I decided to start a blog in order to inform other women about all of the joyous little tidbits they will experience when they decide to have a child. Now, I want to preface this entire site by saying I love my daughter more than anything else in this world and I would not take back one minute. That being said: all the mothers who “forgot” to tell me about some of the pains of motherhood deserve a high-five to the face.
I was a not a complete novice when it came to babies. I have five younger brothers and sisters, I have changed diapers, saw what pregnancy was like (kind of), saw one of my sisters being born and had an idea of sleepless nights would be like. In my deluded little mind I “knew” what I was in for. Um no, no, no, no, no. So wrong!
So, I should tell you a little about me. I am currently 31 years old and this is my first child. When I was younger I wanted no part of having children. They were a lot of work and I was really lazy. I knew full well that babies required a ton of attention, and there was no way I could devote attention to someone else when I only cared about myself.
As I got older I would see women with babies and have a yearning that I couldn’t explain. The yearning grew to jealousy and then to the intense desire to take their baby and run. That’s when I knew I had gone from thinking of kids as needy little humans to something I could love and raise. I think it is important to tell you that I have a Type A personality, well I guess saying that I am high strung with a multitude of neurosis would be more on the nose. I mention this, because it will help you to understand my rants and enjoy them for the blah, blah, blahs that they are.
I hope that this site will not only inform, but bring a little smile to others who will or are going through the same journey. I have set up pages dedicated to the many phases of motherhood I have experienced so far and will update when my daughter lets me. As you know or will soon know, I am on her time.