Friday, July 27, 2012

Things I've learned since becoming a mother

-That I can actually function on very little sleep.

-The greatest sound in the world is my sons laughter, especially when I'm the one making him laugh.

-The greatest sight in the world is seeing my husband and my son playing together and/or cuddling together.

-As much as I love spending time with my child I also really love naptime and bedtime.

-I will choose caffeine over wine anyday.

-As happy as I am that my son is finally sleeping through the night I sometimes miss our middle of the night nursing sessions and rocking him in his dark, quiet room.

-How to eat my dinner and shower in under 5 minutes.

-How to do almost anything with only one hand.

-How much I can get done during a 30 minute nap.

-That it's way more fun shopping for my child than it is to shop for myself.

-That no matter how crappy or tired I feel I still have to take care of him first and foremost.

-That I can never give him enough kisses.

-That your mommy instinct really does just kick in once they're born.

-Things like poop and puke don't gross me out as much as they use to.

-That they really do grow up too fast.

-That just when I think I couldn't love my child any more than I already do, I wake up and love him even more.

14 comments:

Heather said...

Great post! That's good news about the "mommy instinct" kicking in, because I have a feeling I'm really going to need it someday when I have kids!

Valerie said...

what a wonderful post, always nice to get reminders of the joys of motherhood when you're having a bad day!

Kristen at First Name Smith said...

beautiful!!!

Stephanie said...

I already find it easier to shop for C than for myself... maybe it's because I'm getting bigger and bigger and bigger! HA!
Have a good weekend :)

Melissa at Tall Blonde Blog said...

Love this! Great post :)

Have a good weekend!

KatiePerk said...

What a lovely post! I hope you have a grand weekend with your boys!

The Hudack Family said...

I love this and feel like it could have been me saying everyone of them :)

Fiona aka DRMama said...

Love this post!!! All so true and I can relate to almost every single one! It really is so amazing how much can change / be learned so quickly after becoming a mother! :)

Kristen said...

Agreed...on all accounts!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Beautiful! And so very true!

Nessa said...

Aww such a sweet post, and oh so very true. I don't think there's a single one that I don't agree with completely.

Nicole-Lynn said...

This is so sweet :) You're such a great mom!

cait said...

I can relate to every single one of these!!

And my almost 9 month old is still LOVING those middle of the night nursing sessions...at least 2 or 3 times. Crazy!!

Your little guy is a cutie!!

Meg said...

Amen girl!

I love nursing my little bug, even in the middle of the night--I <3 snuggling with him.

I also function way better on very little sleep then I thought I would, I truly have impressed myself. ;)