Sunday, May 11, 2008

Being a Mom

Today is my very first Mother's Day as a mom. I'm not often burdened with emotion, but ever since I became a mom it seems that I am on the emotional Tour de France (another side effect is my desire to write poetry full of rainbows and unicorns, or something equally mushy and cheesy). I blame my hormones, but I know that what has really happened has more to do with that little being that sleeps in the room right next to me (and sometimes he sleeps right next to me). He's changed my world. J is now nine months and one day. Yesterday, he crawled across the room, from daddy to mommy, for the very first time.

I wish you all a very happy Mother's Day.

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I remember the day I gave birth to you.
Only nine months ago one became two.

Your sweet little smile and sparkling eyes,
And a personality that took me by surprise.

I held your hands and played with your toes.
I marveled at your belly, your knees, and your nose.

A day, a week, a month passed so fast,
Those peaceful days sure didn’t last.

You started with an ohh, a baa, a coo,
You wiggled, you squirmed, and let out a goo!

You rolled one way and then the other,
You grabbed one toy and then another.

More time passed and you learned to play,
We sang, we danced, and read all day.

One day you pushed out of my lap,
You turned, you reached and then you sat!

And I found in time you loved to eat,
Sweet potatoes, pears, and even your feet!

With each little change there is something I know,
Each passing moment means that you’ll grow.

For now I’ll be right there; you’ll never be alone.
But the day will come when you’ll be on your own.

Today it happened, you crawled away from me.
Your little legs went so fast I could barely see.

Tears came from out of nowhere as you crawled away,
You turned and looked at me as if to say,

“Don’t worry mom, I still need hugs and kisses from you.”
“Yes, little baby boy, momma needs them too.”

I know this is how it is supposed to be,
To give you love and then to set you free.

But, for right now you’re my little man,
And I’ll hold you tightly for as long as I can.

*This was taken a couple days ago when J managed to crawl BACKWARDS and lodge himself under his Pack 'n Play. This is his steely look of determination. Yesterday he figured it all out. Now, he wants to walk . . . (his momma thinks she'll just have to put a stop to that right now).

66 comments:

Pam said...

That was a beautiful poem. Happy Mother's Day!

just jamie said...

Okay Laski, way to make me want to cry! Lovely. Truly.

tulipmom said...

You're making me all teary .... Happy 1st Mother's Day!

jakelliesmom said...

What a lovely sentiment. I think it captures a first Mother's Day better than anything. I hope you'll frame it and keep it.

Happy first Mother's Day to a wonderful mommy.

Cheri said...

So BEAUTIFUL. Happy First Mother's Day. So glad to share this day with you.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Happy Mom's Day!

Pregnantly Plump said...

So sweet! And congrats on the crawling. Happy Mother's Day!

Kami said...

That was so beautifully written *wipes tear*

Don't worry, when they are ready to be more independent, you will be too. And it's a long way off.... my almost (GASP!) 7 year old still needs hugs and kisses from his momma and so do I from him!

Happy Mother's Day - the first of many more to come!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Very sweet--and true.

Happy First of Many Mother's Day!

Lindsey said...

Happy Mother's Day! Beautiful poem:)

RJTrue said...

Um, so though I've known this for 27 years and 17 days I would like to share:

You are, hands down, my most favorite person in the whole entire world.

Love you ...

Family Adventure said...

Lovely, as is that picture.

Enjoy your first Mother's Day as a fully fledged mommy :)

Heidi

Lori said...

What a beautiful poem. hope you enjoy your first Mommy's day

Kristen said...

That was beautiful!

Happy Mother's Day! :)

Erin said...

what a cute poem..and lil man u have!! happy 1st mother's day..mine too. here's too many more!

Karen said...

That was just lovely. Happy Mother's Day!

Kristi said...

Enjoy your first Mother's Day. We realized today that today is the first Mother's Day that we are diaper free in six years.

Nora Bee said...

What a cutie! And a thoughtful tribute. Happy MOther's Day!

Wendi said...

Happy First Mother's Day!!!

Thanks for sharing that beautiful poem.

Lindsey said...

Darling poem, precious baby. Happy Mother's Day sweet friend!

Steph said...

Happy Mothers Day, welcome to the club isn't it grand????

Rachel H. said...

What a beautiful poem! I know I've said it already, but I mean it--YOU ARE AN AMAZING WRITER!

Thanks so much for sharing your talent to word things the very way I wish I could!

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

Happy Mother's Day, darling. You'll be in the post about last night's Twitter fest. Just FYI!

painted maypole said...

you should use photos of J and turn that poem into a picture book, I bet it will be his favorite to read for years and years

Happy (first)Mother's Day!

Nap Warden said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Happy Mother's Day! Hope you had a wonderful day with your family.

blessings,
kari & kijsa

LaskiGal said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments! I'm glad you were all OK with the cheese factor. I just adore you all and let me just say, you all inspire me . . . THANK YOU!

