3 Ways Mother’s Day Changes When You Become a Mom

3 Ways Mother’s Day Changes When You Become a Mom

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3 Ways Mother's Day Changes When You Become a Mom From talking to other moms, I’ve come to realize that motherhood begins at a different time for each of us.

Some women feel like moms the moment they learn they’re expecting their first child.

Others realize they’re moms once they get the baby home from the hospital—and quickly realize that caring for a newborn isn’t for the faint of heart!

For still others, motherhood begins long before conception even takes place, as they long for a baby for months or years before one comes along for them.

I knew in my mind that I was a mom the moment I looked down and saw that positive pregnancy test. I had relied on the First Response Early Pregnancy Test, so I was able to learn the news pretty early in the process—which was wonderful!

But I don’t think I truly felt like a mom until my son was a few weeks old. I remember taking him out for a stroll through the neighborhood, and during the last stretch of our walk a yellow jacket began buzzing around his stroller.

I frantically began shooing it away, terrified of my little guy getting stung. I remember thinking fiercely, “I will squash that bee with my bare hands before I will let it touch my baby!” The feeling of maternal protection overwhelmed me. And in that moment, I truly felt like a mom.

That baby boy is now two years old, and he’s got a little sister coming in just a few weeks. Thinking back on that experience with the bee—and looking ahead to my first Mother’s Day as a mom of two—I thought about the interesting ways Mother’s Day changes once you yourself step into the role of mom.

3 Ways Mother’s Day Changes When You Become a Mom

1. Simple gifts mean the most.

I’m finding that once you’re a mom, the smallest tokens of affection make your overflowing heart swell even more. A homemade card or a genuine “I love you, Mom!” mean the world to you. When I was expecting my first, my husband surprised me with this beautiful necklace for Mother’s Day. It says “Mother” in various languages, and I still love wearing it as a symbol of my favorite role. So simple, yet so meaningful. Mother's Day Necklace

2. You reminisce.

For some moms, Mother’s Day gets them thinking about the day their first child was born seven years ago. Others find themselves pondering the day they learned they were pregnant seven months ago. No matter how much time has passed, once you’re a mom Mother’s Day becomes a day to relive those special motherhood moments.

3. You thank your own mom—and really mean it.

There’s nothing like becoming a mom to instill a deep sense of gratitude in you for your own mother. Years ago I may have thanked my mom for all she’s done for me, but these days, my gratefulness runs much truer. Now that I understand firsthand the love, the worry, and the sacrifice that went into raising me, I can’t help but thank her in a way that’s more genuine than it ever could have been before.

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194 Comments

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    May 04, 2015 @ 12:27:04

    You’re right. A simple homemade gift from my boys is better than anything else.

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  2. Julie S.
    May 04, 2015 @ 12:34:50

    I first gave myself the mom title when my baby was born, 6 months ago 🙂 before that it just was surreal.

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  3. terristeffes
    May 04, 2015 @ 12:38:45

    I had wanted a baby for so long, almost 10 years from the time we were married. I went to a specialist who said that she was able to help me, and within months, I was pregnant. The doc took the blood test herself, had her tech run it immediately, came in carrying a pink rose and said, you’re pregnant, momma!! I started coming myself momma at that moment! The rest of the story? I filled my husband’s car with pink and blue balloons so when he came to get in his car after work, when he opened the door the balloons spilled out. When it dawned on him what it was, he spun around looking for me. What a lot of celebrating we did on that moment on the parking lot!!

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  4. tiarasandtantrums
    May 04, 2015 @ 12:49:45

    I adore when my kids make me handmade gifts. My husband used to be really good about this when they were all little, but he sort of doesn’t do much of anything now.

