“It’s something you will understand when you have kids”
I heard that many times in my life. I am sure that my mom must have used that phrase countless of times when I was in my teens….probably for a good reason. In fact, I am sure many people hear that phrase and some get offended by it, while others might just shrug it off.
I have to admit that in my case…it was true.
Something happened today; something that got me really thinking about those ‘things’ that I probably wouldn’t have understood before becoming a mother. My little girl rolled over for the first time. For some, that might not be a big deal, but for me and other parents, that was a really proud moment. In light of this glorious moment I wanted to put together a list of things that I didn’t understand until I became a mother. To all my followers out there…go ahead and comment on this post to add to my list.
- In a matter of seconds, you could love something more than life itself
- Seeing a tiny little face light up with a huge smile brings a tear to your eye
- Being proud of the little milestones that just happen
- Feeling like it’s the end of the world when the batteries die in the baby swing or her favourite toy
- Taking a million photos of the same ‘pose’ and not wanting to delete any
- How much time it takes to actually get everyone ready and out the door
- Favourite furniture and processions are put in storage or sold to make room for all of her ‘must haves’
- How you enter full-on panic mode when the diaper bag is left behind
- Having a need to buy too many cute baby clothes even though she will only wear them once…if at all
- Needing to think hard about every decision you make because it isn’t just about you anymore
- You are not grossed out when you find poop, pee and/or puke on you
- When they are getting older and you can finally get more sleep and not have to change a diaper, you tear up because they are getting older.
- How being a mother really does come naturally
- Why you would want to do it all over again…and again
- Believing in miracles
…and my little miracle turned 7 months old last week! In honour of this post (and because you all keep asking for more) check out Piper’s 7 month photos