6ish weeks ago I had no idea what was in store for me as my job as mom was just beginning. Life threw us for a whirlwind adventure those first few weeks – the NICU and then surprise doctors visits left daddy and me feeling unsettled and exhausted, but you seemed un-phased, rolling with the punches.
For a couple of weeks after all of the medical stuff was done it felt like we were making progress with sleep and feeding schedules (sleeping in 4-5 hour chunks at night!) but then the progress slowed and sleep has taken a few steps backward.
When you smile at me when I come in to pick you up or when we sit in the chair to eat, both of our tears stop. I will do many ridiculous things to earn your smiles or dry your tears – something tells me that this is just the beginning.
And daddy and I are thankful for you. That you chose us as parents. I wouldn’t change my situation for the world. I (we) love you Simon, more than I thought possible. Being your mommy is going to be my proudest accomplishment, I know it.