Parenthood Changes Everything!
Submitted by lorimac_PC
I remember when I first got pregnant, everyone wanted to tell my husband and I how much our lives were going to change. After nine months of this, I was very tired of it, and wanted everyone to just shut up. I distinctly remember my husband and I saying that the baby wasn't going to change our lives. We were just going to let the baby adapt to our lifestlye and things would move along smoothly just as they always had, with the oh so subtle difference in that there would be a baby in tow.
Then on July 25, 2007, reality set in. Our lives would never be the same! Gone were the days of spending money on things we didn't need, just because we wanted them. Now there are always diapers, baby food, formula, clothes or doctor's visits to buy. Gone are the days of taking a long relaxing bath after work, replaced by hoping to get a five-minute shower before work three times a week! Gone were the weekends of movie marathons or romantic dinners out, replaced by dinner at McDonald's and hoping to get home so we can go to bed at 9:00.
I never realized how much sleep was worth. I used to sleep in on weekends and wonder why I wasted all that time sleeping. Little did I realize that sleep is like gold bars to new parents. So very rare, but so desired.
Having a baby is 100 million times harder than I thought it would be, but at the same time, it's 100 trillion times better and more fulfilling than I thought it would be. Who needs a daily bath when you have someone that loves you unconditionally and calls you Mommy?