Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Blessed Mom

Many times I have sat in my Doctor's office waiting to see him for an OB check and watched the mothers that come in with or without kids. I can always tell when it's a "First time Mom". She is at that appointment with the Daddy of course and she has a smile on her face that can't be forgotten. She longs for these appointments, she gets excited, nervous and can't wait for those precious sonogram pictures. Then when the day of the big sex reveal comes, many family members may accompany her to find out if it's a boy or girl. There really is something so special about a first time Mom. The second timer is a little more seasoned with the whole process. She may look a little more relaxed, a little more tired and Dad may not come to every single appointment. Usually she keeps her toddler calm with a container of goldfish and a sippy cup of milk while she waits for the nurse to call her back. This is what I call the "Clueless Mom" because she has no idea how going from one child to two will forever change her life! WOW! Not too long ago, I was the clueless Mom. Most people thought I was a little insane for having two kids so close together but I thought it couldn't be any more difficult than those Moms that actually came in the office with one pre-schooler, one toddler and one big bundle inside the belly! That's what I call a "Crazy Mom"! Some even look at this Mom with sympathy. This Mom isn't really excited about monthly appointments for it's just another time she has to find a sitter or take them with her. Those were the Moms I would sit back and look at in awe. How do that do that? How on earth do they get around with three little kids? I even thought, "Could she not space those kids out a little more? She's got her hands full!"

Well today I was the official "Crazy Mom." It was funny to see the look on people's face as I sat there with my two kids. Everyone knew I was pregnant because my son kept referring to the little baby in Mommy's belly. "Is Dr. Neal going to get that baby out of your belly?" My husband has a couple of Doctor's appointments this week for his back so I told him not to even try to come to this appointment. It's the third, we know the drill by now! So, my Mom came with me, who Doctor Neal now knows by name. My Mom has been there for all of them so everyone knows her. Thank the Lord for MiMi! She has helped me a lot. As I came out of the Doctor's office today with sonogram pictures of my wonderful, healthy, baby that has a strong, perfect heartbeat, I realized that today I am a "Blessed Mom." A couple of weeks ago someone asked "Why couldn't you wait until Josiah was in Kindergarten before having another one? Are you crazy?" And as I have already explained, YES! "I'm now officially a "Crazy Mom", but so blessed! SO BLESSED!

Thank you Lord for that beautiful baby I saw today. The heartbeat was strong, thank you. I know that even now you know this baby. You know his or her name and you have your hand around this precious one. Speak to he or she now and tell them their destiny!

(Mom, thanks for being there today. I enjoyed our time at "Celebrity" and sharing that delicious piece of "Kalua, Caramel, Chocolate Fudge Cake" for desert!! WOW! MiMi is awesome! I'm glad Dr. Neal gave you your very own picture. You deserve one! I love you!)


Christy said...

I am glad the baby is healthy and strong!

Sarah's In the Midst of It said...

Amanda, so glad to hear all went well today! And yes, I can identify--your Crazy Mom identify will only get worse once you try hauling them to Wal-Mart, either with one walking and two in the double stroller, or, my personal favorite, with the oldest pushing the youngest in an umbrella stroller while you push the baby in the cart. It's the going anywhere that's the hardest with three! My advice: just stay home. :)

Tammy said...

I'm a first-time visitor but wanted to say that your post was great...I have two little girls and it looks like I'll be stopping at "Clueless Mom". ;)

So glad your appointment went well and you have a great mom to come with you!


Christy said...

I love your new picture.. you are a beautiful mommy!

Amanda said...

Christy, thank you, thank you! I am praying for you and YOUR baby!

Sarah, Thank you for stopping by my blog!! Your blog has helped me a lot.I will be needing advice when that first Wal Mart trip comes! I'm just trying to learn all I can from you, a mother of three.

Tammy, I look forward to visiting your blog. It's great to know there are more Moms out there blogging!

Storms said...

I'm happy to know everything went well today! I can't wait until I get to see your baby. It's going to be a beautiful child like the other two are.

Oh and I agree, your picture is GORGEOUS!!!

Love ya!

momteacherfriend said...

Strong heart beats are a reason to celebrate!!! Kalua, carmel, chocolate fudge cake...sounds good!

Glad to hear everything is well with you and the baby. You are a blessed mom indeed.

Totally agree on the picture. Nice look.

Seeker4Christ said...

So happy for you! Glad to hear baby is healthy! Great pic! So excited to see a face to put with the name! (I hope to post mine soon!) :)

Karen said...

Fun day! I wouldn't have missed it for the world. I have been blessed to see the heart beats of Josiah, Ava Beth and now this one! I think it is a boy! We'll see.

That was the best cake I've ever had in my life. That's what I want for my next birthday cake! (Like you will even be able to REMEMBER my next birthday -- you will be a mother of 3 by then!)

Glad you are writting again. Don't stop blogging -- ever!

i luv u

Stephanie said...

Hooray! Isn't it awesome to have our mom's close to help! My mom has been a huge help every since the youngest was born...

I'm stopping at "First time Mom".

I have no idea how you do it with 2 close in age (I love having them 10 years apart! :-) and I can't wait to hear stories of how you do it with 3!!!!

Gwen said...

Congrats on seeing that little one's pictures!!!!!! I'm so happy everything is going well!

It is wonderful to have mom's that can help isn't it?

To Amanda's mom:

You are a true blessing to your daughter!

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

Oh I am so glad. WHat an amazing experience isn't it???!!

You mentioned on my blog emailing me regarding my prayer request. YOu can at

Kellie said...

Blessed mom. I agree. I will be there soon. And I worry about Wal-Mart too. Love ya.

Sarah H. said...

More than a blessed mom, you have blessed kids to have YOU as a mom!!

I can't asy it enough but you're an amazing blessing and example for all of us who come here and read!

I look up to you! A lot!

Sarah H. said...

oh and yeh! you're unbelievably good-looking!

Minnie said...

Love it, love it, love it!!! I am so glad I'm sticking with the "Clueless Mom" title. I'm soooo glad everything is great with the baby. Can't wait to squeeze it! :o)

Love you!!!

Kathy said...

can't wait to hear another one call me Kauffee.

Wendy said...

I agree with Sarah. It is much harder to go anywhere w/three, but you kind of get used to the new 'normal' and learn to go w/the flow.