Life with Stinky

May 19, 2006 on 9:00 pm | In Motherhood | No Comments

Stinky is almost 3 months old. The idea that I am her mother has finally sunk in. For the longest time, I felt like an exceptionally hard-working baby-sitter, and that Stinky’s family would come to claim her soon. Reality seemed surreal even though I had daydreamed about it my whole life. From a very young age, I couldn’t wait to be a mother. At ten, I vowed I would have a child by age eighteen. At eighteen I pushed it back to age twenty-three. At twenty-three I was struggling to support myself so I promised to “do it” by my late 20′s. By my mid 20′s I was content with having a child by thirty. That was my plan until I unexpectedly became pregnant at 26 last June. I have seen first-hand that fertility is a gift and not a right. Pregnancy came with mixed emotions but I was grateful to have been able to conceive a child so easily. Continue reading Life with Stinky…

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