When you find out you’re pregnant, it most cases, it’s an exciting and happy day! You then have 9 months to “prepare” for the baby’s big arrival. I don’t know about you, but no matter how much we “prepared”, we were not prepared.
Enjoy each moment…it’s gone before you know it!
When we left the hospital with Bee, we both wondered why in the world they would just let us leave, like we knew what we were doing? I mean, don’t get me wrong. We love our little monkey, but loving her and feeling like we know enough to take care of her is two totally different things. And boy did we feel unequipped!!
Now that our little Bee is 1, we have talked about different things that happened in the first year of her life. Milestones that happen, the big ones, like rolling over, sitting up, crawling, and walking.
But until you’re a parent, you don’t know what a big deal the little milestones are too. What milestones would those be?
Holding Her Own Bottle
The first one we really realized was when Bee could hold her own bottle. When that happened… man. How much better is it riding in a car with a child that can hold their own bottle when they start screaming, instead of you awkwardly leaning over the seat or just having to ride with a screaming infant? Oh, this is a milestone worth mentioning, that’s for sure!
Not Having To Be Burped
If you are like me, burping a baby is not a high favorite! I was not a fan of the spit-up or the throw up. I mean, I understand it has to happen, but the day she started feeding herself, the throw up stopped, followed closely by this. No more burping!! One more big step that new parents don’t realize!
I know some people already think about this one. But it’s one thing that is amazing for when we went go out eat. She used to have to be amused, but now we just put food in front of her and we all eat. She, of course, gets bored. So we eat pretty fast. But it’s way better than when we had to feed her. This is a step that makes life a whole lot easier.
So these are just a few, but maybe they will help you through those moments when your sweet baby is driving you insane. I know it will help me through all our next ones.
The biggest thing to remember? Enjoy each day, moment, step. It’s gone so fast.
Have a great day and enjoy those babies!!