Around this time last year I was in the hospital about to give birth to my amazing, stubborn, sassy little girl. Crazy to think that a year has already flown by and how much has changed within that year. Little did I know how hard motherhood was and how many challenges it brings. I also never knew how amazing and awesome being a mom was and how it changes you as a person for the better.
So many emotions come with the first year of motherhood. Between the lack of sleep, the many diaper changes, never going to the bathroom alone and the constant worries (am I doing this right?) being a mother is hard work. During the last year I not only learned about the new person that I created, but I also learned about myself as well. Throughout this year I have learned many things, some of them being good and some well not so good. I’ve learned that patience is huge and so important when being a mother. I’ve also learned that I am never going to have privacy again.
I always had this awesome picture of motherhood like having a little mini me. I envisioned a day as a mother going a little like this… waking up after a nice 8 hours of sleep to my little princess in her crib. We would then go downstairs and eat a nice big breakfast, play for a little and then go down for a nice long nap…HAHA. Yeah right!! Little did I realize that we as moms have to run off of only a few hours of sleep and our days are filled with poop diapers, tantrums, and messy houses. I wake up in the morning if I’m lucky with 5 hours of solid sleep to a little foot in my face practically kicking me off my own bed. Then we stumble downstairs and eat some crumbs for breakfast because most of it is on the floor. Play time then consists of me trying to get my little to play, but she only wants to brush her teeth. And then the dreaded nap time…Getting her to go to sleep sometimes take longer then the amount of time she is actually sleeping. That is true motherhood and after a year of being a mom I now know that what I had envisioned and planned is no where near accurate.
But this past year has not only been a sleepless, patience testing year, it has been the best and most amazing year. Getting to wake up to a healthy little human that is constantly learning and growing is the most amazing thing in the world. Even though being a mother is ALOT harder then I ever imagined, it is the most amazing experinece. I wouldn’t trade my sleepless, poop filled, messy house days for anything.
*Enjoy everyday with your children because before you know it they are sleeping in their own beds…