Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Life After Baby

The other day I was trying to remember what I did with all of my time before we had Anna, and I had no idea! It's amazing that such a little person can drastically change our lives so much, but it's so amazing. Before she was born, I was 'wife', 'friend', 'teacher'...but now I'm all of those roles plus, my favorite, mom.
I used to run. I used to read. I used to go out with other teachers after work. Do I miss those things sometimes? Of course, but I know that the day will come when Anna's able to play independently, away from me and not needing constant attention, and I'll look back and miss these days of snuggling, rocking to sleep and baby-wearing. So right now I'll gladly trade in the running gear for sweat pants and burp rags; trade the sappy adult love stories for Dr. Seuss and children's books; and trade girls night out for an early morning snuggle with my little baby. Unfortunately these days are numbered and I plan to cherish them. This is our life now, as a cute little family of three, and I couldn't have asked for anything more perfect.

1 comment:

  1. I love this picture, and I agree with you completely! I have loved each stage Sydney has gone through, and each one has different needs. As she has gotten older, I could probably have more time to read and relax if I choose, but I honestly just love playing with her too much!! I'm so glad you are enjoying being mommy to your beautiful little girl!