I Love Challenges! Is that Like When Mama Tries to Get Me to Crawl Across the Room?
Mama said that she read about a challenge today… to write about the best day of your life. The post, she said, is here: http://mommyx4boys.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/challenge-the-best-day-of-your-life/. She told me to think on it, but I really didn’t have to. I am a baby after all, so every day is a good day really unless it’s a bad teeth-coming-in day, but the best day? Well, that’s the day that I came into the world.
Mama reminded me that I used to live in her belly. At first I didn’t believe her, but then she showed me a picture of my face before I came into the world. I don’t know how they can take a picture from inside someone, but Mama said that it involves a little wand, warm liquid, and a computer. It sounds like something I would have liked since I love computers, but I had no idea what they were doing I’m sure from inside Mama. Mama laughed and told me that since I bang on her computer that I would probably break that machine given the chance, and that it would cost a lot more money that her computer if I did.
I kind of remember Mama’s belly as being comfy and never cold or hot, kind of like a warm bath. The bigger that I got, though, the more cramped up everything was, and I couldn’t stretch out anymore. I waited and waited and waited to come out of Mama’s belly. It took ages. Even Mama says that it did, and she told me that I used to kick her in the ribs when I got big enough and that it hurt sometimes. I still do, but it’s from the other side now, and I’m now bigger and even stronger.
Mama tells me that my body actually sent a signal to her body to help me to come into the world. I don’t know how I could tell Mama anything, after all, I certainly couldn’t talk in there, but she says that not everything that is said is said with words or noise. She says that some of the best things, like babies telling Mamas that they are ready to see the world, don’t use sound at all.
I wanted to know how on Earth I was inside Mama and then was not anymore, but Mama said I am way too young to know the details and that I didn’t need to worry about it. I asked if it hurt, and she said that yes, it did hurt, but no matter how much it does, it is worth it to every Mama that is waiting to be able to hold her baby. Mama must love me more than I can ever know, because I don’t even like it when I bonk my head on something, but she said when I get bigger that I may want to have a baby too and that I won’t mind the pain either. We’ll have to wait and see on that one.
So I came out out into the world, not crying, just taking it all in. That is the kind of gal that I am… I don’t fret, I don’t worry… I just love… being. After all, there are all of these beautiful, wonderful things around me.
Even that day, my favorite day, I already knew that life was beautiful, that I was beautiful, and that I was loved. That last part? The loved part? I already know I’m really lucky as I am surrounded by love all of the time.
So the best moment? The best day? My birth day, because Mama and Daddy finally got to hold me after hearing their muffled voices say, “I love you and can’t wait to meet you.” Being loved by them, forever and ever until the end of days, makes me the luckiest girl on Earth. Mama and Daddy both say that I make them pretty lucky, too.
Thank you, Opinionated Man, for helping me to find this challenge. http://aopinionatedman.com/2014/05/24/challenge-the-best-day-of-your-life/