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  5. Justine Y @ Little Dove Creations
    May 04, 2015 @ 12:58:36

    I think I first FELT like a mom the moment my son entered the world. I heard him cry and they laid him on my chest and I knew that I was this little guy’s caretaker forever.
    And I totally agree about being truly grateful to your own mother. I always felt like I had a thankful heart and always showed appreciation to my parents growing up, but it wasn’t until I became a om myself hat I was really overcome with HOW MUCH they really did for me and just how thankful I really was.

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  6. Jenny
    May 04, 2015 @ 14:25:16

    Number 3 is so true! I really appreciate my mom now that I have kids of my own!

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  7. Natalie
    May 04, 2015 @ 14:29:40

    I am not a mom yet but the first time I realized I was an aunt was when my niece hugged me and told me she loved me as much as her own mom.

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  8. Natalie
    May 04, 2015 @ 14:31:20

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  9. Liz Mays
    May 04, 2015 @ 14:55:51

    I treasure all my mom memories, that’s for sure. I’m a scrapbooker, so reliving them through my photos is really easy and fun!

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  10. Nikki @ Tikkido
    May 04, 2015 @ 14:58:50

    How sweet! I love the story of the bee and your baby. It’s funny how that maternal instinct just explodes.

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  11. shaunatorres
    May 04, 2015 @ 15:26:09

    Between you and me, I think I always knew I was going to be a mom. I was ten years older than my little brother and constantly ‘mothered’ him. Now, as a mom of three, I couldn’t be any happier… 🙂

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  12. dianeroark
    May 04, 2015 @ 15:36:37

    I totally agree. I love gifts that are personal with my name or my kids names on them. These gifts will have a lifetime of enjoyment.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Diane Roark
    recipesforourdailybread
    ouramericantravels

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  13. LovePeaceBeauty
    May 04, 2015 @ 15:47:56

    Thanks for the sweepstakes opportunity! https://twitter.com/lovesmplybeauty/status/595313038166761475
    I first felt like a mom when I saw my baby during the ultrasound…due to medical reasons I went into full momma mode scheduling the next medical appointments (http://wp.me/p5GVyp-1V). I definitely agree I have thanked my mom in a whole new way since becoming a mom…I recently posted about it (http://wp.me/p5GVyp-4l)

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  14. toxict15
    May 04, 2015 @ 16:17:40

    I definitely thank my own mom immensely. That woman is my sanity, then and now.

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  15. Mary Happymommy (@mami2jcn)
    May 04, 2015 @ 17:43:47

    I first knew when I felt the baby kicking. I’m 20 weeks pregnant and it’s the best feeling.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  16. Mary Happymommy (@mami2jcn)
    May 04, 2015 @ 17:44:50

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  17. Bri
    May 04, 2015 @ 18:18:08

    My mother always said she loved our homemade gifts. I just that she was saying that because she is a mother.

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  18. maryanne @ mama smiles
    May 04, 2015 @ 19:09:55

    I was visiting my parents in Sweden. I bought a pregnancy test there and then had to find a dictionary to make sure I had read it right. I had been trying to get pregnant for years, and it was so exciting!

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  19. rane25
    May 04, 2015 @ 19:34:27

    I don’t have a child yet .. but i actually find these relatable. Simple gifts always mean the most and we are always thankful to our mothers after a certain threshold in our lives. These are all great tips

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  20. Elena
    May 04, 2015 @ 21:15:44

    When I felt my baby kicking

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  21. Elena
    May 04, 2015 @ 21:18:02

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  22. Nicole Lutzy
    May 04, 2015 @ 21:29:27

    For me I do not care about the gifts. I would just like to spend the day with my family and not have to cook or clean up after everyone!

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  23. Rebecca
    May 04, 2015 @ 21:54:19

    I was happy to find out I was a mom when I had a positive pregnancy test!

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  24. heather
    May 04, 2015 @ 21:59:38

    I first knew I was a mom when I felt like my heart was on the outside of my body.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  25. Carol Bryant
    May 04, 2015 @ 23:27:01

    I am a lifelong dog mom and I know that I care so much about dogs and being a part of helping them in my life. Beautiful post.

