Since you've become a mom what is one thing you've learned about yourself?
I have a lot more patience than I ever thought I could.
me and DH 09/06/05
Alicia Marie 07/06/08
David John Courtenay 14/10/09
DSDs Portia 2001 Lexi 1999 Cassondra 1989
This is going to sound a bit naive, but I'm surprised I have less patience than I thought I would. I'm really surprised toddlers-and my own toddlers, at that- can actually make me angry. I have times where I need to tell myself they are not out to make me mad (yet!).
I'm also surprised that my career doesn't even register in my mind anymore. I never thought I would want to be a SAHM, but now I feel so fortunate that I get to.
And I never thought I would want to be a SAHM until I had kids. I think it would be so hard and challenging for me but I would love to try.
I've learned that I really need to be and I really know how to be organized. I have found that I need to have my house organized in order to not drive myself crazy with stress. I have also found that my days need to be organized and planned out when I have things that I want/need to accomplish.
I've also learned that I truly need decent sleep to function! I'm currently pretty sleep deprived and am slow moving during the days because of it.
Mommy to 2 amazing little boys!
Angel babies 6/9/07 & 11/16/07
I really do have a high pain tolerance. I nursed Evie for 9 weeks in pain until I got gentian violet (I had thrush but was asymptomatic except for the pain and nipples being just a little swollen at the base, so diagnosis was a slow process of elimination). I still think back and wonder how I ever got through those weeks.
That, and picking my battles, esp with Evie, altho I've started learning to apply this at work as necessary.
(Dirty Secret) I'm not so sure I want #2. I love Luke, but he's a handful and I've been told by NUMEROUS people that he's so easy going and laid back. I know personality is partially set before the baby is even born, but it's also environmental. How much of Luke's easy going personality is because of our parenting and how much is just pure luck? Do we want to risk it?
Then I think about how I love my brother and I don't want him to be lonely.
TTC#1 since 12/06----bfp 10/08, m/c 11/08
1st RE appt: dx with pcos and mfi. Joy.
2nd Surprise natural bfp: 3/10---Luke, born 11/10!
TTC#2 since 12/10
I am totally the opposite and would have never thought it! I don have as much patience with newborns and totally get toddlers. When Colby screams, I just don't get it and have no patience for it. I try to pass him off. But Jackson's little toddler brain, I totally get.
Kristen & Donnie, 2005
Jackson Thomas, 10.08, & Colby Jameson, 5.11
Kristen Privett Photography