Being a mother is one thing, but having hear your baby acknowledging it by calling you so is another thing altogether.
Megan is now close to 15 months old and she called me the first time, very clearly, last Friday night when I came home.
She flashed me her big smile and said "Ma-Ma". Sweetest thing ever. Made all the cries and pain tolerable now.
On Sunday afternoon, she heard her daddy come through the door while we were getting ready for our afternoon nap. She said "Da-dy". Her daddy did not hear it, but I did and I just want to hold on to that for a while before I let it out to him.
My baby, she finally acknowledges me.