Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Becoming a Parent...

Got this from a Babycenter e-mail, gave me a laugh and totally goes along with what I feel.

You didn't know becoming a parent meant...
• Stacking today's unread newspaper on top of yesterday's unread newspaper.
• Eating dinner like we're trying to break a world record for the most pasta swallowed in the shortest amount of time. Standing up.
• Letting your partner choose between poop and laundry as a topic of conversation.
• Figuring out how to pee without putting the baby down.
• Wearing a bra that looks like something from a 1930s catalog.
• Spending three hours getting the baby to sleep and then waking her up two minutes later to make sure she's still breathing.
• Forgetting what you were...

I was just saying tonight to Zach that I feel like I am in this surviving mode, not thriving. I mean most days I barely get to go potty, and half of the time Ainsley is on my lap while I do. Chores definitely only get done when absolutely necessary, I rarely remember to plan what's for dinner, and I stay up late just to get to have time to do what I want.

Another funny note, I watched Grey's Anatomy on my computer tonight and one doctor asked the question to another doctor, "When is the best time to have kids?" The reply, "Never." There is never a good time to have kids, they are difficult. They make you lose your patience, your sleep, your time... but the joy they bring to your life, the love that you experience for them and from them, the better person you become because of them. Totally worth it. So although my life is crazy and difficult, I wouldn't trade it for anything (and I've only gotten to experience just the beginning of what is to come). I just have to rely on my Savior for grace, my Father for strength, and the Spirit to continue this race. Praise God that he "will supply every need" (Phil. 4:19)... and of course for these beautiful children:


Zack said...

Great post!

Steph could have written every single word. I can only imagine when baby number two comes along this summer!

Courtney said...

Girl I hear you on the surviving mode right now. I know it won't be forever so we are just pushing through right now. I totally had this same conversation with Spence the other night.