Days 1-2: After an entire 17 hours of labor, all I wanted to do was hold and kiss my baby…

In honor of Mother’s Day, our mommies shared their stories of the day they became moms!

Skylar came into this world in her own time. She was not concerned with the plans that had been made or not made in her preparation.

Pregnancy was nothing new to me as I made a few poor decisions in my late teens, early twenties that resulted in 2 abortions and a miscarriage that would have most likely resulted in an abortion as well. —- I was so ignorant, I was never taught abortions were not a form of birth control; I learned the hard way

The day I became a mom is arguably one of the most unorthodox days of my life. For starters, it…

Today is the day, the day I became a mom! They said that today, August 24, 2006 is the day…

The day I became a Mom was nothing like I expected!!! I was fortunate to be in the delivery room…

For most of us we become a mother the day we find out we are pregnant. Our thinking changes. Our…

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Diaper bag ✔ Newborn clothing (my chunkster never fit into those newborn outfits lol) ✔ Hospital  bag✔ Newborn prep class…

As a kid growing up, I use to love playing with my dolls and pretend I was the mom and they were my babies. I use to always take my role as a “play mom” very seriously. Always combing my dolls hair, changing their clothes, feeding them and making sure my babies were well taken care of. They even rode shotgun with me in the car. You couldn’t tell me I wasn’t a mother. Being a nurturer came naturally to me and I loved it.

Once my water broke things sped up fast. After changing all my clothes and my bedding, (because that was also in my birthing plan, no having Jess wet stuff laying on wetness, gross) I was ready to push by the time I got in the bed. I looked at the time and it was 10:30. I thought “need this done before 11”. It was a long day.

The day I became your mother, my world changed instantly. I wasn’t ready to be a mother, but I am…

Many women would think of the day they gave birth as the day they became a mom. But, if you’ve…

We decided to adopt our son through the foster care system. I talk a whole lot about that here. For us, private adoption was never really on the table for considering. I really had a heart tug for welcoming a child into our family that was in the foster system. So we did the majority of our research in pursuit of that option and never looked back.

It was surreal, indescribable, it was Magical!Seeing my baby for the first time rocked my world! I couldn’t do anything but scream and cry, she was perfect! I couldn’t believe she was actually mine, so many emotions ran through my mind,  I was smitten.

It was surreal, indescribable, it was Magical!Seeing my baby for the first time rocked my world! I couldn’t do anything but scream and cry, she was perfect! I couldn’t believe she was actually mine, so many emotions ran through my mind,  I was smitten.

I was pregnant with my first child at twenty-three years old and two years into my first marriage. It was also nearing the time to start my masters degree program. With no experience of taking care of a baby, changing diapers, or being alone with a baby, I had to prepare myself. Filling up with knowledge from the most popular baby books What to expect when you’re expecting and What to expect the first year were my go to. Unknowingly, the day I became a mom changed me.

I am filled with so many different emotions whenever I reflect on the day that I became a mom. This eventful day consisted of highs, lows, excitement, fear, frustration, happiness and sadness. Are you ready for this? OK…here goes.

Finally, the day we had been waiting for was finally here. I thought I would have a natural birth, but that didn’t happen. After 23 hours of labor, my doctor decided to do an emergency c-section. I quickly went from being excited to scared.