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!)