Tuesday, March 8, 2011
I just finished a book called Mother Shock. Yes, the title is a little extreme but seemed fitting as I began my second year as a mother. The book has a bunch of essays on the different stages of motherhood. The first few essays focused on the immediacy needed to be a new mom. Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a doer -- I get things done and FAST. I hate leaving anything on my to do list. Given immediacy is my nature, I acclimated quickly to responding to Mia's every need. But now 16 months later I find that my response is slower. Yes, I still respond to all cries, but I have relaxed a bit. Per author Andrea Buchanan this means I'm getting into the final stage of motherhood where you truly start to feel like a mother. Apparently not freaking out about Mia eating Fancy Feast equates to being comfortable as a mom. I've arrived!