starting today, i am trying something new over here.
i'm calling it tuesdays with mom
and it will feature guest posts from other mothers,
where they will get to share their view of motherhood with us.
our first mother is katie lee.
katie and i met in college, and it has been a blessing to watch
her become a mama to a little boy named liam, through her blog,
and she is now expecting again!
friends, meet katie.
Liam came screaming into this
world at a
whopping 5 pounds 9 ounces.
My reaction to hearing what he weighed
was a loud,
He was a little guy.
I'm not afraid of babies.
I'm the oldest of five kids in my family,
I've done a lot of babysitting,
and have a lot of cousins.
I had never seen a baby quite that small.
Maybe it was partially because he was
If something happened to this teeny tiny person,
it would be my fault.
Not to mention the fact
that I loved him more than I ever thought possible.
So much that it takes my
I was afraid.
Afraid to take him home.
Afraid to put him in the car seat.
Afraid he would stop breathing while he was sleeping.
motherhood started off...
Until I realized,
we would never leave the house
unless I got it together
and started to let things go.
Let worry go.
Enjoy my little man.
He's going to scrape his knees.
He's going to catch colds.
He's going to get dirty.
He's going to have his feelings hurt.
He's going fail at some things.
My version of motherhood is learning to let go.
It's an exercise in learning just
how not in control I am.
go visit Katie over at her blog and also find my view of motherhood there!