kristin K says
I wish I knew the feeling of a live being inside my belly! And, raising a child of my very own. However, my life did not turn out this way. But, I have all of the fulfillment I need right now, with my nephew, and my nephew-on-the-way!!! I can’t wait to take care of another infant! Holding him, watching him smile for the first time!!!
denise low says
My granddaughter just had her first baby 2 days ago. And she is just so nervous. She just wants everything to go so smooth.
Aw! Best wishes to her!
daisy reyes says
thank you for sharing