The Fourth Trimester (Penelope)

I reminisce with the first few posts as I go back and re visit moments, which at the same time, serve as a bit of an introduction of who we are…..

••• (17 months ago)

3 months ago, I met the love of my life… but many other things happened that day – the “mother” in me was born, the “father” in my husband, and I now have my little family (I love saying that). Penelope didn’t have a very long “new born” stage. Many might call me crazy, but I miss the days of her and I up in the middle of the night, nursing, figuring it all out and learning each other. She was so little, for so little. I often find myself awake at night, waiting to hear her cry through the monitor so I can go to her, but she doesn’t…and I miss her.

I can’t rave enough about my daughter. She has a wonderful spirit – a sweet little girl, who’s happy, so eager to learn the world, always smiling. I’m amazed to witness the person she is becoming, and though I love that she needs me, I see a more confident and independent little girl every day. Needless to say that she has my heart, as I love her SO much.

Motherhood is something I always looked forward to, and knew it would be a beautiful stage in my life. I underestimated how wonderful it is though – it’s ABSOLUTELY FUCKING AMAZING! As the days pass, Adam and I become more confident parents, trusting our instincts and doing what feels right when it comes to raising Penelope. I like to think Adam and I are doing a good job so far – Penelope is our best report card. We learn and teach each other simultaneously. I help Penelope learn the world, and I re-learn it all over again with her. She has made Adam and I fall in love with each other all over again, and there is a new wonderful harmony in our home.

I’m so proud of her. I’m so proud of us– her, Adam and I. We made it through the 4th trimester together, and it has been the sweetest thing so far.

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