To My Best Friend Having Her First Child
You are almost to the finish line! Only a few more weeks and you will experience a love that you couldn’t even imagine existed. You’ve battled the morning sickness, the aches and pains, heartburn, and the endless rollercoaster of emotions. You have felt the twirls, kicks, and hiccups of this little being inside of you. I want you to know that you are going to be the best mom to this little girl. Never doubt yourself, stand up for your beliefs, and know that it is okay to be tired, it is okay to cry, it is okay to ask for help.
The first day after giving birth will be euphoric. The baby sleeps, and sleeps, and sleeps. You will stare at that little girl in admiration, not knowing how you lived before her. The next few days are rough though, you will be running on little sleep, you’ll be in some pain, and you may not be eating as much as you should, but you got this.
The first few months after giving birth to your precious baby will be some of the hardest months of your life. Your body will be changed forever, but this isn’t a bad thing. It is something to be proud of. You are a mother, your body created life, of course there will be evidence. Please know that I’ve got your back, I am here for you. I will bring you food, I will listen to your complaining without judgement, I will coach you through sleepless nights, and I will assure you, you are an amazing mom.
I guess I’m really just writing this to you, to let you know this thing called motherhood is HARD and that I have been in your shoes, and I am here for you whenever you need. I won’t judge you, I will stand beside you. I will love that little girl as if she were my own. The next few years will be some of the best years of your life and I can’t wait to be there to experience them with you.
We may have grown apart since I had my first child, but I can't wait for us and our children to grow together in this new chapter of our friendship.
Welcome to the “mom” group!
We've shared the same dimple and now we get to share the same title, Mom.