Sunday, April 6, 2008

I'm Mom


Since my last post I have become Mom. I went from Bah, to Bom, to MOM. Real live word - momomomomom. He says it over and over to me - especially when he is getting tired or wants to cuddle. Can I just tell you - I never realized how much it would warm my heart to hear that word. I'm falling in love with my son all over again. He is just so amazing.

I think this is true with all parents (bio and AP) - that the attachment/bonding period is not something that just happens - it is something that continues to grow stronger in your heart as the time passes. This is not to say that I haven't been completely in love for the past 8 months- what I'm trying to say is that I'm amazed how this love continues to grow and envelop you. I think I'm starting to
truly understand what is so beautiful about motherhood. Some mamas might 'get it' right away, but for me it is a journey of love and understanding, and I am so happy to be on this journey.

Ok - I'm feeling a little emotional. :)

28 comments:

  1. I will never forget the first time Abigail called me "Momma." It is the most wonderful name I have ever been called.

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  2. This is beautifully written (with a beautiful photo). We've only been with Abe less than a month, but I think I understand what you mean. I'm looking forward to his 'mom' too.

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  3. Stacie- that is beautiful, delightful news. Thank you for sharing.

    The picture of the both of you is extremely heart-warming. Wow.

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  4. I agree, beautiful post. I agree, motherhood gets better and better. The love grows deeper and stronger. Now I'm getting all teary.

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  5. Yay! That is so exciting. I remember the first time Ruby said mama. It still makes me a little teary and I still love hearing her say it, or ma (which is more common for her). It never gets old.
    Kerri and Ruby

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  6. YES! We have almost had Silas for a year and I feel all the same things Stacie. I didn't know I could love Silas more than I did the first time I met him, but I do! Almost one year in and I feel our attachment so much stronger too....

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  7. cool. It is beautiful and very hard to grasp how deeply children especially can continuously open up your world and your heart.
    It is an amazing journey!

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  8. Aww I can't imagine what that feels like... Ok maybe I can I would be emotional too!!! What a great post

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  9. Oh, my goodness...this post and these comments are making me cry! What a beautiful moment to remember forever!

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  10. This was a great post...I too love Pacey more and more each day. I didn't know it would be like this. I can't wait until I hear that word too!! Yay Micah!!

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  11. Beautiful. Obviously cool that he's saying mom now, but so much more awesome to hear about your process of growing in love for your little man. Can't wait to know what you're talking about!

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  12. What a beautiful post - how wonderful. And such a great picture, too.

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  13. Motherhood is amazing. There are days that I look at my 4 1/2 yr old and wonder if I could ever love him more than I do at that moment!! (and there's days that I think he'll drive me to the looney bin!!)... but the love mom's have for their kiddos... well, you described it beautifully in your post! Thanks.

    -Suzi

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  14. Wow that is a beautiful picture of you and Micah! I'm glad he is saying the words his heart has known all along.

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  15. I love this post and the picture is so powerful. :)

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  16. **sniffle, sniffle**

    Beautiful post, Stacie! I can't tell you how much I look forward to hearing that word....

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  17. Awww, I love this post. It warms the heart to read how your heart is warming. Maybe, if you're feeling like letting us in on it, you can post a video of him saying "momomomom". That would be so cool! :)

    Cindy

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  18. That's exactly how I would explain it with our bio son Nicholas... As madly in love we were with him in the beginning, we never knew it would get any deeper... But it makes sense, you're all making memories together as a family and creating your lives together!

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  19. ohmygosh-youareridiculous! now i want to cry, which is easy since i'm all teary. what a beautiful post and true testament to the joys of adoption!

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  20. Lovely post.....lovely picture.

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  21. Oh Stacie...that is awesome!! I can't imagine how beautiful that 3-letter word sounded coming from your dear sweet Micah! MOM! I bet time stood still in that moment.

    Dee Dee

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  22. What a beautiful, lovely post!!

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  23. Hi Stacie: Your little one is so adorable. My husband and I have decided to adopt from Ethiopia too. We start our journey in July. I too cannot wait to be call Mommy.

    I love reading your blog.

    Regina - Nashville, TN

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  24. this is one of the reasons I love the adoption blog world. it's great to read someone else's post and feel understood at the same time! I have felt the same things for Samuel. I'm so happy for you mom! The picture is so sweet.
    take care,
    Jen

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  25. The carnival is posted! Thanks so much for entering a post. I love this one too by the way. I love the picture the most, Micah just loves you!

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