What’s it like raising a baby while being a “disabled” mom?
Awesome! 🙂 I love it! It’s not easy, but it is not impossible! Obviously, my baby, Gabriel, at 6 months, is too young to understand that his mom, according to this world, is disabled! He already loves playing with my right (prosthetic) knee. However, I try not to let him play with it too much, because I am worried that he’ll hurt his little fingers.
But here’s the thing…. I can’t wait to help him understand that my “disability” is a normal thing for us, and it doesn’t stop me from being the best mom I can be for him. I can’t wait to show my son that my “disability” doesn’t stop me from being active, social and fun. I can’t wait to educate his friends about my special legs. I will tell them I am a cool robot mom, who loves to run and does an awesome job. I can’t wait to help my little guy learn that his mom doesn’t have excuses, and I’ll be an example for whenever he faces challenges in his life. Finally, I can’t wait until he gets older and starts educating others about my “disability.” He will help them understand that I am not disabled – instead, I am extra abled! He’ll be my champion, just like I’ve always been his.
So yes, raising my baby while being disabled isn’t easy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.