When did you feel like a "real" mom?
For me it was Tuesday night. We'd put baby to bed and a few hours later heard him coughing and gagging. We run in to find he's thrown up. He keeps throwing up and heaving so we obviously decide we can't let him sleep unwatched! Mama took him into the living room, cuddled him to sleep, and watched The Crown while he slept, occasionally stirring to dry heave a bit and go back to sleep 😭 It was surprisingly easy to stay awake, knowing I was keeping my baby safe.
He got a fever the next day (yesterday), but it went down on its own as he was able to keep more milk down. 🙏🏼 Seems to be all better today.