Tonight as I climb in to bed my feet are aching, I look down and realize that I never changed out of my pajamas, and I can’t help but let out a few laughs thinking about all the unexpected antics that Luke was up to this weekend. Luke was definitely having one of his “I’m ALL boy, I’m a curious toddler and I’m going to test the limits” weekends. This meant that every minute I didn’t know what he would come up with to entertain himself!
Each and every day I am struck with how much motherhood surprises me. It still seems like those infant days were just a couple weeks ago. As I sit here under the covers I thought I’d share some of the things about being a parent that have surprised me the most. All of these moments (happy, exhausting, icky, and more) are all moments that have been cherished. Each of them have made me a better person and mother.
1. I had no clue how much of my life and conversations would be focused around poop (or other similar icky topics such as vomit, snot/boogers, diaper rash, etc). Side note, I learned really quickly that you don’t mess with diaper rash! I keep a stock of Dr. Smith’s Diaper Ointment on hand at all times. If your baby’s little bum shows the slightest bit of redness slather it on! Best yet, Dr. Smith’s is based here in my home town, San Antonio AND you can find it nationwide at Walgreens! Just click here to find a retailer near you!
2. I couldn’t even fathom the depth that love could go. As soon as I held Luke in my arms I was knocked out of the water by my immediate love of him.
4. Breastfeeding is INCREDIBLY hard. You’d think something that is supposed to be so natural would actually come NATURALLY!
5. Things that freaked me out at first I totally got over. For example, don’t eat that food that’s lying on the floor.
6. Everyone says how fast they grow up…well it’s true! It happens at light speed and you’d do anything to slow it down.
7. I probably sound like a crazy parrot most of the time. I’m constantly jabbering to Luke, naming everything and then repeating it over and over again.
8. You’ll need a major patience reserve. Particularly when your child discovers the toilet and likes to put EVERYTHING in it!
9. You will become obsessed with your child. It will be all you think about and talk about.
10. How life looks completely different through the eyes of a mother.
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This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori
Disclaimer: I received compensation and product for this post from Dr. Smith’s Diaper Ointment. All opinions expressed here are my own.