Repost: Mommy Firsts

February 1, 2012 in Repost

Reposts are from a blog I started when my girls were younger. I’ve changed nothing about its content so you can read my thinking process when my girls were younger. 

Friday, June 27, 2008

mommy firsts

Did you record your children’s firsts? First step, first word, first tooth. Most of us do. This week I’ve noticed quite a few firsts for me. No one records Mommy firsts. I wish I knew the date that I got to sleep through the night for the first time after being a mommy. More accurately, the first night Bird slept through the night. It was exciting in what it promised would come, but really I woke up several times wondering if she was okay and if I should risk pumping so I wouldn’t be in pain and could sleep.

Here are some recent mommy firsts for me. 1) Dropping both kids off at vacation Bible school and then leaving to do…whatever I wanted! June 24 and 25, 2008 2)Trying to hurry through the morning preparation to get somewhere on time, I put the hair gel on my face as if to wash it! June 21, 2009 3) While reading the paper and drinking tea both children came downstairs, dressed, PJs away, and one them even had her hair brushed. I hadn’t said a thing. (Did you notice I was 1)sitting 2) reading 3) drinking tea) June 26, 2009. I like the idea of sharing mommy firsts with each other. What firsts did you have this year?

I never did start a little journal to record my mommy firsts. I wish I had. I love the idea of celebrating not just the growth of our children, but the growth and change in ourselves. Maybe this post will inspire one of you to start such a journal. A recent mommy first for me: napping on the couch while my husband and daughter made dinner–January 28, 2012 or the first time I was paid for my writing (it would take me a while to find that date). 

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Alene February 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Great ideas. My first was going with my son to pick out the engagement ring for my soon-to-be new daughter. That was a trip. I did record it, you can read it here:

It’s a 4 part series. So YES write down and record those precious first, because somewhere in there it will begin to be “the last.” I recorded that here:


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