PK is about 3.5 months old now, and though I carried her for nine months, gave birth to her, and care for her on a day-to-day basis, I still have trouble thinking of myself as a mom. Sure, I refer to myself as mommy in front of PK, but I don't FEEL like a mom. Far from it. Most days I feel like I'm playing house and that PK is my little toy. I know this sounds a bit weird, but I sometimes feel like I'm too young to be a mom. I'm 29, which doesn't exactly make me a spring chicken. When you consider, however, the fact that most girls get married in their late 20s and don't end up having kids until their 30s, that makes me a "young" mom. I'm sure I'll get over it and will ease into the role a bit more as time goes on. I guess that for me, a mom is a person who knows just the right things to say, gives great advice, is a good listener, and is a human shield, all in one. I guess I don't quite feel that way just yet. Maybe in due time!
PK Land is a blog about my experiences as a parent. It is a follow-up to my pregnancy blog, PK on the Way, which I wrote to document my pregnancy in the hopes of someday sharing it with my daughter. PK is short for "Potential Kid", which the hubby and I used to refer to the child that we might have in the future. We also referred to our unborn child as PK, as we didn't quite have a name picked out for her until she was born. Even though "PK" has an actual name (and her initials are not P.K.), I thought I'd keep up the anonymity (and save her future embarrassment) by continuing to use PK in this blog.