Until you have a baby, you will never truly know what it means when people say, “It will completely change your life.” On March 20th, 2017 Royce Oliver Moore made his way into the world. Since that day, my life has been a whirlwind. In a good way.
It all started on a Sunday at about 6 p.m. I felt this strong tightening sensation soar across my pelvis and spread throughout my lower body. It didn’t hurt, but it was different. Different from Braxton hicks and different than anything I ever felt my entire pregnancy. I told Kevin that I thought I had a contraction and he didn’t believe me. So, he proceeded to go to work. Then, it happened again… and again… and again. I laid in the bed to stay as comfortable as I could. Apollo and Bella stayed by my side the entire time. Bless their hearts. This baby was coming and he wasn’t going to let anything stop him. The light tightening I was feeling in the beginning gradually turned into an annoying pain. It wasn’t until midnight that I finally decided I should go to the hospital. My father-in-law got me and rushed me to labor and delivery. Luckily, Kevin works at the hospital I delivered at, so he was by my side from then on. I was in “active labor” at around 4 a.m. By 6:30 a.m. I was fully dilated. The doc arrived, broke my water, I pushed for 13 minutes and our beautiful baby boy was here at 7:28 a.m. They put him straight in my arms, and then took him away. Pediatricians were called in and about nine people ran in the room to resuscitate my baby. He was in respiratory shock. I sat there and watched as these people saved my son’s life. As awful as the situation seems as I tell the story, and as scared and worried Kevin was, for some reason I knew he was going to be alright. I wasn’t scared, I just knew my baby was gonna be okay. Then, there it was. A cry from the heavens came out of my child. An actual human child who literally just got into the world…. like less than 10 minutes ago. It was so surreal.
He came in weighing 6 lbs. 6 oz. He was so small and his cry was just so quiet and precious. Now, I have a freaking 5 month old! He is so chunky, tries to crawl and stand and talks our ears off. In the beginning, we couldn’t get him to open his eyes. Nowadays we can’t get him to close them for a nap! This little chunky butt is growing so fast that I just can’t keep up anymore. I turn around for one second and he’s up another size. He laughs so much and I know he’s gonna be just like dad from his goofy tendencies.
I never really knew what my purpose in life was until I became a mom. There’s just something about someone completely depending on you that forms a super power you’ve never had. The days that used to consist of laying up on the couch all day, playing with my tablet and taking naps are gone. Now, my days are filled with poop, pee, spit up, loud cries, lack of sleep and slobber… and I have never been happier. At the end of it all, his laughs and smiles are what make me feel like I’ve done my job as a parent. Kevin and I are closer than ever now. He is an amazing dad and is always there for us. He is such a supportive husband. Apollo and Bella have adjusted well. Bella is good at looking after Royce. Apollo will nudge Royce while he is in his swing from time to time to make sure he’s all good. He has all the security he needs. He loves his grandma and grandpa. They spoil him to death, so when he stays with them he comes back thinking he can run the house. It’s all good though. I’m so excited to teach Royce the ways of life and push him to become a great man. The journey has just begun.
As for blogs, I have so much backed up content I need to share with you guys. Loads of recipes and food reviews are coming! I’ve really been trying to blog for the last few months. I just couldn’t get myself back in the groove of things. Being a mom is hard! Thank you for STILL keeping up with me after all this time. I’m still getting views and new followers so I just want to thank you guys for your interest! You will see more!