To be very honest life after having a baby is like a whirlwind or a rollercoaster with no stops. Before having a baby life is boring and people don’t even realize it. Now after having a baby that’s when the real fun begins. At least from my point of view…
I say that life is basically boring before having a child because you get to just do little kid crap. Yeah you can do what you want when you want but, that crap gets old quick. It is like a never ending cycle of “hanging out” or “just chillin”. I don’t know about other people but for me when I found out I was going to have a child I was not overwhelmed with dread that I could no longer be a free soul I…was…ready.
Of course I was not ready for everything like the late nights, the purple crying, fevers, clinginess, or even just being responsible for another human being. But the soul benefit of being a parent to a little human that I helped create amazed me and still does. I have a tiny human whom I can now watch grow up and teach as they do. I am excited by the little mile stones in her life like giggling or making sounds on her own for the first time to communicate. Hell when she held her head up for the first time during tummy time I cried I was so proud. I look forward to when my baby is older for the little things like her first roller coaster, or making ginger bread houses, or playing in the rain and coming in with mud from head to toe. I cannot wait to experience life with my child.
It took nine months for her to grow cell by cell into a human with ten perfect little fingers and toes, a head full of hair, and brown bedroom eyes that would melt anyones heart. It will take her many more years to grow and become a beautiful young lady (side note: Sometimes I don’t understand why it only took nine months to create a whole human but it will take years for her to even grow a couple inches).For this new adventure that is forever changing I am ready for every twist and turn. Life has changed so much after bringing my child into the world and now I am free in a whole new way.
I still look at her and think damn I really have a baby I’m really someone’s parent. I will savor what this feels like right now in the moment because I know I will blink my eyes and she will be grown with her own babies and I will have grandchildren and be old myself.
Please go ahead and let me know what it was like for you before becoming a parent and what it was like as a new parent.