Updated: May 15, 2019
I was 21 when my mom called and asked me if I was pregnant..
I was planning a wedding, I had just moved to a new city, and if I were to be honest, I really wasn’t ready. The faintest blue line showed up and I couldn’t believe it. Morning sickness came, and it never ended. When I got diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum, I vomited every 12-45 minutes, of every day, for seven months. l weighed less than I ever had and I was forced to cancel our wedding.
During the darkest time of my pregnancy I kept thinking “how am I going to be able to love a baby that has already caused me so much pain?"
The day Weston Wyatt came into my life was the happiest. My mom was there.
The day I brought him home was the most stressful. My mom came the next day.
The day he got his first set of shots I cried so hard. I called my mom.
The night I found out I was pregnant with Gia seven months after giving birth to
Wes, My mom told me I was a strong woman and I have enough love to give.
The day I was rushed in an ambulance to the hospital and was told that because I had a tear in my placenta I may have a miscarriage, My mom rushed to my side and made tacos that night.
3:53 AM Gianna Eliza arrived healthy and hungry! My mom was there to see Gia enter the world.
When I'm feeling wiped out and need advice on how to organize my home-life, that's when I call my mother in law. Being a stay at home parent has it's ups and down like any job.
The most beautiful thing about being a mom is the unconditional love you have for your children. A lot of people will say having children changes you when the word that best describes what happens after you give birth is you evolve.
As I’m typing this at 1:29 am, because this is the only free time I can find.
I'm still thinking about how it's all worth it.
YOU NEVER CLOCK OUT FROM BEING A MOM & YOU'LL NEVER UNHEAR BABY SHARK.
It’s ok if the house gets messy and loud. That means good times are being had and memories are being made. Sometimes you can’t always be home to tuck you kids in bed at night because you're a working mama - and that’s ok. No one is perfect but you're everything and more to your children.
Something that I’ve been trying to tell myself is to take it easy.
I can be a bit of a micro-manager sometimes and l have a hard time re-grouping when plans don’t pan out. Being a mom of two under two gets wilder than that one time Kanye West snatched the mic.
So to all my city mamas, suburban mamas, housewives, and working mamas. Take this week - I mean day... - to reflect, relax, and keep on loving yourself and the family you've created. Happy Mother's Day Mama.
I love you mom, noninna, + grandmajule + grandma gussie mae & grandma doris.
Bree Ferraro - District Mommmy