What 2011 Taught Me

As 2011 comes to a close, I’ve been pondering the life lessons that this year has taught me.  Do you also find yourself reflecting on the past year?  If so, what are some things that you have learned?

1. Becoming a parent is life-changing.  Even though you have the entire pregnancy to prepare for parenthood, the actual transformation is almost instantaneous.  Shortly after I had gotten my epidural in the hospital, Hubster went out to get himself dinner.  We knew there was a long night of labor ahead of us.  I’ll never forget how I shocked my nurse by choosing to lay in silence instead of turning on the television.  I told her that my life would never be that quiet again and I wanted to relish in it.  Wow, was that the truth.  Leaving our home as a couple and returning as a family was an amazing experience for which I don’t think we could have emotionally prepared.

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Adoring My Little Boy

After C woke up for a night feeding, I just sat there adoring him instead of putting him back to bed right away.  I was just sitting there staring at his little face and holding his soft little hands, thinking about how awesome he is.  Here are some of my thoughts on what I love most about my little C…

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My Friend Had a Baby!

I heard via the wonderful world of Facebook yesterday that my friend was in the hospital to have her baby!  Maybe having C made me a softie, but now whenever a friend of mine announces a pregnancy or has a child, I get teary-eyed.  It’s a mixture of happiness, nostalgia from a flash of fun memories and excitement because I know the joy she’s about to experience.

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Teething

Do kids spit up more while they’re teething?  C’s now on his third outfit of the day, and I’m rocking some spit up in my hair.

I know he’s teething, but I’m wondering if this could be part of it.  Please weigh in with your experiences in the comments!

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