Dirty pampers. Waking up at all hours to feed.
Stressful days. Fitful sleep. The need for adult
conversation. Relief when Dad comes home and
takes over. You have time for yourself now. You
savor the moment. You get to do what you want to do.
But you don’t want her to grow up too fast. You savor
those times when you can hold her in your arms,
breathing in that baby scent, listen to her coos and
gurgling. Feel her little head rest against you shoulder.
You savor those moments when she looks up at you
with those big, trusting eyes. And you enjoy bathing
her, laughing as she splashes the water, wetting you.
And those moments when you bonded as you breastfed her.
Savor every moment you have with your precious little
one. One of these days she will grow up and all you
will have are memories. She will marry and have
her own family. And then she too will experience the
joys of motherhood.