I Love Being A Mami!

There are innumerable moments, like when I pull Mr. Sweetie’s clothes out of the dryer, and watch a tiny sock fall to the ground, when I am completely overwhelmed, filled with a rush of love, happiness, and contentment. I feel complete in this new and beautiful life that I have made with my gorgeous husband, Cisco; I feel like I am finally doing something that I only dreamed of for the longest time.

This is not to say that everything is always simple, perfect, and easy. It is a very big job, this Mami business! I remember having more time to myself, more time with Cisco, and with my animal babies. But I would not trade what I live every day now for anything. There is a wonderful little being who sleeps next to me at night that makes me melt into a giant puddle of smiles when I look at him, that makes me laugh at his funny faces, alphabet of noises, and the little games that we play together. I adore it when we are running errands together, and someone stops to tell me how beautiful he is. I have fun bringing him everywhere with me. Sure, life is not the same as it was before — for me, it is better.

My grandmother told me a couple years ago that not everyone should be a mother. She said that there are some women who just don’t possess that maternal instinct. I believed her, because she is older than me, and most likely a bit wiser, or at least more experienced. But I never really understood what she was saying, to its full and entire magnitude, until I found out I was pregnant, and began the changes that have made me into the mami I am today. I would do anything for my little tiny guy, who can’t totally understand yet just how much I love him and want to give him the world. He has done nothing but bring wonderful things into my life, and, though sometimes there are small things I miss from my pre-mami days, I wouldn’t trade him for anything.

One of the greatest gifts I have been given is the experience of how my son interacts with those around him. I adore how Mr. Sweetie smiles at me when he sees me, and how excited he gets in the morning when he wakes up and I am there, kissing his face. He flaps his little arms and opens his mouth really wide, like a hungry baby penguin. I adore how happy he is when his Papa gets home from work, and how much they sit and laugh together at how funny the other is. I adore watching my father, Grandpa, try to soothe him when I am swimming in things to do, and how Mr. Sweetie calms down almost immediately just by hearing the sound of his voice. I adore watching Koolma gently bounce him to sleep, trying her hardest not to wake him, with her phone, camera at the ready, in one hand, taking photos at any opportunity.

Yes, I must say, this mami business is good. I absolutely love being a mami! I feel like everything is exactly as it should be, like I have been awakened to the presence of a kind of order to the world I live in. Life has never been better, and I can’t wait to see what will come with every day that I wake up.

Mami

Mami is an artist, aspiring entrepreneur, and first-time, full-time mother. She enjoys long walks with Mr. Sweetie, good food and cooking, her family and dear friends, writing, arting and crafting. She doesn't know everything, but wants to learn, and loves to do research and share what she finds. She thinks life is like a box of puzzle pieces: you keep trying until it fits, because every piece has its place. She owns and operates whatever she sets her mind to, and knows that the sky is only the limit if you haven't left the ground yet.

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