Friday Feature - Leigh
Last year I started Friday Features to spotlight other moms and their experiences in motherhood, as each of us have our own unique journey in parenthood. Previously, the spotlights have only been on our Instagram page, but they will now be on the blog site!
So without further ado, let's meet Leigh!
She's an awesome mom of an amazing little boy named Landon, whose birthday was actually this month. We asked Leigh about her journey so far and this is what she shared.
I call my journey the more scenic route to motherhood. It took us forever to see the two lines on the stick appear. With that not being enough my body couldn't keep our son past 26 weeks and 4 days. I've blamed myself many of times, I thought about the day I went into labor and questioned every decision I made that day for 5 months while I watch my son fight for his life. The day he came home I decided I would stop dwelling on what I couldn't change because he had put in the work and survived. 90 percent of the time I don't think about it and then sometimes I have my days where I reflect. Motherhood for me so far has continued to be a bundle of nerves and fear but Landon keeps showing me mommy I've got this and keeps beating the odds. It's not to say that I haven't enjoyed the last year and a half of life that he has been here , he is so happy, loving and fun. He is so quick to smile even when he is not feeling well.
A friend once told me deciding to have children is deciding to carry your heart outside your body for the rest of your life.
Help us wish little Landon a happy belated 2nd birthday and salute his super mom, Leigh!