Saturday was my birthday, and I was so excited to celebrate my first birthday as a mom! Nicholas can't give me presents yet, and when he does, they will probably be made out of cardboard and still slightly wet paint. It's not like I was expecting a present from him, but I was still anticipating a special day.
Around 4am on Saturday morning Nicholas woke up to eat. This is typical, but when I pulled him out of his crib I was surprised to feel how hot his little body was. His nose was so stuffy that it was hard for him to eat and he was burning up. I knew right away that my plans of going on a big date that day were probably going to change. And I didn't really mind because I just wanted to make sure that he was ok. I'm his mama, and he needed me.
As I watched his little nose run and felt his hot, clammy head, my heart filled with so much love for him. I felt so privileged that I get to be his mama, and that on my birthday, I got to snuggle with the sweetest gift I've ever received. I went into full-on mommy mode, wanting to make everything better and doing all that I could to make him feel comfortable. I didn't get to sleep in like I had hoped for on my birthday, but I did get to wake up to a very silly, sniffling little boy.