Motherhood Realization

It's 3:17 in the morning, Lil' D and I are once again having our ritual crack of dawn bonding sessions. As she is sucking the life out of me (joking) I am thinking about all the things I will have to give up and sacrifice in order to maximize her life. There goes weekly mani/pedis for that immersion Chinese nursery school and monthly spa days for ballet practice. It's going to be rough on a sista's appearance, but as I gazed into her little unfocused eyes I know beyond a doubt this little one is my motivation now and forever.

I love being a mother...I am more aware. I feel things on a deeper level. I have a kind of understanding about my body, about being a woman. ~ Shelley Long


Taken by O2Weddings Photography~ Lil' D's first professional shoot 

New Realizations


  1. I now know I can do almost anything with one hand-- Wishing my Nigerian sister was in the states to teach me how to "Back" my baby.
  2. Seeing Lil' D's smile has been the highlight of my day for the past 26 days.
  3. I spend about 16 hours with her a day. When Big D wants to hold her once he gets home from work I sometimes feel like I want her only to myself. #selfishmuch
  4.  Breastfeeding isn't so bad. Pumping is though! #sorenessmuch
  5. I will try to talk myself out of spending all my disposable income on this little one's wardrobe.
  6. Coupons and discount codes are now a way of life.
  7. I feel this pressure to make sure every aspect of her life is near perfect as possible.
  8. I have to let go of the negative feelings, thoughts and energy. It's impossible to control fate, so I need to let go and relax.
  9. I need to start wearing a girdle. Stat!
  10. Being a Mommy is the best job in the world. After labour pains and a gassy baby, motherhood is sooo worth it.