Reflection on being a Lucky Mom

  1. Emma says:

    I know you posted this years ago, but it popped up in my newsfeed tonight and I needed to read this. I have 2 littles and just found out our 3rd is on the way. Feeling excited but mostly overwhelmed and emotional right now. Thanks for the reminder of how lucky I am to have these littles ones to love.

  2. Sabrina says:

    Congratulations Nancy!! I’m so excited that you are adding to your lovely little family. 🙂
    I definitely have days like you do and the exhaustion is overwhelming. And I know it’s even more tiring for you doing it solo when Bill is gone. But you are so right about those sweet moments when all you want to do is snuggle that little baby… everything else can wait.

  3. Katie says:

    Fancy Nancy!! Congrats on number 3! How exciting! What a blessing!! Loved this post so so true!! I too am joining the ranks as a stay At home mom starting tomorrow!! Still working every other weekend but yes cherish the small things!! Miss you tons friend!!!

    • Oh, Miss Katie! I am so thrilled to hear from you, and I am thrilled that you are joining the ranks of stay-at-home moms! Next thing I know you are going to be blogging too! I miss you, Katie, and we both have babies that the other hasn’t met. We have to get together!

  4. Patty says:

    Nancy, my “kids” are 39 – 35 and 31 and I would love to go back to when they fit on my shoulder. It all goes so fast and it is over in the blink of an eye. Do we make mistakes – yes but we do the best we can, when we can and when we know better, we do better. Enjoy those sweet little children now because one day they are gone and you will never get that time back. I miss it so much and I am hoping that one of them will give me grandchildren. Enjoy

    • Patty–thank you so much for this comment. It’s really hard for me to open up about all the aspect of motherhood, but each time I do I am reminded about how much I share with all mothers out there. I’m really going to take your words to heart, and cherish these fleeting moments. And–I hope you get grandkids soon! Sounds like you are going to me a stellar grandma!

      • Patty says:

        Thank you Nancy. Our 35 year old just had their first year anniversary and they are trying to buy a house than a baby. I cannot wait. Until then my best friend lets me borrow hers. Relax and enjoy.

  5. Krista Walerius says:

    I could have wrote so much of this myself! Beautifully written Nancy.
    I’m cherishing Maverick’s quiet little puffs on my shoulder as I listen to
    my other little ones fretting over “Do I have to eat it ALL?” “Can I have
    cake when I’m done?” I love when mom’s are honest about
    having moments of weakness. It so nice to know your not the only one!
    Congratulations on number three!

    • Thanks, Krista. It is so nice to hear from you! And it’s so true, isn’t it? Those sweet baby moments go so fast, and yet I feel myself rushing through them. silly. I would love to meet Maverick–and your other kids too! Hopefully sometime soon!

  6. Dianna L. says:

    Congratulations Nancy! That’s so wonderful!

  7. Kadie says:

    Oh Nancy this is beautiful!! I feel the same way as you, I often forget how very lucky I am to be a mom.

    When baby #4 was 5 months old we got pregnant with baby #5 and I felt the crushing, overwhelming feeling of HOW. Thankfully you adjust and your ablity to cope increases. Don’t get me wrong, we have a lot of days where I am holding back tired tears of frustration.

    Remember you are a great mom, and one more baby is lucky enough to come to your home. 🙂

    • Kadie–I can’t tell you how much it means to read this comment! You are so sweet, and I really need to know that all will be good and well and worth it. I can’t imagine getting pregnant when i had a 5 month old infant! My baby is 10 months and I feel a little overwhelmed. Mostly excited, but overwhelmed too. Being a mom is so complicated sometimes!

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