Leigha and the Triplets

Thursday, May 01, 2008

What Motherhood Means to Me

Tonight I ran across a photo contest on 5 Minutes for Mom. My mind immediately went to a photo that was taken back in June of 2005. It was the first time I was able to hold all three of my babies at the same time. June 4, over 2 months after they were born, the nurses handed me Robert, Matthew, and Noah. Most mothers can hold their baby within seconds of being born. It seemed like a lifetime before I was even able to touch my babies, who were born at 27 weeks and weighing in as little as 1 lb. 14 oz. The way that my boys fought to stay alive is what taught me about being a mother.


Suzanne said...

This is a beautiful picture of you. I would never have known that you had recently had a baby, let alone three.
You are very a very inspiring mom and woman, Cathy. You have a great attitude, an awesome sense of humor, and I'm lucky to have met you (even if it is through cyberspace on ST chats)!

Tripletblessed said...

That is a beautiful picture. I have one very similar and I remember it well!

loren said...

Does it feel like just yesterday, or does it feel like that happened centuries ago? I go through moments of both. You look so happy and nervous all at once... so much like me back then!

I never took time - until now - to figure out that my girls' are only three months older than your boys.