Wednesday, May 17, 2006

20 Things

I found this article here: 20 Things
And it made me smile:

Twenty things that change when you have a baby
By Rebecca Woolf

1. You look at your baby in the mirror instead of yourself.
2. You finally stop to smell the roses, because your baby is in your arms.
3. Where you once believed you were fearless, you now find yourself afraid.
4. You're less self-involved and more self-motivated.
5. The sacrifices you thought you made to have a child no longer seem like sacrifices.
6. You respect your body ... finally. (Hooray for baby-making!)
7. You have stronger opinions and are stronger willed.
8. You respect your parents and love them in a new way. (Hooray for grandparents!)
9. You find that your baby's pain feels much worse than your own.
10. You believe once again in the things you believed in as a child. (Hooray for the tooth fairy!)
11. You lose touch with the people in your life that you should have banished years ago.
12. Your heart breaks much more easily.
13. You think of your baby 234,836,178,976 times a day. In fact, you're so busy with this that you forget everything else.
14. Every day is a surprise.
15. Bodily functions are no longer repulsive. In fact, they please you. (Hooray for poop!)
16. You think before you speak.
17. You become a morning person. (Hooray for watching the sun rise!)
18. If you have a son, you no longer curse men. (Hooray for all men!)
19. If you have a daughter, you hope she won't endure your same heartaches.
20. Your love becomes limitless, a superhuman power.


Cam said...

>>18. If you have a son, you no longer curse men. (Hooray for all men!)<<
You mean theres still hope for us males? Does this mean they'll be no more male bashing on your blog?!


Em said...

Wait a minute..... I never male-bashed did I? Please be sarcastic.... I think you are.

--jeff * said...

this brings to the surface something that has been simmering within me lately, as babies and their accompanying changes have been a common topic as of late, and has actually become a legitimate worry for me, albeit premature:

what happens to the husband when the baby comes?

Em said...

Jeff, I'll let you know as soon as I find out....

But based on second hand experience, after a period of adjusting to not being the only person the wife has to take care of, (and the shortage of attention given to themselves) most husbands adjust marvelously and their kids become their new favorite people/passtime/toys.

It's always great fun for me to see otherwise stoic "manly" persons become immersed in babytalk.

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