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  26. Stacey- Travel Blogger
    May 04, 2015 @ 23:32:53

    I don’t think any girl realizes just how difficult it is to be a mother until they become one themselves. That’s when they realize just how hard the job really is!

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  27. Natalie PlanetSmartyPants
    May 05, 2015 @ 00:15:41

    First time I felt like a Mom? When she was about a week old and looked at me as I was holding her as if she was asking, “Are you my mother?”

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  28. loisaltermark
    May 05, 2015 @ 00:34:19

    These are so true. I thank my mom all the time now that I really understand what she went through.

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  29. christine956
    May 05, 2015 @ 00:35:35

    So true how much more you appreciate them once you become a mom! Saying thank you and really meaning it! Yup! right there with you!

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  30. AJ @ NutriFitMama
    May 05, 2015 @ 07:53:15

    I agree totally with the simple gift- I love it when my kids make me something sweet etc.

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  31. Katy @ Experienced Bad Mom
    May 05, 2015 @ 08:51:29

    I think I felt like a mom for the first time when they sent us home from the hospital with our son. I was thinking, “Really? that’s it? You don’t want to test me on anything and make sure I can do this?” It was then that I knew I was responsible for his life. WHOA!

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  32. Rosey
    May 05, 2015 @ 09:01:08

    I first knew I was a mom when I was in the hospital with my firstborn. I was just a kid myself (18) and didn’t know thing one about momming but it was instantly meant to be and four kids later is still going strong. It’s my most favorite thing to be/do in the whole wide world. 🙂

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  33. Rosey
    May 05, 2015 @ 09:08:09

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  34. Debbie L.
    May 05, 2015 @ 10:56:40

    The gifts the kids made and now my grandkids make are priceless! They are so proud!

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  35. Kelly D
    May 05, 2015 @ 11:21:03

    I knew I was a mom when I first stared at my son in the hospital bassinet.

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  36. Kelly D
    May 05, 2015 @ 11:22:13

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  37. Julie Wood
    May 05, 2015 @ 11:30:18

    I first knew I was a Mom when they handed me my son all wrapped up with a benie on his head! He was so adorable!!

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  38. Julie Wood
    May 05, 2015 @ 11:31:21

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  39. katrinagehman
    May 05, 2015 @ 11:34:13

    everything changes when we become a mom, from the second the stick shows a positive.

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  40. Amanda
    May 05, 2015 @ 18:21:08

    My appreciation for my own mom has grown leaps and bounds since my boys were born. She was the best single mom ever–and still is!

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  41. Michele
    May 05, 2015 @ 18:30:22

    i am not a Mom nor will I ever be at this stage of my life. But I do appreciate my Mom and all the the Mom’s out there who protect the littlle ones come hell or high water

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  42. Michele
    May 05, 2015 @ 18:51:57

    Not A Mom so I can’t really say if anything would have changed for me or when. i can appreciate that a Mom’s total mindset is on their kids from conception onwards —

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  43. Jessica
    May 05, 2015 @ 20:12:29

    i completely agree with all your insight!

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  44. celebbabylaundry
    May 06, 2015 @ 00:38:18

    Mother’s Day is always such a beautiful day, you always feel this feeling of pride and really respect your mother for all she has done!

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  45. Courtney
    May 06, 2015 @ 01:26:43

    This is wonderful. I agree completely, while jewelry and flowers are nice, its the homemade gifts that really make my heart swell! Happy (early) Mother’s Day to you!

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  46. Elizabeth O.
    May 06, 2015 @ 02:46:59

    Those are perfect gift ideas. I knew I was a mom the moment I confirmed from the doctor that I was pregnant.

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  47. Eli Pacheco
    May 06, 2015 @ 09:58:38

    I’ve never been a mom, but I love to be a dad. I felt like one the moment I saw the pregnancy test. No, I didn’t pee on the stick, but still.

