Monday, November 07, 2005

In just one year....

In just one year I've learned....

How to love someone more than I ever imagined would be possible.

That patience is A LOT harder than you'd think it was. Especially after no sleep, and no personal time, no shower, lack of food,water, and exercise. :)

Mommyhood is the hardest and most rewarding job I will ever have.

Tiny people can make the hugest messes imaginable.

Nursing an infant is a full time job.

Choosing battles is very important. Not just with kids, but well-meaning family members also.

Everyone out there has an opinion. Most of them suck.

It is possible to accomplish almost any task with one free hand.

That one hand is never usually free.

That my house is messier than it's ever been in my life, and it's okay.

That I won't be able to go potty by myself for a long, long time.

That when I hear a newborn cry, my milk starts to leak out from my breasts.

That it is possible to nusrse anywhere. Including in the sling while mommy goes pee.

That when I watch my baby sleep, I get teary.

When I watch Johnson & Johnson, Hallmark, and other sappy family-oriented commercials I also get teary.

"Mommy Brain" also known as "Momnesia" is very real.

That you really do lose your identity when you become a parent. So what?

That having sex during the first year with a new baby, well, it's mostly impossible. Sleep wins out every time.

That all it takes is a NANOSECOND for babies to learn to fall off of the bed, or sofa, or anything else.

A new baby can heal old wounds within families.

Everyday is a wonderful new discovery.

I am the best mom I can be for my son. I need to constantly remind myself of that.

My life finally feels completely fulfilled.
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1 comment:

Mama C-ta said...

I can relate to all of these, except for nursing in a sling...why can't I figure out how to do that comfortably???