So I follow this blog titled "The Southern Eclectic." She seriously looks like one of those ladies that just pops out cute little people, continues to be a rockstar wife and did I mention-she also has a fashion line.
Well today she posted something that made me feel like she just might be more human :) Possibly. I seriously laughed so hard at this article she found all centered around people thinking they are ready for a wee one.
And I promise you, my daughter is worth all of it. All of it. Including the three nights last week where she woke up nearly every hour, on the hour, and then decided to stay awake for three hours of it. And yes, she is almost four months. But each day is full of her making me laugh so hard because she squeals, laughs, smiles like no other, etc.
Without further ado, here is the link to the original article and here is the paraphrase. I promise you, if you are a mother, you will seriously laugh out loud (LOL for the original text messagers, AIMers).
"Look, you're not ready to have a baby.
You're probably in your late twenties or early thirties, and you've gotten some stuff figured out, and now you're pretty sure you're "almost ready" to have a baby. But a baby is the ultimate, cosmic limit-tester of all ultimate cosmic limits, and no matter what you do to prepare, you will still find yourself thrown for a loop.
You think you're ready because you have a dog? Ugh, sorry, but no. If you want your dog to help you prepare you for an actual human baby, it only works if you have the worst dog in the universe. It has to be, like, only trainable on Thursdays and it must never eat the first three types of food you offer it. Doesn't sound like any dogs I know!
If you want to get ready for a baby, take my advice, and do the opposite of fun stuff. I'm not saying babies aren't fun, but it's not the kind of fun for which you need any practice. In fact, if I were selling my own Baby Squad Fitness Program for Actual Baby Readiness, it would come with the following drills/regimen for the entire year prior to conception. (Yes, conception! Yes, a year! Not doing anything fun while already pregnant is not actually all that hard and therefore not true readiness training).
I can speak from first-hand experience, all the above only scratches the surface.
But then you realize you have a BABY...and you are a mother...and who cares if you're not ready? It's all worth it."
Epic, huh? And it is ALL true.
Praise God He gives us ladies something extra during these times because otherwise there might be many, many, many fewer people :)
xoxo, Anna N