    I know the handmade gifts mean so much to me, but every little thing the girls give me is precious. I found out after my dad died he must have felt the same. We found so many little things we’d given him over the years, my sister and I.

    He kept it all.

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  48. Marie
    May 06, 2015 @ 11:48:25

    I enjoyed reading your entry and you nailed it. I became a mom at an early age, it wasn’t easy but it was all worth it. You nailed all 3. Simple gifts do matter, even if it’s just a candy wrapper. But when my son said it’s a gift for me, it became a special-one-of-a kind candy wrapper! And having two kids, I finally understood it all and I thank my mom for everything—and YES I really mean it. 🙂 Motherhood is amazing!

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  49. OFG
    May 06, 2015 @ 13:18:32

    The very first time my son looked into my eyes. It sounds crazy but it happened moments after birth!

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  50. OFG
    May 06, 2015 @ 13:19:09

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  51. rachel
    May 06, 2015 @ 14:56:16

    It didn’t really hit me until the first time I held her.

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  52. Kelly Hutchinson
    May 06, 2015 @ 18:40:07

    I think it didn’t sink in about being a mom until I had to have an amnio test. That was scary but made it real.

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  53. Dhemz
    May 06, 2015 @ 22:24:09

    so true…and I couldn’t agree with you more!

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  54. censie
    May 06, 2015 @ 22:51:45

    Thanking my mom is one of my top things now that I am a mom. She has taught me so much.

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  55. Chene Atkins- Whittington
    May 06, 2015 @ 22:54:27

    You’re so right about number one. I remember thinking that my mom was crazy for loving my handmade gifts so much but now I understand. Those are the best!

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  56. courtneylynne
    May 06, 2015 @ 23:43:06

    You are definitely right about what kind of gifts mean the most! Who would of ever guessed the piece of paper with a scribble on it would be cherished more than a new bag?! I love it when my daughter makes me things 🙂

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  57. savingcmncents
    May 07, 2015 @ 08:21:10

    #3 is a biggie for me. When I became a Mom I quickly understood what unconditional love meant and recognized it from my Mom. Now that she’s gone, I can only hope she knew how much she meant to me. 🙂

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  58. Jessica @ Absurd, She Wrote
    May 07, 2015 @ 18:36:41

    This is my first Mother’s Day as a mom and I’m thrilled just to have the opportunity to spend the day with my girl and my husband. Oh, how true #3 is – never appreciated (or empathized with) my mother as much as I do now!

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  59. Kristen
    May 07, 2015 @ 22:34:18

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  60. tcarolinep
    May 07, 2015 @ 23:50:05

    The time when I realized was in the hospital and she was in my hand.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  61. tcarolinep
    May 07, 2015 @ 23:50:40

    -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/596522053546586114

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  62. LaTanya (@sweetums82)
    May 08, 2015 @ 10:40:09

    the first time I held my son

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  63. LaTanya (@sweetums82)
    May 08, 2015 @ 10:40:36

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  64. Sarah Hall
    May 08, 2015 @ 14:30:57

    I first felt like I was a Mom when they gave my daughter to me to feed.

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  65. Nina
    May 09, 2015 @ 16:06:33

    This is so true—people feel like a mom at different stages. I felt like a mom like you, when I found out I was pregnant. Those pregnancy months already had so much at stake, with us making sure we’re taking care of our babies growing in our wombs.

    Happy advanced mother’s day, Katie!

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  66. nicole dziedzic
    May 10, 2015 @ 02:03:09

    I first knew i was a mom the first time i felt my baby move and kick inside of my belly.

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  67. nicole dziedzic
    May 10, 2015 @ 02:04:20

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  68. BusyWorkingMama
    May 12, 2015 @ 10:14:57

    I knew I was a mom the first time I felt my daughter move inside of me. It was the best feeling ever!

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  69. Madeline
    May 12, 2015 @ 19:48:52

    I knew when certain parts of my body started getting sore, so I quickly took the pregnancy test and I was right! My hubby and I were so thrilled!

