When I used to think of pregnancy I used to automatically think of the excruciating pain of labor. I didn’t realize how amazing of a journey it was until I experienced it for myself. Pregnancy is one of those things you have to experience for yourself in order to truly understand what I’m talking about. It’s a wonderful, often painful, and definitely loooong journey; but it is such a beautiful miracle to experience.
During my last semester of college my husband and I found out we were having our first child, and we were elated. None of my friends had kids, so I didn’t have a peer to warn me about what to expect. The morning sickness, random aches and pains, and the terrible fatigue were all worth it the first moment we heard our daughter’s heartbeat. This little person who was half me and half my husband was going to join the world!
Then came the day we finally got to meet her. After almost a full day of labor, Kam decided to grace us with her presence. The moment I laid eyes on her all of the pain went away. To finally see this person I have been waiting months to meet was incredible. Tears of joy streamed down my face as I heard her cry for the first time.I loved her even before I met her, so that love tripled a million times when I met her.
I have never experienced a love like the love I have for my daughter, I honestly did not think I could love anyone this much. Every second of pain was worth it to have this little blessing that is Kam. Whenever people ask how motherhood is going I don’t know how to describe it, my words can’t accurately describe what it’s truly like. The only way I can put it is that having a child is like having your heart in human form. Your child becomes the absolute most important thing in your life. I could have the worst day ever, but the moment I see my daughter it’s like any feeling of pain, anger, or sorrow wash away.
As much as parenthood is this amazing experience, it is also tough. This little blessing comes into your life and has all these needs that you have to take care of. Having your sleep interrupted every two hours to feed a newborn really lets you get a taste of how difficult parenthood can be. To be a parent, you have to be able to sacrifice a lot things such as your body, your freedom, your time, and maybe a little bit of your sanity; but I know those of us that are parents wouldn’t trade it for the world. I truly hope that any of you that want kids someday are blessed to experience how amazing parenthood is, there is nothing like it.