My mom left this morning after staying with us for the weekend. I can't tell you how good it was to have someone around that I can trust Liam with. Someone to keep me company during the day. Someone to feed Liam his breakfast while I actually enjoy mine and then take a shower without rushing through it all.

Alex and I were able to go out on a date. To a restaurant. Without a whiny baby. We dressed up and ate fancy food and had lovely uninterrupted conversation.

Nothing has made me appreciate my mother like becoming one myself. No one told me how difficult this all is! Don't get me wrong, I love my son with intense passion. I get teary-eyed just thinking about it. But it is draining...mentally, emotionally, physically. Maybe it's just me, I don't know. But the point is, going through this new mommyhood experience has really made me appreciate my mom and all the sacrifice she's gone through for us. I'm really going to miss her now that she's gone, even though she still drives me crazy at times. ;-)

Thanks for visiting, mama. See you soon!