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  70. Madeline
    May 12, 2015 @ 19:52:15

    Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/598274414162087936
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  71. ANGEL JACKLYN
    May 12, 2015 @ 21:54:28

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  72. ANGEL JACKLYN
    May 12, 2015 @ 21:57:25

    IT FELT LIKE TIME STOPPED AND I HAD FOREVER IN FEW MOMENTS… IT DIDN’T PAN OUT, BUT IT WAS STILL VERY DEAR TO ME… MEMORIES…

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  73. Erika
    May 15, 2015 @ 21:35:20

    They were bringing my daughter back to the hospital room from a checkup in the nursery down the hall. I heard her cry in the hallway and instantly knew that that was *my* baby. It was such a powerful moment for me.

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  74. Elle
    May 16, 2015 @ 22:23:28

    I knew when they put him in my arms and I held his hand for the very first time. The way his little hand clutched mine really really touched me.

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  75. Elle
    May 16, 2015 @ 22:25:05

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  76. staceyrenee711
    May 21, 2015 @ 11:21:59

    i first realized I was a Mom when suddenly all of my priorities and motivations in life were directed to bettering my child’s life and future

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  77. staceyrenee711
    May 21, 2015 @ 11:25:09

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  78. Stephanie Phelps
    May 23, 2015 @ 22:37:14

    I first knew I was a mom the second he came out and they laid him on my chest!

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  79. Stephanie Phelps
    May 23, 2015 @ 22:37:47

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  80. rachel
    May 29, 2015 @ 10:43:22

    When I heard her first cry! <3

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  81. Amy Tong
    May 31, 2015 @ 02:51:36

    when I first knew I was a mom, I was more scared than happy. I thought I wan’t ready…and until this day, I still think that way. But it was totally a blessing and love every minute of it. Yes, it changed how I look at Mother’s day now. 🙂

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  82. Amy Tong
    May 31, 2015 @ 02:52:24

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  83. slehan
    May 31, 2015 @ 15:57:12

    I’ve never been a mother so I don’t have a story.
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

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  84. slehan
    May 31, 2015 @ 16:01:13

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  85. shelly peterson
    Jun 01, 2015 @ 02:59:19

    I first new I was a mom when my pregnancy test showed positive!
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  86. shelly peterson
    Jun 01, 2015 @ 03:01:36

    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/cshell202/status/605267724961378305
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  87. Tina m
    Jun 02, 2015 @ 17:27:38

    when I held my baby in the hospital.

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  88. Cynthia C
    Jun 03, 2015 @ 07:16:27

    When they handed me my baby in the hospital the maternal feeling was overwhelming.

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  89. Cynthia C
    Jun 03, 2015 @ 07:17:44

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  90. Kimmy Ripley
    Jun 03, 2015 @ 10:15:37

    When I went to my first ultrasound and saw my daughter on the screen I knew I was a mother.

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  91. Margaret Smith
    Jun 03, 2015 @ 10:44:41

    When I first held my first son, right after he was born.

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  92. Margaret Smith
    Jun 03, 2015 @ 10:45:41

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  93. Rosanne
    Jun 03, 2015 @ 11:19:05

    I knew I was a mom when I heard him say the word “mommys”

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  94. Rosanne
    Jun 03, 2015 @ 11:20:43

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  95. Ashley C
    Jun 03, 2015 @ 11:28:07

    I first knew I was a mom when I suddenly really appreciated and understood everything my mom ever did for me my entire life, and the sacrifices she made for me.

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  96. Sandy Klocinski
    Jun 03, 2015 @ 12:20:12

    I knew I as a mom when I breast fed my daughter for the first time

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  97. Sandy Klocinski
    Jun 03, 2015 @ 12:20:45

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  98. Debbi Wellenstein
    Jun 03, 2015 @ 14:47:45

    I first knew I was a mom when my little boy looked at me.

