Thursday, January 14, 2010

Top 10 things I’ve learned since Aug 19th, 2009 (The day I became a mom)

10. The 55+ hours it took to get this child into the world was just the beginning of the work, sweat, tears, and emotions that I'm going to put into raising him

9. Even though I am a parent now myself, it doesn't negate my need for my own parents- actually, I think I need their expertise more now

8. Moms don't have time to get sick

7. Just because the books/ blogs/ articles say they "should" do something, doesn't mean they will! (For ex: sleep through the night by XX number of weeks, take several 2 hr naps a day, etc...)

6. Your pediatrician has the ability to make you feel like the worst parent in the world

5. Going on vacation (out of town) is WAY more work and WAY more stressful than just staying home

4. There is no such thing as a "day off"- and if you take one, you'll spend the next 10 days making up for it

3. I had no idea what an honor it was for someone else to leave their children with me until I left mine with someone

2. Chad is my biggest asset

1. Despite it ALL, parenting is the BEST gig around and a blessing straight from The Lord!