I’m excited to share this great post from Jackie of With Just a Bit of Magic!
Becoming a mom is one of the most wonderful things that can happen to a woman and it doesn’t matter if it’s through adoption or your natural born child… it’s still an amazing experience. One that you’re never forget.
When my daughter was born my life was completely changed and in so many ways that I could never go back. My heart was full of love, my future was bright, and I was so full of ideas of all things that my daughter and I would do together… the great times that we would share throughout the years.
The first few years were wonderful and then along came another little girl… and then another. My heart and hands were full. Life was complete and I had three beautiful little girls that were the light of my life.
To this very day they are my everything.
Then one day life changed.
I took a test that forever changed our lives.
Two blue lines.
I was going to be a mom again. A new mom again after my oldest was a teen… after all three of my girls were potty trained… after I had gotten rid of every single baby item that I ever owned… after I had been a mom of self-sufficient kids for so long that it was like starting all over again.
There was a bright side! I had three helpers and all the gadgets that are out there on the market now are immensely better than they were when the girls were babies. Once I came to terms with becoming a mom again I was happy about it and was really planning all the things that I’d do different and how easy it was going to be.
Oh. My. Was I ever wrong! The pregnancy was not as easy as it was the first three times and I have my age & lack of exercise to blame for that. Then once my absolutely beautiful son was in my arms my life was forever changed yet again… my heart was so full of love. It’s amazing the capacity one has for love, isn’t it?
I was a mom… again. I quickly learned that some things were like second nature… diapering, feeding, burping, and the cuddles. I relished in the cuddles and holding my little boy but what I didn’t expect was the fussing that was rather frequent or the spitting up or trying to figure out why. I had no clue what was wrong… it was literally like being a new mom again. Then the girls were asking constant questions about him and they were questions that I really couldn’t answer. It was kind of scary… I didn’t know why he was fussing, crying, not sleeping, spitting up, or any of it.
We made it through the infant stage with lots of babywearing because that is what seemed to work the best to soothe him.
Now, we’re at the “fun” part. He’s a toddler.
The terrible two’s and wondering why’s of a three year old and every day it’s something new and different with him. He’s in a constant state of motion from the moment he wakes until the moment he goes to bed at night and there are times I wonder what in the world did I get myself into!
Becoming a mom again after your kids are older and rather self-sufficient is a definite challenge and I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world. It just takes a lot more patience (which I’m low on at times), energy, and help from those around you.
Jackie is a wife, mother of 4 kids from toddler to teen, a project manager, a writer, and social media consultant and to pull it all off it takes a bit of magic! You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and just about everywhere in between. And yes… she does have a magic wand!