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  99. Crystal F
    Jun 03, 2015 @ 17:52:48

    I truly felt it when my daughter told me she loved me. I knew it before but that was just the most defining moment. Thank you!

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  100. Stephanie V.
    Jun 03, 2015 @ 19:39:16

    The first flutter in my tummy! tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  101. jalapenomamamn
    Jun 03, 2015 @ 20:10:07

    I first knew I was a mom coming out of the delivery room with our baby wrapped in my arms. We are talking feeling big love!
    thank you

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  102. jalapenomamamn
    Jun 03, 2015 @ 20:10:47

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  103. Katherine
    Jun 03, 2015 @ 20:10:53

    The first time I felt movement

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  104. Katherine
    Jun 03, 2015 @ 20:17:46

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  105. Sarah Hirsch
    Jun 03, 2015 @ 20:19:02

    when i took the pregnancy test and it was positive, and i had a voice or thought say it’s a girl (and she is)

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  106. nickie
    Jun 03, 2015 @ 20:20:38

    I first knew I was a mom when I felt my son move in my tummy.

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  107. mickeyfan
    Jun 03, 2015 @ 23:44:11

    My 1st Mother’s Day. It lo my BFF;s 1st. Our husband went golfing. Promised us it would be 9 holes…really did 36. We got to be REAL mommies that day (and many afterward). Yes, we’re both still married to the same selfish guys. And our “babies” are now 33.

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  108. Debbie B
    Jun 04, 2015 @ 23:37:24

    i first realized i was a mom when i brought my daughter home from the hospital

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  109. Debbie B
    Jun 04, 2015 @ 23:47:38

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  110. Leela
    Jun 06, 2015 @ 01:42:07

    The moment I saw a positive pregnancy test.

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  111. Denise S
    Jun 06, 2015 @ 23:07:36

    I knew after I gave birth that I was now a mom.

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  112. Linda C.
    Jun 07, 2015 @ 18:40:44

    I knew I was going to be a mom when I was pregnant but I didn’t really feel like one until my baby was born.

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  113. Linda C.
    Jun 07, 2015 @ 18:42:21

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  114. Donna Jacoby
    Jun 07, 2015 @ 19:15:04

    I first knew I was a mom the week after my wedding in 1995. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  115. Donna Jacoby
    Jun 07, 2015 @ 19:17:44

    I tweeted–https://mobile.twitter.com/DonnaJacoby2014/status/607687595624120321

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  116. Chi Shannon
    Jun 07, 2015 @ 23:07:05

    Ooh Simple gifts really do mean the most to me too 🙂 – It’s so hard to say! It grew on me… but I really felt it when it was time for my daughter to go off to school! I was excited for her but terrified and a bit lonely and I really felt motherhood then 🙂

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  117. Chi Shannon
    Jun 07, 2015 @ 23:07:33

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  118. Susan Smith
    Jun 08, 2015 @ 10:15:25

    I first knew I was a Mom when my daughter was born and I first heard her cry.

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  119. Susan Smith
    Jun 08, 2015 @ 10:20:49

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  120. Jessica Lodge
    Jun 08, 2015 @ 20:54:54

    I first knew I was a Mom in the hospital when everyone had left and it was just my son and me in my room. I looked over at him sleeping in his little bassinet and I had this warm feeling come over me that he was mine and I was a Mom.

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  121. Jessica Lodge
    Jun 08, 2015 @ 21:23:20

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  122. Gina M
    Jun 09, 2015 @ 07:14:52

    tweet–https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/608230666078187520

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  123. mummytotwoboys
    Jun 10, 2015 @ 19:59:01

    I knew I was a Mom the day I came home from the hospital and was alone with my Son
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  124. mummytotwoboys
    Jun 10, 2015 @ 19:59:43

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  125. hislovenduresforever
    Jun 10, 2015 @ 23:50:42

    I first knew I was a Mom while pregnant and reading a book about Motherhood that made me decide to stop working and to stay home with my baby once she arrived.

