My ‘First-Time’ List as a New Mom Began Growing

~ We all have that first-time-list of times we’ll never forget. Find out what I added to my list as soon as I had the title ‘Mother’.

My last writing was about my first time alone with my very own daughter. I felt like a baby myself during those few minutes as my new title Mother sank in. But now I want to share how the word ‘First’ began to sink in deeper and deeper.

Being in that hospital felt like I wasn’t in my normal world. But once out, while driving home, something hit me even more; my new life as an official mother had begun. Question marks as a mom were floating right along with an overflow of first-time thoughts.

As she drove us home, my mom was confirming that she was right there to help with my new single-mother title that began not even twenty-four hours earlier. I was praying while staring at my adorable new baby who was all cozy for the first time in her first car seat,

“Lord, please help me know what I’m doing with all these first-time stuff going on.”

It’s best explained from my book, God and My Pillow, which shares my unplanned pregnancy story.

Going up that driveway with Mom driving wasn’t weird. We’d done that oodles and oodles of times. What was weird was it being the first time going up that driveway with me as a mom! My first time ever in a car with my very own daughter, all cozy in her car seat. First time ever on that dead-end, going up that driveway, about to go into her very first home. Pulling that car seat out for the first time as it held my precious baby daughter. I’ll never forget how that felt.

Going up that driveway with Mom driving wasn’t weird. We’d done that oodles and oodles of times. What was weird was it being the first time going up that driveway with me as a mom! My first time ever in a car with my very own daughter, all cozy in her car seat. First time ever on that dead-end, going up that driveway, about to go into her very first home. Pulling that car seat out for the first time as it held my precious baby daughter. I’ll never forget how that felt.

God had that list of first-timers for me already planned. I bet He even looked forward to seeing how I’d feel when all this newness I’d face hit me, knowing I’d soon cherish each one I would experience. I’ll share a few of these ‘First-Time’ experiences with you in the next few posts.

Before I do, I can’t help but ask fellow mothers what comes to mind with your
First-Time-Mother experience? I bet one or two things instantly come to mind. Want to share? I’d sure love to read some.
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Marianne Petersen’s book God and My Pillow is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. 
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1 Comments on “My ‘First-Time’ List as a New Mom Began Growing”

  1. Pingback: 10 Things Learned Once a Mother – Finding Peace When You Feel Like Giving Up

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