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Things That Became Apparent After I Became A Parent Part II

by - Monday, June 28, 2010

Part I here.

  • 'Sleeping through the night' is a myth. If you do manage to get a few nights of uninterrupted sleep, baby will suddenly change it up by throwing in some teething, 2am play times, sickness or standing in her crib repeatedly, just to keep you on your toes.
  • Your toddler will be able to squeeze herself into spaces that seemingly only bunnies and tiny fairies could fit into.
  • Sometimes, your toddler will crawl faster than you can run.
  • It takes only a one-time showing for your toddler to learn a new bad habit.
  • Finding some "alone time" means spending five extra minutes in the shower.
  • Daddies come with an innate talent for throwing baby high up in the air and making her giggle uncontrollably.
  • Your little one may refuse to eat the healthy organic meal you spent an hour preparing but 10 mins later will instead choose to pick up and eat the kernels of rice that fell onto the floor.
  • Your toddler's first tricycle may be cooler than your first car.
  • Your toddler will know things and you will have no clue how they learned it.
  • There is nothing more heartwarming than seeing your parents play with your children.
  • No matter how hard you try and practice, "mama" will likely not be your baby's first word. However, she can say "dada", "dad" and "daddy" with perfect elocution.
  • Helpless babies turn into walking talking toddlers in the blink of an eye.

  • Any things you moms want to add to the list?

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    1. I particulary love #13 The toys will overtake your house. Resistance is futile. of part 1 :P

      I'll have to add this one: You won't beleive how many times you'll listen the Lion King a day (or any other movie)

    2. 7 and 8 CRACKED ME UP!


    3. I think you've hit the nail on the head with all of them! They made me smile!

    4. This is absolutely precious and true!!
      I have 5 year old and 2 month old. I'm reminded of all of the thing's I'd forgotten about and have to look forward to again!!

    5. I found putting my kids needs and happiness above my own was a nutural step and I never resented it .
      I love the food one , I made all natural food for both my kids , Sophie would have nothing to do with it , so insulting.

    6. I never knew that my every move would be narrated. Including previously private moments, like going to the bathroom.

    7. How about anything can now become a song...

      **"We're going to the car wash 'cause mama's car is dirty. Grandma is coming in the car and will tell mama her car is messy if she doesn't get it clean"**

      no particular tune, A little twinkle twinkle, a little baby beluga, a little incy wincy spider.

      Take care,

    8. These are great and I can relate to every single one. Parenthood is such a fun journey. I do and say things every day (and ditto for them) that make me stop and laugh or think "did I just say that? I sound like my mother!? :) Every day brings new challenges and adventures and that makes it so rewarding.

    9. Anonymous12:30 PM

      Such a sweet little walker she is. I love her hat too. Such retro chic styling.

      You and hm are such good parents. I can tell that you are enjoying parenthood very much.


    10. Just when I thought my baby craziness was just a phase I see a video of Chloe and it jump starts it right back up.

    11. I am not a mom (yet) but hope to be someday. Chloe is just too cute - I love seeing toddlers walk with their wide gait and instability!

    12. Andreann - Good thing I love the Lion King ;)

      Kelly - #8 is SO TRUE. We refer to Chloe's wheels as the Cadillac of tricycles.

      Pigeon - Chloe can't talk yet. I guess that narration is something I'm not looking forward to, lol.

      Lisa - you are so right!! I don't even realize I'm singing half the time.

      Mandy - yeah, turns out Mom really did know best, didn't she?

      jbhat - we are having a ball :)

      J&K - I'd be happy to send along more photos and videos if that helps the cause any ;)


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