Friday, May 27, 2011

Photo Friday [Fabulous Family of Four]

This blog has been woefully neglected for several weeks, but I have a really good reason, I promise...

Meet Sadie Clair Douglas (I told you it was a good reason)

She arrived on May 5 at 5:55pm weighing 5lbs 10 ounces

So while The Land of Douglas Blog hasn't been updated, the Douglas Family has been updated from a family of 3 to a family of 4.

I'm hoping to get back to blogging soon so I can keep track of all the 'goings on' and share this adventure with our family and friends...but for now, know that life is really good and we are soaking up every minute of it. 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day

Before I was a Mom
I made and ate hot meals.
I had unstained clothing.
I had quiet conversations on the phone.

Before I was a Mom
I slept as late as I wanted
   And never worried about how late
   I got into bed.
I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.

Before I was a Mom,
I cleaned my house each day.
I never tripped over toys
   or forgot words to lullabies.

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't worry whether or not my
   plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never been pooped on,
   Spit up on,
   Chewed on,
   Peed on,
   Or pinched by tiny fingers.

Before I was a Mom,
I had complete control of myself;
   My thoughts,
   My body,
   And my mind.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so that doctors could do tests or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't
   want to put it down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
   when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew something so small could affect my
   life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of having my
   heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel
   to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a
   Mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
   could make me feel so important.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of
   the night every ten minutes to make
   sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
   The joy,
   The love,
   The heartache,
   The wonderfulment,
   Or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

I didn't know I was capable of feeling so
   much before I was a Mom.

To My Girls:
Alyvia Leigh - Thank you for making me a mommy...for everything you have taught me and for letting me see the world through your eyes for the last 1 1/2 years. What exciting times are ahead of us my dear!

Sadie Clair - Thank you for being the best possible Mother's Day present this year. You certainly made a stylish entrance into the world (5:55pm on 5/5) and I cannot wait to see what else you have in store for us.

To My Mom:
'Thank You' doesn't seem like enough for all that you have done/still do for me. Thank you for teaching me to be a mommy. I cherish our relationship and love watching you build a relationship with my girls.