Musings of a Soon-to-be Mom

When I was young, I felt very secure in the company of my mom. Aside from the fact that my mom is quite tall and stocky, she has this particular urge to overly protect her children especially when we’re out in a crowd. As a matter of fact, she would battle a “war” if need be for the sake of her younglings. Call it maternal instinct or motherly love, but I didn’t understand it quite then.

Now that I’m going to be a mother myself, I wonder, will I be as overly protective as my mom was when I was just a kid? Will I worry so much to the point of being paranoid about my baby’s health and what-not? Will I want my kid to follow in his father’s footsteps or mine? Will I allow him to marry? Above all, will I love him as much as I have been loved all these years?

I just recently had an ultrasound which indicated very positively that we’re going to be proud parents of a baby boy. We almost believed this is going to be a girl. My hubby has been dreaming of a baby girl a number of times already. Daddy’s gut feeling has been wrong all along. Girl, boy, whatever, for as long as she or he is normal and healthy, that’s all that really matters.

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