Becoming parents has been one of the greatest things that have ever happened to us. Probably up until our son turned one, we couldn’t believe that we actually had a baby. We knew a lot of things in regards to parenting before we had our son, but we quickly realized that parenting is an indefinite learning process. So in celebration of Father’s Day and because we didn’t do anything on the blog in regards to Mother’s Day… Here are 10 Things No One Tells You About Becoming A Parent.
After the first 2 weeks, your newborn will eat… and then stay awake. Lol. We were used to our son falling asleep after he ate almost every single time. So we were shocked to find him still awake after he had finished nursing and we placed him in his bassinet.
Even if you already think your relationship with your spouse is great and a baby can only add to that… Think again. You will eventually have an argument about your baby, some sooner than others and some later than others. And from there the 2 of you will probably figure it out and come to a compromise. Hopefully, it’ll be the only fight you have in regards to parenting (yea right).
You will literally miss your baby if he takes a nap for too long. You’ll be wondering when he’s going to wake up. And you’ll also check to make sure he’s breathing several times throughout his nap if it seems to be a long nap.
Your love for your child will grow each day.
Your amazement of your child will grow with each new thing he can do. And then it’ll be a bittersweet moment as you realize your baby is growing up.
Your child will teach you patience. If you don’t have it, you will learn to have it. And if you already feel like you’re very patient then you will find a new found patience.
Sometimes you will laugh with your child when you’re trying to discipline him.
When your child can finally say, “I love you,” it’s one of the greatest things ever. It’s pretty far up there with him saying “da da” and “ma ma” and actually knowing who’s who.
Once your child is able to give you a hug, it’ll feel like the best hug you’ve ever had. You’ll find yourself randomly asking for a hug so you can feel their little arms squeeze your neck.
Before becoming a parent, you might wonder about a lot of things you see other parents do and have a tendency to judge. For example, why is her toddler in the store without shoes on -although the toddler is in a stroller or basket? Once your baby becomes a toddler, you quickly realize that he pulls/kicks his shoes off as soon as you get in the car. And then you start waiting until it’s time to get out of the car to put his shoes on just for him to turn around and pull them off less than 5 minutes into the shopping trip. So you say, “Forget it,” and leave them off along with the socks. And in that moment you become less judgmental of the parents you see in the store.