When I was brand new mommy material I felt like I couldn't get anything right. Every effort of every day was devoted to perfecting baby's latch, bathing him, changing diapers, and putting him to sleep. I was so caught up in taking care of him I didn't even realize the evolution happening in myself. I must have been bit by some type of radioactive spider because I developed a number of skills over the course of these 8 months I never thought possible of my clumsy, distractable, former pre-mommy self.
Moping the entire kitchen floor and entryway in under 15 minutes.
Drinking more water than a desert camel without having to hit up the restroom every hour.
Washing a writhing, wriggling, squirming baby.
Dish washing as a routine instead of a fluke accident.
Cooking tilapia and cauliflower.
Full control and power over my gag reflex.
Expert boogie snatcher and dispeller.
Those are just a handful of my newly discovered super human powers. Mommyhood really changes a person. This I now thoroughly recognize. This Littleman makes even the most mundane tasks feel like grand accomplishments and I love it! Being a mom, his mom, is the best gift. I thought staying home day in and day out raising this boy would have me banging my head against the wall out of boredom. Certainly not the case here. I love being with him, watching him, discovering with him. There are so many changes happening in him regularly that I can't believe how far he has come in just 8 short months.