This sounds weird, but I don't really feel like a mom I don't think. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Elliott and he is just the best thing that ever happened to me. I love caring for him. I love holding him. I would do anything for him. Etc, Etc, Etc.
DH and I still are in disbelief that there is a baby in our house...and he's ours! How can I have a baby? I have wanted him for sooo long and I had to wait so long to have him. It's a miracle he is here and he is so happy and healthy.
I just still can't believe he came out of me and he's mine. I am insanely possessive about him, but at the same time, I can't fully believe he's mine.
I don't know how to fully explain it so I was wondering if others felt the same way. Or maybe veteran moms can jump in. Is there a moment when it hit you that, "Holy crap...I'm a mom!"
I was reading in my Womanly Art of Breastfeeding book that this is common and I was reading one woman's story. She said she loved her baby and all was good. Then one day when the baby was like 5 months or something, he reached up and touched her face and smiled and a whole bunch of milk poured out his mouth and that's when it hit her.
Am I weird? (Well, I know I am, but am I weird for this?) LOL