For years now I’ve been reading Love Taza | Rockstar Diaries. What keeps bringing me back? Her fresh perspective on life and her adoration over life + family. Really, it’s so inspiring. It has helped my focus on life evolve as well, as we all know how easy it is for life to do it’s own thing :) Thank you Naomi for sharing your heart with us on this precious topic…
[See Lisa Leonard’s response to this same question here.]
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What it means to be a mom for the first time? Oh where do I even begin?
I suppose I could tell you it means saying goodbye to a full night of uninterrupted rest for a while (*years?!*) and saying hello to finding spit up on your shirt like 5 minutes after you just changed it. I could also tell you it means 5 second showers if you can swing it and eating most of your hot meals cold. I could tell you it means searching the apartment for your lost phone only to find it in the back of your closet inside a shoe a few days later, thanks to having a crawling baby. Or that you’ll spend your minutes away from baby thinking, worrying, and dreaming of baby and dying to get back to cuddling that little bundle of baby.
It also means highlighting almost every sentence of all those baby books you’ve been reading, memorizing, reviewing and researching non-stop until a few weeks in when you toss those books aside and realize your instincts are actually onto something.
But what I want to tell you, what I can’t really put into words, but have to try and tell you anyway, is that you are on the cusp of experiencing love in a way you never have before. Holding that tiny baby of yours for the first time, a precious gift from God which your beautiful body just made (go body!), will change your life forever. In the best way of course.
This empowering and fulfilling love? It’s the love of a mother. And it cancels out all of the exhaustion and worry and nerves.
Naomi Davis blogs at Love Taza | Rockstar Diaries, sharing with us the beauty that comes from living a present life with the people you hold close to your heart. Naomi and her husband, Josh, live in New York with their littles, Eleanor and Samson.