Thursday, July 17, 2008

3 Months Ago...


3 Months ago today, I was lying in a hospital bed, with my legs in the most unflattering position, and people telling me to push.

I was so anxious to meet my little bundle, I forgot all about the pain. My rosary was in hand and after 20 minutes, my little guy had arrived.

There he was: black hair, tan skin, and crying for someone to make him warm.

The sound of your child’s first cry is a moment I will never forget. All I wanted to hear was that cry, and all I wanted to do was to make it stop. Being a mother, in those very first moments, is something you cannot describe. It is an immediate love for someone, and immediate caring for someone, an immediate connection that is unmistakable.

Now, 3 months later, when I hear that cry, I can’t help but run to his side. I can’t help but want to stop it, as I did in the first few moments of life.

Mr Man and I have an untouchable bond. It is a love I have never felt before. It encompasses your entire being. It makes you swoon when the thought of him enters your brain. It makes you smile, when you know he recognizes your face. And best of all, are those subtle moments, like when you are done feeding and you prop him on your shoulder for a little burp, and all he does is lay his little head on your shoulder. It is the hug that you never knew you needed. It is a snuggle that could give the world peace. It the most rewarding and exhausting experience I have ever been through.

So, as it is only his 3 month “birthday” I am sure there is more to come, but so far, it is an experience I wouldn’t change for anything.

I love you Mr Man. You have completed a part of me that I never knew was a gaping hole. You have filled my heart with an immense amount of love and I pray that we carry this bond for the rest of our lives.

Happy 3 month “birthday” baby, it only gets better from here!

9 comments:

Sarah said...

aww that was beautiful. Happy 3 mos. Mr.Man!!

Hot Mamma said...

It does only get better from there. I was staring at my son the other day and felt a bittersweet reaction out of myself. He's growing so fast, he doesn't want to cuddle any longer then 2 seconds and when he does he's so big that his elbows or knees get me. He thinks it's getting uncool to kiss me goodbye or hug in public. It's so sad. BUT! He always comes to me for comfort if he falls off his bike, he wants me if he's sick, he only trusts me with secrets. So I've lost my little boy, but I've got a wonderful young lad.

Ok now that I wrote a book on your page, I'll let you have it back :)

missy said...

So sweet and so very true! Dre...that was perfect. Happy, happy 3 months, B.

Michelle said...

Happy 3 month birthday, little guy! I can't believe you are growing so fast, right before our eyes! Andrea, the love you have for him will grow and grow everyday, even when you think your heart is going to explode, it just grows with time bigger and bigger. XOXO

Marium said...

awww...made me cry...I just cant wait for my bundle of joy to arrive, to hold and to love and to be there by his side and those little hugs...so precious! Brady is a darling! bless.

Lindsay said...

So sweet! I know, isn't it amazing that you can love so much, so far beyond words.
Happy 3 Mos.!!

twentysomethingandclueless said...

Awww happy 3 months little man! :) <3

elysa said...

he is getting so bit. After I get settled in from moving we should get together Tanja & Olivia both want to meet little mister.

Katelin said...

oh man he is just a cutie, i love it.