It's amazing how 8 weeks can change you.
I look at this photo, which was taken 2 days before I had Charlotte. I really can't stand this photo (no offense to the photographer). I look tired, impatient, and ironically a little lifeless.
Now, I see this.
I love the way I look. Not because I think I'm beautiful, but because I think being a mother is beautiful. I know there are people out there who could care less about having kids. I know there are people trying very hard to also become a mother, and I deeply hope they get there. Because when I see myself here I realize that I am becoming a better person. I am learning how to be more flexible and patient. I am learning how to be more selfless and dependent. I am making myself more emotionally available. And I have learned that I will never be the same again.