I'm lying in bed awake at four in the morning, nursing my restless and sick son so that he can sleep. This is my second Mother's Day, and I can honestly say that the last two years of my life, starting from when I got pregnant with him, have been the most rewarding, but also most challenging, exhausting, frustrating and at times heartbreaking years of my life.
It wasn't until this year that I truly began to value all she taught me -- the year after I graduated college and became my own person. Suddenly, everything my mother taught me about life was coming back to me. Here are 30 things my mother taught me that I didn't believe as a kid, but I 100% believe today.
The choice to have children, for many couples, is a major decision and not taken lightly. Many couples also have some kind of idea of how many little ones they want to have, however, that number can change over time. And I've come to realize that there is no right position to be in when it comes to this topic.
When you are pregnant with your first baby it is an extremely exciting and somewhat scary time in your life. The unknowns are enormous, you know there will be a baby at the end of it all but that is about all you can be sure of. So what happens when you are the first of your friends, the first of your generation in the family to have a baby?