Adventures in Parenting: One Month Later!
I have decided to post a blog updating how my wife Yoli and I are adjusting to being new parents!
We LOVE IT! However, let me just say I have a TON of respect for parents! For those that know me, I am somewhat of a perfectionist when it comes to life but juggling a career with being a parent is something new to me and I’m quickly learning that sometimes it’s okay to not be so organized or perfect!
As a matter of fact, I found this really cool checklist from an article about what changes when you have a baby!
What changes when you have a baby?
A better question may be: What doesn’t change?
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. You respect your body … finally.
5. You respect your parents and love them in a new way.
6. You find that 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 234,836,178,976 times a day.
11. Every day is a surprise.
12. Bodily functions are no longer repulsive. In fact, they please you. (Hooray 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.
As of today, my daughter Lilyana is over a month old and is doing really well especially when it comes to eating! We say that my daughter has “her papa’s” appetite. The issue we are having is she does not get the fact that when it’s night time, that means you sleep! Haha. My friends who have kids all say the same thing, “The first 10-12 weeks are the hardest but after that it’s clear sailing!” We shall see! I’m excited to watch as my daughter’s appearance and personality change every day!
Are there any other CHANGES you would add about having children?