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Now that I’m a mother, my life is very different. And I love it. Here are just a few things that are different and wonderful:
- I wake up slowly, at whatever time my little girl decides is “morning.” We cuddle and nurse in bed until we’re both in a great mood and ready to attack the day.
- I get to read children’s books on a daily basis. I love children’s books, but it feels silly to read them alone as an adult. She’s starting to notice the pictures, too.
- Because my daughter is experiencing everything for the first time, I’m seeing the world as if it’s brand new too. Everything is incredible.
- Special little moments have the ability to freeze time. Like when Anneliese is nursing, then takes a break for a moment to look up at me and grin. Time stops, and my heart explodes.
- When I run errands, I can talk to “myself” without looking like a crazy person. I narrate what we are doing, and describe everything we see, as I pat my baby’s bottom through our ring sling.
- I notice the tiny things I do for myself much more, whether it’s savoring a dark chocolate Lindor truffle, painting my toenails, or spending some time with a magazine.
- I have a fantastic subject for my photography whenever the mood strikes. Sorry, Zora, but dogs aren’t as exciting to photograph as babies are.
- A whole new world of craft projects has opened up to me – making baby clothes, sewing and embroidering ring slings, crocheting blankets, and making soft toys.
- I feel more pride when I get things done around the house. It feels less like a chore and more like an accomplishment – whether it’s dusting, doing a load of laundry and getting it put away, or emptying the dishwasher.
- Every day I get to watch my little girl grow, and know that I am nourishing her in every way. It’s like magic.