|Her 1st Birthday!|
Here are 5 things my daughter has taught me about myself:
1. I enjoy the infant stage. Hudson was born early, after I spent a month on bed rest since he wasn’t growing. He was so tiny when he was born and I was terrified. I was a typical anxiety-ridden first time mom. I stressed over everything… his weight, going back to work, lack of sleep… etc. I just wanted him to be a toddler already. But with Mila came a confidence, and a calm. I had no issues breastfeeding, I wasn’t scared to leave the hospital and I was confident in my skills as a parent. I enjoyed every moment of her infancy, and I am so thankful for that.
|Loved those sweet baby snuggles|
2. I have a better understanding of siblings. I grew up as an only child. I never really understood the dynamic of siblings. My husband is very close with his brother, and I always thought it must be so cool to have that. It is the reason why I wanted two children. I never get sick of watching them interact. I know their relationship will change throughout the years, but seeing them together is so amazing to me.
3. Having a girl doesn’t make me girly. When I found out Mila was a girl, I was so excited to dress her up. It turns out, I’m just not built that way. As much as I want to make her a fashionista, she is more like a mini version of me…. which is a fashion cluster. So she wears what she likes, which is leggings and T-shirts. I love having a girl, and I do like some girly things more than I did before… but you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
4. I’m a good multi-tasker. I’m pretty scatterbrained, so I never felt like I was good at juggling a number of tasks at one time. These days, I rock multi-tasking. Having two kids really solidified that. I have my routine and I (finally) feel like have a good handle on the whole working mom thing. It’s not a perfect science, but it’s pretty darn good.
|She’s my selfie partner in crime!|