- Apparently, when you become a mother, you now have this intrinsic love for babies, real or fake. And when one is in trouble (yes, the fake ones, specifically Renesme) your heart immediately goes into protection mode (hello, fake baby!!!).
- Vomit/drool is nothing to be concerned about. Yeah, so what if I have a drool mark on my black shirt? I'll be wearing it to work anyway because who the hell has time to do laundry?
- Your baby's poop is completely different than other babies' poo. Now I am definitely not saying ANY poop is awesome, but for some reason, hers isn't nearly as bad as someone else's dirty diaper.
- You make up things your kid "likes". Yup, Callista likes giraffes. Because I like giraffes. So obviously she does too. I'm sure she will have a complex later in life because I've forced these upon her.
- No matter how bad of a day you have, one tiny little smile from your child can erase it. Seriously, just one.
- Babies make you do incredibly stupid things. Make squeaky noises with your teeth. Hang your tongue out the side of your mouth. Make ridiculous sounds with your nose. All of those things that everyone else would think look incredibly stupid, but you don't care because it makes her laugh. And then you laugh. And she laughs harder. And then you all look like a bunch of ninnies anyway.
- Babies speak at highly inapprorpriate times. All the time. That moment of silence in church? Not for her! Sermon takes too long? We shall yell and tell him to wrap it up! Doctors are sharing information with mommy and daddy? Oh no, it's all about her, and she let's you know.
After that super cute description, I'll end on a positive note. My baby girl is ten months old! *GASP* I am not sure how this happened. I am not sure why I am now pinning a million and one "first birthday" themed items on Pinterest. Where did the time go? We aren't reaching our milestones on time, but make progress everyday. Our new therapy goals are to have Callie sitting assisted by her first birthday and first bracing by 18 months. Our other goal is to have her eating some by mouth by her first birthday (everyone loves cake!). Wish us luck in meeting these goals and making progress!!