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Friday, April 18, 2008

Reflections on Motherhood

My baby turned One a couple of weeks ago, so I guess that officially makes him a toddler. He has become quite the little person, babbling nonstop and obeying simple commands. He definitely keeps me on my toes. I was thinking about my experiences with being a new mom over the past year, and here are a few things I have learned:

1. I learned pretty early on how to change a diaper with my son standing up.

2. The best toys to play with are plastic bowls and lids.

3. Eating books is more fun than reading them.

4. No matter what time you put your baby to bed, he will always wake up at the same time.

5. Never wake a sleeping baby.

6. Despite all the claims I had heard that babies love vaccuum cleaners, this was not true in my case. The look of fear in my son's eyes is so sad that I've learned to not vaccuum when he's around me (which is difficult, since he's pretty much always around.) I guess the bright side could be that it's one less job I have to do. :)

7. Baby wipes make for a great multi-purpose cleaner.

8. Rocking a baby to sleep is the most relaxing thing ever.

9. It's much more exciting to buy things for the baby than for myself.

10. A baby's smile makes everything all better.

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6 comments :

  1. Isn't it amazing how even with just one baby how much life changes? Priorities definitely change! Our babies turned one just a few days apart :) Enjoy all the cuddling you can now...when they're 6 they don't like it so much!

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  2. All true! We need a girls night.

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  3. My little baby boy turned 1 yesterday. Hard to believe. That first year is soooo hard but so precious

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  4. Marissa! I can pretty much relate to almost all of those things! I love it.......Congrats on your songs 1 year birthday! AND congrats on making as a mom for the first year!

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  5. I second everything you said! sooo true.

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  6. I love these! I am only five months in, but I can agree with all of them! That smile and laugh makes me melt everytime! Congrats on your first year as a mom!

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