5.31.2012

Lest I forget


I've heard so many girls say that the moment they have their baby, they forget the bad of pregnancy and they're ready to do it all over again. Almost four week later I can't say I've yet to share those same sentiments, but hopefully one day I will, because I'm pretty sure our little guy would be bored silly if he had to ride solo with just John and me.

When that day ever arises where I think getting pregnant sounds like some crazy/great idea, I hope I remember these few pieces of advice...advice from myself that is...

Since I can plan when I get pregnant and when my child is born, make sure it falls when my husband has school/work off for three weeks straight. When he offers to take the little one in the early morning hours, so I can catch some much needed zzz's that were taken from me during normal sleeping hours, it will be the best decision I will ever make. Promise! 

However, if I can't sleep in in the mornings thanks to my generous husband, plan to have a baby who confuses their nights with day and days with nights. It's really no big deal, and will really help me appreciate the beauty that is no sleep, thus allowing me to be extremely productive for days on end. No sleep equals productive, right? Who knew it would take a baby to teach such a lesson, or lack there of for that matter.

Sometimes babies cry. And sometimes they don't. But if I happen to have a baby who sometimes likes to cry, just think of it as God's way of teaching me, yet another, lesson on patience, a lesson he's tried to teach me many times before, but clearly my stubbornness has always gotten in the way. Enter parenthood and round two of lessons being taught...and hopefully learned.

Speaking of stubbornness, if I see signs of my not quite four week old already being stubborn, just know I have a long road ahead of me and it's pay back time. Congrats on being stubborn when I was the little one. Get those apologies for my parents ready, I'm going to need them.

Most importantly, just remember, stubborn, winy, sleepless nights and all, believe it or not, none of those things will even phase you, because you'll be too busy loving on that baby of yours to even think twice about it. True story! 

8 comments:

Jana said...

i hear ya sister. i think there is always a moment when you add a new kid to the mix where you think... what have we done??? and then you're reminded of the awesomeness that having, raising, and loving a baby brings into your life. gorgeous family picture. you look great :)

Brittany said...

Believe it or not you can't always plan when you get pregnant or when the baby comes even if it happened that way once! :) But maybe you'll get lucky.

JazznJenna said...

What a great family photo of the three of you!

Isn't it amazing how a precious little baby can make your life such a mess and such a honeymoon at the same time?

Colie said...

Running up until delivery and then looking like a Yves Saint Laurent model just weeks after delivery? Dang, gina. You're impressive.

Lovell Family said...

I have to admit, months 1 through 6 with a little baby are my least favorite, by far. And after each baby, I've said, this is it! I am not having any more! But I always end up thinking it's a good idea to have another. When you're super tired, cranky, worn out, etc...just remember when you have kid number 2-10 :) you'll think to yourself how easy life was with just that one!

We can't wait to see you guys!

Jane said...

You look beautiful! Abigail was quite the crier as a newborn-it does get better!

Cynthia Lovell said...

LOVE the family picture!!! Beautiful Family!!! We really Enjoyed our time with you, even though it was short!
That baby is DARLING!!!

Kristin said...

Love the pic!!!