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!