We certainly weren't sad though once the shock wore off - we were excited - now we were going to be a family.
"When a child is born, so is a Mother"
Nathan ("Nathan" is a Hebrew name and means "giver") was born by elective Cesarean - he was a BEAUTIFUL health baby - everyone loved him. However, this little baby would bring me to my knees, literally - he was what they called a "fussy baby" .... he never stopped crying, hardly slept and wanted attention all the time and I mean all the time. "It's just a phase he's going through", "After 3 months he'll get better", "From 6 months he'll change" ...............I wondered what had happened to all my dreams of being a serene Mum to a lovely baby who slept and woke only to feed? Reality hit home ....
Our God is a gracious God - he brought into my life a friend who's son had also been a "fussy baby" ...... her words of advice I think saved my sanity - "Mandy get used to this - this is not a phase, this is a personality type - accept what you cannot change".
My darling son who turns 17 today - can still be "fussy" - but he is a thoughtful, responsible (mostly!), happy teen who I am incredibly proud to be a Mum to ....
Happy Birthday darling - from fussy to fabulous!!