Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dear Baby:

I love being a mother.  It is certainly full of rewards and challenges and I wouldn't change my job for anything in the world.  There are certainly times that are more reward and times that are more challenge, and lucky for you we start off together with a challenging time:)  You see to begin with my sense of smell has gone haywire.  Sure the normal stinky things really get to me.  Things like your sisters diaper, daddy's breath (all you moms know what I am talking about)  and an old container in the back of the fridge.
 But things that I use to love to smell now make me sick.  The smell of wood, garlic and butter cooking, my favorite scentsy scent (lavender and lilacs) and while dads breath might stink mouth wash stinks worse.  Much worse.
Also the lovely pregnancy hormones cause my body wash to stink on me and if that not enough I can't find a deodorant that works.  So I stink all the time despite showering and putting on deodorant.
Luckily I haven't been quiet as sick as I was with your sisters but the nausea is constant.  I certainly look forward to the day that I am not thinking about what I can eat without feeling sicker.
Not to mention that at 14 weeks I am wearing maternity clothes.  Yikes. 
So while I may complain from time to time about being pregnant and while I might question my sanity occasionally for being willing to go through this trial, have no fear because I wouldn't trade this trial for anything in the world.
You see at the end of this trial called pregnancy comes one of the biggest rewards of all time.  At the end I get to hold a piece of heaven, I get to smell a piece of heaven, I get to kiss and piece of heaven and I get to have a piece of heaven love me unconditionally back.  And the best part is, this piece of heaven grows.  Yes baby you are that piece of heaven and just like your sisters I love you more than I ever thought possible.


The Maez Mommy said...

That is just SO sweet!! And don't sweat the maternity clothes - I was wearing mine at 10 - 11 weeks with this one!! LOL your body is like "ok - I know what we're doing no problemo" - and whammo - you don't fit into ANYTHING. You are a fantastic mommy! And one of these days you'll have to teach me how to sew!!! LOVE LOVE your stuff!!

Grandma Hurst said...

You made me cry. You are absolutely right holding that newborn is like a piece of haven. Even though pregnancy is hard it is all worth it.