I would be lying if I said I wasn't a changed woman.
Becoming a mother has been the most fulfilling role I could have ever dreamed to have. I never thought that having a child would completely change my perspective on life, but it has.
Grudges I used to hold are gone.
Relationships mean so much more.
My love for my own growing family, and extended family has increased exponentially.
I feel a sense of responsibility as a mother to provide the best, and to create a happy atmosphere for not only my daughter but my entire household.
These past few weeks have been the most challenging weeks of my life.
After 9 months of pregnancy, I tested my body and we won! We created life!
I cannot even begin to explain the sense of accomplishment I felt when Presley was placed on my chest seconds after her birth - it was indescribable.
I have gone without sleep, been beyond the point of exhaustion, frustration and anxiety - but have always remembered that my daughter needs to feel the love and happiness poured around her.
Our home has been so filled with love and appreciation, sometimes I cannot believe we are capable of such love and selflessness.
Sure, I miss going out last minute to the movies, date nights that lasted for hours, sleeping for 8 hours straight, curling up on the couch with the hubs playing COD for hours.
BUT, I have never felt so fulfilled in my entire life.
I have found my calling.
I have a lot of learning to do, I still can't deferentiate between Presley's cries....
I've let her fall asleep with a dirty diaper on, I haven't fed her every 2-3 hours, but sometimes 4 because I'm exhausted....but I've learned that she loves me, and needs me, and that she relaxes when I hold her.
The best feeling in the world is seeing my face reflected in her eyes.