The moment I looked into her eyes.  The moment I looked into my precious baby girl Hannah’s eyes, I knew my world was changed forever.  One glance into those brand new eyes, seeing the world for the first time, her looking up at me, and knowing I was MOM, my heart had never felt so full.  Do you remember that moment?  What an amazing gift from God.

Embrace Momming.  Embrace everything about it!  Embrace the first cry, the first yawn, the first smile.  9 months of preparation has just unfolded before your eyes.  9 months of the good AND the bad – the nausea, the cravings, the swollen ankles, the multiple trips (every hour) to the bathroom, the fatigue.  9 months of the anticipation, the wonder, the name searching, the kicks, the hiccups, the excitement!  9 months of preparation could not have prepared you for the LOVE you feel in your heart the first time you look into those big, bright eyes. I know it didn’t prepare me.  Embrace it.  

Life is so short – “It goes by so fast!”  Something I’ve heard quite frequently from all of the Moms before me.  I don’t want it to go fast, I don’t want it to speed by.  Sometimes, I just want time to freeze.  I want to Embrace it.  I want to savor it.  I want to live in every moment as fully and intentionally as I can.  I want to experience Motherhood positively, soak in the moments, and enjoy the amount of time I am gifted to do so.  Do you?

My Husband has always said that the only thing you can’t get more of in life is time.  Once your time is up on this earth, that’s it.  You no longer get to think about the things you will do “someday”, and there are no more second chances.  I am Thankful for his constant reminder of this, because it keeps me focused on living in the present.  It keeps me living in the moment.  I am often reminded of this when I am busy cleaning the house, with Hannah strapped to my chest in her carrier, and I get this feeling.  The feeling that I am being watched.  No, not in the creepy way!   In the loving and fulfilling way.  I look down, only to see my amazing little girl staring up at me with her bright blue eyes.  Who do I think I am cleaning at that moment in time?  She clearly needs me to stare at her back.  So I do.  I live in those moments, the ones where I feel like we are looking into each others souls; no barriers, no secrets, no distractions, just me and her, together in that moment in time.  That’s what I live for, that’s what I Embrace.  Momming.

Momming to the fullest extent – This is the intent of my blog.  I hope through my posts you can gain positive insight into ways to Embrace Momming, whether it be through obtaining more happiness in being a mom, having fun and being healthy while being a mom, the never ending humor of being a mom, or trusting God through the whole experience.

God Bless, and until next time, Embrace.

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