January 11, 2011

A New Kind of Motherhood

Last night I tearfully drove my family to the airport and said goodbye to not only them, but to the kind of motherhood I've experienced so far.
Today is my first whole day alone with Ro.
 Crazy, right? She's 3 months and I've always had "help." This isn't to say that I wasn't around or doing a lot because of course, I was. But now there are no extra eyes, hands or ears and I have to develop a new kind of ritual/routine with her in some ways.
I'm really sad to see the time we had with my family go, but I'm excited to begin this new chapter of not only motherhood, but parenthood and family life with D. We'll be our own little unit for the first time and I feel like we're lucky to have the chance to renew our roles as parents.
So here's to new beginnings!

14 comments:

  1. OOH! You will do great! I moved in with my mom the 1st couple months with Tristan. My Post partum was horrid. . . .

    I'm sure you will do GREAT!!! :) I'll be thinking of ya!

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  2. Yikes! Must be sad to have to take family home.. to the mainland.

    But I'm sure you will fall into a new routine with your precious baby girl. who is absolutely gorgeous like her mama :)

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  3. You'll do great! : )

    Ro is such a sweetie. : )

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  4. wow! i'm so glad you got to have three whole months of family around to help out. that is truly amazing! i know you know how blessed you are. but, that being said, you got this! it'll be so great to have an even MORE personal bond with your daughter. :)

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  5. I wrote this post almost exactly...I still remember that gut wrenching feeling...so sad, so scary :( But guess what, it was all just fine!
    http://babyastor.blogspot.com/2010/03/week-2.html

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  6. wow, what a lucky girl you are! this will be a very awesome new beginning for you!

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  7. THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT GIRLS! I'm glad some of you have had similar experiences (having a lot of help in the beginning, then going solo) and everything turned out great for you! Makes me even more excited about what's ahead;o)

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  8. Oh gash, that picture of Rowan is ADORABLE. I love her cheeks.

    & sad face to your fam...but I know you'll do fine!!! :)

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  9. you'll do great! i totally remember this feeling though. it sucks.

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  10. Thats probably so nerve wrecking but you have been doing so good now, you will only continue to grow as a mother :) Love reading your blog and seeing pictures. Your house and daughter are so adorable.

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  11. That is so amazing that you had such a great support system. Just remember they're always there :) It will be an amazing adventure!

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  12. Hello! I found your blog recently and absolutely love it! You have one of the most beautiful, precious babies I have ever seen. I hope mine is as darling :) Hope the adjustment to the new routine goes smoothly and you can enjoy every second with your sweet girl!

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  13. You will do great!! How nice to have your family around in the beginning- I'm totally jealous! Hopefully they can visit again soon!

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  14. i so know how you feel, mama. with henry, my firstborn, i had my mom for a long time as well. and it was so nice to have that help while adam went to work. but it was also really cool to have my mom with me everyday, in the first stages of new motherhood, to just cry and laugh with, you know? you are going to be so absolutely fine, sweet friend. you and d and ro are going to feel like a new little family and with that comes a wonderful feeling of warmth and belonging. it's really an incredible thing, and although it's difficult to say goodbye to family, and to the safety net they provided, you are going to be so amazingly blissful with just the three of you. sending you much love and hugs, my dear.

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