Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Being a New Mommy

There are moments where it hits you that you are a mommy. Just the little things that happen, that you or the baby does which reinforces the feeling of 'being a mommy'.  I have started a list of moments that reinforce my realization of being a mommy and have been updating the list.  I will be updating the list with each realization I have...

So far, here is what I have...

Being a New Mommy Realizations
  1. Even the smallest and quietest noises wake you up.
  2. Before going to bed, you check that the doors are locked and bolted at least 3-5 times.
  3. The sounds of pooping causes sounds of encouragement from you.
  4. Poop - a whole new experience. From you and from the baby...
  5. Sleep doesn't matter quite as much as it used to.
  6. Mommy Stuff: must-haves trump everything
  7. Excitement over getting the mommy stuff must-haves.
  8. Breastfeeding is your favorite part of the day.
  9. Watching them sleep is more entertaining than watching TV.
  10. Holding for tummy time, regardless of whether or not they're awake, is one of the greatest feelings ever
  11. You have realized the baby trained you for being held in the tummy time position
  12. Sleep is elusive, not because you cannot fall asleep, but because the baby wont let you sleep. 
  13. There is nothing like your baby's smile.
  14. The songs that get stuck in your head are no longer from the radio but from your baby's toys.
  15. You will always worry about whether or not what is happening is enough.
  16. Picking of the nose in public is no longer a social etiquette faux-pas, as long as it is your baby's nose.
  17. Your baby's laugh is the most precious sound in the world, and this first will make you cry.