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A blog about miscarrriage, infertility, pregnancy, birth and mothering. My name is Emily and this is the story of my journey in motherhood.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Change of perspective

Pre-baby I would see mothers worried about getting there kids home at a certain time or wanting to leave an event to put thier kids down for a nap and I would think "relax. It's not that big of a deal. How the tables have turned. Now I am the mom telling my husband that it's time to go so that Missy can get to bed. Everyone, including dh, can't see what the big deal is, but they aren't the ones pacing the hallways at 4 in the morning. I really had to stand up for myself and leave a get together today so I could bring Missy home and have her regular routine. I felt a little type a personality about it but I really didn't want my little one to get over tired or over stimulated, for her sake and mine. Did I know that would happen? No. But I didn't feel like taking the risk today. The whole experience helped me realize a few things: 1) Stop judging people! I have been learning this a lot lately. Things I thought I would never do. I am doing. 2) Trust my gut. I am a good momma. I know what I am doing. Trust, hnour and respect myself. I am doing the best I know how to do. I don't need to be perfect. Right now I am exactly the right mother for Missy. I am enough. My name is Emily. I left early to put my daughter to bed. I am a wonderful mother.

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