A friend asked me the other day what I’ve learnt since becoming a mom and it got me thinking... What have I learnt the past ten months since baby arrived? So many thoughts rushed through my mind in that split second. Replaying like a carousel: the delivery room, her slimy body when we first touched, her first cry, her first smile... our first 30 days! One thing is for certain, this little human has changed our lives forever. I almost can’t remember how life B.C. (Before Child) was. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.
- How much love you can feel for this tiny human. The unconditional love for a child is unexplainable. I would bend over backwards for this girl. Things I would have never done before, I would do for this child. I am so in awe of the miracle of life and the creator of it that it makes me realize how much more my Heavenly Father must love me when he knitted me together.
- Babies are expensive. Even before they are born we’ve spent so much money on preparing her nursery. Making sure she has all the essentials that she needs.
- How ridiculous you will act just to make your child smile/laugh.
- Parenting is not something you can prepare yourself for. Not one baby is the same and no amount of books / YouTube can prepare you.
- How tired and sleep deprived one can be. Even if your child is a good sleeper, you’ll be sleeping with one ear open.
- A baby’s smile cures all. A baby’s smile will make you forget all the negative things and how tired you are (or at least it makes you realize that it is all worth it).
- You and your spouse will fight. Especially during the first 3 months. Not one, but both of your are sleep deprived and adjusting to life with Baby.
- Suddenly the world is a lot scarier. I worry about how I can protect and shield my daughter from all the harmful and awful things in this world.
- It makes you fall in love with your spouse all over again. Watching my husband take care and play with Emily makes me fall in love with him all over again... and then more.
- Having kids is one thing. Being a parent is another. We want to nurture our daughter to be a strong independent woman that is God loving with morally high ethics yet has the empathy and compassion to care for another.
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