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Monday, November 11, 2002

Seven Months Ago...
It is amazing to me how much life has changed. Now everything that happens is in reference to when sweet baby Drew came into my life. I can not describe in words what a wonder he is. I studied child development for five years in college. I taught in a classroom for six years, witnessing little people learn amazing lessons for the first time in their lives. As amazing as all of that was, it pales in comparison to listening to my little baby laugh and watching him struggle to pull himself up to standing at our coffee table. I am just as corny as I knew I would be. And I am not embarrassed to say that I am enjoying every minute with him.

People keep saying that I will forget my labor, that in time I won't remember the pain. What a crock. I may very well have another child, but it will be in spite of the fact that I remember CLEARLY the pain of childbirth and the awkward recovery period that followed. Painful and awkward yes, but definitely worth it. If I had to do it all over again, for Drew... no problem.

What has struck me most of all in these past few months is that I now think that women are truly AMAZING. I do not mean this as shot to my male counterparts. You know I love you boys. It's just that I have this new found respect for my mom and moms everywhere. I am certain that this is the most amazing job that I will ever be blessed with in this life. Happy seven months baby Drew!