Being a Mom Means….

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One of my very good friends, Kailey gave me this book, 1001 Things it Means to Be a Mom: (the Good, the Bad, and the Smelly) as one of my baby shower gifts. As I was skimming through it, I thought that it would be fun to share some of the quotes found in the book. Many of these will hit home for you moms and moms-to-be! The ones I list are from the pregnancy section of the book, since I am pregnant and still in that stage!

Being a mom means

Being a mom means… “realizing that perhaps the greatest gift in life is a baby.”

Being a mom means… “realizing pregnancy isn’t a severe medical condition. It’s a miracle.

Being a mom means… “headaches, stomachaches, heartaches, and exhaustion. And loving it all.

Being a mom means… “having your heart stop when you see the first ultrasound of your baby.”

Being a mom means… “explaining to your husband what a pediatrician is.”

Being a mom means… “realizing that even in the most expensive maternity clothes, you still look way pregnant.”

Being a mom means… “not reacting when your husband says, he likes the name “Montana” whether the baby is a boy or girl.”

Being a mom means… “calling the baby by its name while in the womb and even introducing it by name to strangers.”

Being a mom means… “Driving past Starbucks even though your eyes are glued together from being up all night.”

Being a mom means… “deciding that the whole “pregnancy glow” thing is a myth- created by men.”

Being a mom means… “forgetting why you’re standing in the grocery store. In pregnancy, memory goes as fast as your body does.”

Being a mom means… “having complete strangers touch your stomach.”

Being a mom means… “praying not only for your newborn, but also for the husband or wife God has picked for your child twenty-five years or so from now.”

Being a mom means… “having your husband rub your stomach until your baby starts kicking then being kept awake all night while he rolls over and goes to sleep.”

Being a mom means… “worrying your husband will forget where the hospital is when it matters most.”

Being a mom means… “realizing Lamaze classes are designed to keep your husband occupied while you deliver the baby.”

Being a mom means… “feeling like you have no idea what you’re doing despite all the books, your mother, your friends who are mothers, and your in-laws.”

Being a mom means… “worrying about money- and then ordering birth announcements that cost $500.”

Being a mom means… “discovering the baby crib you loved in the store comes delivered in two million pieces- and doesn’t include the mattress or bedding.”

Being a mom means… “teaching your baby the sound of your voice while he’s still in the womb.”

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  1. im so flattered that you thought to put me on your list! 🙂
    and by the way, i love this post! <3

  2. yes, he's in bootcamp right now. i've gotten three calls so far. the first was his thirty second "im here i love you bye." yesterdays was for doing well and today's was all business. but im so happy ive been getting to hear his voice. 😀

  3. My favorite is "realizing pregnancy isn't a severe medical condition. It's a miracle." Even after 10 babies, I find pregnancy & childbirth to be miraculous!

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