I am officially “mom” today instead of “mommy.”


My daughter weighed 5 pounds, 2 ounces when she was born 5 weeks premature on January 18, 1997. I had never held a baby that tiny, fragile, delicate. I remember that I couldn’t wait until she weighed 8 pounds.

We hit that milestone quickly. We hit them all…together.

My heart swells with pride today and my eyes are filled with tears of joy.