Having a baby makes me forget about my disability! Okay, so not totally, but most of the time I don’t think about being disabled. My mind is so busy with my son, that it is easy to forget. Plus, I am very sleep deprived, and busy making sure my little guy is happy! Whenever I go to the store or any other public place, I love that conversations easily start up about my son, and not so much about my legs! It’s refreshing! I am sure they still notice my legs and have a tons of questions about my “disability”, but I don’t hear much about that anymore!
And going to my original thought, they are not the only ones who don’t think about my disability – I am not either. Again, it’s probably because I have more important things to think about! 😉 I don’t have to think about how I am going to do this or that with Gabe. It just comes naturally – whether it’s changing his diaper or giving him a bath! It doesn’t matter. I am focused on mommy duties. I am thankful for that, because it makes me feel like a “normal” mom!
However, there are moments where suddenly I do remember that I am missing a few limbs – like when I am trying to catch a little butt that doesn’t’ want to be diapered. Those are moments I am so thankful for my husband. 😉 He’s my parenting partner and he’s full of limbs!
Thank God we can even be pregnant in our state.