Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I've Never Changed a Diaper

know I said I would try not to do so many baby posts, but I can't help it. This baby is my whole life already. From all of the anticipation to what this baby will be like and how he/she will change our lives. My mind is constantly racing about all of the things that we need to get done before baby gets here, what size baby is today(a navel orange!) and how we're going to transform ourselves into parents. PARENTS. 
We know absolutely nothing about being parents. Kory was shocked to find out that I never babysat growing up. Never. I never had to or wanted to babysit when I was younger. I have zero nieces or nephews(on my side) and no younger siblings. I have zero experience with young children, specifically infants and toddlers. I've never changed a diaper. I repeat, never. I sleep like a rock. I mean literally, Kory will wake up in the middle of the night, have marching band practice, in our bedroom and I'll never know about it. How will I ever hear a baby monitor or the softest little whimpers?! They say it all comes naturally and that it's all instinctual and well frankly, I sure hope so. I want to be the best that I can be at this whole mom thing, but I have to admit, it doesn't come without fear, doubt or intimidation. This is all totally normal, right? Some of you mommas out there went into it without knowing a single thing, like me, right? Lie to me if not! Haha I'm kidding. I am nervous, but that's me-I'm a worry wart. I am undoubtedly the most excited I've ever been, though and I think(for the most part) that outweighs any of my concerns. I'm far too happy and too anxious to let intimidation get the best of me. I am enjoying every single bit of pregnancy and I cannot wait for the leaves to start changing. When they do, that means it's almost time for baby to make an appearance. Who else is excited?! Hee. Thanks for letting me ramble guys, even if it is another baby post!
xx,
Melissa Loren

6 comments:

  1. I really enjoy reading all about what you're going through with little Schartz. As a friend it's a beautiful thing to watch you transform into a mom. I unfortunately don't have too much advise to give but I think the most important thing is the love and compassion you have in your heart. You care so much about that little navel orange already and I think that's what makes a good mom. Good luck with those diapers though! xoxo

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    1. Thank you Alice. It's good to have friends who will support me during this time. I love you! Our baby will have so many aunties!! And don't worry, I'll get you on diaper duty. ;)

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  2. No worries...I LOVE the baby posts! I think this is something most new parents go through. I was worried that I wouldn't wake up and Christian would be screaming for hours. I swear once he hiccupped in the next room and it woke me from a DEEP sleep! :) You're right it all comes naturally. I was the one that babysat for all the neighbors but Richard had NEVER held a baby until Christian was born. At first I was worried about it but now I think it's the sweetest thing. His child was the first child he every held. AND his first everything, diaper change, bottle feed, burp, EVERYTHING. He was a complete natural and you will be too! I am SO excited for you! :)
    -Ready for Fall

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    1. I always think about you when I think about being a mom! You and Richard are such wonderful parents. We're lucky to have friends with babes, who they really adore! I can't wait for our kiddos to grow up together!

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  3. You will do GREAT! I'm not a mom, but I started babysitting when I was 12. If I could do it, you can definitely do it!

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  4. Thanks Jennifer! So I can call you to babysit? Haha :)

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