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June 11, 2010

Things I Didn't Expect While I Was Expecting

1. Niagara Falls pouring out of my son's mouth. How mothers have survived the centuries without waterproof bibs will never cease to amaze me.

2. THE VOLUME. Perhaps I could loan Nathaniel out to our local police force? The Scream would make for a nice siren.

3. The nonchalant attitude toward bodily fluids on mama's clothing. Covered in spit-up? It will dry. Showered with pee? Use the sniff test.

4. The unquenchable need to shop at EVERY SINGLE BABIES R US STORE IN THE COUNTRY.

5. The decree from His Royal Highness that if a toy doesn't fit into his mouth, it is WORTHLESS. Cue tears.

6. The return of the sleeping skills I fine-tuned during my college years, thus allowing me to function on a mere 4 hours of sleep.

7. A sudden inability to watch anything on TV that is even remotely related to birth without an entire box of Kleenex.

8. Genuine excitement over things like a mouthful of peas. That is, when the peas stay INSIDE the mouth.

9. The invaluable skill of being able to tell if a diaper is going to fit by simply LOOKING AT IT. If only this skill also applied to mama's clothing.

10. Just how much it means to have that little hand grab my own. Guaranteed to make mama's heart melt.


  1. Motherhood is truly surprising and delightful!

  2. I love all of these. So very true!! Love your blog! Just dropping by to say Hello! I'm a new follower of yours!! Have a lovely weekend even though the weather sucks. ;)