(This is an early Mother's Day themed post, so bear with me.)
Wendy is 19 months old, so this year I'll celebrate my second Mother's Day. Here are a few of the things I've learned since Wendy came into my life:
- While pregnant - it's possible to be sick 24/7 for 32 weeks.
- While pregnant - seeing your belly move because someone is having hiccups inside your body is amusing and strange and wonderful, all at once.
- I don't remember those first two or three weeks after Wendy was born, and I've come to learn that's not all that unusual.
- Nursing doesn't always come easily.
- Nursing is best, but if it's not possible, there are some really good formulas out there.
- Poop can and will get on every garment, piece of bedding, furniture, carpet, etc. that baby is near.
- Ditto with pee.
- Oxi-clean is our friend.
- Not much is more precious than the sigh of a satisfied baby.
- Every new development, while exciting, is another step away from Mama. *sniff*
- Babies can make their wishes known very early in life.
- Toddlers are even better at making their wishes known.
- A gummy baby smile is cute, and a toothy toddler smile is cuter.
- There isn't much better in a toddler's world than a trip to the park followed by Goldfish and juice, then a nap.
- Petco is almost as good as the zoo.
- A toddler can make you so frustrated you want to scream into your pillow, and then in the next minute can make you laugh uncontrollably. Or maybe I'm bipolar.
Babies are a gift from God, and bear insights into His character.