things i've learned from being a mother
before i was a mother, i didn't know that...
- an uninterrupted meal is just about the best thing in the world
- babies discover their hands around three months old and it is the cutest thing in the world.
- epidurals are NBD compared to the contractions
- you can't sit normally for a couple of weeks after giving birth
- fevers can cause seizures
- showers/applying makeup/styling your hair is just about the hardest part of the day
- diapers don't really stink until babies start eating solid foods (TMI? sorry)
- you should ALWAYS carry wipes. even when you are POSITIVE you won't need them
- snacks will save your life
- date nights will also save your life
- i would never again feel bothered by a baby crying/screaming in public
- i actually WOULDN'T "treasure every moment" like every person told me to at my baby shower. being a mom is hard. feeling like you have to be obsessed with every single millisecond of it is even harder. you are allowed to feel tired and you are allowed to-- dare i say-- dislike your life at times. it doesn't make you a bad person or a bad mom.
- i would be a little kid all over again!! easter egg hunts!! bubbles!! popsicles!! somehow, it's even better the second time around.
- most of my friendships would be lost. this is one i'm still struggling with. times change and people change, and i'm trying to be okay with that.
- privacy isn't a thing anymore. personal space???? who is she????
- naptime becomes a freakin' whirlwind of productivity. laundry, dishes, homework, answering emails, sweeping the floor, etc. i have never been so excited to clean uninterruptedly.
- leaving... the house... is a nightmare...
happy mothers day to EVERYONE!