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  126. hislovenduresforever
    Jun 10, 2015 @ 23:53:22

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  127. Henria O.
    Jun 11, 2015 @ 00:02:10

    I had gone to see the doctor for some queasiness I had been feeling in my stomach. I went home knowing I was a proud mom-to-be.
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  128. Henria O.
    Jun 11, 2015 @ 00:04:29

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/sazzyfrazzy/status/608847035253415936
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  129. rebecca Graham
    Jun 11, 2015 @ 03:04:06

    I knew when I came home from the hospital.

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  130. Lisa Bouch
    Jun 11, 2015 @ 15:21:52

    The day I had my daughter and she started to breastfeed I knew she needed me and I was a mom!

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  131. Karen Drake
    Jun 11, 2015 @ 15:26:32

    I first felt like a Mom when I brought my son home from the hospital.

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  132. The Demure Life
    Jun 12, 2015 @ 13:10:01

    It hit me when I first held my son in my arms 🙂

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  133. Bruce
    Jun 12, 2015 @ 21:03:34

    My wife’s first Mother’s Day

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  134. joe gersch
    Jun 13, 2015 @ 05:29:52

    my wife first knew she was a mom with our daughter’s first smile

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  135. Tara O.
    Jun 13, 2015 @ 14:01:28

    I first knew when I saw my baby girl for the first time!!

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  136. Deborah Caudill
    Jun 13, 2015 @ 18:33:43

    I felt like a mom as soon as I knew I was pregnant. I lost a baby ehen I was younger and then kept trying and trying to no avail. Finally, the doctors said I could not have a child. I was devastated, so my mom took me shopping a few weeks later. Nothing fit right and I told her that I thought the dry cleaner had shrunk my skirts. My wise mom said I looked pregnant and we went to buy a home pregnancy test. I was pregnant! So much for what doctors say. I was ecststic
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  137. Daniel M
    Jun 13, 2015 @ 18:58:43

    haven’t had any kids

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  138. Erica B.
    Jun 13, 2015 @ 22:42:12

    As soon as she was born.

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  139. Susan Garrett
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 00:41:25

    I realized it when I felt the first stirrings of life within me. That was over 38 years and three additional children ago. I loved it then and always will. It is core to who I was, am and always will be. 🙂

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  140. Ellie Wright
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 00:56:46

    I first knew I was a mom the day I took my newborn son home and my dad met him for the first time. He had a hard time even walking, but he met us at the door with a big smile on his face. It damned on me then that I was truly a mom and had given my dad the greatest gift of being a grandpa.

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  141. Ellie Wright
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 00:57:45

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  142. Kimberly N
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 04:25:24

    From the moment I held my son! It was like it all became so real in that instant.

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  143. Melissa
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 07:19:43

    When i held my baby girl for the first time! 🙂

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  144. thelemondaisy
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 10:51:18

    I first knew I was a mother when I found out that I was definitely pregnant.

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  145. Sue M.
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 11:31:22

    Haven’t had any children

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  146. Amanda Sakovitz
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 12:28:55

    No kids yet but holding my niece for the first time was amazing!

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  147. Amanda Sakovitz
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 12:29:24

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  148. Richard Hicks
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 12:35:28

    My wife says she knew it when she felt the baby kicking

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  149. Richard Hicks
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 12:35:55

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  150. Lisa Brown
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 14:23:29

    When I felt movement, was when I knew, so amazing 🙂

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  151. Lisa Brown
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 14:24:11

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  152. Thomas Murphy
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 14:28:46

    My GF first new she was a mom when she felt the baby moving around inside her.

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  153. Thomas Murphy
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 14:29:52

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  154. Ed
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 15:08:59

    I had the maternal instinct in the womb.

