I became a mommy on August 21, 2016, and let me tell you, it's been such a hard ride but such an amazing ride.
I never thought being a mommy would be so emotional, well, I thought it would be, but I didn't expect it to be this emotional. To be a mommy takes so much work. You cannot not love your child, they will know, I promise you. My daughter is the light of my life and I wouldn't have it any other way. She is the reason I wake up in the morning and the reason I look forward to the next day.
When we wake up in the morning, she gets so excited. She normally just lays in her pack n' play and just talks to herself and see what kind of noises she can this time. When my boyfriend and I wake up, she gets so excited. She starts screeching and wailing herself and smiling. She always smiles. She's one of the happiest babies I have ever met. She's never angry or crying unless she's hungry or tired. Then we cry or we scream, a lot. But, that's okay, because she goes back to being happy in a matter of seconds.
I call my daughter my smile bug because she is literally always smiling. The bug comes from her being as small as a bug. I never expected to be pregnant at a young age (pregnant at 19, had her at 19) but I wouldn't trade it for the world. I never wanted kids, but my boyfriend did. Sometimes we just change our minds, not because of our other half, but because we know, deep down, we want children, but I was afraid. I didn't think I'd be a good mommy. I didn't want to disappoint my child. My daughter is the best thing that has ever happened to me.
Being a mommy has its struggles - let me tell you. When I can't figure out what my daughter wants and she just cries, I have had meltdowns too. So, I was crying when she was crying. There are times where I have sleepless nights too - my daughter just wants bottle after bottle or she just makes noises and I can't help but wake up, because what if she actually needs something.
My daughter has peed on my bed, my daughter has had blowouts on my bed (yeah, that happens and no, it's not fun), my daughter has puked all over my bed, etc. You don't even want to know the amount of times my daughter has puked on me. Sometimes, it's before I have to go to work for my night shift.
I get to watch her grow, I get to watch her and her milestones. I get to see her grow. I get to watch a life I created and I get to see them do incredible things. I have never thought that being a mommy would be so rewarding but it is. It is so rewarding. Love your child, do things with your child. Give them kisses and toys and let them feel your love. That's the most important thing. My daughter is my most important thing. I can't wait to see the other amazing things she wants to do in her life.