I always knew that I was meant to be a mother and I never understood how hard this feat would be until I became one. These are things I didn’t learn until my full-time job became a mommy.
- I didn’t fully appreciate my time. Before motherhood I was shameless with my time. I knew I was able to sleep whenever I wanted, go out in the middle of the day or night and not think twice about what time I had to be home, but now free time is such a rare thing these days. I have to ask permission to do anything to ensure that my daughter has someone watching her if my husband and I have date night or if I have to attend my book club meeting. It’s made me realize that my time is so valuable that any alone time I get, I take full advantage of it and try not to waste a minute of it.
- I didn’t know how much the mommy community supports each other. This is such an amazing feeling! I have so many friends who are new mommies as well and it’s been such a great experience being able to text each other frequently to ask each other questions or ask for advice and not be judged about it. The support we give to one another is pretty awesome.
- I didn’t know I’d believe in Santa Claus & the Easter Bunny again. Rylee is still too young to understand holiday characters, but once she is ready to learn about Santa, the tooth fairy, Cupid, & the Easter Bunny, I’ll be ready to share all the fun facts about them to her!
- I didn’t know there would be so many sweet moments. People always relate babies to “eat, sleep, poop”, but there is so much more than that. My favorite moments are when she cuddles on my chest for a nap, or touches my face with her little toes, or laughs when her daddy & I give her kiss attacks. I am so excited to see her personality grow and experience all the sweeter moments yet to come.
- I didn’t realize how much I hate doing babies laundry. So laundry is my least favorite chore! I just hate the whole process of washing, drying, folding, hanging, and pairing socks together. My husband is amazing for taking this chore 95% of the time, but now that we have a little one who uses at least 2 outfits a day and has tons of little socks, mitten, and bibs, I absolutely hate doing her laundry! lol I’m guilty for letting her clothes sit in the laundry basket once they’ve been washed and dried, but can you blame me? It’s hard enough doing regular sized laundry, miniature laundry is just ridiculous.
- I didn’t know how much my mother devoted to my sisters & I. My mom worked so hard to give us everything we wanted growing up and I never gave her enough credit for how amazing she was. Now that I’m a mom, I know how hard it is to keep your child safe and happy and most of all, how hard you have to work to support them.