05 September 2009
My First Son’s Birth
I have dreamed of having children for as long as I can remember. I was almost eleven when my brother was born, so I got to experience watching him grow up. At the age of seventeen, I got married. After two years, my husband and I decided to start a family together. I knew that having a child would change my life, I just didn’t know how much. The birth of my first son has created a more intense bond between my husband and I, started me on a new learning experience as a mom, and has helped me mature more than I ever thought possible. My husband and I have always been pretty close. We have had our share of hard times, but we’ve made it through them. When our son was born in January of 2008 though, suddenly things weren’t all about us anymore. We now have someone else who completely depends on us. This has brought my husband and I even closer because we know we have to work together in order to provide a loving environment for our son to grow up in. Even though I watched my brother grow up and even helped out when I could, it didn’t prepare me for everything I have faced, or will face, as a mom. Almost everyday I learn something new. What temperature constitutes a fever, what my son’s weight should be, when vaccinations are given, and when to start potty training are just some of the things I have learned so far as a mom. I know that my learning experience will continue as my son grows older. Finally, I have matured and grown up so much since my son was born. I remember watching my mom when I was younger and wondering why she didn’t go out much, why she spent so much time worrying about money and bills, and why she would wear the same clothes year after year, while my siblings and I always got new clothes. I remember that I never understood why she was like that and that I never wanted to be like that myself. Now, I understand that those were just some...