Friday, December 7, 2007

Some things Vir has taught me so far...

I've been thinking back over the past year and a half. In no particular order, here is what I've learnt ever since Vir came into my life:
  1. You don't always get a warning - life changes forever just like that.
  2. Change is confusing, but might turn out to be a good thing, if you just give it some time.
  3. You'd never have thought it, but you can actually look forward to getting fat!
  4. It is possible to spend hours, days, and even months day dreaming.
  5. It's possible to go shopping and not even be tempted to get something for yourself.
  6. Apetites are relative.
  7. No matter what you tell yourself, you cannot be prepared for labor.
  8. It really is possible to go through the most excrutiating pain imaginable and then forget how it felt and wonder what all the fuss is about.
  9. It's okay to blame your husband (but only because he's super nice about being blamed.)
  10. It's not like the movies. You don't have to cry with joy the first time you see your baby. But at some point, maybe even months later, you will.
  11. Bringing up a baby is NOT AT ALL like bringing up a dog.
  12. Poop can actually shoot in projectiles and hit targets across the room.
  13. Baby wipes are a gift from God.
  14. Someone else's pooping schedule can become the focus of your whole day. And it's normal to wonder why everyone else doesn't care.
  15. You can survive on 1/10th of the sleep you're used to.
  16. Extreme happiness can be delivered in the form of the teeny tiny smile from a 6-week old baby. Because you know it's his first smile ever, and that it's for you.
  17. Baby smiles never get old.
  18. You go through the first 20-30 odd years of your life, before you've had a baby, without a clue of how the other half lives. Then, you get hit with a truck with the words "welcome to the other side" written across the front bumper.
  19. You can discuss every minute detail of your kid's day from when he woke up to what he ate to when he slept, pooped, smiled, moved an arm, turned a head, with anyone who's willing to listen.
  20. Most people aren't willing to listen. Watch for a glaze over the eyes and you'll know it's time to shut up.
  21. There is magic in the word "mama" when it's referring to you.
  22. Baby rhymes and songs are endlessly irritating.
  23. Dr. Seuss really knew his shit.
  24. A cow says moo.
  25. Whether you want to or not, if you're a mom, you mean the world to someone, and you just have to live up to the expectation.
  26. There's big money to be made in the baby product industry.

This really was no particular order, and all my wisdom is tiring me. I'll be back later to update this list.


Devika said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhh! am speechless. u're the cutest!

Vijay said...

One thing babies have taught me - they don't care if you have a presentation with your CEO at 8am next morning.