Friday, November 6, 2009

Things to look forward to...

I received this e-mail today and loved it so I thought I would share...

42 Things that change after a baby

1. You finally stop to smell the roses, because your baby is in your arms

2. Where you once believed you were fearless, you now find yourself afraid.

3. The sacrifices you thought you made to have a child no longer seem like sacrifices.

4. Your respect your body.... finally

5. You respect your parents and love them in a new way..

6. You find the your baby's pain feels much worse than your own.

7. You believe once again in the things you believed in as a child.

8. You lose touch with the people in your life whom you should have banished years ago.

9. Your heart breaks much more easily.

10. You think of someone else 234,178,976 times a day.

11. Every day is a surprise.

12. Bodily functions are no longer repulsive. In fact, they please you. (Horray for poop!)

13. You look at your baby in the mirror instead of yourself.

14. You become a morning person.

15. Your love becomes limitless, a superhuman power.

16. You discover how much there is to say about one tooth.

17. You finally realized that true joy doesn't come from material wealth.

18. You now know where the sun comes from.

19. You'd rather buy a plastic tricycle than those shoes you've been dying to have.

20. You realize that although sticky, lollipops have magical powers.

21. You don't mind going to bed at 9 p.m. on Friday night.

22. Silence? What's that?

23. You realized that the 15 pounds you can't seem to get rid of are totally worth having.

24. You discover an inner strength you never thought you had.
25. You no longer rely on a clock- your baby now sets your schedule
26. You give parents with a screaming child an "i-know-the-feeling" look instead of a "Can't-they-shut-him-up?" one.
27. Your dog- who used to be your "baby"- becomes just a dog.
28. You take time for one more hug and kiss even if it means you'll be late.
29. You learn that taking shower is a luxury.
30. You realize that you can love a complete stranger.
31. You find yourself wanting to make this world a better place.
32. If you didn't believe in love at first sight before, now you do!
33. You start to appreciate Sesame Street for its intellectual contribution.
34. You have to quit watching the news because you see every story from a mother's perspective and it breaks your heart.
35. You just plain love life more- everything comes together and becomes better because of one tiny person and your love for them.
36. You finally find out the real reason you have those breasts.
37. You are willing to defend your children to the dealth for even slight offenses.
38. The support you get from other people surprises you, because the people giving it are not always the ones you'd expect.
39. Nothing is just yours any longer, you share EVERYTHING!
40. No matter what you've accomplished in life, you look at your child and think, "I've done a GREAT job!"
41. You want to take better care of yourself for your child.
42. You can have the most wonderful coversation using only vowel sounds like "ahhh" and "oooo".
I have to say, I am getting more and more excited..
what are some things that have changed (for the better) in your life from having kids???


cheeks said...

wow, i can't agree with these more...especially 26 and 36!!

Brookie said...

that explains it just perfectly! i agree with it all! you have so much to look forward too jess. being a mother is one of the greatest gifts we are given.

Kristy said...

I love that Jess it is so true! There is nothing like the love you have for your children! The number aboud love at first site is so is amazing the feeling that comes over you the first time you hold your child it is so powerful! You are going to be such a great mother and I can't wait to meet her!

Adam & Leesha Wickern said...

I loved this because it is so true. I don't know if I agree though that those last 15 pounds is worth it...ha ha...kidding, your baby is worth it!!! (just wish those 15 lbs would go away!)

Shiloh and Bob Willey said...

I like that!! I think Holidays are so much more fun with kids!!