Nov 182013

You might not always wake up with the energy to run a marathon and back, but you’ll always feel like your job as a mother is worth it. Of course, it doesn’t come with a paycheck, but the rewards of being a mother are worthwhile.
I never knew what love was until I laid eyes on my son for the first time. I had just come out of the operating room — and 18 hours of labor. Sleep was all I wanted.

Prior to going into the labor, my nurse had asked if I’d be breastfeeding or using formula. I wanted to do everything as natural as possible so I chose breastfeeding. Seconds after exiting the OR I was told my son would be brought into the room for me to feed. I was so tired, I didn’t think I could. When he was brought into my arms, I forgot about the 18 hours of labor, the C-section and how painful was the epidural. All I cared about was he was here. My son was in my arms, and needed me.
I felt the warmth of his body, the touch of his skin and thought, “he’s here…he’s really here.” I didn’t think I’d be as excited. I always imagined the day he’d finally be in my arms, but the actual moment was nothing I could’ve ever dreamed.

My son amazes me each day. He’s learned so much the four months he’s been with us. I look forward to every minute with him. I treasure the moments. They’re priceless.

Can you share any moments as a mother that were rewarding?

Fatima Torres

What's life like with three kids and two pups? It's entertaining, that's for sure! MTME breaks down family fun ideas and shares personal insights from a former B2B editor and digital marketer turned mom running a business and a household -- all under one roof. With her husband as her #1 fan, there isn't anything she can't accomplish. Read on to learn how she breathes in fire and exhales success.

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