When I had my daughter 11 (almost 12) years ago I had no idea how much my life was going to change. I thought that I would have a baby, but I would still be able to do everything I did and it wouldn’t change much. Boy was I wrong. It’s not a bad thing though. I traded in my nights out with friends for school band concerts. I traded in a full nights rest for night time feedings and 2am cuddle sessions on the couch. I traded in sleeping soundly to rushing out of bed in a mad panic into the nursery to make sure she was still breathing and sleeping even though I just set her down 2 seconds before. I traded in my fashionable sporty 2 door car with all the gadgets, electric windows and sunroof for a 4 door vehicle that was more practical and actually had a trunk for a stroller and all the groceries and diapers I would need. I put plastic things in my outlets, I became paranoid at any and every cord that was even the slightest bit visible. I tossed out the blinds with those cords that are so dangerous for window covers that were more expensive and safer. I latched the toilets with gadgets that made me do the potty dance for 10 minutes while I figured out how to open it up so I could go to the bathroom.
I wouldn’t trade it for the world though! In fact I went on to have another child (age 8) and even more adventures with him, since he’s a boy (they have a whole new perspective on seeing things then a girl does). And let me say, when they gang up on me and tag team.. I’m lucky to have 5 minutes of silence to switch a load of laundry! I never thought I would value changing laundry! I’m very grateful for my blessings though and I wouldn’t change it at all. While I did lose some of the fun things to become a mom, I also grew up and these 2 children have taught me more about life then I ever would have learned alone. My life and my world revolve around them. I wouldn’t have it any other way! I kinda feel like this:
Motherhood. There’s nothing like it!
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