May 8 to May 14 — I’m not even sure where or how to begin with this update since it is all just that – the beginning. Our first week with Sam has been very tiring but amazing!
It’s been a whirlwind of activities, diaper changes, sleepless nights, and aches and pains. I was so exhausted – emotionally, mentally, and physically – plus mixed feelings of excitement, anticipation, anxiety, agitation, and apprehension as well. I end up wondering whether I’m a responsible mom and am I able to take care of Sam in a proper way. Suddenly, I may not be so sure of myself. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so much self-doubt about everything all at once. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining. Watching her change every day has been so rewarding. Seeing her smile and being able to hug her any time I want, giving me a feeling that tells me that it is all worth it. That feeling that confirms that being a mom IS the hardest job in the world – but it is the most rewarding and best job you’ll ever have!
Anyway, instead of boring you with a number of paragraphs, here are some of the pictures from our first week home..
I encouraged my husband to spend as much time as possile with Sam, whether it was bathing, burping, diaper changes, and even exposing her to sunlight.
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