Gunnar is three months old today. Sooo, here’s how things have changed…
I now scour my town for healthy restaurants with drive-thru’s. Who wants to walk into a Chipotle with a baby carrier, only to walk out with a baby carrier AND a bag of food AND two drinks. Yeah, not me.
Instead of circling the grocery store two or three times to find the closest spot, I now circle the grocery store to find the closest spot to a shopping cart return stall thingy. I can’t carry that heavy car seat all the way into the store.
I never thought I’d say this, but I actually understand the mama’s who leave their kids in the car when they’re only running into the store for a quick errand. I’d never do it, but I totally get it.
I now make a point to hold open doors for pregnant ladies and gals with strollers. Hello. Consideration.
I see how much I’m willing to sacrifice for someone I love. Like denying the Ice Cream much. I love Gunnar a whole Baskin Robbins PB & Chocolate Ice Cream scoop worth. Seriously kiddo. Dairy sensitivity? Couldn’t you have asked God to be sensitive to, oh, I don’t know, haggis?
I’ve had a water bottle next to me at all times since the day Gunnar came into the world. Thirsty? When you’re supplying two people’s water, it’s no joke.
I no longer believe that 6:00 AM is early. And I’ve discovered I can smile at 3:00 AM when I’m woken up by a screaming child. Because a screaming child means LIFE!
I really do think my kid is the cutest baby out there. All other babies pale in comparison. I only have eyes for him. Well, and his daddy, but those are different eyes.
I can’t do it all, but I can do a lot. Some days I feel like SuperMom, and other days I feel like Super-needs-to-get-some-good-sleep-before-she-can-function-Mom. But each and every day I am amazed at what the human body and mind can do. Thank you God for creating us to be able to handle so much!
Before I had this kiddo, I figured I would worry a lot about every little cry or bump or tummy upset. And I’m surprised that I just don’t. Kids are made to withstand a whole lot, and as long as they’re in a loving environment, they’ll probably turn out just fine.
So that’s just a few things, but wow am I surprised at motherhood. I just plain love it.