6 Months of Motherhood
What have I learned from human motherhood? I've learned a lot about human babies, as I'm a research nerd. Once I'm on the kick, it's hard to stop! I've learned a lot about how human children are very similar to raising dogs. At least, the way I raise dogs, and how I promote my clients raise their dogs.
I've always liked sleep, but I've learned I don't have to sleep. That I can live off of coffee alone, who needs to eat real food? Showers. What's that? Cleaning the house is more of a priority than I realized it was. Not everything needs to be spotless 24/7, I'm not that unrealistic. But, when something doesn't get cleaned every day I get antsy and annoyed easier.
I've realized I probably should actually learn how to cook because I say I want my son to eat healthier than I have been doing as an adult with no kids. I can follow instructions, so it shouldn't be that hard, right?
I've realized that I have awesome pets. Sure, I already thought I did, but seeing how gentle the cats are with him, and how much the dogs (especially Kita) want to be with him warms my heart. I see a future trainer in the making!
I've felt a new connection to my husband. One that I never really heard about before. The way he loves our son and interacts with him has made me love him even more than I thought I already did. Why don't people talk about that love more often?
I've realized I've never loved someone as much as I love my son. It's a different feeling, one I truly can't explain. But, if you're a Mother, then you know. Of course, we've been told these things, but you don't know until you know. I'm ready to change my whole life plans for this little man, without a second thought.
I've also learned that I can do it. I can do whatever it is. I'm not saying that it's easy, but having this little boy, taking care of 4 pets, running a business with employees, and more hasn't stopped me. I'm exhausted some days, but I'm still going. The days my husband is home, not gone off for work are easier, but the weeks he's gone, I've got it figured out.
This has given me confidence in myself, that I didn't know I could have. I realize now that I desperately needed it, and know that every day is another adventure. Another day I can do.
What have you learned from being a Mother or Father?