What's so great about being a Mom?

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Registered: 10-28-2005
What's so great about being a Mom?
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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 10:50am

For our members who are on the fence about having a child or not or giving them up for adoption, would those of you that have children pop in to share what you love about being a mom?

I was reading this article where a possible mom-to-be was wondering what's so great about having a child. Her biological clock is ticking and she wants to have kids but now, she's questioning the idea.

http://www.ivillage.com/what-s-so-great-about-being-parent-anyway/6-a-371903

She's getting some ideas there but I hope you'll share here about what you love about being a mom!


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Registered: 10-28-2005
Thu, 08-11-2011 - 10:54am

For me, from the first coo and the first smile, my heart was melting. I spent hours just holding my little one between feedings - partially out of fear that he'd wake up if I moved him but I loved holding him. I had never laughed and smiled so much as I have over the last 12 years. They have their moments when I want to hang them up by their toenails but for the most part, I wouldn't give them up for anything. They make me proud most days. Especially when they do things like perform in plays like the 9yo did last week. It's amazing to look on stage and be able to say - that's my kid!