Sunday, August 25, 2013

Best Day Ever

Wednesday Evangeline Octavia
Born May 29th, 2013 9:03pm
8lbs - 13oz - 20.5in

I can't begin to describe how happy I am to have my little Winnie, finally! It has been three months since she was born, but somehow it feels like yesterday that we were cooped up in the hospital waiting for her to arrive. She came on a Wednesday, luckily. So, she'll have a story for her name besides, "my parents are weird." Being a mother feels ... amazing, terrifying and exhausting all at once. I feel a kinship with other mothers and fathers simply for the fact that I know they had to go through that first week or two of being a newbie. I would say Winnie is a "good baby," but we really have nothing to compare it to. Do good babies scream all the time for no reason one day and then act like angels from heaven the next? Or is that just because she is a Gemini!? Clearly, we're learning as we go. 

I hope to talk frankly here [as I always do] about my experience as a mother. I can already tell you that I plan on writing about the "baby blues," of which I had a shit-ton of for two entire months after giving birth. I also hope to vent a little about other mothers, you know ... now that I'm technically "allowed" to since I'm a mother, myself. [insert extreme eye-roll] I also might talk about my "birth story," although I'm not sure anyone would be interested in those details beyond the important facts; I didn't have to have a c-section and I have no idea if I pooped or not. [The whole ordeal feels like a poop, people ... who cares!]

Anyway, I'd like to stop typing "poop" now and leave you with this ... I am forever changed. I will never be the same and I'm so excited and proud to be Winnie's mother. I highly recommend it!