Monday, December 15, 2008

Things that change when you have a baby

1. You finally stop to smell the roses, because your baby is in your arms.

2. Where you once believed you were fearless, you now find yourself afraid.

3. The sacrifices you thought you made to have a child no longer seem like sacrifices.

4. You respect your body ... finally.

5. You respect your parents and love them in a new way.

6. You find that your baby's pain feels much worse than your own.

7. You believe once again in the things you believed in as a child.

8. You lose touch with the people in your life whom you should have banished years ago.

9. Your heart breaks much more easily.

10. You think of someone else 234,836,178,976 times a day.

11. Every day is a surprise.

12. Bodily functions are no longer repulsive. In fact, they please you. (Hooray for poop!)

13. You look at your baby in the mirror instead of yourself.

14. You become a morning person.

15. Your love becomes limitless, a superhuman power.

16. You discover how much there is to say about one tooth.

17. You finally realize that true joy doesn't come from material wealth.

18. You'd rather buy a plastic tricycle than those shoes that you've been dying to have.

19. You realize that although sticky, lollipops have magical powers.

20. You don't mind going to bed at 9 p.m. on Friday night.

21. Silence? What's that?

22. You realize that the 15 pounds you can't seem to get rid of are totally worth having.

23. You discover an inner strength you never thought you had.

24. You no longer rely on a clock — your baby now sets your schedule.

25. You give parents with a screaming child an 'I-know-the-feeling' look instead of a 'Can't-they-shut-him-up?' one.

26. Your dog — who used to be your 'baby' — becomes just a dog.

27. You take the time for one more hug and kiss even if it means you'll be late.

28. You learn that taking a shower is a luxury.

29. You realize that you can love a complete stranger.

30. You find yourself wanting to make this world a better place.

31. If you didn’t believe in love at first sight before, now you do!

Do any of you Mom's out there have any ones that you can think of????


Brenda said...

You are so happy when there is NOTHING to do on the weekend. (i know im not a mom but i know u all so well)

Laurie said...

Love your list Brianna;
I fall apart in a movie/TV when there is even the slightest chance of a child getting hurt or in danger. Even though you know it's a movie and they put that disclaimer at the end saying no one was hurt in the making of this film. It still drive's me crazy.

Heather said...

Found your blog through Bring the Rain. I too have a 4 month old. (august 13) I have a 4 year old and a 2 year old to. Enjoy the journey ... you'll blink and your little one will be 4 years old soon!

Brianna said...

Heather...nice to meet you. I know just the past 5 months have zoomed by. :(

The Tello Family said...

How about getting a shower everyday and getting completely ready is not the norm. It's a gift when it can happen LOL