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  155. Tabathia B
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 16:56:47

    When I held my baby in my arms

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  156. Tabathia B
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 16:57:15

    tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/610188822912049152

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  157. Sue Barney
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 17:46:35

    I knew I was a mom the 1st time I got to be alone with my son and check him out and look at his tint hands n feet! what an Amazing feeling!

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  158. Kathy Pease
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 18:18:36

    I first felt like a Mom from the moment I had a positive pregnancy test

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  159. Kathy Pease
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 18:19:15

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  160. Stephanie Larison
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 18:52:51

    I first realized I was a mom when I was up every 2 hour for nightly feedings, lol. I was exhausted, but so in love.

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  161. Stephanie Larison
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 18:54:25

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  162. Stephanie Galbraith
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 20:06:45

    I knew I was a Mom when I was pregnant with my son at 19.

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  163. Kerry
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 20:46:00

    The moment I saw our first son’s heart beating on the ultrasound.

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  164. Tamara
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 21:19:09

    When I saw my first baby in my arms smiling up at me. Thanks!

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  165. Tamara
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 21:21:07

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  166. Janice Cooper
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 21:30:24

    I’m not a mom and won’t be, but I knew I was going to be an Auntie and I love my little niece as if she was my own. I enjoy her so much and so thankful she is in my life.

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  167. Janice Cooper
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 21:33:22

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  168. Wanda McHenry
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 01:25:12

    When I picked her out of the pool, it was so neat.

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  169. Ancilla J
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 03:08:36

    The first time I laid eyes on her.

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  170. Ancilla J
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 03:10:30

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  171. Jerry Marquardt
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 04:37:16

    My mother is the most important thing to me, so, even though I can’t be one, she is the most important thing in my life.

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  172. Jerry Marquardt
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 04:37:48

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  173. Wanda McHenry
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 07:53:30

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  174. angie
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 10:34:46

    I have never had children of my own, so I can’t really answer this based on human babies but I do have cats that are my children of choice and have had them all of my life. I first became a mother of a fur baby on my own as an adult my freshman year of college when I was 18. 😀

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  175. angie
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 10:35:16

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  176. Francine Anchondo
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 11:17:28

    when i saw my daughter for the first time

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  177. tina reynolds
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 11:52:22

    The first time I held my son it was such a special moment

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  178. tina reynolds
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 11:53:33

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  179. Betty Curran
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 12:02:00

    I really realized I was a mother when I held my daughter for the first time.

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  180. Betty Curran
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 12:03:22

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  181. Bert Ruiz
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 14:22:19

    my wife knew she was a mom when we found out we were having a baby

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  182. Bert Ruiz
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 14:42:12

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  183. Sherry Conrad
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 15:31:44

    I first knew I was a mom when I held my daughter for the first time. I had very high risk pregnancies so it was iffy before then.

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  184. Sherry Conrad
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 15:32:52

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  185. raggammuffin
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 15:35:42

    i knew i was a mom when i gave birth to our first

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  186. vmlay
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 15:46:48

    When I saw my daughter on the sonogram 🙂

    marielay@gmail.com

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  187. Kathryn C
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 16:19:33

    #SweepstakesEntry

    Not a mom yet of a human child lol but I am a *pet parent* and I can say that I’ve always felt a maternal, nurturing connection with babies of all kinds

    KC
    kacor7@hotmail.com

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  188. Kathryn C
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 16:21:29

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  189. laura588
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 16:32:02

    The first time I knew I was a mom was when my son looked up at me and our eyes met. I knew I was a mom in love.

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  190. Donna Kellogg
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 19:28:02

    I Knew I was a mom the first time I heard the babies Heartbeat.

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  191. rajee
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 20:25:24

    I enjoy bab’s first smile as a motherhood

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  192. rajee
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 20:26:16

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  193. Denise L
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 22:37:16

    I knew the first time my daughter kicked me in utero. Feeling that baby moves makes it all so real!

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  194. Denise L
    Jun 15, 2015 @ 22:37:53

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