My boys have made my life so much different, so much richer. Life with a husband was wonderful, and it's even better now with a family. I spent much of today looking back at RJ's birth and forward toward the birth of Baby Boy, recognizing the significance Motherhood has and will play in my life. But also, I recognize that the birth of my firstborn was not the moment I became a mother - I was mothering him for 9 long months before that defining moment. While my body may have been doing most of the work (and on auto-pilot), he was no less my child from conception, as is Baby Boy. The lives of both my children have forever changed mine, and I wouldn't have it any other way.