Becoming Your Mother: Poetry to Bring a Smile


We’ve officially begun our countdown to Bloom, An Event for New and Expecting Moms and Their Support Crew! We’re days away from this special event filled with information, resources, and, most importantly, SWAG for new and expecting moms!

We’d like to invite you to remember back to welcoming home that first bundle of joy. Was is years ago? Or just a few months ago? Or are you anxiously awaiting that special day? Wherever you are on your motherhood journey, Rio Grande Valley Moms Blog is here to support you! Don’t forget to purchase your Bloom tickets, but before you do, we’d like to share with you a special guest submission in poetry form written Aseneth Scott that is sure to bring a smile to your face.

Becoming Your Mother

I had to give up a lot for you, baby

The things I thought I could never live without

Well, I learned to live without them

These are a few of my favorite things:

multiple cups of coffee

guiltless sips of wine

pants that fit just right

balanced hormones

the fear of dying

anyday date nights with your dad



But what I have gained and stand to gain is a richer life than I could have ever dreamt of

These are a few of my favorite things:

the way my heart melts when you smile at me

the laughter that ensues after you toot, giggle, or kick your legs in your bath

the way you warm my heart with your snuggles and unconditional love


Becoming your mother is the journey I’m on

It’s the journey with no end


You are my life, little one


I first caught glimpses of this journey when I:

Heard your heart beat

Saw your nose through a sonogram

Held you against my chest at the NICU

There is nothing else that competes with being your mother, my sweet pea

Thank you for this life-long journey of becoming


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