11 years ago, I found out I was pregnant. I was very scared. I did not know what to expect, nor did I know how my life would change. I can remember the first time it all became real to me was not after seeing that first sonogram, but when I felt that first kick. It was from then on, that I really felt baby, that the reality of what was about to happen to me in just a few months, came to life. When I started to prepare for my daughter's arrival, I was doing it alone, and I was shocked when a group of friends from work held a surprise baby shower for me.
The day that I was to deliver had to be scheduled, and the induction was very long. It had gone on for 2 days, but when it was finally time to deliver, it seemed to happen so fast. My Dr had told me he was going to break my water, and when I sat up to call my daughter's dad, it broke all on its own. Within minutes I could feel the full on labor. I can remember being so tired, but I was determined to push my baby out. When my daughter finally came, a wave of emotion came over me. It is something that is hard to explain, but the love I felt in that instant when our eyes first met for the first time was like something I had never felt before, and in that moment, I realized that I was a mom, I was Estrella's mother!
If I were to write a letter to my daughter, to tell her how much she has always meant to me, from the start, I would tell her that she made me a mommy, the mother I am to her and to her younger brothers. That because of her, I had many trials and errors, but that she taught me the most important lesson in life, she taught me the true meaning of unconditional love. I would also tell her that the first night we had together in the hospital, when it was just the two of us, I was in awe. I did not sleep, because all I could do was stare at her, and watch her as she slept. I made her a promise that night that I would always be there for her, and that I would do my best to raise her and to always show her how much I love her. I think in the letter I would let her know, that even though she is 10 years old, from the day she was born, I have always gotten up in the middle of the night to look in on her and watch her as she sleeps.
From the day she was born, I have been in love, and I have enjoyed every minute of it, the good and the bad. I have cherished every smile, every milestone that we reached together, and all of the lessons I have learned along the way. Because on the day baby was born, so was the mother I am today!
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