***SWC and KAREN (my Michigan blogging buddies)--I hope you are reading this . . . I can't get to your blog! E-mail me!!! laskigal AT gmail DOT com

Amber said...

I'm so with you on the emotions thing....I cried during a recent episode of CSI where a child was killed, I cried during some commercial and some scene of a movie (not even involving a kid) and my DH was like, "Are you crying? Are you kidding me?" He doesn't get it! Hope you had a great weekend!

Lisa said...

That was just lovely. Your little J is just a doll baby, and know that he will always *need* Mama's kisses!
I feel like motherhood made my tear ducts multiply in size too. Seriously - sometimes it's nutso how emotional I am!
Happy 1st Mother's Day - what a special one!

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Oh what a wee face!

Rachel said...

That was beautiful. So sweet.

Tara R. said...

Happy Belated FIRST Mommy's Day! Lovely poem. ♥

Kellan said...

Lovely Poem! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! See you - Kellan

Sue said...

That was so beautiful! Hope you had a wonderful day chasing that little crawler!

Aliki2006 said...

Oh, so sweet I'm all teary now--again!

Happy (belated) Mother's Day to you...

Aunt Becky said...

Happy belated Mother's Day!

Karen MEG said...

Crawling now, eh? That's a major mommy moment!!!

Hope you had a lovely, lovely first mother's day!!!

Are You Serious! said...

♡ Sweet picture! Happy (late) Mother's day!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I love the pic you included. That little dude is going to melt hearts!!

Hope you had the very best 1st mommy's day ever. You deserve it!

Hallie :)

Elaine A. said...

What a beautiful poem!! Happy (late) Mother's Day to you.

They do grow too fast. My baby turns one on Thursday! *sniff, sniff*

McMommy said...

Did you seriously write that yourself??!!!! I am so impressed! J. is one lucky little dude! :)

Happy Mother's Day!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

I am the same way. This was my first mothers day and I was nothing but a sap! The children in church sang a song for the moms... and even thought my child wasn't even singing... you know... being 7 months old and all... I still got all teary eyed watching them.

MamaGeek said...

Oh beautifulness! Hope you had a great Mother's Day!

Amy said...

WOW, what a beautiful poem to your sweet boy! I hope you print this for him to have later in life.

I hope that you had a great first Mother's Day!

LunaNik said...

Super cute poem and super duper cute baby!!

Happy Mother's Day!!

Becoming Me said...

Oh, I loved that poem. Beautiful

DysFUNctional Mom said...

What a very special Mother's Day! I hope you enjoyed it. I loved the poem.

The Immoral Matriarch said...

Beautiful poem. :)

noble pig said...

Alright, a little teary here! Happy Belated Mother's Day!

What a beautiful boy.

CC said...

Awwwwww! I love it when they get stuck backwards under things. I just want to take a million pictures and laugh. Mean mommy? Me?

krissy said...

Fine.....Fine.....

Make me cry! That's real fair!

Geesh! Sorry I made you pee your pants but darn it...you don't have to be unfair about it!

I so want to just hold your little one in my arms. I just want to kiss those cheeks. I love cheeks. Those cheeks should against the law.....darn!!!

Happy First Mother's Day and I hope that all the others will be just as special!!!!

Hugs!

Misty said...

Your babe could not be MORE cute... not even an ounce.

Amy said...

Happy 1st Mothers Day to you.

This post was beautiful!

Lori said...

He's just so darn cute! Hope you had a great 1st Mom's day!

tommie said...

he is so cute. What a great tribute on your first mom's day!

Angie said...

Happy first mother's day.

Happy first crawl day - and welcome to the world of mobility. AAAAHHHHH!!

Happy first of many more firsts...

KEEP BELIEVING

Mandi said...

That was priceless and as you can see touch so many of us!!! I hope you had a wonderful 1st Mothers Day!!

Mommy Mechanics said...

I love the poem, so sweet. Just about made me cry as I thought of my own little one growing so fast. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Kathryn said...

That was absolutely gorgeous!
I hope you had a wonderful First Mother's Day!!!!

OHmommy said...

Awwww..... happy first mother's day.

Perfect Poem!

abby p said...

This is so sweet. Your poems are just killing me. I hope you had a great Mother's Day, L.

Take care--
A

Colleen said...

Happy Mother's Day!

very sweet poem and adorable little man!

Kimmylyn said...

Happy 1st Mother's Day (a little late!! I suck I am sorry) Hope you had a wonderful day!

ps. thanks for making me all teary eyed. :)

Danielle said...

That was an awesome poem. I got all teary! Happy Belated Mother's Day!

ConverseMomma said...

This is just perfect! It is only my second mother's day, but I still have not gotten a hang of those emotions. I am a leaky faucet spewing love for my family all. day. long.

Whiney Momma said...

Nice poem. Hope you had a nice Mother's Day.

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