Some days your child refuses to nap (in our case this is basically everyday), but you can't even get frustrated because he's bouncing on the bed laughing uncontrollably and is happier than a bird with a french fry. There will be days when they learn something for the first time and you can't help but admire them and watch the joy on their face. A mouthful of goldfish crackers becomes the funniest thing ever to your little one...and to you too. (Henry learned how to use one of those no-spill snack containers and he clearly thought it was the greatest thing ever- 6 bajillion goldfish later.). Seriously, imagine nonstop giggles and Henry tossing his head back from belly laughter with a mouthful of goldfish! He's hilarious. Wrangling and wrestling a baby to get a diaper on and wiping bottoms all day long can be exhausting and it definitely gets old, but when your little one lets out a caveman-sized toot, you will laugh harder than ever before and wonder how on earth something so big comes out of someone so tiny. Really, it's mind blowing. Having someone attached to your hip and clinging to you every five seconds has it's moments and will definitely make you appreciate the time when you used to be able to pee alone. And your loss of personal space can be hard to cope with, but when a little body walks up from behind you and wraps it's tiny, yet so full of love, arms around you, your.heart.will.melt. You won't even know what to do with all of that love.
Motherhood will make you feel a rainbow of emotions, all in one day, day after day. There will always be hard times and moments of frustration, but the moments of joy will be the ones that keep you going and the ones you think about when your head hits the pillow each night. These small moments are what make me a mom and make me proud and willing to wake up each morning. I love watching this kiddo grow. <3