I always knew it but now I finally really truly understand it. Being a mom. It is really hard work. That’s actually an understatement if you ask me though. We’ve all heard the saying that being a mom is a full time job, it was always just a phrase to me until this year.
There has never been a Mothers Day that has passed where I haven’t counted my blessings for having such a inspirational Mother. But this year is different. I am now actually starting to really get everything she did for me. All the sacrifices she made, all the sleepless nights she had, the worry and all the stress. And with all of that on her mind, she never let me see nothing but pure joy and happiness.
Angelina is now officially begun teething and it is not easy to see your baby go through never ending frustration. It started as cute biting on her fingers, to now stuffing her entire fist in her mouth. Which usually makes her gag. But obviously it must be relieving some sort of pain. With endless amounts of spit dripping off her face at all times. Yes, we do use the teething rings, teething toys anything to get her mind off of it… She’s not crying at all or seeming too frustrated, it’s just become second nature to put her hands in her mouth. I know the teeth are coming. Can’t feel nothing yet, but they are on the way. So begins the next chapter in the Book of Angelina.
It’s crazy how your life changes. I went from worrying about such silly things to my poor baby growing sharp things in her gums. And this is just the beginning. Time is just flying by us!
Then my first Mothers Day came and it was amazing!!! My husband went above and beyond to make the day extra special. (Pictures below) Mothers Day is now such a different day. It is hard to explain in words. I’m not one to celebrate birthdays and all that shabang but I am definitely all for Mothers Day. I’m not too sure if all of them will feel like this but this year I couldn’t help but think of everything my Mom has done for me. Thirty years ago raising a child while juggling work, life, bills could not of been easy. But she is a selfless, super strong woman who did everything she possibly could to make my life as perfect as it was. I don’t remember a single day where I didn’t feel complete and absolute love from my parents.
So I very well may only be in the beginning of the Book of Angelina (the growing of teeth to be exact), but I am trying everything in my power to be as perfect as my Mother. Replicate everything she did for me. Giving Angelina everything I had and more. But here’s the catch… It’s nothing money can buy. It’s beyond that. It’s everything but materialistic. It’s something deep within us. Being constantly on every day, every hour and every second. There is no on and off switch and crazy as it sounds even if there was and with all the crying and “bad days” I don’t think I would ever use it because there is no where else I would rather be. I am exactly where I am suppose to be right now and I love it!
So here’s to all the Moms out there, we are all one of a kind. Built to perfection. Let no one ever let us think otherwise. There is no one on this Earth that can be to our children what we are to them. That is the ultimate gift!
P.S If anyone has any teething tips, please share!!!